Free Trend Report Free 2018 Report & eBook

Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book. Our Research Methodology

This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.

Hotel de Filosoof

 - Jan 6, 2008
You don't need to be a philosopher to appreciate this boutique hotel, but knowing something about Plato and Kant would certainly enhance your experience.

Created by philosopher Ida Jongsma for philosophy lovers, Hotel de Filosoof (the philosopher), located in Amsterdam, provides testimony to the great thinkers of the past.

Each of the 38 rooms is uniquely decorated in different philosophical and cultural themes, with pertinent paintings, quotations, books, sculptures and murals.

The Goethe room has a framed passage from the poem Faust, the Zen room is inspired by Yin and Yang themes, while Plato room is furnished in black and white and decorated with trompe-l'oeil pictures.
A philosophical mood permeates even your breakfast, served in a room papered with sheet music where placemats are adorned with the words of the wise.

The hotel occupies three elegant, late-19th-century houses, and is endowed of a library, for those who desire to deepen their knowledge of philosophy, and a spacious garden, for guests' relax and, of course, meditation.