Discover | Conservatorium Hotel

31 Oct 2016
3 min read
Set in a former music conservatory with a Neo-Gothic facade, this luxe modern hotel is one of Amsterdam’s finest.

In the heart of Amsterdam’s famous museum district, right opposite the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum and next to the luxury shopping district, the P.C. Hooftstraat, lies the magnificent neo-gothic Conservatorium, standing on the former site of the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music. This magnificent Neo-Gothic building was originally builtat the end of the 19th Century and in its new incarnation since 2011, it has been transformed into a contemporary luxury lifestyle hotel.

Comprised of 129 luxury rooms and suites on eight floors, the Conservatoriumwelcomes hotel guests and Amsterdam locals alike to its popular restaurants, lounges and wellness spaces, including the buzzy lobby-level Brasserie and Lounge; the contemporary Asian culinary gem, Taiko; the specialty cocktail destination, Tunes Bar; and the state-of-the-art Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre.


With eight oors and 129 guestrooms and suites, guests can choose accommodation ranging from a spacious superior room up to a penthouse suite. All rooms and suites include state-of- the-art in-room technology and feature nice touches such as luxury linens, free high-speed wireless internet and private bars. Brushed-oak ooring and beige furniture de ne the cool autumnal colour scheme that is both modern and classic at the same time. The bathrooms are big and opulently designed with large rainfall showers, marble tubs, bathroom LCD mirror TVs and gorgeously plump micro-cotton towels.

A personal host is assigned to each and every guest. The host combines the knowledge and skills of Concierge and Guest Relations, taking care of bookings and arrangements, giving an insight to the city, o ering extensive guidance and even introducing guests to local hosts. The host becomes the guest’s ‘friend’ in Amsterdam creating bespoke experiences of the city.


The building was originally designed by the Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel as the Rijkspostspaarbankat the end of the 19th century. It heralded the regeneration of the Museumplein, an area previously derelict. Knuttel was praised for his ability to fuse simplicity and functionality, and the award-winning Milan-based furniture and interiors designer Piero Lissoni has embraced this tradition through the reincarnationof this spectacular building 100 years later.

Known for his austere lines, demure fabrics and shadesof grey with occasional bright accents, Lissoni is considered one of the most prominent and exciting contemporary Italian designers. His clean designs are a hybrid of modernist and contemporary chic and contrast playfully with natural daylight throughout the building’s spaces. Furniture from leading Italian manufacturers suchas Living Divani, Kartell, Cassina and other design classics sit prominently in all communal spaces while accent pieces such as vintage Asian rugs provide a sense of familiar comfort.


Central to the Conservatorium Hotel’s vision of elegance, good living and cultural distinction, has been the creation of restaurants and bars. Their appeal extends beyond
the hotel’s guests to Amsterdam society as well as the city’s international visitors.

All dining at the Conservatorium Hotel is underthe direction of the celebrated Dutch chef Schilo van Coevorden. His global experience is clearly demonstrated in his cooking; offering diners delicious interpretationsof classic dishes created from fresh, seasonal produce.

Taiko restaurant sits in the spacious historic part of the hotel overlooking the Paulus Potterstraat and the Stedelijk Museum. Since its opening, it has become one of Amsterdam’s leading restaurants. Taiko, contemporary Asian cuisine by Schilo, redefines the Asian concept with authentic dishes madeof wonderful local, seasonal products, creating something new and exciting. Guests can expect delicious signature sashimi and beef from the Bincho ̄ -tan grill. With its stylish and enthusiastic service the restaurant has a truly cosmopolitan feel, popular amongst international visitors and locals alike.

With its chic décor and shimmering ambiance, Tunes Baris an elegant yet casual haven (including a separate smoking lounge) in which to enjoy classic drinks, exclusive cocktails, sushi and Asian tapas. At night the deep banquettes, tactile fabrics and subtle lighting create a chic intimate space, whilst during the day, the huge windows fill the room with light showcasing designer Piero Lissoni’s signature transparent bar and folded steel staircase. Enjoy the in-house DJ on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Conservatorium hotel is the first member of The Set, a collection created to rede ne the concept of the luxury hotel for sophisticated, design literate travellers in the 21st Century.Located in existing landmark buildings, each member of The Set is rooted in the history and culture of its location as well as the contemporary needs and desires of its guests.RecentlyCondé Nast Traveleralso recognisedtheConservatorium hotelas the #4 in Amsterdam inthe results of its 29thannual Readers’ Choice Awards.

Conservatorium Hotel

Van Baerlestraat 27

1071 AN



+31 20 570 0000