In one of the most beautiful streets of Amsterdam’s Oud-Zuid lies the Vondel Hotel, a small but chic spot that fits its surrounding area perfectly. Wood and geometric shapes dominate the decor, and the old features of the building remain clear in the upper rooms. While the interior will raise few complaints, the garden behind the hotel is easily its greatest feature. It’s like a little oasis in the busy tourist district, and a delight for those who want the greenery, but not the crowds of the neighbouring Vondelpark. Just listen to the sound of tinkling water, and chill out on the comfy seating. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner both in and outside. In the evenings, cocktails are available as well. A calm, clean, modern spot with some lovely refurbished loft rooms.