Wow what just happened to my eyes? The Dutch adopted orange for interior design bar as their signature colour centuries ago after the rise of their popular House of Orange royals, and designers concrete have picked a particularly punchy shade for this Amsterdam beer bar interior design . In fact HOPPA!‘s wraparound block of shocking orange packs such voltage it borders on ocular electrocution.

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The 40 sqm single room interior design bar— put together by prolific local studio concrete — seems as though it has been dipped in a vat of paint and pulled back out halfway, creating a striking contrast between contemporary design and the period detailing of the historical Odeon building.

orange paint and timber seat

The Odeon was built in 1662 as a brewery in its own right, before adding concert halls in 1830; it’s now a multi-faceted entertainment venue which includes restaurant and club establishments. HOPPA!’s look draws on traditional brewing — specifically beer-making abbeys — for visual motifs: a glance to towards the heavens reveals Renaissance-style ceiling frescos. The white tiled wall backing the blue steel and Jatoba wood bar carries 28 growlers hanging on hooks for when their regular owners pop in. Casuals can bring their own or enjoy a sit-in glass of HOPPA! Draught.

Orange paint and timber floor

HOPPA! offers a balance between old and new. To emphasise the new, HOPPA! is literally dipped in neon orange — a neon orange painted board panel encompasses the entire interior of the bar.

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The bar counter is made of solid Jatoba wood, giving it a warm and welcoming feel. The robust, bulky abbey inspired standing tables, made of the same Jatoba wood, have a perfect height to lean on and feature storage space for glasses, which makes it easier to share your growler with friends. In front of the window stands a wall-to-wall, bespoke black stained wooden couch, upholstered with black leather. The Pipe chairs and tables – designed by Jasper Morrison for Magis – also have a black stained wooden finish.