we decided to live it large in amsterdam and booked into a beauty of a boutique hotel, misc eatdrinksleep. located on a wide canal in the heart of amsterdam’s historic centre with 6 wonderful + themed rooms – design, baroque, africa, wonders, rembrandt + retro. we resided retro with great views through big windows, free mini-bar + design classics. misc eatdrinksleep is designed with fun in mind – sexy rubber seating designed especially for the space, high colour impact, small smart ideas + furniture designed by friends of the owners, rachel + pepijn. the communal dining space and bar are the heart of the home here and allow the getting to know of your room-mates + hosts over a traditional dutch beer + views of the world wandering by. the best benefits of small establishments like this are not only great design and best brekkies but friendly faces and great local knowledge. our host pepijn helped us plan our tour of the city giving great recommendations for new areas not yet mapped, bars, restaurants, galleries + shopping. also phone calls to said friends for late restaurant bookings at vip tables. local hero + design, wide smiles + smack bang in the centre of amsterdam. we will be back.