Amsterdam itself is like a big open-air museum with its 17th-century canals, grand merchants’ houses and intimate squares. The Ambassade Hotel is right in the historic centre, a focal point for culture lovers and culinary enthusiasts, and a great favourite with writers too.
The hotel, set in a row of 10 historic townhouses along the Herengracht canal, is home to an exceptional collection of art and literature. Major works by artists of the renowned Cobra movement are on display in the guestrooms, the public areas and the Brasserie Ambassade. The name Cobra is derived from the initials of the members’ home cities of Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam.
The guestrooms, with their carefully curated modern art, are individually designed in Louis XV/ XVI style. The Library Bar is not only a wonderful place for a cocktail, but also a treasure trove for literature lovers. It houses a collection of 4,500 books signed by their authors, each of whom have stayed at the Ambassade Hotel, including Umberto Eco, Isabel Allende and most of the recent winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Brasserie Ambassade is not just a restaurant. You are surrounded by delightful works of art by the Cobra movement. Chef Tommy van de Coolwijk serves classic French cuisine. The super wine list comprises mostly French wines together with some interesting wines from the Old and the New World. The famous Spanish architects Cruz y Ortiz, also responsible for the impressive interior renovation of the Rijksmuseum, created the contemporary look of Brasserie Ambassade, the Library Bar and the hotel’s public areas. Cruz y Ortiz successfully merged the magnificent art collection with the 17th century splendour of the townhouses along the canal. From the restaurant you will enjoy delightful views over the famous Herengracht.
7.00h - 11.00h Breakfast
12.00h - 15.00h Lunch (to reserve)
18.00h - 22.00h Diner (Sunday t/m Wednesday)
18.00h - 22.30h Diner (Tuersday t/m Saturday)
Library Bar: 10.00h - 01.00h
The Ambassade Hotel is located in the heart of the world renowned Amsterdam canal district, within walking distance of famous museums such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. Nearby is the Begijnhof, an oasis of tranquillity in this busy city. Here you will find Amsterdam’s oldest house (1475). Well within reach are the Anne Frank House and the Flower Market. Amsterdam is ideal to explore by bicycle. The hotel’s reception will be able to provide you with bicycles.