The Dylan Amsterdam Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Canal Ring, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Pros

  • Great location in the Canal Ring near the Nine Streets shopping area
  • Historic 17th-century building with a lovely courtyard
  • Stylish rooms with stocked minibars and Bose sound systems
  • Exclusive, Michelin-star Vinkeles restaurant on-site
  • Some rooms have beautiful views overlooking the canals
  • Cozy lounge with comfy seating and two bars, as well as a casual brasserie restaurant
  • Concierge services and bike rental
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Standard and single rooms are on the small side
  • Some bathrooms lack privacy
  • Rooms facing the canal can experience noise

Bottom Line

The Dylan is a stylish, upscale boutique centrally located in the Canal Ring. The 41 rooms are split into six different styles, ranging from lofts with cathedral ceilings to all-white rooms to Asian-inspired spaces. All rooms have high-end amenities including Bose sound systems, stocked minibars, and Zenology toiletries. A cozy lounge, two bars, a brasserie, and a lovely courtyard with heat lamps are all draws, but the real highlight here is the Michelin-star Vinkeles restaurant, which serves contemporary French cuisine in an exclusive space with just a handful of tables. While some rooms are quite small and rates are high year-round, the hotel does offer free Wi-Fi and some rooms have beautiful views overlooking the canals.

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 Location

Overlooking the Keizersgracht canal, near major attractions and shopping

The Dylan Amsterdam is located in the Canal Ring neighborhood, so called because it is made up of a ring of canals around the Old City Center. It's one of Amsterdam's most picturesque areas, and is an extremely popular place for visitors to stay. It's full of shops, restaurants, and centuries-old buildings. The hotel is within walking distance to the Westermarkt train station, historic Anne Frank’s house, and Madame Tussauds on Dam Square.

Marked by cobblestone streets, canals, and an abundance of coffee shops (which are most often known for something other than coffee), Amsterdam is both a quiet and lively city without the pretention of some European metropolises.

In the summer, visitors can enjoy live music at the Openluchttheater, an open-air venue at the Vondelpark, or the Roots Music Festival. The Gay Pride parade also takes place in the summer, and the city's many museums -- including the Van Gogh Museum or the Anne Frank House, where Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War 2 -- are popular attractions year-round. Visitors in April can experience Queen's Day, which celebrates the queen's birthday and includes a massive flea market, parties, and outdoor concerts.

  • 37-minute train ride to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • 1-minute walk to Westermarkt tram station
  • 5-minute walk to dozens of restaurants, cafes, galleries, and shops
  • 7-minute walk to Amsterdam Historical Museum
  • 9-minute walk to Amsterdam International Fashion Week B.V
  • 9-minute walk to the Anne Frank House
  • 9-minute walk to Allard Pierson Museum
  • 10-minute walk to the Royal Palace
  • 10-minute walk to the Anne Frank Tree
  • 10-minute walk to Canal Cruise Amsterdam
  • 11-minute walk to the Amsterdam Tulip Museum
  • 11-minute walk to Dam Square, home to the National Monument and Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
  • 12-minute walk to Museum Van Loon
  • 15-minute walk to Rijksmuseum
  • 17-minute walk to Rembrandt House Museum
  • 19-minute walk to Vondelpark and the open-air theater
  • 20-minute walk to the Van Gogh Museum
  • 16-minute tram ride to Hortus Botanicus botanical gardens
  • 17-minute tram ride to Artis Zoo
  • 24-minute tram ride to Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam

 Bottom Line

The Dylan is a stylish, upscale boutique centrally located in the Canal Ring. The 41 rooms are split into six different styles, ranging from lofts with cathedral ceilings to all-white rooms to Asian-inspired spaces. All rooms have high-end amenities including Bose sound systems, stocked minibars, and Zenology toiletries. A cozy lounge, two bars, a brasserie, and a lovely courtyard with heat lamps are all draws, but the real highlight here is the Michelin-star Vinkeles restaurant, which serves contemporary French cuisine in an exclusive space with just a handful of tables. While some rooms are quite small and rates are high year-round, the hotel does offer free Wi-Fi and some rooms have beautiful views overlooking the canals.

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Address

  • Keizersgracht 384 , Amsterdam, 1016 GB Netherlands

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Duplex Room
  • Luxury Canal View Suite
  • Luxury Double Room
  • Luxury Duplex Room
  • Luxury Garden View Suite
  • Luxury Single Room
  • Superior Canal View Room
  • Superior Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 40
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Canal Ring, Amsterdam
Address: Keizersgracht 384 , Amsterdam, 1016 GB Netherlands
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