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Conservatorium Hotel

Van Baerlestraat 27 
Amsterdam, 1071
The Netherlands

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Overview

Formerly the Sweelinck Conservatory of Music, nowadays a leading luxury lifestyle hotel – the Conservatorium hotel is known as 'Amsterdam's living room', evoking glamour and elegance. Located in the Museum and Fashion district, the cultural heart of the city, the Conservatorium is an architectural masterpiece combining a landmark heritage building with contemporary design. This city's crown jewels – the Concertgebouw, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Vondelpark and Amsterdam's most indulgent shopping – are literally at your doorstep and will ensure you have a colorful stay.

The Conservatorium hotel occupies eight floors with room categories ranging from Duplex Guest Rooms to signature suites and a spacious Penthouse. Paying homage to the building's original lofty ceilings, almost half of the rooms have been transformed into stunning duplex layout with large windows and exposed structural beams.

Conservatorium hotel is also home to the Akasha Holistic Well-being Center – an urban retreat that is the perfect place to unwind, relax and enjoy. Spanning over 1000 square meters / 10764 square feet, Akasha is the finest holistic spa in Amsterdam offering a range of signature treatments, massages, marrying innovative Western practices with ancient Eastern traditions and featuring indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, Hammam, sauna, Watsu pool and relaxation areas.

Hotel restaurants in Amsterdam are epitomized at the Conservatorium, where the chefs at Taiko are constantly searching for the finest Hida beef, the only true wasabi grown in Europe, and vintages offered nowhere else. Their sake sommelier even trains new ones – the only person in The Netherlands certified to do so. In a hotel this focused on food and drink, there's no such thing as a humble ingredient. At the Brasserie, the cooks aren't just attuned to the right season for each fruit or vegetable, but the specific weeks when they're at their peak. That is our true secret ingredient: the award-winning culinary team behind each Brasserie recipe, Taiko menu and saketini's at Taiko Bar.

Exclusive Amenities

  • Full Breakfast for two daily
  • $100 Food & Beverage or Spa treatment credit, per room, per stay
  • Welcome amenity
  • One way airport transfer when booking the Concerto 2-Bedroom Suite or I Love Amsterdam Suite
  • Round trip airport transfer when booking The Penthouse
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:
  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out, 4:00 PM

Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 Noon

Accommodations

Number of Rooms: 129

Deluxe Guest Room

Our Deluxe Guest Rooms vary in size between 30- 40 m². The room offers comfortable working space with free wireless internet and state-of-the-art in room entertainment. These rooms also feature large rainfall shower units (some with a deep soaking tub), luxury bathroom amenities, a bathroom LCD mirror TV, complimentary water and fruit upon arrival.

Junior Suite

Junior Suites are 48 m², most of the suites have great views of Amsterdam overlooking the Van Baerlestraat and others overlook the lobby. The suite offers comfortable working space with free Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art in room entertainment. There is a comfortable separate seating area on the ground floor. The bathroom features a large rainfall shower, luxury designer bathroom amenities, bathroom LCD mirror TV as well as micro-cotton towels. The second bathroom and the bedroom area are located on the mezzanine level.

Grand Junior Suite

Grand Junior Suites have great views of Amsterdam overlooking the Courtyard, the Lounge or the Paulus Potterstraat. The suites have an average size of 55 m². A selection of Grand Junior Suites are multi-level (2 floors) while others are single floor basis. All suites offer comfortable working space with free Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art in room entertainment with a comfortable separate seating area. The spacious bathroom features a large rainfall shower, luxurious designer amenities, bathroom LCD mirror TV as well as micro cotton towels. All bathrooms offer a deep soaking bathtub. In the multi-level suites the bedroom area and the second bathroom are located on the duplex level.

Rooftop Suite

Rooftop Suites have great views of Amsterdam overlooking the Stedelijk Museum and the Van Baerlestraat. The 688 square feet (64 m2) sizes suite have interesting historical features and is divided into different levels by a few stairs. There is a sitting and workspace area with free Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art in-room entertainment. The extra-large bathroom has a large bath, separate rainfall shower and separate toilet.

Conservatorium Suite

The Conservatorium One Bedroom Suites vary in size from 602-694 square feet (56 to 74 m2). The room offers comfortable working space and separate seating area, with free Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art in room entertainment. All bathrooms feature a deep soaking bathtub or separate rainfall shower, luxurious designer amenities, bathroom LCD mirror TV and micro cotton towels.

