From 1 to 30 april this year something new is taking place in Amsterdam. The pop up Melksalon (Milk Shop) opens its doors! This temporary pilot and design store brings consumers, dairy farmers, dairy processors, designers and scientists together to rediscover the value of milk. There will be lectures, organized design sessions, movie nights and city walks. Chefs will also provide a series of special dinners. At the same time the Melksalon is a store and milk bar where you can walk in and taste different kinds of milk.

History and background
On 1 april, the European milk quota, which restricts the amount of milk that dairy farmers can produce was lifted. The Melksalon pop-up store also facilitates, at the perfect moment, a dialogue as to the relevance of milk in today's modern society.

Around 1900 many milk parlours were found on the streets of Amsterdam, where the city's inhabitants enjoyed a glass of milk from local farmers. Nowadays, we buy milk from the supermarket, but milk has always played an important role in Dutch history, (food) culture, the economy, innovation and the landscape. Yet, few realise the rich influence milk has had. Milk in the supermarket is often an anonymous bulk product. At the same time, there is a strong public debate going on about the consumption of milk, the influence on the environment and landscape, and the price one pays.

We enjoyed a tasting of 4 different milks, each with their own flavour, sweetness and richness. We also tried the steamed buns, made using a milk-based dough, the one filled with a braised Asian beef and the other with sweet peas.

A great new addition to Amsterdam. Go and visit while it still lasts.

For more information, please visit Melksalon.

Morgan & Mees

Morgan & Mees is a brand new hotel and restaurant situated in a completely renovated historical building in Amsterdam West. The interior matches the characteristics of the monumental building, but with a modern twist. With an elegant timeless look and an eye for detail Morgan & Mees is a stylised hotel for international travellers and locals.

The bar, restaurant and hotel are tastefully designed, classical, yet modern at the same time.

The restaurant menu is brasserie inspired with very accessible dishes. In the evenings, the bar is really popular and even standing space is hard to find.

In the short time they've been open, Morgan & Mees has gained quite a following and they are certainly a valuable addition to the area.

For more information, please visit Morgan & Mees.

Hotel JL No76

A vibrant place where you feel at home!

At the centre of Amsterdam’s museum and fashion district, situated immediately behind PC Hooftstraat, this is where the magic begins. Hotel JL Nº76 - open since 2011 - welcomes both business and leisure travellers in a warm and friendly boutique atmosphere. Imagine a fountain of colours, copious prints and a contemporary art collection, handpicked by the owner Arjen van den Hof. This hotel and its city garden speak with their own voice. Each of the 39 fully-equipped rooms is a showcase. They are all furnished with COCO-Mat beds and contain unique wallpaper designed by renowned Dutch artist Barbara Broekman. Guests can visit the honesty bar to have a drink whenever they wish and feast on the attractive dishes at Restaurant JAN. Hotel JL Nº76 is a vibrant place where you will feel at home.

For more information please visit: Hotel JL No76

Hotel De Hallen

Sleep and eat in a former tram depot!

Vondel Hotels' sixth hospitality project is Hotel De Hallen, which opened in April 2014. The new hotel is situated in one of Amsterdam’s finest industrial heritage sites. The blue steel and rusty highlights of this former tram depot become an inspiration to each and every one of the guests. Imagine spacious surroundings with an abundance of plants, brought to perfection with modern and vintage furniture and design and decorated with a selection of contemporary art, handpicked by the owner Arjen van Den Hof. The modern facilities and quality of service are outstanding. Hotel De Hallen is a must see, the perfect place for a nice stay in Amsterdam and for social and corporate events. The former tram depot has been restored preserving the original elements and formed into a hotel with 55 rooms, a beautiful lobby, meeting room in boardroom set up, bar, terrace and restaurant Remise47. In this restaurant with French/International cuisine guests and locals enjoy classic and modern signature dishes, matching wines and surprising cocktails. The fashion and museum districts, Amsterdam’s breath-taking canals and the Jordaan district are all within walking distance.

