The most radical rooms are at the Lloyd Hotel (from 95 euros), an emigrant boarding house turned experimental design hotel. Its 116 rooms range from 90 square meters to couldn't-swing-a-mouse tiny. 411 is the cheapest room with a river view.
For nineties-style minimalism with a new-millennium update such as a new cow-bone-fronted bar go for the 41-room Dylan (from 260 euros). The ultimate minimalist sleep is in the "Loft" an almost-all-white room.
Canal-side, the Times Hotel's 34 rooms (from 149 euros) have primary-color carpets, white walls, and floor-to-ceiling glossy prints by Dutch masters.
Miauw (from 145 euros) is a four-suite hotel opening in November. Its lobby will also serve as a concept store, a gallery and shop space that exhibits and sells furniture from the hotel's rooms and avant-garde clothes from Analik and Erotokritos.