Details are what separate luxury from the rest. While visiting the Amsterdam Bed & Breakfast Stout & Co. this is what was most eye-catching for us. Every corner you turn, window you look through or magazine you pick up, you find ingenious little details which come together in a perfect concept. In the bedroom for example you will find these little accessories referencing the West-Flemish heritage of one of the owners or the way the name “Stout” refers to the past of the building as a former brewery. It’s very exciting for the senses and made me feel like a very lucky blogger.
I already introduced you to this spot in my Amsterdam hotspot guide but now I would like to tell you a little bit more about Stout & Co.. Stefan and Steven, who designed the entire concept, combined their skills as interior designer and landscape architect to create a combination of spaces. The B&B consists out of color themed rooms, a beautiful breakfast space with small shopping area, a private deck to enjoy the weather and the interior design and landscape architecture studio of Stefan and Steven downstairs. A spot in which we spent a little too much time admiring their huge book collection.
While staying in Stout & Co we got to sleep in the Pale Blue room. Not that this makes a difference since all their rooms are equally spacious and beautifully decorated. The rooms are so big that you can choose to get a little bit of work done in the living room, chill in the bedroom or enjoy the wonderfully smelling Aesop products in the bathroom. In the rooms you will also a selection of magazines and some snacks and beverages in the minibar. Not your usual snacks though, all organic and local products including lemonades, crisps, teas and coffee. Don’t forget to look around for local art pieces by Belgian and Dutch artists. I completely fell in love with the deer by Heidewinne that can be found hanging on the walls.
Usually I’m not the biggest fan of the breakfast that you get at b&b’s around the world. Amber, who arranged our stay, however was an excellent host for us. And we didn’t make it easy for her as I was bringing a friend who is gluten and dairy intolerant. But it was no problem at all, we received an elaborate organic and locally sourced breakfast adapted fully to our dietary needs. As those with these type of restrictions know, it can be quite difficult to travel like this and it is always a joy to feel welcome and especially not to leave hungry.
Once you’ve finished with breakfast don’t hesitate to ask for some tips before heading into town. The map on the wall guides the way but they also made the cutest little cards with their favorite tips. If you’re still hesitating, they’ll give you a little map with directions. But first you have to make it out of Stout & Co which is not the easiest task. We spent hours talking, flipping through the magazines and dreaming of taking home on of the Aesop products or local beers. The only downside to mention is that the weather wasn’t kind enough to let us enjoy the beautiful deck, we were still in Europe after all. Yes, so basically only good words on this great spot. Totally recommended! You can book either directly through their website or via Booking.com.
Rates are in between 135 euro and 155 euro depending one the day on which you are visiting.
All photos by me