Conservatorium Suite with Balcony

The Conservatorium One Bedroom Suites With Balcony vary in size around 775 square feet (72 m2). These rooms have a balcony with great courtyard view. The room offers comfortable working space and separate seating area, with free Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art in room entertainment. All bathrooms feature a deep soaking bathtub or separate rainfall shower, luxurious designer amenities, bathroom LCD mirror TV and micro cotton towels

Van Baerle Suite

These are large 688 square feet (64 m2) suites with 4.5 m high ceilings. The room offers comfortable working space with free Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art in room entertainment. The spacious bathroom with natural daylight features a solid stone oval bath, separate rainfall shower, deluxe amenities, and a bathroom LCD mirror TV.

Royal Duplex Suite

The Royal Duplex Suites occupy 775 square feet (72 m2) on two levels. The room offers comfortable working space with free Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art in room entertainment. On the lower level, there is a separate seating and living area with a large dining table. The main bathroom has a deep soaking bathtub, separate shower and toilet as well as deluxe amenities and bathroom LCD mirror TV. The second bathroom on the mezzanine level has a large rainfall shower and toilet.

Residence Two Bedroom Suite

For those seeking a true Amsterdam experience, the Residence Two Bedroom Suite is designed to resemble a classic townhouse in the city and can be enjoyed by families or those staying in Amsterdam for longer periods. The double suite, 124 sqm (1335 sqft) in size, features a small balcony overlooking the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam's world renowned contemporary art museum. The main suite has a super king bed and a separate living space from the master bedroom. The bathroom features a deep soaking bathtub, large rainfall shower, luxurious designer amenities, bathroom LCD mirror TV and micro cotton towels. The second bedroom and bathroom, with the size of a Deluxe Guestroom, can be privatized by a hallway with short staircase from the living room. It features a comfortable king bed and bathroom with deep soaking tub, separate large rainfall shower and all the luxury amenities for which the hotel is known. The atmosphere of the Residence Two Bedroom Suite that of an Amsterdam apartment and can host up to a maximum of five guests. In total, there are two Residence Two Bedroom Suites available at the Conservatorium Hotel, of which one has been transformed into an actual Artist in Residence Suite and is decorated by one of the hotel's collaborating local artists: Marie Cécile Thijs. The Artist in Residence Suite features a kitchenette.

Concerto Two Bedroom Suite

The Concerto Suite allows the rare sense of being in a fully-kitted two-bedroom home from home in the heart of a luxury hotel. Minimalist yet charismatic, it’s the perfect versatile pied-à-terre for long-term stays. The double suite, 147 sqm (1582 sqft) in size, lets you entertain in this private perch and the master bedroom overlooks the hotel’s courtyard while the second bedroom has views over the Stedelijk Museum across. The second bedroom and bathroom are located on the lower level with the size of a Junior Suite and can be privatized by a hallway from the living room. This sanctuary is as suited to soothing wellbeing escapes, larger family or group travel as being a base for hard-working hedonists.

The Conservatorium's listed-building status shines through in the arched 19th-century architectural windows, flooding sitting and dining-room with natural daylight, while representing the history of Daniël Knuttel’s 19th-century architecture. Contemporary statement furniture, and head-turning art give every space soul while the bespoke oval stone bath and rainfall shower make it easy to unplug and switch off. Thoughtful touches abound, including a state-of-the-art TV and sound system, Sennheiser HD800 headphones and Stutterheim raincoats provided exclusively for signature suite residents to use during your stay. The streamlined kitchen nook is stocked with restaurant-quality Sheffield knives and a Nespresso coffee machine. Milan-based architect and interior designer Piero Lissoni has won awards for this contemporary interpretation of switched-on loft living in this bank-turned-music school. The two-bedroom Concerto Suite can host up to a maximum of six guests.

I Love Amsterdam Suite

This exceptional triplex suite is enhanced with a spectacular roof terrace like no other in Amsterdam, featuring 360-degree city views. Step into the grand ground floor and the double-height super-king bedroom is just the start of the story. Modern, minimalist and imaginative, Piero Lissoni’s interiors elegantly showcase Daniël Knuttel’s 19th-century architectural details.

Audio-visuals are state of the art including a professional-quality sound system, HD800 Sennheiser headphones, and an acoustic guitar for budding musicians in honour of the Conservatorium's music-school past. The Suite includes two seductive travertine-stone bathrooms, with handsome super-sized showers and hidden-behind-the-mirror TVs. The Suite is a retreat fit for a rock star and bon viveurs alike, the spacious walk-in dressing room with ample rails and shelving can showcase extravagant wardrobes and courtesy of the hotel, designer Stutterheim raincoats are available to make use of during your stay.

