Vondelpark, Amsterdam, North Holland Province
Calling all non-conformists -- this quirky hotel in the residential Voldelpark area has 38 rooms and suites based on unique philosophical and/or cultural themes. Taking residence in a few 19th century buildings, every detail -- down to the steep spiral staircase -- has oodles of character. Whom will Sandton Hotel de Filosoof appeal to? For twenty-something couples who prefer to avoid the sterile chain hotels and gravitate toward the unusual, this is ideal. Each room has a distinct color scheme, and amateurish artwork to boot.