Courtesy of The Dylan
Exquisite, charming historic luxury
Noteworthy for: For ultimate indulgence, the hotel's Vinkeles restaurant offers private dining on a beautiful barge, which takes you on a trip through Amsterdam's canals.
This delightful hotel’s excellent canal-side location – both very central and pleasingly calm – is just part of its charm. Located in an 18th century charitable institution first converted in the late 1990s, its rooms are generously sized by Amsterdam’s modest standards, with a chic, modern décor that somehow matches well with historic details such as dormer windows and wooden beams.
Public spaces are no less charming, with wooden floored, high ceilinged rooms decorated in an exquisitely restrained manner, grouped round a quiet courtyard.
And while the hotel’s clientele is of course international, the Dylan is also very much on the map for locals as well, thanks to the Vinkeles restaurant, a Michelin-starred dining gem that frequently appears on lists of Amsterdam’s best places to eat.