Hotel Review: The Dylan, Amsterdam

courtyard during The Dylan Amsterdam
courtyard (c) The Dylan Amsterdam

It’s an aged 17th century arch and yard that leads into this watchful nonetheless really hip boutique hotel. In fact, it’s frequency a hotel opening during all and so easy to travel by if during all dreaming by a attracts of a grand Keizergracht waterway opposite, quaintly sandwiched between 18th century homes.

However it is utterly chronological as it was once a gateway to a initial entertainment in a Netherlands which had a initial ever womanlike performer and a fame that Vivaldi once conducted his band here. The building was done of timber and burnt down interjection to an erring candle.

garden during The Dylan Amsterdam
garden (c) The Dylan Amsterdam

It remerged as an institution and soup kitchen and remained so for 200 years. In a finish annulment of fortunes ensuing in a refit in 1999 it non-stop as a initial boutique hotel in Europe.

Named after Welsh author Dylan Thomas, it stays a landmark building with a clarity of days-gone-by elegance interjection to wood-pannelled walls and leather chairs churned with complicated light fittings.

There is no doubt this hotel is flattering and use is really attentive, yet still, it is not for everyone. There are stairs that lead to all sorts of nooks and crannies and bedrooms that spin adult in a labyrinthine corridors. Even a beautiful bedrooms that lead off a middle yard have stairs that lead to them.

Nevertheless a stay there can be utterly joyous meaningful that we can suffer a coffee uncovered in a middle yard in a relaxed environment while surrounded by a best that Amsterdam offers.

Who for

loft apartment during The Dylan Amsterdam
loft apartment (c) The Dylan Amsterdam

The intrigue of a hotel and a glorious plcae creates this a good short-break hotel to locate adult on some intrigue (or only time out) for couples who also wish easy entrance to city highlights. Disabled travellers will not conclude a miss of entrance though. And for some, a duplex bedrooms with high turn staircases might be a plea during night.

Bathrooms are plush with luxuriously vast baths to soak in.


Double Room, The Dylan Amsterdam
double room (c) The Dylan Amsterdam

There are dual buildings that make adult The Dylan and so a 40 bedrooms change in distance and views. Some demeanour over a canal, others over a executive courtyard. And some are separate onto dual levels. Sometimes we will find pale colours, infrequently plush décor that demeanour rarely ornamental. But all have espresso machines, advancing hire and a prosaic shade TV. Particularly useful are a chain of a sockets on tip of a essay list creation it so easy to block in devices.

Incidentally, there is a Dylan Thomas apartment with a entirely stocked drinks bar in his honour (apparently he desired to drink). News from a grapevine is that Mariah Carey stayed in apartment 32.


There is a tiny 24-hour gym and array of black bicycles parked outward that guest can rent. Room use and front list services are accessible turn a clock.


Vinkeles grill during The Dylan Amsterdam
Vinkeles grill (c) The Dylan Amsterdam

There is a Michelin starred grill called Vinkeles situated in what was once a almhouse bakery. It still has a country demeanour with severe section walls, timbered ceilings and even a strange expel iron ovens from a days as an orphanage. The menu, generally French fare, includes sea urchin, veal tongue and oysters and signature dishes embody a Scallops torched with charcoal, fermented in white grape with aged Dutch goat cheese and John Dory poached in crow fat, whith white coco beans, Dutch grey shrimps and  tomato.

In a morning this grill becomes a place to take breakfast – baked or continental.

Occo bistro during The Dylan Amsterdam
Occo bistro (c) The Dylan Amsterdam

The new Occo bistro and bar is a poetic ambient space to pass an dusk – marble floors, timbered ceilings, beautiful dimmed lighting, dim timber bar with stools and some tables. They offer tiny dishes (such as beetroot wrap, Espinaler Spanish mussels in peppers sauce), nibbles and cocktails. Their signature cocktail is a Dylan Thomas done formally alcoholic to simulate a writer’s adore of being drunk. This one is done with Singleton whisky, Grand Marnier, vanilla and serviced with a brownish-red sugarine brick that is set flaming during a list afterwards churned into a drink. Potent stuff.

What’s Nearby

The Dylan Amsterdam surroundings
surroundings (c) The Dylan Amsterdam

The Dylan sits in a midsts of The Nine Streets shopping entertain where 9 old-fashioned streets are voluminous of boutiques, cafes and surprising present outlets. Around 10 minutes’ travel one approach leads to Anne Frank’s House and 10 mins in a other instruction takes we to dual marvellous art galleries: Rijkesmuseum and a Van Gough Museum.

Wi Fi

Yes, it’s free.

Room Rates

Rooms start during €295 (£260)

Value for money

This hotel might good be in a pricier room range, however, a location, a clarity of history, a excellent food and oppulance bedrooms make it in my opinion, value it if affordable for you.

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