The Dylan Amsterdam
What We Love
- Romantic 17th-century canalfront building with interior garden
- Central location in the city’s Nine Streets area
- Sophisticated, contemporary decor
- Michelin-starred French restaurant on-site
- Bicycles parked outside the hotel for exploring the quiet streets for approximately $16 per bike, per day
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What To Know
- In Duplex Rooms the bathrooms and bedrooms are on different floors; not ideal for families
- Most rooms look onto the leafy courtyard
- Pets are not allowed
- The interior garden is a popular wedding venue
- A city tax of 5 percent per room, per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Tucked away on one of Amsterdam’s tiny canalside streets, the Dylan is an atmospheric blend of historic charm and up-to-the-minute design. Behind the 17th-century facade, sharp contemporary decor mixes with more than a hint of Asian design — expect lots of black lacquer, mahogany floors and rich silk fabrics. With magnificent interiors and out-of-sight gardens, Amsterdam’s famous canal houses are, like the city itself, full of hidden treasures. The Dylan comprises several of these historic homes, but in place of the antiques and traditional details you would expect the look is sharp, fresh and modern.
Bed and Bath
Five distinctive designs define the 40 spacious rooms and suites, most of which overlook the leafy interior garden. Klassbol rooms come with romantic bursts of color while the Kimono rooms feature the dramatic black lacquer four-poster beds. Some of the rooms are duplexes (the bathroom and bedroom are on different floors, so be ready to climb up and down the circular staircase) and the best rooms have views of the Keizersgracht canal, one of the main thoroughfares in town.
Foodies can hit Dylan’s Michelin-starred French restaurant, Vinkeles. Set in a sunken dining room, the exposed red brick walls and original 18th-century ovens reveal a former life as the city’s bakery, but today executive chef Dennis Kuipers ensures an entirely modern menu based on seasonal ingredients and his commitment to simple and refined flavors. For something lighter, the popular back-pocket garden serves a brasserie-style menu for lunch and dinner, while the cream-and-caramel Bar Borbou is an elegant choice for a nightcap.
In the Area
You’re within strolling distance of the chic design shops and restaurants of the Nine Streets district (Amsterdam’s version of New York’s Soho), along with such historic sights as the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh museum. To explore the city in proper Amsterdam style, borrow one of the hotel’s classic bicycles or organize a canal tour on the Dylan’s private saloon boat.
How to Get There
Stunning hotel, fantastic location and lovely people, but be warned: they ply you with so much food it’s like an assassination attempt...Highly recommended for those with a healthy appetite and a strong constitution
Perfection! Service, atmosphere, rooms, amenities, location...we loved everything at The Dylan! Had to move hotels for business purpose to The Amstel Intercontinental and it doesn't even begin to compare to our experience at The Dylan. It will be the only place we stay and recommend in Amsterdam.
A beautiful Boutique Hotel, were we enjoyed 2 nights.
Amazing breakfast, enjoyed in bed the first day, and at the restaurant the second day. Both days the quality of the food were excellent, coffee very good and a delicious fresh orange juice. Very good selection. Well worth the money.
Our superior double room was nice, and beautifully decorated. It had all the amenities you could need. The lighting in the bathroom was unfortunately very dark, which made it almost impossible to put make up on. But the bathroom was big, and had a very good shower.
The staff was very polite, welcoming and always did their best to meet our needs.
The Air Condition in our room was vey noisy the first night, and this was taken care of the second I made them aware of it. We even received 2 complimentary drinks at Occo bar, which was very much apreciated on our part.
Occo bar had a nice and relaxed atmosphere, was very nicely decorated, and had both high chairs and lounge chairs. An excellent bar menu, with very nice snacks, and excellent wines, drinks and cocktails.
We will be back for sure.
We received a warm welcome when we arrived, continuously high level of service and greetings during our stay.The staff and the hotel was great, they made you feel like home and delivered high service all though the stay.
The breakfast was the best hotel breakfast we´ve ever had, so nice and fresh. Also enjoyed a very delicious dinner our first night which was a 10/10, perfectly cooked chicken with chanterelles. Walking distance to most city attractions, I have nothing bad to say about this hotel. You will regret not staying here!!
I stayed two days in the hotel. Main strengths are
- its location in the middle of the nine streets, really in the center of the city
- the service quality delivered by a personal looking to satisfy clients and to provide all types of support.
- room confort and decoration.
The hotel propose a bike rental service. It is better to book in advance.
I have one regret: I was not able to go to the gastronomic restaurant. Here also it is required to book in advance.