Set in the Northern heartlands of Amsterdam, just across the River IJ from Amsterdam's Central Station, in the fast-changing and light-filled Overhoeks district, ClinkNOORD will set new standards for the backpacker experience by bridging the gap between hostels and hip hotels.
AMSTERDAM – Industry innovators Clink Hostels, providers of stylish, social accommodation, are excited to announce that they will be opening their first European residence in Amsterdam.
Like it’s sister hostel’s Clink78 and Clink261 in London, ClinkNOORD will set new standards for the backpacker experience by bridging the gap between hostels and hip hotels. Its playful surroundings will provide an atmosphere of rest, comfort and style for visitors to mix with fellow travellers, from a perfect central location that is ideal for discovering the city.
Set in the Northern heartlands of Amsterdam, ClinkNOORD is located just across the River IJ from Amsterdam’s Central Station, in the fast-changing and light-filled Overhoeks district, an area currently undergoing a massive rejuvenation. Clink’s flagship hostel will add the perfect mix of accommodation and socialising, to this lively new neighbourhood that has a focus on culture and the arts, including the A’DAM Toren, the stunning EYE Film Museum, Tolhuis Bar and Multi-Media Art Centre and A LAB which nurtures Amsterdams’ brightest minds by connecting hundreds of creative under one roof. This makes the Overhoeks district is a magnet for DJs, VJs, music makers, producers, TV companies, designers, filmmakers and artists.
Clink Marketing Manager Dave Double commented: “We’ve always been all about the social aspect of travel and our approach with ClinksNOORD will continue to reflect this passion. Our guests are known for sharing their stories online via our blog and app, and for swapping tips on the best places to visit, and we want to further encourage that community atmosphere in Amsterdam. CinksNOORD is truly something unique which will appeal to travellers who might not normally consider hostels.”
Perched on the river’s edge and offering stunning views of the city, the old Royal Dutch Shell head office and laboratories, a beautiful 1920’s building, is the new home of this Clink venture. The building is undergoing a stylish and sympathetic transformation by local, innovative, young architects, Ila, converting the venue into a social playground for backpackers.
Stijn de Weerd, Ila’s chief architect, explained: “ClinkNOORD is located in a building that has witnessed almost a hundred years of Dutch history and we wanted to immerse visitors in this memory, to create an experience that is unique to this place.”
The experience begins by guests joining the Noord locals on a fun, view-filled, four-minute, free ferry ride from Central Station. The ferry runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and the brief trip across the water will end at a stunningly designed hostel featuring beautiful original features including towering stained glass windows, a free cinema, a plant-filled atrium, a smoking area, a cafe, a library, a bespoke bar set up for live music, flexible spaces for meetings and events, and a specially designed self-catering kitchen to experiment and create in.
Accommodation includes air conditioned twin and double rooms, each with their own private bathroom. State-of-the-art dormitory accommodation will also be available with stunning views of the city, river, waterways and the surrounding parkland.
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