Hotel De Hallen is part of a former tram depot that dates back to 1902 and is situated in Amsterdam West. Along with architect Andre van Stigt, they tried to keep elements of the former depot visible to give an industrial touch to the look and feel for the hotel. In addition to the hotel, the 2,700-square-metre De Hallen project includes a library, cinema, boutiques and covered food market.

For more information please visit: Hotel de Hallen

Hotel IX

Hotel IX is the only hotel in Amsterdam's 'negen straatjes' (9 streets). This boutique hotel comprises 5 luxury suites, each exuding a warm, homely and stylish elegance.

The hotel's special location is emphasized in the design of the suites, with each taking inspiration from one of the 9 streets. Furnishings are sourced from the trendy shops in the neighbourhood. The suites are each named after one of the 9 streets with a large black and white photo of that street adorning a feature wall.

The unique and historic surroundings ensure that Hotel IX is a special place. Not only are guests pampered, but they get to enjoy the full experience of the 9 streets with its hip restaurants, trendy shops and authentic Amsterdam spots.

Fore more info please visit Hotel IX

Suite 1888

Ready for some supreme relaxation in a city that is always on the go? The ground floor of our 19th-century townhouse in Amsterdam’s stately eastern district is a haven of calm and comfort for visitors to the vibrant Dutch capital. Our luxurious Bed & Breakfast with its own garden near Oosterpark is only a ten-minute walk from the Hermitage museum, Artis Zoo and Carré theatre. Typical Amsterdam cafés and restaurants with popular outdoor terraces are just around the corner. After a busy day of sightseeing, an opulent bath, good glass of wine and heavenly bed await.

Welcome to Suite 1888.

This special bed & breakfast is situated in an authentic Amsterdam townhouse dating from 1888. Spanning the entire ground floor, the suite offers full privacy. It has been renovated and decorated to exude the original historical style, while also incorporating full modern conveniences. Enjoy the decadence of two large en-suite rooms, a cherrywood floor, high ceilings, a sumptuous couch, king-size bed and deluxe bathroom with bath and rain shower. The bedroom and bathroom have views onto the garden, which is exclusively for guests. The patio, bathed in evening sunlight, is a pleasant spot for a breather after the bustle of the city.

There are flowers, there’s wine, fresh fruit, art, literature and more. Owned by an artist and an architect, this residence combines allure and comfort. For those who prefer a lazy start to the day, breakfast is available, but you can also opt to go local at one of the cozy parkside cafés nearby. With a tram stopping practically outside the front door, the main museums and historical city centre are less than fifteen minutes away.

For more information please visit: Suite 1888

Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel Amsterdam

The exclusive Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel Amsterdam is located at the top of a former industrial monumental crane in one of the city’s most creative neighbourhoods. Located directly on the water in the heart of Amsterdam, the surrounding area has a vibrancy and energy uniquely its own.

The Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel fits perfectly in this Amsterdam creative hotspot. Not only does it offer a unique and exclusive experience for its guests – including a jacuzzi located on the roof – it will also host the Faralda Production Company. In cooperation with Dutchview, Faralda facilitates film, TV, music, media and festival events.

The iconic 50-metre high crane was recently dismantled and has undergone a major renovation. It returned this year to start it's second life as a brand new luxury hotspot in Amsterdam.

The top of the crane houses 3 high‐end contemporary design suites. An international team is responsible for the in‐ & exterior design. A jacuzzi is situated on top in the open air, 50 meters high (with splendid views of the city and the IJ river). High above the city, the crane slowly turns in the wind. Guests will experience an exceptional night.

There is even the possibility to Bungee Jump. You can enjoy the amazing view, but you will thrown you down after half an hour! You can bring up to one extra person for recording a video. The spectacular rope jump has a swing of at least 90 metres and a free fall of tens of metres.

