American boutique luxury hotel brand, Kimpton, has just debuted in Europe. The place of choice is the historic-hip city of Amsterdam, and the location of the Kimpton DeWitt is slamdunk central—steps away from the city’s Centraal train station. It’s pulled off something of a coup, combining minimalist European lines with touches of Dutch tradition, offering serenity amid the bustle of touristdom outside. From Delft pottery-inspired floor tiles to little bursts of vivacious green and blue, the hotel’s public spaces and guestrooms are modern, soothing and very luxurious indeed. Of the 274 rooms on offer, nine are suites, including one three-storey, two-bedroom ‘house within a hotel’ set in a four-century-old residence that the property embraces. Food choices are highly promising as well: Wyers offers American comfort food with some Dutch flavours, with a firm emphasis on all meats that can be grilled, ’cued or charred, a cocktail bar, and a counter service of coffee and fresh sugar-dusted beignets so you can get out and get going in this endlessly fascinating city. From 289 doubles;