Durgerdam - Coastal Retreat close to Amsterdam  Sailing Boats| De Durgerdam | Luxury Boutique Hotel The Netherlands | The Aficionados

Opening March 2023

Durgerdam - Coastal Retreat close to Amsterdam  Sailing Boats| De Durgerdam | Luxury Boutique Hotel The Netherlands | The Aficionados Durgerdam - Coastal Retreat close to Amsterdam  Sailing Boats| De Durgerdam | Luxury Boutique Hotel The Netherlands | The Aficionados

Intro

Hotel under construction | De Durgerdam | Luxury Boutique Hotel The Netherlands | The Aficionados

Under construction is an exciting phase of a new hotel and restaurant, especially when it involves the considerate restoration of an original 17th century inn and a nautical location called Durgerdam –a briny coastal village on the tranquil dyke of Ijmeer on the reed-dotted lakeside shore of the Netherlands, just a few miles from the hum of Amsterdam. Heritage clapboard houses painted in aqua tones, an old church, a marina and the beautiful spectacle of the waterside location are the hallmarks of Durgerdam, a hideaway that defines the beauty of being in the slow lane.

Scheduled to open in spring 2023, the hotel De Durgerdam will boast 14 rooms and suites and plays the hushed host to the soon-to-be foodie hotspot, the buzzing restaurant De Mark, conceived in collaboration with two Michelin-starred chefs from Amsterdam. But, for the time being, the site is filled with a crew of architects, designers and construction teams who are ushering a new life into the old buildings, adding a rather splendid boathouse-styled addition, re-floating the platoon decking that reaches out from the grasses across the water and ensuring that everything is done with respect to the environment, well-sourced and working with Dutch artists and crafts.

Cultural sweethearts, Brecht Duijf and Lenneke Langenhuijsen of Buro Belén, a contemporary design studio based in Amsterdam, who have had their works exhibited at the MoMa New York and Vitra Design Museum are charged with the interiors. Taking heritage with their signature use of textiles, use of colour and their creative approach to local crafts, the hotel and restaurant adopt the mastery of light and mood like an illustrious artwork by a Dutch Master, De Durgerdam feels like stepping into a Flemish painting. The use of resonant, earthy hues that take inspiration from the natural canvas surrounding the lake and sky.

It's a seductive mix firmly rooted in Durgerdam yet will work so well for those weekends away where you can immerse yourself in a new world of blustery lakeside charm, soulful food and authentic interiors that allow for maximum comfort and style woven throughout every detail. Deeply expressive of its environment, De Durgerdam will be your new coastal refuge, where the only distractions are the birds, the washing lines wafting in the breeze and scudding boats that dot the horizon.

The use of resonant, earthy hues that take inspiration from the natural canvas surrounding the lake and sky
Luxury Boutique Bedroom Suite | De Durgerdam | Luxury Boutique Hotel The Netherlands | The Aficionados

Location

Just four miles east of Amsterdam, Durgerdam is a small, former fishing village and host to hotel and restaurant De Durgerdam. Coming here means a break from the city, yet its proximity to Amsterdam means an easy combo of city & coastal getaway where you can get your cultural fix and urban buzz from Amsterdam before settling in to relax by the tranquil shores of the lake, swimming, paddleboarding or simply watching the boats sail past.

Full of maritime heritage, Durgerdam was once a stop on the East India Trading route and the coastal village played hosts to sailors taking refuge here. Today the legacy of its fishing history is significant in the old clapboard houses in bright hues, painted to be a beacon for incoming boats. The marina bobs with yachts and small vessels for fun on the water. Behind the village, marshlands spread out, a sanctuary for birdlife - take a walk or bike ride through the reedy landscapes of National Park Nieuw Land.

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