The College Hotel in Amsterdam, Netherlands
In the Museumplein, near the center of Amsterdam, discover the artful design of The College Hotel. Constructed in an 1894 schoolhouse, this fantastic luxury hotel -– part of the Lifestyle collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts – holds true to its original purpose and is operated solely by students of the Amsterdam Hotel Management School. With 40 amazing rooms designed in pristine white and earth tones, the hotel offers an elegant open, airy feel with the touch and warmth of beautiful polished woods. Wake up as the sun playfully shines over the gorgeous city views and warms you to the exciting day to come. Then invigorate your morning with the heated-tile floors and cascade showers of your room before you head out to explore the amazing and historic city of Amsterdam.
With its location, it is only natural to begin with a trip to one of the enchanting museums near The College Hotel. The Rijksmuseum offers traditional Dutch art, while the Stedelijk Museum showcases modern works. Or spend the day marveling at the talents of Van Gogh and his contemporaries in the Van Gogh Museum. If you prefer a day of luxurious shopping, walk down the P.C. Hoofstraat and peruse the seemingly unending upscale shops. Known for its nightlife, be sure to experience the best Amsterdam has to offer in bars and libations. For truly remarkable and inspired jenevers, plan a trip to the Stedelijk distillery. Here the tasting room has not been changed since 1679, and guests delight in the tradition of sipping over-filled aperitif glasses from the enjoyably sticky 300-year-old bar. If you are more of the adventurous type, traditional absinthe may be a thrilling option. After an amazing drink, delight your palate with a falafel or the customary fish and chips at one of the deliciously fun stands sprinkled throughout the city. Or return to the College Hotel Restaurant for a traditional Dutch menu presented with a contemporary flare. At the College Hotel, surrounded by such history, culture, and luxury you will find discover true relaxation and an amazing stay.
Location of The College Hotel
Nearest Airport: AMS
Amenities for The College Hotel
- General Information
- 40 Guest Rooms
- Bar & Lounge
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Bicycle Rental
- Valet Parking
- Limousine Service
- In-Room Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Flat-Screen Televisions
- Bike Tours
- Meeting Rooms
- Culture & Arts
Reviews for The College Hotel
Just had a one night stay which was very enjoyable. Staff were very friendly and welcoming room was quiet and comfortable. One issue.. we hired bikes which were great but 16 euros a day per person?? I looked at bike rental shops in the city and the average price is 8 euros per day. We had 2 half days that were charged at full days. 64 euros for 2 half days seems unnecessarily high. Hire elsewhere..
1sallysugg - Guildford, United Kingdom
Let's understand one thing ~ good hotels, that represent value, are hard to come by in Amsterdam. Be warned! Maybe this comes from the monumental flood of visitors nearly all year round. This one is really close to some of the museums and accessibility to the rest of AMS comes easily, with tram stops a few minutes away. The building is a converted school and the decor is really good. So are the rooms, but some of the fittings just don't work (poor lighting, particularly in the bathrooms). The staff are well aware of this and should do something. Also the servicing could be better. There is constant mention of students working at the hotel but, at Eur 350 a night, an excuse like that is just rubbish. Great restaurant and bar (Ferilli's). Would I go back? Yes ~ but I would be really careful to ensure that we got what we paid for.
David Graham S - Johannesburg
Nice idea having a hotel supported by Students but this does lead to some oddities. Good location and impressive building with comfortable rooms. Reception is welcoming with the option of a drink while you check in which is nice. They did struggle on one occasion when a few guests turned up all at the same time but to be honest that is normal for many hotels. Rooms I have had have been generous with high ceilings. All comfortable and well appointed. Now for the buts.... It can be hard to get attention for a drink at the bar or even coffee. You have to ask for an iron Breakfast is almost Fawltyesq. You order a set breakfast and it all comes at once. Yoghurt, eggs, meats, pastries orange juice, coffee all served on a tiered stand that there is barely room for on the table. I only asked for yoghurt followed by eggs on toast but you get served everything on the set menu regardless. And then the staff disappear..... Quirky certainly but well worth the stay. They do try hard and are learning..
CHews - Chelmsford, United Kingdom
I think it's been a while since The College was first refurbished and opened. From the outside, the hotel looks cool and we really liked the location and area. The checkin process was a little strange in that you have to chose your breakfast from a menu the day before. The reception service was no better than ok for the stay. Room wise, again ok, needs to be 're decorated and the bathroom was so so with so so products. Air con was broken meaning we had to endure road noise with window open. Still we slept ok. Breakfast is ok. The was they serve it means you have to many things on table at once and it lacks subtly. Big slabs of bread and no butter etc... The hotel is alright. Good location. Boutique ish. There are probably better for the price. Rooms need to be refurbished.
JamesA045 - London, United Kingdom
The location is great. Close enough to walk into the centre or take a tram but far enough away that you don't feel like you're in a tourist trap. They messed up the booking so couldn't give my friend and I the twin room we booked so we shared a double even after they said the room was a twin (a roll-away option isn't a twin) The breakfast was ok but nothing to rave home about - felt like we had to ask for everything that was meant to be included The aircon was useless and wouldn't go lower than 19 degrees C The hotel itself is really attractive Looks like a 4* hotel but somehow left thinking it could have been a bit better . Good overall felt more 3.5*
ukpooky - London