Central Location – Mother Goose Hotel, Utrecht
This intriguing hotel is made from two former squats knocked together, and you would be hard-pressed to find a more central location: it’s near all the canals, cafés and restaurants you could possibly want.
The hotel is set over four floors, each with its own colour scheme: choose from black, brown, grey or white goose. The interior design is warm and cosy with plenty of exposed beams and rustic-chic, bare-brick walls.
Some of the bedrooms have magnificent views of the Domtoren, the highest church tower in the Netherlands. There is no restaurant, but breakfast is served at the Daens Café across the road, and if you want to try the best coffee in Utrecht, it’s just a short walk to Village Coffee and Music on Voorstraat, where they make a delicious soy-milk latte.
Ganzenmarkt 26 (+31 30 303 6300; www.mothergoosehotel.com)