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Jan Luyken Amsterdam is a 62-bedroom boutique townhouse hotel in the heart of Amsterdam that has relaunched following a multi-million-pound refurbishment. Now, the hotel invites guests to enjoy the townhouse and its spaces as if they were their own, with everything they need included. The experience reminds visitors of the warm welcome they would experience at a friend’s home.

Where is Jan Luyken Amsterdam located?

Jan Luyken hotel, Amsterdam
The hotel is located where the Museum Quarter meets Amsterdam’s most elegant shopping street (i.e. The PC)

Located where the Museum Quarter meets the city’s most elegant shopping street (The PC), Jan Luyken provides an ideal base for cultural explorers to the capital: The iconic Museum district, home to the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, as well as the Concertgebouw (widely recognised as one of the world’s finest concert halls), are all a short walk away

Originally built as three residential houses in 1899 by architect P. van der Vliet, Jan Luyken’s namesake derives from its location on Jan Luijkenstraat, named after the 17th-century Amsterdam master poet and etcher Jan Luyken.

The Interior Spaces of Jan Luyken Amsterdam

Inspired by the vibrancy of the city and Dutch craftsmanship, the welcoming interiors of the ground floor communal spaces have recently been revamped by Amsterdam-based interior design studio Nicemakers. The philosophy and design of the townhouse encourage guests to make themselves at home and use the spaces for rest, work, and play, when and how they wish.

Upon arrival, guests will feel instantly at ease as the ground floor layout mirrors a private home, with hand-sourced vintage and contemporary pieces from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy adding a truly unique style throughout.

Sitting in the heart of the townhouse is the library. It overlooks a private house garden, where guests can relax al fresco.  As a nod to the nearby Rijksmuseum (the national museum of The Netherlands dedicated to Dutch arts and history), a large selection of art books lines the shelves.  

Food & Drink At Jan Luyken

Jan Luyken Amsterdam

The townhouse’s kitchen offers a relaxed, open-plan space to use throughout the day, just like at home, featuring handmade tiles, a sharing table, and a sofa nook. 

Breakfast features a selection of morning favourites, all showcasing the best of local, seasonal produce and artisanal pastries. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm, reminiscing of a grandma’s kitchen.

Home-made snacks and refreshments are available throughout the day, including coffee, tea, and juices, as well as self-serve drinks featuring a selection of house red and white wine and local bottled beer. Cocktails from Craftails – a range of ready-to-serve cocktails selected by Belgium’s best bartenders – are also available freshly chilled.

Wellness & Fitness

Jan Luyken Amsterdam - The Gym

Whatever your workout of choice, a home gym provides a space for movement. Specifically, the gym features luxury handcrafted wooden gym equipment from NOHrD, available for cardio and strength-based exercise. In addition, there is floor space for mat-based activity.  

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Meanwhile, textured cork walls combine with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the garden, offering inspiration for the best workout.  Moreover, the hotel also provides bicycles for those who wish to explore the city as locals do

The Rooms

Jan Luyken Amsterdam - Small Room
Jan Luyken Amsterdam

Bedrooms feature textured, natural fabrics in vibrant warm tones and supremely comfortable beds with thoughtfully chosen bed linen. Furthermore, the soft furnishings are made in Amsterdam, by Elle La and Bonnie Barlag.  Stylish drip coffee makers, fluffy robes, and CODAGE amenities in modern bathrooms complete the stay.

The Experience

In terms of experience, technology can be a friend. In particular, Jan Luyken House takes advantage of the efficiency of mobile check-in and the convenience of a digital key. Thus, house hosts can provide guests with a warm and relaxing welcome. Just like the one you’d experience when visiting a friend’s home.

Moreover, house hosts are discreetly on hand at all times. They help check guests in, share local knowledge and ensure the best stay experience.

How eco-friendly is Jan Luyken?

Jan Luyken Amsterdam

When it comes to sustainability, the Netherlands is one of the frontrunners for eco-friendly policies globally. As a result, Jan Luyken also focuses on sustainability and supporting the local community. Among else, it emphasizes offering organic, seasonal, and locally sourced food.

After all, Jan Luyken participates in Green Key. This is an international eco-label, awarded to accommodations that commit to sustainable business practices.

Specifically, the renovated boutique townhouse has several policies in place for a greener stay. Such as, not using single-use plastic items (e.g. straws, cutlery, water bottles, etc) and featuring water-sufficient showers and toilets. Energy-efficient LED lighting is also used throughout the hotel.

Furthermore, most of the food offered at the premises is organic and locally sourced from small producers. In addition, the kitchen offers vegetarian and vegan options, while measures are taken to minimise food waste.

Jan Luyken Amsterdam


An overnight stay at Jan Luyken starts from 245 euros per person. Book your room at

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Eleanna is the founder of A Curious Compass and has been blogging since 2013. Her mixed ethnic background has made her curious about the world from a young age. Since her first solo trip at 18, she has visited and lived in many places, like London, Sao Paulo, Paris, and Toronto. Her mission is to inspire people to travel the world in style and get to know the soul of each destination.

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