The Best of: Amsterdam

The Netherlands’ famous Tulip Season is at its most magnificent during April, making a trip to Amsterdam a priority.



Locations don’t come much better than this – right in the heart of the city, overlooking Dam Square and facing the Royal Palace, it’s within walking distance of Amsterdam’s main attractions. The hotel was taken over by the Anantara group last year, and as part of the transition, underwent an extensive renovation, launching with new contemporary guest rooms and suites. Unique dining experiences include fine-dining restaurant The White Room, under the helm of former three-Michelin star chef Jacob Jan Boerma, whose refined,

modern dishes use the freshest local ingredients from the Netherlands. In keeping with Anantara’s wellness philosophies, the new Anantara Spa blends a warm, local welcome with Thai techniques applied with premium products. We love the gorgeous relaxation area here, which overlooks the Summer Garden, a peaceful outdoor space tucked away within the hotel.


Strikingly modern in design, The Conservatorium’s spa is a true oasis


Part of The Set Collection, this iconic hotel is ideally positioned for the world class Museum District, located directly opposite the Stedelijk modern art museum. With its Art Nouveau details and soaring glass atrium, the building is a striking blend of 19th century architecture with 21st century design; the building was originally built in 1897 and has been used as both a bank and a music conservatorium, before being reimagined as a hotel by Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni. Luxurious and laid-back, the 129 rooms and suites are contemporary and comfortable. And the food and drink offering makes the hotel a destination for more than just a good night’s sleep – Schilo van Coevorden’s Taiko Cuisine is one of the city’s hottest dining spots, blending Asian cuisine with local ingredients and flair. And the Akasha Spa with its Hammam and serene lap pool is a true oasis in the heart of Amsterdam’s bustle.

Dylan Amsterdam

Each of The Dylan’s 40 luxurious rooms and suites is unique


Amsterdam’s most stylish and intimate boutique hotel, this is one of the city’s best kept secrets. The five-star hotel is located in two landmark 17th century buildings on the Keizersgracht, one of Amsterdam’s most famous canals, perfectly placed for both the chic shopping district and some of the city’s best museums. Choose from 40 luxurious rooms and suites spread across the two buildings – though each has its own individual design, all feature a B&O sound system with Bluetooth connection, illy espresso maker and Aesop bath amenities. The Michelin starred restaurant Vinkeles is located in a historic bakery and offers an unforgettable fine dining experience. Alternatively, choose to take High Wine at OCCO Bar and Brasserie – a wonderful alternative to afternoon tea, you’ll be treated to a selection of four food and wine pairings selected by executive chef Jurgen van der Zalm and maîtresommelier Natasja Noorlander. Discreet and exclusive, The Dylan never fails to impress.