Schooled in Modernism: Amsterdam’s Student Hotel

Architecture & Interiors

The Student Hotel Amsterdam

If this is what student housing looks like, enroll us in school immediately! Amsterdam’s The Student Hotel has opened to great fanfare, and no wonder. The 700+ room facility offers students and interns fully-furnished accommodations for rental on a monthly basis, chock-full of appealing amenities no college dorm could hope to compete with: private gym, game rooms, onsite bar and restaurant, free wi fi, bike rentals—and, not incidentally, drop-dead Modern and contemporary furnishings, along with swank interior architectural flourishes tailor-made for shelter magazine spreads. Thankfully, even those of us unlikely to re-enroll in college can partake of The Student Hotel’s offerings: rooms can be had, at a nightly rate, by anyone with the Euros to spare.

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Photo credits: Gallivant; We Heart; Petite Passport; CN Traveler

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  1. Adam P.

    Sep 26, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Well, this is definitely not a shabby communal dorm space that most students around the world are used to. Looks like a great place to socialize and study or work. It reminds me a bit of the spirit of Google offices..designed to inspire.

  2. Kingdom of Love

    Sep 27, 2013 at 6:22 am

    It beats the old rotting sofas we had to sit on in our communal areas! Nothing better to get the creative juices flowing than bright modern spaces :O)

  3. Ricky

    Sep 30, 2013 at 12:42 am

    “Too Much Ego Will Kill Your Talent” says a mouth-full. Electrical cords displayed on tabletops, the word “BORING” painted on any wall, lighting placement, elementary school desk chairs sitting underneath school-bus yellow painted warehouse light fixtures facing a transparent wall that views a fenced-in construction site parking lot… Should this be rethought?? Or just pulled from the site?? It reminds me of an IKEA showroom.

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