Our local favourite, The Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam

A wonderful hello from our friends at The Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam to share online goodies for those of us who can’t visit them just yet.

The Lloyd Hotel is a favorite of ours for both our personal travels, individual travellers and small groups. For those of you on the pre-tour to Amsterdam, this is the wonderful property we’ll be staying in when it’s safe to travel again.





Our goal at The Battlefield Tours with all of our suppliers is to work directly with local businesses that share our same passion for both history and sustainability, and the Lloyd does that and so much more! They’re centrally located along the historic IJ, they pride themselves on serving local, organic, cuisine and their meticulously handpicked decor showcases their vibrant history.

In these COVID times, the Lloyd Hotel has come out with both a documentary and a series of images from their historic past to share with the world.

“Just because we have to keep our doors closed for now, does not mean we won’t keep telling our story” their marketing manager Judi told me in our call.


About the Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam

^ The historic entree of the Lloyd Hotel


The Lloyd Hotel is a gathering of individuals, in all shapes and sizes, who share a love for Amsterdam and the need to make you feel at home. Their historic building, located on the IJ river in Amsterdam, is filled with unique rooms in surprising styles, arranged to the utmost detail. The Lloyd Hotel is the first 1-to-5 star hotel in the world, accommodating everyone from backpackers to business travellers and locals in need of a break.


In 1996, the City of Amsterdam organized a competition for new hotel plans. The Eastern Docklands area was designated to become a prestigious area for living and working and the Lloyd Hotel had to fit in. In 2004, Lloyd Hotel re-opened as the first 1-to-5 star hotel in the world, after a massive renovation. The building was transformed into a hotel that is easily accessible for everyone, from residents of the area, to artists, to travellers, to businessmen.


The Rooms

^ A 3* comfort room


Each unique room has a fun feature - one room for example has a 7-person bed, another has a swing, and another is a famous Bas Kosters design. You can even find a grand piano in one of the 5* style rooms!


The measurements of each room may be different, but the service is the same for everyone. Fantastic, comfortable beds with downy duvets, free WiFi, a special gift package, some of our favourite information, and 24hour room service is available for all.


^ A 4* superior tourist class room

^ Another 4* superior tourist class room


The Food