The Dylan mirrors the spirit of Amsterdam in this soulful and distinctive boutique hotel
Vinkeles features an historic setting, modern furnishings, and a shining Michelin Star
We salute the Dylan's vision on design in its distinctive, well-appointed guest rooms
Experience the soul of the Dylan in the wonderfully eclectic Dylan Thomas Suite
A clever use of attic space in this guest bathroom, nicely tucked beneath the rafters
The Dylan has several meeting rooms, this one gets the job done in modern fashion
On the site of a popular 18th century theater, the Dylan begins its own legacy where history, design, and the soul of Amsterdam all come together.
The Dylan Hotel occupies a site where two 17th century theater stages once stood. The first theater was a wooden structure that was replaced by a second, a stone building, that opened as a performance hall in 1637. This building was designed by Dutch architect Jacob van Campen. It quickly became popular and featured not only the works of Dutch playwrights but also Shakespeare and Voltaire.
The theater was a celebrated success. Over the course of the 18th century, the audience included Royalty and noblemen from around the world. Sadly, that all came to a end in 1772 when a fire destroyed most of the building. For more than 200 years the property was held by a Roman Catholic charity. It was sold in 1998, and substantially reconstructed and re-opened as a luxury boutique hotel in 1999.
The Dylan is ideally situated along the Keizergraght, a main canal of Amsterdam. It is a great location for walking, shopping, and experiencing Amsterdam’s history. The hotel is quietly set back behind an historic stone gateway. The deep courtyard beyond gives it the feel of an exclusive residence. A private dock and boat service, situated directly in front of the hotel, are available to guests.
The Dylan has a truly unique presentation: it defies a specific style or period of design. It is a wonderful blend of contemporary furnishings and materials, that are creatively integrated with the building’s historic features. Entirely new spaces were developed for many guest rooms and the meeting facilities. The 40 guest rooms and suites have a relaxed and contemporary ambiance, each one uniquely appointed. The rooms typically reflect a subtle Far Eastern influence.
The Restaurant Vinkeles, under Executive Chef Dennis Kuipers, has retained the honor of one Michelin star continuously since 2009. Vinkeles offers his signature blend of classic and modern French cuisine,
The Dylan offers 3 banquet rooms in addition to the hotel’s casual lounges, bar, and courtyard, all of which can be rented for private receptions.
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Awards and certifications
Below are the awards and accolades gained by Dylan Hotel