An architectural masterpiece in the heart of amsterdam, the Conservatorium Hotel was originally designed by Dutch artist Daniel Knuttel as the Rijkspostspaarbank, a property that sparked the regeneration of the city’s Museum Quarter at the end of the 19th century, before becoming a music school. Fast forward to the 1980s and the building became the home of the newly-formed Sweelinck Conservatorium, which relocated in 2008. That same year, hospitality group The Set Collection stepped in to purchase the now iconic building, and set about redesigning and rebranding it as a hotel over the next few years, combining a landmark heritage building with graceful, contemporary design.
All this history and heritage has earned The Conservatorium its stripes as Amsterdam’s grandest hotel, and this month the spotlight shines even brighter as the hotel celebrates its 10th anniversary. To ensure its guests can celebrate too, there are two new and utterly unique experiences that highlight the very best of the city, as well as the iconic hotel itself.
The Icons of Amsterdam Experience is the most exclusive of all, starting with a three-night stay in a Royal Duplex suite, with views sweeping across Amsterdam’s rooftops to the city beyond. Once you’ve checked in, kick-start your 72-hour urban fling with a helicopter flight over Amsterdam, the most stylish way to see the city. Then, head to the water for a private salon boat tour of Amsterdam’s world-famous canals, before a lunch with bubbles at The Conservatorium’s Brasserie restaurant. Over the next few days, you can enjoy a Celebration for Two treatment at Akasha Holistic Wellbeing spa refreshed with a glass of bubbly, a personal shopping experience at Bijenkorf, the Netherland’s most upmarket department store, a private guided cycling tour of the city’s hidden gems, a private yoga, Pilates, tai chi or meditation class, a private food tour of gastronomical Amsterdam, tickets to the hotel’s three neighbouring hotels – the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum – to see works by the Dutch Grand Masters, and enjoy an indulgent sparkling breakfast in your suite every morning.
If that’s not enough to fill your day, you can amble around Vondelpark, immerse yourself in more art at Hermitage, visit Anne Frank’s house, or browse the luxury boutiques found in Amsterdam’s De 9 Straatjes, all within easy reach of the hotel. When you’re ready to retire, The Conservatorium will be waiting, in all her regal glory, to help you make even more memories, from sunrise to sunset.
WHAT: Conservatorium Hotel
WHERE: Amsterdam, Netherlands