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May 2017 | By Conservatorium |
The Conservatorium’s location means Amsterdam’s treasures aren’t across town. They’re across the street.
Standing on the famous site of Amsterdam’s former Sweelinck Conservatory of Music, the Conservatorium hotel in Amsterdam opened at the end of 2011. This magnificent Neo-Gothic building was originally built at the end of the 19th Century and in its new incarnation; it has been transformed into a contemporary luxury five-star hotel.
Following the success of last year’s organised Art Months, Conservatorium will once again invite international artists to showcase their work in the Lounge of the hotel in early 2017. Art is up to each viewer’s own interpretation, it is a conversation that can be struck with a stranger. With this thought in mind Conservatorium showcases art pieces by varying artists every year and invites guests to experience the lobby with a new perspective during the Art Months. This year internationally acclaimed artists Jasper Krabbé, Scholten & Baijings, Schelten & Abbenes and Studio Drift will showcase their work.
In honour of Conservatorium’s fifth year anniversary, Amsterdam’s grand luxury lifestyle palace introduces ‘The Big Five’ Package and takes you on a tour to the five most thrilling must-do’s in the city. Enjoy a three-night stay in the I ♥ Amsterdam Suite – a beautiful 155 m2 triplex with a wonderful 360˚ view over the rooftops of the Dutch capital – including private butler service throughout your stay, a bottle of Champagne upon arrival, a copy of #59 Magazine Conservatorium anniversary edition, a private transfer by Bentley to and from the airport, the big five activities in Amsterdam, a private lunch with the Conservatorium’s General Manager, Roy Tomassen, the five steps to perfection treatment in Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre for two persons, an 8-course Omakase menu in Taiko restaurant including wine or sake pairing and a late check-out at 4pm.
In addition to the activities in Conservatorium, three of the world’s most renowned museums are just across the street. The Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum each season present varying exhibitions, including classical paintings to modern art. Conservatorium is a hotspot for artists and art lovers. Bernadette Murphy, the well-acclaimed author of 'Van Gogh's Ear' is the first artist in residence, who wrote a large part of her book during her stay in the Conservatorium hotel. Throughout the year, bedtime stories of artists in residence will be placed in all rooms and suites for all art loving guests to enjoy.
Designed by Piero Lissoni - leading Italian architect and interior designer - the Conservatorium hotel is a Modern Grand Hotel and combines historical architecture with modern design. The hotel features 129 rooms and suites, a holistic wellbeing centre, an array of restaurants and a bar, as well as a selection of cutting-edge events and banqueting spaces. Whether you would like to go on a culinary journey with Executive Chef Schilo van Coevorden at the Asian-inspired restaurant Taiko, kick back and enjoy one of their many varieties of Gin & Tonic in Tunes Bar or pamper yourself with an anti-jetlag treatment at the Akasha spa, the Conservatorium hotel in Amsterdam truly is your home away from home.
Conservatorium, Amsterdam along with Hotel Café Royal, London and Lutetia, Paris (currently under renovation), is a member of the Set Hotels, a collection which reinvents Grand Dame properties at the heart of some of Europe’s great cities – transforming them into diverse, dynamic places where artists, patrons and lovers of the arts meet.
Van Baerlestraat 27, 1071AN Amsterdam
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