A stylish Amsterdam hotel with a rich history

Perfectly situated in Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter — home to the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum — the Conservatorium hotel cleverly combines the historic heritage of the building with contemporary, elegant design.

Constructed in 1897, the building was originally designed as the Rijkspostspaarbank (Dutch savings bank) by local architect Daniel Knuttel before housing the music school from which the modern property got its name: Sweelinck Conservatorium.

In 2011, the hotel opened its doors with a sophisticated design honoring the building’s rich history, while at the same time transforming it into a modern luxury property with superb service, state-of-the-art rooms, a shopping gallery and a 10,700-square-foot spa for a great Amsterdam stay.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Upon arrival, you’ll be assigned a personal host who couples the knowledge and skills of concierge and guest relations to make sure your Amsterdam experience will be unforgettable.
  • Every Saturday and Sunday, enjoy live performances from the students of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam music school in the hotel’s magnificent atrium, which has floor-to-ceiling windows and an awe-inspiring glass ceiling.
  • Reserve one of the hotel’s three signature suites — the Concerto Two Bedroom Suite, I Love Amsterdam Suite or Penthouse Suite. Besides being the epitome of luxury, these sumptuous accommodations offer spectacular views of the city.
  • As a Conservatorium guest, you’ll gain complimentary access to the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre, which boasts seven treatment rooms, a 60-foot lap pool, a sauna, a Jacuzzi, an exclusive Watsu pool, a private hammam and a gym.
  • Milan-based furniture and interior designer Piero Lissoni guided the creation of the stylish hotel. As a result, all communal spaces feature furniture from leading Italian manufacturers such as Living Divani, Kartell and Cassina.

Things to Know

  • If you plan to visit one of the nearby museums (especially the Rijksmuseum), make sure you buy your ticket in advance to avoid waiting in line for hours.
  • Not all rooms have a direct view of Amsterdam’s streets — some accommodations look out over the hotel’s atrium. If it’s jaw-dropping city vistas you are after, book one of the signature suites.
  • To conserve the building’s historical integrity, many of the rooms and suites of the Amsterdam hotel are duplexes. So be sure to keep that in mind when booking if you have difficulties with climbing stairs.

The Rooms

  • The spacious rooms and suites combine neutral gray tones with occasional bright accents, a style for which interior designer Lissoni is known.
  • All accommodations feature state-of-the-art in-room technology, free Wi-Fi and a large rain shower. Most rooms also have a bath.
  • For the best glimpses of the city, book the I Love Amsterdam Suite. This spacious room features a rooftop terrace with a spectacular 360-degree view of Amsterdam.
  • The 1,830-square-foot Penthouse Suite is lined almost entirely with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out over the atrium and the Rijksmuseum. For ultimate privacy, it has a separate entrance and access to the garage.

The Restaurants

  • All dining is under the direction of executive chef Schilo van Coevorden.
  • The cuisine at this luxury hotel skews in a distinctly Asian direction. There’s even a sake sommelier on hand to help you select the ideal sip to accompany your meal.
  • Taiko restaurant is named after a Japanese drum, not only because the eatery serves modern Asian cuisine, but also because it used to be the percussion classroom during the building’s years as a music school.
  • At the sleek, modern, Tokyo-inspired Taiko Bar, enjoy contemporary Asian bites like sushi and lobster gyoza alongside unusual spins on cocktails, like the Taiko Negroni, featuring housemade coconut gin, lemongrass Campari and plum sake.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Getting There
Paulus Potterstraat 50, Amsterdam, 1071 DB, Netherlands
NeighborhoodMuseum Quarter
AMS (18-30 min)  
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