Christmas Time in Amsterdam
Amsterdam When you get the chance to join some nights at the best luxury hotel in the Netherlands, the excitement about your stay begins directly and you are starting to count the days. When we received the invitation from The Conservatorium Hotel Amsterdam we were super happy to come back to the Netherlands, because it was during Christmas time and then, the city is even more magical. Adorned with Christmas decoration and shiny fairy lights, Amsterdam blazes in its glory and is definitely a visit worth. The Museumplein has then its own ice rink and during the day, it is super busy with skaters who try to take pictures for Instagram and so forth. The Museumplein is one of the big public spaces in Amsterdam, because the three major museums are located there (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum) and the amazing concert hall Concertgebouw.
History of The Conservatorium
Among all the famous attractions of Amsterdam stands another great building at the Museumplein: The Conservatorium Hotel. The Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel designed the building in 1897 and it was first used as housing of the Dutch bank. There are still some small reminder, e.g. a little, cute piggy bank in the flagging. A century later, the Sweelinck Conservatorium became home of the building and different musical institutes used the space to preoccupies the room with music. The homage to music is not only visible in the name of the hotel but also in the decoration. When you enter The Conservatorium Hotel, you will see directly a huge art construct with flying violins. When the Conservatorium of Amsterdam grew out of it home in 2008, The Set Hotels purchased the great building and designer Piero Lissoni guided the creation of the luxury hotel The Conservatorium.
Time to relax in luxury
Since then, The Conservatorium Hotel is located in the history building as one of the best-designed hotels in Amsterdam. The luxury is of course not only visible from outside but also the individual rooms are furnished by modern and extravagant interior. We had a huge room with a view to the courtyard, which has to be in summer perfect to relax. We were especially impressed by the giant bathroom and as often as possible, we enjoyed the great bathtub. The best there: you can sit in the bubble bath with a glass of delicious red wine and can watch TV alongside- amazing! When you cannot have enough of relaxing you should go downstairs to the Akasha Spa, where you can find a private Hammam for purifying scrubs and massages. Akasha Spa houses also a long drawn-out pool and different treatments and guided meditations are bookable.
Deliciousnesses with Asian touch
We were very impressed by the selection of the breakfast menu, which was served at the Brasserie and Lounge. The Conservatorium’s Brasserie and Lounge are located in an amazing internal glass courtyard with impressive floor-to-ceiling windows. For breakfast, we had bagels with fried egg, salmon and caviar, fresh and dry super fruits with organic yoghurt, different breads with Dutch cheese and fresh mint tea. Everything was very special prepared and it was delicious! The Conservatorium Hotel disposes also other places to drink and eat, e.g. Taiko Restaurant, an award-winning Asian-inspired eatery or the Tunes Bar, where you get cocktails, gin & tonics, Asian tapas and so on.
Please take a look on their upcoming events, here two of them:
Sunday Jazz Concert
The Expression of Art Award will give four bands the opportunity to perform within the hotel and compete for the scholarship of €5000,- offered by The Set hotels. Additionally Sennheiser, the premium headphone brand, offers the Audience Prize of €750.
By purchasing a ticket for this concert, you will be supporting the Papageno Foundation that focuses on the development of children and young people with autism by offering music therapy and a place to work. €10,- of every ticket will be donated to the Papageno Foundation. The event will take place on every last Sunday of the month until May.Valentine’s Dinner at Taiko
Valentine’s Dinner at Taiko
Express your love and spoil your Valentine with a special Valentine’s dinner at Taiko. Find the lucky fortune cookie to win an overnight stay for two on Valentine’s Day at the Conservatorium.
We felt us in The Conservatorium Hotel very luxury and especially the combination of ancient and modern assured ourselves a lot. Thank you very much for the invitation and the new impressions of indulgence! #sponsored