Inntel Hotel, Zaandam, Holland. All the facades you see, explains the architect, are based on traditional Zaanstad houses. "From a stately notary's dwelling," he says, "to workers' cottages." Van Winden's favourite is a re-creation, high up, of a blue house that features in a work by Claude Monet, painted during a trip to Zaandam.
Are you looking for the best things to do in Amsterdam? Are you sick of reading about the same old cliche and touristy spots? This girly guide to Amsterdam will show you all the best places to be, eat and sleep. From amazing healthy restaurants to stylish hotels, this guide will help you make the most of your trip to Amsterdam, whether you're going for a weekend or a month! Oh, and if you love Instagram you'll love this - I'm only sharing the most photogenic spots in Amsterdam! ;)