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.