Surrounded by oaks, next to a centuries-old field, lies the somewhat hidden Vels estate. The old farm and its rich history reside by the edge of Reggendal, perched against National Park De Sallandse Heuvelrug. Step into an awe-inspiring renovation project.
In July, private club Soho House opened its Dutch branch in the former Bungehuis right behind the Royal Palace of Amsterdam.
The arrival of Soho House has enriched the city with a new private club. But will the concept work in Amsterdam?
You’d expect a bit more Zuidas audience in line for a new members club/hotel/restaurant/bar/
society/gym/cinema/swimming pool. But nothing is further from the truth.
Visit Mama Makan, a 'Dutch Grand Café' with an Indonesian touch, for some gado-gado and smoked sausage.
The old facade, eye-catching yellow brick and a nifty garden: the Hyatt Regency at Sarphatistraat tends towards pastiche. And yet, the hotel boasts a lot of interesting elements.
"The construction suspension for new hotels is causing the arrival of gigantic budget hotels in the greater urban area”, says redeveloper Aedes’ Paul Geertman. This is attracting additional crowds.
Five-star hotels are aiming for unique monumental buildings in Amsterdam and are settling former savings banks, orphanages, trade offices and shipping houses. Andaz and Conservatorium Hotel started the trend in 2012, the ultra-chic Rosewood Hotel opened its doors in the former Palace of Justice in 2018 and will be the last star in the firmament for now. A new future for monumental real-estate with respect for its rich history.
In view of World Art Day celebrated on Friday 15 April, Hotels.com asked hotel visitors to name the best art hotel in the world. Andaz Hotel came in sixth on this list, trailing The Surrey in New York and Éclat in Peking.