Located in the heart of the ‘nine-streets’ shopping area on the prestigious Keizersgracht canal, The Dylan is perfectly located in Amsterdam for exploring the city’s cultural and historic sites, as well as its vibrant gastronomic scene. The entrance to the hotel is discreet, through a stone arch, across a pretty courtyard with potted flowers and plants.
“We are delighted to welcome The Dylan to The Leading Hotels of the World,” said Deniz Omurgonulsen, Vice President of Membership, The Leading Hotels of the World. “Located within the chic 9 Streets, this hotel will offer Leading’s curious travelers a new take on the ever-popular Dutch capital. The hotel’s historic roots, outstanding culinary scene, refined atmosphere, and personalized service make it a perfect addition to our exclusive collection of independent, luxury hotels – in a city our travelers adore.”
The decor inside is contemporary and chic with features such as wood paneling and floors, leather furniture, velvet soft furnishings and wood beams throughout. There are only 40 bedrooms, each one with its own unique style, split into four main interior categories. There’s the ‘Loxura’ set, modelled on the copper colored Loxura butterfly, the ‘Loft’ bedrooms featuring the building’s original wooden beams, the ‘Amber’ rooms inspired by the precious stone, and finally, the ‘Serendipity’ rooms, decorated in warm shades of brown and grey with lashings of luxurious fabric. The entire design encapsulates the hotel’s style and spirit, marrying old-world charm with contemporary style.
The food offering at The Dylan is exceptional too, with the Brasserie OCCO delivering locally inspired, seasonal dishes in a chic and casual setting, whilst Michelin-starred Vinkeles, set in a former 18th Century bakery, caters to discerning gourmands with a delectable fusion of traditional and modern French cuisine. In the warmer months, guests can enjoy the hotel’s beautiful ‘Secluded Garden’ terrace, enjoying meals or drinks from Brasserie OCCO throughout the day. Wine enthusiasts will also delight in The Dylan’s High Wine experience – a playful spin on traditional High Tea.
In 1928, 38 independent hoteliers came together to create LHW, and the collection now has more than 400 hotels in over 80 countries. The Dylan Amsterdam, with its own distinctive and rich history, joins the carefully curated hotels, resorts, inns, chalets, villas, and safari camps that range from the snow-capped Alps of Europe to the African veldt.
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