Stepping inside the boutique Urban Lodge Hotel the feeling is one of warm ambience and classic Dutch coziness. Lines are simple and there’s a merging of clean urban savvy and warm down to earth country style. A natural ease and a perfect demonstration of classic and cosy Dutch design.
The feeling is one of warm ambience and classic Dutch coziness.
What trusty steed befits a savvy, budget oriented Urban Cowboy in Amsterdam? Their ride needs to pace with a natural grace, be strong, yet sleek, classy and comfortable, perform with ease and just a touch of hip. We carefully selected the Cortina U1, knowing it would be a natural fit for Urban Lodge Hotel guests. It is an ideal city bike, embodying both comfort and luxury. Guests feel familiarity with hand brakes, ease and flexibility with three-gears, and the strong wheels and tires are robust for any city trail. The Cortina brand is simple, classic, sleek, and also a showcase of boutique Dutch design. A perfect designer match.
Our addition of the Urban Lodge Hotel branding is classic, classy, simple yet effective. The black and white branding of the Cortina is a natural pairing. The logo at the front of the Urban Lodge bike lights up in the dark, as the front light shines upon it, which adds a hint of intrigue and understated class. The no-fuss front light has a large user friendly button on the back, and the Urban Lodge Hotel logos clearly displayed on the side of the bike pique the curiosity of passers by. The classic look is rounded off with a sleek black bell that is practical and no-fuss.
Guests can explore the classics or off the trail west and maximise the enjoyment of their stay. Sloterpark is considered a favourite by many, with its pools, zoo, frisbee golf and numerous festivals. This 90 hectare park has some of the best swimming pools in the Netherlands, gym facilities and even sailing clubs. Traveling by bicycle, guests can explore the whole park, or with its nature reserves travellers can also just park their Urban Lodge bike and enjoy a relaxing stroll or a picnic.
This 90 hectare park has some of the best swimming pools in the Netherlands, gym facilities and even sailing clubs.
The Anne Frank House is on the western side of the canal ring of Amsterdam and is just a twenty minute ride from the Lodge. This famous hideaway of the Frank family during Nazi occupied Amsterdam in World War II is one of the city’s primary tourist attractions, and the story is one of the most widely known and shared in the world. After visiting the house and the museum, guests will be walking distance from the classic and classy shopping district ‘Nine Streets’, and the rest of the heritage listed beauty of central Amsterdam.
Checkpoint Charlie: “You are about to enter a world where liquids, solids and sounds merge freely to form a universe all of its own”… and if that’s not enough, guests will get to see street art from one of Amsterdam’s famous street art duos, The London Police. This local venue is just a fifteen minute ride from the Lodge and a great way to meld into the edgy Amsterdam scene, just like a local.
How do guests fit straight into the Amsterdam vibe? To fit right in and feel at home in this city, visitors need a great bike. Urban Lodge guests step out with ease, a touch of class and just like a local, into the pace of Amsterdam bike-life. These very handsome ‘steeds’, will see them traveling in Dutch flair to a business meeting, exploring at leisure or rocking up to a local haunt, Urban Cowboy style!
Text by Janine Beck
Photos by Jenna Rutanen
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