There is private car park, a private pier and boat service. If arriving with a Private Jet at Schiphol Airport Amsterdam, part of our service, VIP transport from Schiphol Oost can be arranged by the Faralda Crane Hotel Amsterdam (20 minutes).

For more information please visit The Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel Amsterdam


Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht in the former Public Library on the Prinsengracht – the “Prince’s Canal.” Marvelously located in the cultural heart of Amsterdam, the hotel is surrounded by the creative scene and dynamic character of the lively Jordaan district and adjacent “Nine Streets.” The new 122-room (including five suites) hotel is within close walking distance of the city’s major attractions, as well as prime retail and business districts. Reflecting its energetic and distinctive surroundings, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is devoted to providing highly personalized, uncomplicated service in an atmosphere that authentically embraces the best of Amsterdam. Notable features are the in-house restaurant and bar, Bluespoon, 400 square meters (4,305 square feet) of meeting space, a signature spa with sauna, steam and treatment rooms, and a fully equipped 24-hour gym. Every space is uniquely designed by Dutch architect and renowned designer, Marcel Wanders, reflecting a modern and adventurous view of Dutch history and local culture.

For more information, visit, or call +31 20 523 1234.

Bed & Breakfast 180 Graden

Bed & Breakfast 180 Graden is a luxury, private apartment situated right in the center of Amsterdam’s historical district, the Jordan area, on one of the most beautiful canals, the “Egelantiersgracht”.

This stylish 75 m2 apartment on the third and fourth floor looks out over the canal and the “Westertoren”. It offers the comfort of a hotel and the independence of a private apartment with it’s own living room, small terrace and luxurious kitchen with dining table.

You will find all the amenities you would expect, including dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine, cooker and SMEG fridge.

The fridge is stocked with lovely organic homemade food from farmers markets around the Amsterdam region. The gorgeous breakfast with homemade jams, freshly baked croissants, fruit and granola has become famous the world over.

For more information please visit 180 Graden.

Conservatorium Hotel

The Conservatorium hotel is a high-end luxury lifestyle hotel offering guests a unique access to the best of the local culture alongside amenities, service and design that compete at the highest level on a global stage.

Originally founded in 1275, present-day Amsterdam is bursting with history and rife with countless museums and galleries. The city is undergoing a palpable arts-led renaissance that is feeding both local and international resurgent appetites for travel to Amsterdam.

A destination for world-class food and drink venues

All dining venues at The Conservatorium hotel are under the helm of celebrated Dutch-chef, Schilo van Coevorden, whose style of food has continuously evolved throughout the years, adapting and adopting traditions from all over the world while retaining the virtues of simplicity and focus on locality and seasonality. Guests, local residents, and visitors are able to soak in the first morning sunlight with the finest coffee, teas, and cakes from The Lounge where they can absorb the daily news from the comfort of the various plush oversized sofas located in the elegant glassed Atrium space. Set to become a cornerstone for both social gatherings and informal business meetings, The Atrium also boasts an informal Brasserie offering classic and light all-day dining including salads, sandwiches, and seasonal plat du jour.

In addition to The Brasserie, the hotel’s specialty restaurant — located on the first floor and overlooking The Atrium and the Paulus Potterstraat (home of the Van Gogh and Stedelijk museums) – offers local dishes from regionally sourced ingredients while magnificent open-plan kitchens enchant the restaurant’s guests. For drinks, Tunes Bar by Schilo is the ultimate watering hole in the city for sophisticated mixology, with an internationally inspired drinks list, a separate elevated smoking lounge, chic décor, DJ, and gourmet tapas style food.

