Collection by Jaime Gillin

The Dylan, Amsterdam


Last year I spent two nights at the luxurious Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam, and I'm excited to share my photos of the place. It's located in central Amsterdam, along the Keizersgracht canal, in a cluster of historic buildings that includes part of a 17th century theater; an 18th-century bakery and alms house; and a series of canal houses. There are historic architectural remnants throughout the property, including giant wooden roof beams (in my attic guestroom!), original twisting stone staircases, and yellow bricks that date back to 17th century that line the entrance hall. It opened as a hotel in 1999 and recently underwent a renovation; just last year, the design firm FG stijl redesigned ten rooms in an adjacent historic building. When I was there, they were still under construction, but I recently received photos of the completed spaces, and they're lovely. Take a look!

This is the hotel's front entrance, and the property's most historic architectural relic.
Here's what the surrounding neighborhood looks like.
This was my room, set into the upper floor of a historic canal house.
A very steep and narrow flight of stairs led to my favorite part of the room: a big bathroom tucked into the attic,...
Even better—a big bathtub with views of the surrounding rooftops.
A window in the bathroom overlooked the surrounding neighborhood, each house with a now-familiar roofline.
Here's another attic suite: a peaceful and minimalist space.
Throughout the hotel are original historic details, including this steep twisting staircase that led from the main...
The hotel's elegant Michelin-starred restaurant, Vinkeles, was formerly a bakery, in operation between 1787 to 1811 and...
The breakfast buffet was one of the nicest I've seen—quite a spread.
A special Dutch treat—chocolate sprinkles, best eaten on toasted, buttered bread.
This was my favorite single space in the hotel—a lounge with a big marble fireplace, gilt mirror, and weathered wooden...
While I was staying at the hotel ten rooms were still under renovation, but I stole a peek into one of them—very much...
Here's an "after" shot of one of the renovated suites.
Here's room eight, with a custom-made "drinks cabinet" on the left.
And here's one of my favorite photos from my trip: a swan-filled canal in the red light district, illuminated by the...