Dutch Masters

[an error occurred while processing this directive] With its majestic Rijksmuseum and gorgeous Van Gogh depository, Amsterdam is a must on any culture vulture's tour of Europe. But your brush with art needn't end at the museum exits. These days, you can stay in hotels that are part accommodation, part art space.

Occupying a former orphanage on a preserved, 19th century red-brick square, the Hotel Arena was both art center and hostel until it went upmarket some years ago, and six new, mostly duplex suites have been added. These showcase work by the Netherlands' hottest artists and designers, including Piet Hein Eek and...

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