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“If you have the money stay here”
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The Dylan
Ranked #22 of 368 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
“If you have the money stay here”
Reviewed 2 February 2009

Canel facing room was great, service excellent and dinner on Saturday evening in the hotel restaurant was amongst the best I have ever had. Staff friendly and professional and v helpful. Hotel is in an excellent location enabling you to walk to most places. 1000 euros for two nights (including Sat night dinner), so not cheap but if you have that sort of budget for a weekend then stay here!

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — high price!
  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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73 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2009

Arrived at the Dylan on the morning after Christmas Day '08 and our room was ready after an all-night flight from Dulles. It was really frigid in Amsterdam and the room, which was overlooking the courtyard, was quite drafty. My wife speaks Dutch (an impenitrable language for me) and we were treated very courteously by the staff. I would say that our black & white Asian-theme room was chic but shabby and needed rennovation. The bathroom sink was very low and you had to bend over to see yourself in the mirror all the time. Most distressing was that the shower fixtures were broken and my wife could not take a bath in the huge tub. Shower only. The bed was very comfortable however. Hotel amenities and style were lovely. I agree with the person who noted the high cost of breakfast. We did not have any other meals in the hotel--but the public rooms were very stylish. Value vs. Price? Hmmmm... not so sure. The Dylan was VERY expensive and I think I could have shopped around for a less pricey boutique-type hotel but the reviews swayed me. Doubt I/we would stay there again but it was a positive experience overall--just not REALLY worth that $$. I should have asked to see other comparably-priced rooms in the hotel. Agree with other comments that the location is GREAT>!

  • Liked — Style/amenities/size.
  • Disliked — Non functional bathroom fixtures.
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2009

I spent five nights at the Dylan Hotel in October while visiting a daughter in graduate school in Amsterdam.
The Dylan is everything that a 5 star hotel should be.
Top service without the attitude, lovely rooms (perhaps needing a little touching up), with a highly rated and delicious restaurant, Vinkeles on the premises. The staff was always very friendly and accommodating. It is an extremely elegant hotel.
The location is central Amsterdam with the medieval canals, like the Singel within a five minute walk.
Two other restaurants stand out from that visit:
Balthazar's Keuken in the Jordaan neighborhood very close to
the Dylan Hotel. Book early. My daughter chose it for her next
birthday dinner with friends.
Amsterdam's finest fish restaurant, near the RAI Center and a cab ride away, Visandeschelde.
I booked a return to the Dylan for March and have already been contacted by a member of the staff welcoming me back.

  • Liked — The stunning decor in the public rooms and the people who work there.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled solo
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denver
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2008

We just returned from a beautiful 3-night stay at the Dylan. The location could not possibly be better right in the heart of the 9 small streets, and the hotel has a perfect inspired dutch style - simply gorgeous. We were lucky to be traveling off season, and received a very good value in the "garden room" - with beautiful soft decor on the top floor overlooking the canals. The room was overly spacious. It is expensive but perfect for a splurge romantic weekend, and look for the off-season values. I agree that the bed could have been more comfortable and we asked for an extra duvet which helped a lot, but overall a very beautiful sexy place. For a great dinner, try Lust - right around the corner - right out of the hotel, right again - it books up on busy nights - really great atmosphere and food.

  • Liked — location, style
  • Disliked — expense
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank plushblush
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 November 2008

We stayed in Amsterdam for the weekend for a blend of business and pleasure. This hotel is wonderful and is in the authentic heart of Amsterdam - it was great to walk out of the hotel and feel the pulse of the city immediately.

The design of the hotel is just exquisite. It underlines the true sense of style that the Dutch are renowned for.

The size of the rooms and the comfort of the mattresses left a little to be desired... when you stay here you realise you're paying for the location and the fantastic design of the hotel - i sleep anywhere usually but found myself tossing and turning on both nights due to the mattress.

Our stay at the hotel felt like a real treat, but it has to be said an expensive one. We both left feeling we had shared a special experience and would recommend the Dylan to anyone who wants to splash out.

  • Liked — Design and location
  • Disliked — Beds and size of rooms
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank QIKI
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2008

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Dylan is fantastic, so stylish and yet the atmosphere is friendly rather than stuffy...
Reception is very cool, and we were checked in straight away, no wait. The receptionist then brought us to our room - no. 13, on the second floor - and our bags were brought to us 5 minutes later.
Our room (standard) wasn't particularly big, but had 2 huge windows looking onto the neighbour's gardens, flat screen TV and Bose sound system. Well stocked minibar, safe and bathrobes standard. The bathroom was the same size of the room, with a lovely stone sink and bath / shower, and also had a huge window.
The bar and the restaurant are lovely, and so is the patio - although we didn't get to sit outside. The service is excellent!
The Dylan is located in a quiet, residential area, yet within easy walking distance from lovely restaurants, bars, cafes, museums, etc. The many little cafes and restaurants on Prinsengratch canal are wonderful for people watching.
We loved the Joordan area too for restaurants and nightlife. A lot nicer than Rembrandt square and Dam Square!

  • Liked — The general style of the place, and the location
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank msstrips
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London, England
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2008

Just had a night in the Dylan on business, but stayed there all day having meetings. It manages to be cool and stylish but not up itself or trying to be something it isn't. Service was superb, the room (a garden view suite) was huge for a city like Amsterdam, and the food excellent. Seriously beautiful building, too, in an amazing location. OK, my room was 750 Euros for a night, so it's not cheap but if you want something special, go there. I go all over the world on business, this is one seriously world-class hotel.

Stayed September 2008
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Property: The Dylan
Address: Keizersgracht 384, 1016 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#18 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#20 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#28 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Dylan 5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This boutique hotel along the Keizersgracht canal is situated in the heart of Amsterdam. The Dam Square is a short walk away. The Dylan offers rooms and suites with special themes. All have luxurious bathrooms, a bathrobe and slippers. There is free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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