The art-gallery-like mezzanine level is an inspiring workspace with its parade of limited-edition Royal Delft tulip vases. Dainty stairs lead to a loft like bathroom with an oversized tub looking out on to the world-famous Rijksmuseum through floor-to-ceiling windows. Take the historic spiral staircase to the exclusive rooftop deck for the ultimate panoramas of the city across Amsterdam. The Host team at the hotel can arrange special dining here for a truly unique experience. Throughout the Suite, lighting has been designed to allow guests to play with the colours of this coolest of enclaves to suit any mood. No matter your reason for visiting, the I Love Amsterdam Suite is an ideal home away from home to explore the city

The Penthouse

This sixth-floor signature suite with its handsome master bedroom represents a symphony of craftsmanship and iconic design from award-winning architect Piero Lissoni. Whether you’re here in Amsterdam's Museum Quarter for work or play, it feels a rare privilege to be somewhere that form matches function so well. The sophisticated dining room is served by an in-suite kitchen, the 80-inch screen transforms it into a cinema while the chic ensuite flaunts a seductive freestanding stone bathtub. Guests can optimise every aspect of the Penthouse Suite’s ambience — lighting, sound system, television — through a dedicated iPad. Privacy-conscious dignitaries know this full-floored suite to be in a league of its own thanks to the attention to detail and collectable midcentury modern furniture.

Impress visitors with the chance to peer out at the Rijksmuseum — every lookout is a heart-stirring reminder of this contemporary-yet-historical hotel’s distinguished address, and wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows showcase the neo-Gothic heritage of the buildings’ original structure. Admire the Conservatorium's glassed-in atrium and brasserie below and the ornate red brick of the grand 19th-century bank which was reborn as the Sweelinck Music Conservatorium. This one-floor abode connects independently to the sixth-floor wing, so groups can commandeer their own corner of the hotel, while the Penthouse Suite’s private entrance with direct garage access and dedicated dressing area make it suited to guests requiring professional styling and make-up. Avant-garde yet atmospheric, this art-filled signature suite is an impressive tribute to the genius of a peerless architect and designer and the most luxurious way to step into the cultural heart of Amsterdam.

Guest Services

Concierge

Host: A personal host is assigned to each and every guest. The host combines the knowledge and skills of concierge and guest relations, taking care of bookings and arrangements, giving an insight into the city, offering in-the-know advice and even introducing guests to locals. The host becomes the guest's 'friend' in Amsterdam opening up the very best experiences of the city. All Conservatorium colleagues are focused on ensuring that every guest has a truly delightful visit. This commitment to exceptional hospitality is expressed in personalized attention with highly professional and knowledgeable service.

Your host can give assistance with special services requests during your stay:

  • tips on Amsterdam
  • theatre and musical tickets
  • restaurant reservations
  • (city) tour arrangements
  • special occasion arrangements
  • requests for during the stay in the Hotel (local PA)
  • bicycle hire
  • special services via Human Library*
  • chauffeur service
  • * The Human Library is a select group of people and representatives who assist the Host Department on providing excellent and unique service to our guests. Our Human Library is based on high quality services from shops, guides, restaurants to unique individuals who can, together with our guests, explore Amsterdam from a complete different view.

    Airport Transportation

    Dry Cleaning and Laundry Services

    Wi-Fi

  • Facilities

    Business Center

    Gym

    Our large and spacious gym spans over 150sqm/1,615sqft. Our cutting edge technology includes LifeFitness equipment, personal entertainment centres with 19" touch screens and iPad docks, complemented by a LED ceiling of changing lights to enhance and motivate. Our private studios are calming and relaxing spaces and are dedicated to one on one sessions or personalised classes within the disciplines of Yoga, Pilates, Tai-Chi and meditation.

    High-Speed Internet Access

    Meeting & Conference Facilities

    Venues in Amsterdam don't get much more inspiring than those at the Conservatorium. Whether it's an annual meeting or a business launch, a banquet or an auction, every gathering in the world's most creative capital deserves a venue that's equally imaginative. This means not just state-of-the-art technology, but an environment that is itself a work of art. While many hotels hide their meeting rooms, we gave ours pride of place, designing a special events tower, right in our landmark lobby. So whether you're holding a concert for ten, or training for a hundred, it's an inspired choice for any event, in the centre of the Conservatorium, in the centre of Amsterdam.

    Shopping

    Van Baerle Shopping Gallery: The Conservatorium hotel features an in-house shopping gallery with six exclusive brands: Bonnebakker Jewelers, La Casa del Habano, Skins Cosmetics, Culti, Hartman and Hartman and Pagliaro, Moreover, the famous in-house hair salon Meraki is located within the hotel.

