Open to both long-term residents of Amsterdam's heavyweight academic institutions and short-term travellers, The Student Hotel's newest opening builds upon the success of its staggeringly popular siblings across the Benelux. The hotel combines esoteric yet thoughtful design by the perplexingly named local creative agency ...,staat, as well as functional features such as fat-screen TVs and free wifi, and a heady dose of fun. The latter comes in spades: there is a basketball court on site and Amerdam-based bicycle company Vanmoof provides a high-tech cycle for every resident. The on-site restaurant and café comes from the same team behind popular local eatery De Stadskantine.