Amterdam’s vibrant center

Ideally located in the heart of the city’s major museums cluster (Museumplein) and the Royal Concertgebouw, and parallel to the prestigious designer-fashion district of P.C. Hooftstraat and Van Baerlestraat, The Conservatorium hotel offers unrivalled proximity to all of the capital’s cultural destinations. While nestled in “Oud Zuid” (The Old South), art lovers will be delighted by the proximity of world-class offerings from such venerated arts institutions as the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk, and the Van Gogh Museum. For those seeking bohemian shops, independent restaurants and cafes, or a meander in the Vondelpark, the hotel is remarkably close by. It is also just a short stroll from the charming lanes of the Jordaan neighborhood. Be it on foot or by bicycle, guests of the hotel will be able to leisurely discover the gabled houses dotting the grand canals from the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th Century while simultaneously exploring the vibrant and bustling business (Zuidas) and design quarters nearby.

Piero Lissoni: The Dutch Golden Age meets Contemporary Italian Design

Hotel Conservatorium Amsterdam occupies the famous site of Amsterdam's former Sweelinck music conservatorium. Originally built at the end of the 19th Century and conceived by the renowned Dutch architect Daniel Knuttel as the Rijkspostspaarbank Building, the construction heralded an urban regeneration of the Museumplein, an area which had been left previously derelict. Knuttel was praised for his ability to fuse simplicity and functionality, and the award-winning Milan-based architect, furniture and interiors designer Piero Lissoni has embraced this tradition through the re-incarnation of this spectacular building 100 years later.

Against the backdrop of the building's incredibly rich history, the hotel has been consistently imbued with Lissoni's signature style. Known for his austere lines, demure fabrics and shades of grey that are occasionally dotted by the appearance of bright accents, Lissoni is considered one of the most prominent and exciting contemporary Italian designers. His clean designs are a hybrid of modernist and contemporary chic and contrast playfully with the on-going bath of natural daylight throughout the building's airy spaces.

Outstanding furnishing from leading manufacturers such as Cassina, Living Divani and Vitra sit prominently in all communal spaces and are complemented by Piero Lissoni’s own custom-made furniture and lighting while accent pieces such as vintage Asian rugs provide a sense of familiar comfort. According to Lissoni "The sophisticated simplicity of the hotel was conceived with the hope of creating a personal atmosphere and ambience whereby guests and visitors alike instantly feel naturally at home. This balance of beautiful design and hospitable warmth is key to all of my projects and a key facet to my collaborations with The Mamilla and The Conservatorium hotel."

Pioneering guest rooms

The Conservatorium Hotel is comprised of 129 rooms and occupies eight floors with room categories in the property ranging from superior, deluxe, grand deluxe and suites of varying sizes. Paying homage to the building’s original lofty ceilings and almost half of the rooms have been configured into stunning duplex layout with oversized functional windows and exposed structural beams. The rooms, all with natural daylight and double glazed windows, range in size from 30m2 to a spacious 170m2.

Any highlighted suites: The Van Baerle Suites - are large 65 square meter suites with 4,5 meter high ceiling. The rooms offer a large seating area and working space with free wireless internet and state-of-the-art in room entertainment. The spacious bathroom with natural day light features a solid stone oval bath, large walk-in closet, separate rainfall shower, deluxe amenities and a bathroom LCD mirror TV. The Concerto Suite - is a unique duplex suite of 90 square meter with a separate seating area. This contains a dining area which is complimented with a service area, free wireless internet, state-of-the-art in room entertainment and features natural daylight through the architectural historic windows. The very spacious bathroom has a freestanding oval stone bath tub and a separate rainfall shower as well as deluxe amenities and bathroom LCD mirror TV. The bedroom on the duplex level offers a beautiful view on the Stedelijk Museum. The I love Amsterdam Suite - is a beautiful triplex suite of 155 square meter with a view of the Amsterdam skyline. Located on the top floor, the original wooden beams and historic architecture define the space. The suite is divided in three levels with a spacious bathroom. The Penthouse - of 170 square meters features a large living room and dining room with a support pantry for special events. A large 8oinch screen to use as private cinema. Floor to ceiling windows overlooking Amsterdam and the historical Conservatorium Hotel facade.

For more information please visit conservatoriumhotel, or call +31 20 5700000.