    DINING

    The Lounge

    The Lounge, intimate and furnished with plush sofas and coffee tables, provides a sophisticated sanctuary ensuring a cozy living space for a relaxing break or afternoon tea.

    The Brasserie

    The Brasserie offers contemporary classic all day dining including salads, sandwiches and seasonal plat du jour.

    In Room Dining Menu

    Taiko

    Named after ancient Japanese drums said to beat with a mythic rhythm, Taiko by Schilo is chef, Schilo Van Coevorden's, hotly awaited Asian-inspired restaurant in Amsterdam's Conservatorium hotel. Inspired since childhood by all things far Eastern, Schilo worked extensively around Asia, training with masters of the cuisine feeding a passion that has continued to grow to this day. Returning to his home city of Amsterdam, Schilo long dreamed of marrying his love of Asian cuisine with local, seasonal produce to create a whole new concept.

    For some time Schilo's Asian-inspired cocktails and bites at Taiko Bar have been wowing international visitors and locals alike. A chef at the height of his creativity, Schilo is not content simply to seduce. Beauty, flavor, aroma and texture are the instruments he uses to enchant every sense. And now he has refined and expanded his hugely popular concept, taking it out of the bar into the hotel's leading restaurant. Originally the Conservatorium van Amsterdam music hall, the lofty, contemporary beauty of this converted hotel restaurant is the ideal space for a concept rooted in music. And, here, Schilo is in his element. Every dish or cocktail he makes is a delight. With bursts of bright, delicate Asian flavor in each carefully balanced bite.

    Attractions

    Attractions Nearby

    Minutes from Conservatorium:

    • Museums: Van Gogh Museum, Rijks Museum and Stedelijk Museum.
    • Shopping: Luxury retail shops on property, P.C. Hooftstraat (i.e. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Hermes, Chanel, etc.)
    • Park: Vondelpark
    • Concert hall (Concertgebouw) – free concerts (almost) every Wednesday noon
    • Canal Boat Tours - This can be done with your ‘own’ boat or with other tourist.
    Additional Shopping Nearby:
    • Cornelis Schuytstraat (boutiques)
    • The 9 Streets (located between the famous canals; food, art, clothing)
    • Utrechtsestraat (Fashion shops)
    • Haarlemmerstraat / Haarlemmerdijk (Fashion shops)
    • The famous, Albert Cuypmarkt Street Market, and Vintage Market.
    Additional Attractions Nearby:
    • Private boat tours
    • The most unexpected museum, Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder (in a former ‘hidden’ church) 
    • Contemporary museums for modern Photography & Art
    •  (one of ) The best exhibition in the oldest church (13th century)
    • International concept store of 450 m: ‘Sprmrkt’. Designers labels, such as: Helmut Lang, Boris Bidjan, Saberi, Damir Doma, a.o. A place of exhibitions, contemporary art, accessories and tailor made jeans.
    • Royal Palace
    • Anne Frank Museum
    Activities for children:
    • Science Center
    • The Zoo of Amsterdam (100 years old), also including a very large aquarium. 
    • Boat Rentals
    • The famous Madame Tussauds

    Map / Location

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    There are many different and good ways to reach Conservatorium hotel.
    • You can take a taxi from the airport, it will take around 20 minutes and will cost around €40 euro.
    • You can ask us to book a private driver and car for you that will take around 20 minutes and cost approximately €105 euro, depending on the type of car you desire.
    • You can take a train to the Amsterdam Zuid Station (so NOT Central Station) and from There you can take tram nr. 5 which leads directly to the hotel (stop van Baerlestraat), it will take around 30 minutes in total and cost around €6 euro per person.
    • You can take the direct bus 197 from outside the arrivals hall of the airport, the bus goes directly to the hotel ( The bus stop is called Museumplein ) and will cost around €4 euro per person and it takes 20 minutes as well.
    Driving directions to Conservatorium hotel from Schipol Amsterdam Airport:
    • Head southwest on Vertrekpassage
    • Turn right to stay on Vertrekpassage
    • Continue onto Ceintuurbaan Noord
    • Slight right to stay on Ceintuurbaan Noord
    • Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Utrecht/Haarlem/Amsterdam/A4 and merge onto A4
    • Continue onto A10
    • Take exit Buitenveldert for s108 toward Oud Zuid
    • Turn right onto Amstelveenseweg/s108 Continue to follow s108
    • Slight left onto Amstelveenseweg
    • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Cornelis Krusemanstraat
    • Slight left onto De Lairessestraat
    • Continue onto Concertgebouwplein
    • Turn left onto Van Baerlestraat Destination will be on the right

    Nearby airports: Amsterdam [Schiphol], Netherlands
    Distance: 8 Miles

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