- A classy mix of tradition and modern style,A gentle timewarp. Ducks sleeping on the river banks while tea is served on one of the terraces. Putting your feet up after walking the the busy streets of Amsterdam. Books to read, boats to row or just gazing onto the picturesque lake. Romantic dinners, open fires, and a fragrant hot bath. Awards: Best 101 Hotels of the world 2010. Chic Retreats 2010. Residence magazine September 2009. Vogue 2009. Erfgoed Logies 2010.