The Dylan Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel sitting pretty on Amsterdam’s center canal, the Keizersgracht – a neighborhood known for its seventeenth-century canals which is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area has been preserved for over four centuries with history leading back to the 1600s. This site has had many lives starting as a theatre which burnt to the ground and eventually became home to The Dylan in 1999. The Dylan’s unique structure is made up of a conglomerate of Keizersgracht canal houses built surrounding a small, charming courtyard.
Like its surroundings, The Dylan is recognized for its incredible classic architecture mixed with modern sophisticated design offering five-star amenities and tailored services catered to guests’ needs. Each room is designed with distinctive characteristics catered to different guests. The Junior Suite encompasses 50 square meters overlooking the City’s canals furnished with cozy double beds, plush couches, and a large minimal yet lavish bathroom equipped with an amazing bathtub and rain shower.
The Dylan’s main amenities include a 24-hour gym, concierge service, bar and lounge, bike spa services upon request, and bike rentals. Amsterdam is an extremely bicycle-friendly city. Riding a bike around town through the canals and the parks is the best way to explore the city. In terms of food, Dylan offers a semi-buffet breakfast and has its very own French Michelin-starred restaurant called Vinkeles run by executive chef Dennis Kuipers. Vinkeles is located in The Dylan’s beautiful sunken dining room surrounded by views of the garden in an old school 19th century boat. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafes and coffee shops around that neighborhood.
For our third installment of HYPEBEAST Road Trips, we continued our journey with cultural connector and creative Toon fan, Simon Wainwright, Nicole Fung of That Food Cray !!! and writer Joy Yoon (author of The Best Things to Do in Los Angeles: 1001 Ideas). We explored the known and unknown parts of Amsterdam to uncover new adventures and take a deep look into the culture of the city. It’s preserving the old with the new, which serves as the idyllic and inventive background many associate with present day Amsterdam. Big thanks go out to Warsteiner, Onitsuka Tiger and the Dylan Hotel for their support in this opportunity.
Stay tuned over the course of the next few days as we highlight food, fashion, design and more. Check for more HYPEBEAST Road Trips adventures here.
- Ravi Sidhu/HYPEBEAST