The College Hotel in Amsterdam: Chic and Romantic

- Melissa Mewdell,

If you’re planning a romantic getaway in Amsterdam, look no further than The College Hotel. We sent one of our own, Farah Khan, to check out this hotel in the Netherlands. She said service, location and atmosphere were this hotel’s three strongest assets.

The hotel is a converted 19th-century school and, in keeping with that theme, The College Hotel is run by students (under the guidance of world-class professionals). It’s an unusual concept, but one that really works!

With only 40 rooms and suites, Farah found that this boutique hotel left no detail unattended. The staff really went out of their way to ensure that she had a perfect stay.

“This hotel serviced all my needs,” she said. “The staff were friendly and helpful, and a major reason why someone should choose to stay here.”

The hotel seamlessly combines traditional and modern styles. The historical building is filled with up-to-date facilities and a modern design to complete the romantic, modern and intimate environment.

But what gives it that romantic charm? Farah said it was the winding staircases, high ceilings, huge fireplaces and ultra comfortable rooms.

The College Hotel - The NetherlandsAll suites at this hotel in Amsterdam have an individual design to give them their own identities and so that each guest has a unique experience. Farah particularly enjoyed the soothing and sophisticated black and sandy color scheme employed by the hotel.

As for its location, The College Hotel is close to such famous monuments as the Anne Frank House, and is located in Amsterdam’s Museum Quarter. Here, you’ll find sites and excellent shopping, in addition to easy access to all of the major canals.

If you’re in the mood for some traditional Dutch cuisine, head to the restaurant at The College. The culinary masterpieces you’ll be served here are created by Executive Chef Pepijn Schut.

The restaurant is found in the school’s gymnasium and has an open plan kitchen and round tables. It seats up to 65 guests. Have your supper here if you want to mingle with both local and international celebrities and the movers and shakers of Amsterdam.

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