In marking its debut in The Netherlands, the playful and vibrant hotel brand, Indigo, has brought its youthful aesthetic to The Hague.

Hotel Indigo occupies the historic former Dutch National Bank building, originally built in 1883, on Noordeinde, the city’s now prestigious shopping drag lined with beautiful art nouveau buildings. The property exudes the same refreshing textures and exuberance that have made it a firm favourite in cities like Warsaw and Hong Kong.

For The Hague, the hotel commissioned Raamsdonk-based firm Hugo Interior Design. Taking its cues from the building’s history and location, the designers mixed restored original details with thoughtful modern additions such as pop art-style portraits of the Royal family, luxe fabrics and colours, and motifs inspired by The Netherland’s historic currency, the Dutch guilder.

After a day exploring the nearby museums, or even browsing Noordeinde’s fashion boutiques or high-end galleries, its a treat to return to the hotel for a bite to eat at Brasserie Stocks & Bonds, which serves up crowd-pleasing comfort food from the ubiquitous burger to delicious goats cheese salad.