The College Hotel
With high ceilings, sweeping staircases, and oversize fireplaces throughout its atmospheric hallways, the romantic allure and history of this stately building shines through in the now modernized interiors. Previously a school dating back to 1895, The College Hotel embodies its educational spirit by welcoming hospitality students as part of its efficient and friendly staff. Between visits to Amsterdam’s finest museums, allow them to pamper you with a homemade pasta lunch in the hidden courtyard, or indulge your sweet tooth with a creamy high tea.
- The 40 elegant guestrooms and suites offer varying sizes in converted former classrooms
- Explore Amsterdam’s fashion and museum district — just outside the doors
- Enjoy the blend of elegant 19th-century architecture with cutting-edge interior design
- Host an event in the re-imagined gym hall, now a chandelier-adorned Rembrandt Ballroom
- Dine on freshly prepared Mediterranean cuisine at The College Restaurant
- Relax with iced cocktails on the candlelit hidden terrace, known as “the secret garden of Amsterdam”
The hotel’s guestrooms and suites offer unique architectural details such as the skylight window in the attic-floor Junior Suite. In addition to being near the city’s fashion and museum center, a stay at The College Hotel also puts you conveniently close to the De Pijp neighborhood, where there is a thriving café culture and a diverse collection of boutique shops.
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Having been restored from the school’s former classrooms, the 40 guestrooms and suites each have an individual charm. Their new aesthetic exudes a modern sophistication with neutral décor, warm colors, invitingly big beds, and modern conveniences. Spend the night in a former chemistry lab or in the attic under exposed wooden beams and a skylight, and treat yourself to a complimentary snack or drink from the mini-bar.
With conscientious students eager to exhibit their hospitality skills, services here are delivered with a friendly and dynamic approach. The reception staff offer a laundry service, bicycle and scooter rental, and a relaxing in-room massage upon request. Room service is available for lunch and dinner.
The College Hotel’s tranquil alcoves and polished hallways create a delightful setting for mealtimes, with a dining area and a bar. In summer months, the piéce de résistance is the outdoor terrace, known as “the secret garden of Amsterdam.” It is a favored hidden gem among locals and visitors alike, and is the ideal place for an indulgent high tea.
The College Restaurant - Homemade pasta and pizzas are the stars of this informal restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cuisine. The evening menu includes more comprehensive main meals such as beef tenderloin marinated in beer, or breaded lamb cutlets.
The College Bar - With an open fireplace, dark wood décor, and comfortable seating, The College Bar is a cozy place to enjoy drinks and light bites. Sip a refreshing cocktail crafted from their extensive selection of spirits, and pair with appetizers and light plates.
Relax with a private massage in your room — you have a choice between holistic, deep tissue, Swedish massage, or Zen Shiatsu when organized via the reception desk. If you want to maintain a regular workout, the hotel staff can arrange access to a nearby gym, or you could join locals in jogging around Vondelpark’s pretty pathways.
Out in Amsterdam, meander over to the Museumplein and visit the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, or Van Gogh Museum. If the weather is warm, take a picnic lunch to Vondelpark, or head further into the De Pijp area to seek out a café. In the late afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Concertgebouw, then stay for a classical music performance to hear the famous acoustics for yourself.
The College Hotel
The College Hotel is in the perfect location for exploring Amsterdam’s acclaimed museums — it’s a short stroll from the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, and the Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam’s spirited Latin Quarter, also known as the De Pijp neighborhood, is about 10 minutes away.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is 9 mi / 15 km away.
Amsterdam Centraal Station is 15 minutes away by taxi or can easily be reached via metro from Amsterdam De Pijp station.