Sitting on the border of Amsterdam's main museum and stylish shopping area, The College Hotel provides an elegant and relaxing environment. Its private courtyard and 40 rooms and suites are located in a former school building. A sense of history is mirrored in the tall ceilings, comforting fireplaces and stretching staircases.
An excellent service will be provided by young professionals from the Amsterdam Hotelschool and the school for Tourism and Bakery. The elegant lounge hosts a bar committed to the creation of the exquisitely mixed cocktail; the gourmet restaurant, located in the former gymnasium, pays homage to the Golden Age of Dutch Cuisine. The College Hotel perfectly blends Amsterdam's aristrocratic style of times gone by with energy, design and glamour that marks this city as a youthful Mecca.
Hip with traditional architectural features
Located on the outskirts of Amsterdam, the College Hotel is close to the Vondelpark and is within walking distance of Leidse Square which has plenty of restaurants and nightlife. It is within easy reach of the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, as well as a smart shopping area. Trams run from right outside the hotel into the centre of Amsterdam, which is a ten minute ride away.
The College Hotel is one of the most charming boutique hotels in Amsterdam. Set in a former school building, the hotel has retained many of the building’s fine features, including its high ceilinged rooms and original fireplaces. The long staircase leads up to the 40 individual rooms and suites.
Rooms are unusually spacious and very comfortably furnished, although not all bathrooms have a bathtub. Internet access is standard, along with cable TV and a minibar, but no air-conditioning for the occasional hot summer’s night. Deluxe rooms include a small sitting area with comfortable chairs and a desk.
Uniquely staffed by young trainees from the Amsterdam Hotel School and the School for Tourism and Bakery, under the sharp eye of management, the very best attention to detail is paid in ensuring guests’ every comfort. The Gourmet restaurant compliments this luxury hotel with its fine Dutch cuisine and is housed in the former gymnasium. With an open style kitchen, the chefs can be seen busily preparing the meals behind a mirrored screen. Breakfast consists of blueberry pancakes, fritters and eggs along with cold choices but it is at an additional cost. Lunch, if you can fit it in, is a satisfying choice of hearty Dutch food. The bar is popular with guests and locals alike and buzzes during cocktail hour.
For those prepared to overlook the nerves and mistakes of trainee staff, the College Hotel offers boutique hotel accommodation at competitive prices. Lacking the amenities of a fitness room and set a little distance from the centre of Amsterdam those looking for a top-notch luxury hotel may prefer to choose a more typical hotel.
Roelof Hartplein Lines 3,5,12,24
Hotel amenities: Spectacular suites.
Check in time is 15:00 Check out time is 12:00