Location

What makes the location of The Dylan so special? Why should I stay there during my trip to Amsterdam?

Discover the many nooks and alleyways right outside your doorsteps as you pedal your way along Amsterdam’s cobblestoned canalside streets. Situated in a 17th century townhouse, formerly the Golden Age theater, The Dylan is located in the heart of “Nine Streets”,  one of the city’s most historic and hip neighborhoods, where there are boutiques for chic shopping, restaurants, and bars abound. You will also find some of Amsterdam’s most famous museums and galleries – all within walking distance. All in all the ideal home base to discover the gems of Amsterdam’s past and present.

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Key Facts

  • located in the heart of the prestigious Keizersgracht canal district
  • the hotel is just a 5-minute walk to famous sights such as the Anne Frank House and the Royal Palace
  • only a 15-minute drive or 25-minute train ride from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

What is special?

  • brighten up your day with beautiful blooms with a visit to the world’s only floating flower market “Bloemenmarkt”
  • spend a dreamy afternoon watching passersby and sipping delicious coffee at one of the nearby cafés lining the streets along the canal
  • in the winter, lace up your ice skates and experience a true winter wonderland as you glide along the frozen canals with the locals

What do the guests say?

  • travelers love that the hotel is amidst of all shopping and tourist sites; yet, the street itself is not too busy
  • guests love the perfect location along one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful canals, offering incredible views
  • the partially hidden location gives the hotel a discreet and intimate vibe that guests love

Accommodation

How are the rooms at The Dylan? What types of views and amenities are available in the room?

Make your way through the 17th century gate and archway where you will be greeted with the old-world elegance of The Dylan. Take your pick of one of the 40 immaculate bedrooms that range from the standard double to the glamorous signature suite. The magnificent interiors are a favorable mix of contemporary style with Asian flair. Wake up to picturesque city views over the canal or the charming courtyard or garden. Jump start your mornings with a caffeine kick from a top-of-the-range espresso machine that is sure to give you the energy boost you need for a day of exploration.

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Key Facts

  • each room has its own unique style and character, just as the guests that stay at The Dylan
  • large spacious bathrooms feature custom-made products by Paris-based parfumier James Heeley
  • all rooms include ‘Frette’ bathrobes, linen and slippers as well as Miller Harris bath products

What is special?

  • wind down your evenings with a luxurious warm bath as soft tunes bellow from the Bose sound system, filling the room with mellow vibes
  • whether warm and contemporary is more your style or neutral and minimalist, you get to choose a room that perfectly matches your personality
  • retreat to the hotel garden for a quiet place for a drink after a day of shopping and exploring the Nine Streets

What do the guests say?

  • guests love how the staff takes care of every detail during their stay, making them feel right at home
  • the chic and contemporary rooms and unrivaled service far exceed guests’ expectations
  • guests feel like they are staying in an elegant mansion – comfortable, but not over the top  

Culinary

What types of restaurants are available for me to dine at during my stay? What types of cuisines do they serve?

An 18th-century almshouse bakery turned world-class restaurant, overseen by Michelin-star chef Dennis Kuipers, the Vinkeles Restaurant is one of Amsterdam’s top fine dining restaurants. Serving up traditional French cuisines with a dash of contemporary flair and a pinch of his own creativity, Chef Kuipers takes guests on a culinary journey that won’t soon be forgotten. For light bites, the popular, secluded garden restaurant, OCCO Brasserie, serves a brasserie-style menu for lunch and dinner, or enjoy a nightcap at the stylish lounge bar.

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Key Facts

  • only the freshest ingredients are used to produce a delicious and unique menu for the Vinkeles
  • Bar Brasserie OCCO offers all-day dining and perfectly crafted coffees, fresh juices and tea
  • Chef Kuipers’ modern French cuisine is often described as “exciting, modest and refined”

What is special?

  • savour resplendent dishes in an intimate atmosphere, surrounded by the original ovens from the 18th century bakery, while enjoying spectacular views of a timeless courtyard
  • skip high tea and have high wine instead as you indulge in a selection of fine wines from the cellar and savory bites selected by chef Dennis Kuipers
  • enjoy a unique nautical dining experience at the chef’s table, aboard a 19th century saloon boat, where a seven-course meal will be prepared as you cruise along the Amsterdam canals

What do the guests say?

  • The Dylan’s homemade vermouth is a must-try, according to guests
  • guests are very impressed by the vegetarian options on offer
  • the breakfast buffet is a huge hit amongst guests – they love the immense variety

Activities

How can I best experience Amsterdam during my stay at The Dylan? What types of activities can I enjoy?

As a city steeped in so much rich history, there is so much to see, do and explore within a stone’s throw of The Dylan’s iron gates. Whether you are looking to explore the city by foot, by bike or by boat, the hotel offers direct access to the city’s postcard-worthy canals and idyllic streets. Throw back a few brews at the Heineken Experience, peruse the famed Red Light District or delight in a picnic in the park on a warm and sunny day. There is never a shortage of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy.

Key Facts

  • the concierge team is happy to assist with scheduling interesting tours with extraordinarily talented guides
  • the hotel offers bicycles for rent for guests to explore the city
  • on-site fitness room for guests to utilize at their leisure

What is special?

  • spend an afternoon wandering along the brick sidewalks searching for the perfect souvenir to take back home or new designer threads from one of the many independent boutiques in the neighborhood
  • discover the history of Amsterdam as you stroll through the world-famous galleries and museums of Amsterdam such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Rembrandt House
  • cruise along Amsterdam’s canals on a private boat tour admiring the architecture from the perspective of its waterways

What do the guests say?

  • guests love the variety of family-friendly activities available
  • the Sunday markets in the neighborhood are highly recommended by travelers to experience the city like a local
  • guests can’t speak highly enough of the staff who always offers incredible recommendations during their stay