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What you see more and more often ... Want to grab a hotel?

Amsterdam newspaper

Kim van der Meulen

With tourists and foreign business people staying away from them, hotels have had to reinvent themselves over the past year. With success: nowadays we also come to flex work, staycation or chill. Is that trend lasting?

'EVERYONE WAS HOME SO HERE I COULD WORK QUIETLY'

Wouter van de Ridder (45), partner at an Amsterdam real estate agency, booked through voorethuis workers.nl hotel Amstel Garden in Amstelveen. 'Because of the measures, we work in the office as little as possible. On days when I have no appointments outside the door, which are rare as a broker, I want to work as calmly as possible. When my wife worked from home, the children were also at home and we only had a babysitter for a few hours, I booked this hotel. It is close to home and prices are not too bad: I paid 35 euros. A nice, quiet room, coffee machine and good internet. Ideal for the online course I had that day. '