Luxurious and Elegant Amsterdam Accommodations
Constructed in 1897, the building has served various purposes, such as functioning as a bank and a music conservatory, hence the name 'conservatorium,' which makes it unique.
Amsterdam is a city with a unique personality that sets it apart from other cities in the world! Amsterdam boasts a canal system and vibrant houseboats, as well as bicycle traffic and renowned museums featuring works by Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh.
Being open to navigation and having ports that welcomed ships from around the world carrying various goods and new ideas, Amsterdam became the most progressive city in Europe from the 17th and 18th centuries onwards.
A capital with such unique features must necessarily have hotels with great character and history, their own identity, a distinct flavor, and elegant luxury that is characteristic of the city.
The Conservatorium Hotel is a fantastic and trendy hotel located in the iconic Amsterdam Museum Square, where museums like the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum are situated.
As a part of the prestigious Set Collection, the Conservatorium Hotel boasts 130 rooms with five-star amenities that will not disappoint guests who expect to find all the luxuriousness, splendor, and character that this hotel group is renowned for.
Constructed in the year 1897, the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam served as a bank and later as a music conservatory. Consequently it received its unique name before being rebuilt by the talented Italian designer Piero Lissoni to its present form; a luxury hotel located in the city's cultural center. The hotel is enclosed by cultural attractions and museums such as The Royal Concert Hall and 123-acres Vondelpark that are visited by millions of people each year.
The building's design features stained-glass windows, high-ceilinged corridors, and art-nouveau mosaics, preserving the Gothic style of the original structure infused with modern-day industrial elements. The most apparent contrast between the present and the past is observed, through the grand glass courtyard with soaring ceilings, connecting the vast old red brick walls that form the hotel's lobby today.
The setting of the ultra-contemporary glass box, while savoring a cocktail and admiring the original Gothic framework, creates almost an unreal atmosphere. Years ago, when the structure was occupied by music students, some of its 129 rooms remained duplexes, with an upstairs bedroom that overlooks the downstairs lounge or study area. Despite its previous identity as student quarters, the hotel's interior is outfitted with Lissoni's trademark gray hues impeccably paired with custom-made and colorful furniture.
Taiko Cuisine offers a contemporary version of Asian-inspired cuisine. The culinary delights of East and West are offered at Schilo van Coevorden's restaurant, which is housed in the former music school's percussion classroom. Conservatorium Brasserie provides a contemporary setting for a classical dining experience and is located within the hotel's impressive light-filled glass interior courtyard.
Having visited the Akasha, a 10,760 sq. ft. spacious spa with an elegant pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and yoga studio, you'll feel refreshed. You can then take a walk around the city and enjoy Amsterdam's world-class museums' art exhibitions and experience its fantastic culinary delights.
Text: Maite Basaguren @maitexplainsart ± Photo: Conservatorium Hotel