Best of the best at the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam
The Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam is beautiful. It’s a very luxury hotel where guests will have all they need for the best stay in Amsterdam. Located in the former conservatory this hotel has beautiful 19th century architecture.
A night at the Conservatorium Hotel was high on our bucket list. I often recommend the hotel to readers that have a larger budget who email me for personal recommendations. Finally I can tell them all about the hotel, the rooms and the joy of staying at the Conservatorium Hotel based on my own experience.
To fully enjoy our stay at the Conservatorium Hotel I planned a lot of time to actually stay at the hotel. Trust me, as soon as you walk in your room you don’t want to go out (that much!). Imagine a two level suite with two luxury bathrooms, all technical gadgets you can imagine, a living room and a great bed with a superb view over the Stedelijk Museum. I promise you…. you never want to leave again ;-).
The service at the Conservatorium Hotel has a very high standard. Only the best of the best for the guests! You will notice that in the smallest details. From the selection of magazines in the room to a call to the front desk. The whole staff will make sure you have the best experience possible.
As a guest at the Conservatorium Hotel you can go for dinner to the Brasserie or the Tunes Restaurant. And that’s not only a great idea if you’re a hotel guest, it’s great for locals too! The Brasserie serves classic dishes with a twist. The High Tea is also something I highly recommend for the afternoon. The theme of the Afternoon Tea changes regularly and it’s great to do with family and friends.
At night the Tunes Bar is a must go. I wrote about this hotel bar on Your Little Black Book before and it’s one of the best spots in Amsterdam to go for G&T’s. They also serve delicious Asian dishes that are perfect to share. Great choice if you just want to have some bites instead of a full dinner.
After a few G&T’s at the Tunes Bar we go back to the room to watch a romantic movie at our ‘living room’ in our suite. And with such a nice bed it won’t take long before you will fall a sleep ;-).
The next morning…
Waking up on a Sunday with an empty agenda is the best thing if you ask me. Reading Vogue in bed and listening to music. The perfect lazy start of the day.
Whenever I stay at a hotel I order room service for breakfast. I can highly recommend doing so at the Conservatorium Hotel. The best selection of pastries, the most beautiful fruit salad you have ever seen and eggs any style you like them. I ordered the blini with salmon and scrambled eggs. Very good!
Did you know the Conservatorium Hotel also has a very good and luxury spa? The Akasha Spa has a great swimming pool, whirlpool, hammam and sauna. Spend a few hours in the spa and I will guarantee that you’re relaxed afterwards.
As a local in Amsterdam you can also enjoy the Akasha spa with a day pass. Or book one of the beauty treatments! (Read my blog about the mani / pedi here).
24 hours at the Conservatorium Hotel is 24 hours of pure joy.
I can’t wait to go back with friends for dinner and relive the great experience of staying at the hotel!
Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Anne de Buck
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