This grand room overlooking the canal, is located on the third floor of the hotel. The original ceiling beams, extra-large king-sized bed, double shower and the freestanding bathtub provide an abundance of luxury and comfort.
The decor is themed around the famous Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669). He hardly needs an introduction and he is considered one of the most significant visual artists in the history of art. He rose to fame when Dutch art was all the rage in Europe and his work still influences artists today. It is often said that since Rembrandt, nobody ever managed to bring life to paintings as well as he did.
The room contains cabinets showcasing feathers, stuffed birds and other rarities. Rembrandt spent a lot of money on collecting similar rarities, eventually resulting in his bankruptcy. A painter’s studio setup in the corner of the room is an obvious tribute to what made Rembrandt famous. On the easel, you can see a perspective painting of the great artist working on a portrait of himself. In good tradition with a real artist’s studio, we added a few splatters of paint for authenticity.
This impressive room is located on the top floor of the hotel, offering wonderful views of the canal. The vaulted ceilings and loft adds dimension to the space. The room also delivers big on comfort with a spacious bathroom and a separate, free standing copper bath tub.
The room’s decor is themed around physicist, astronomer and horologist Christiaan Huygens (1629 – 1695). He was one of the great scientists of the 17th century and is well-known as the inventor of the pendulum clock. His invention made a huge difference to the accuracy of timekeeping. In addition, he also built his own telescope allowing him to be the first to discover Saturn’s rings and its moon Titan.
His life and work inspired clever design elements such as clock gears cast in epoxy of the nightside table. No longer needed to tell time, they now function as a contemporary tribute to Huygens’s work. A lamp made from an old telescope honors his loves for the galaxies. The telescope does not work anymore, but not to worry; you can still look up at the stars projected on the vaulted ceilings.
This large room at the front of the building offers magnificent views of the canal. The impressive ceiling height, as well as the striking design, give this room a stately vibe. It offers a raised, almost throne like king-sized bed, a double shower and a freestanding bathtub overlooking the canal.
The room’s decor is inspired by the illustrious brothers Louys Trip (1605 -1684) and Hendrick Trip (1607-1666) With their successful business in the arms trade, they supplied weapons for many European wars fought at the time. It resulted in tremendous wealth for them and their ancestors. Despite this dubious role in the history of warfare, the brothers liked to see themselves as peacemakers. Their motto: Ex bello pax. After war comes peace.
The arms trade and the brothers’ resulting wealth were the main inspiration for this room’s design. The brass and copper pennies cast in epoxy on the table represent the abundance of money the brothers made. The guns in the impressive chandelier and the bedside lamps no longer make war casualties but instead bring light to our guests. Guns are also on display in the glass cabinet. No worries, they no longer work.
This large room is situated on the ground floor of the hotel. Its location in the back of the building means it has access to a private garden. The elegant and luxurious room has a comfortable king-sized bed, a bathroom with a shower and a separate bathtub in the room, and another tub on the patio outside. Here, guests can enjoy the tranquility of chirping birds and the rustle of leaves in the wind.
Surgical tools play a vital role in the design of the room which is themed around physician, botanist, and scientist Herman Boerhaave (1668 – 1738). Often considered the Dutch Hippocrates, Boerhaave is the founder of bedside clinical teaching and with that, of the modern academic hospital.
Boerhaave’s notable influence in the world of medicine and botany is reflected in this room’s design elements. Most obvious is the skeleton made of surgical tools. Similar tools are cast in epoxy at the bottom of the drawers under the bed. The brass leaves of the reading lights by the bed, as well as the dried leaves on the nightstand, represent his botanical work. The secluded patio functions as the guests’ private botanic garden.
This grand and elegant room is located on the first floor of the hotel. It overlooks the lush gardens in the back. It features a large king-sized bed, a double shower and a bathtub. The high ceilings further add to the luxurious feel and size.
The decor is themed around Dutch folk hero Michiel de Ruyter (1607 – 1676) who is undoubtedly the most famous admiral in Dutch history and possibly even the world. With the Dutch Navy, he fought the English and French forces during all three Anglo-Dutch Wars and can write many victories to his name. The most famous one being the Raid on the Medway, where Dutch naval troops sailed up the Thames and burned and captured several English ships.
The naval theme is reflected in whimsical design elements such as a replica of De Ruyter’s ship at the headboard of the throne-like raised bed. Guests can sail away to relaxation in the boat-shaped bathtub and feel like a captain when they open the closet with a ship’s wheel. The chandelier and bed lamps made from disabled guns refer to the many battles fought by de Ruyter.
This large and elegant room is located on the second floor of the hotel. It boasts impressive views of the canal in the front. In the room, a raised king-sized bed, double shower and free-standing bathtub, provide ample comfort.
The room design is themed around the illustrious pharmacist, zoologist and collector Albertus Seba (1665 – 1736). His collection of exotic plants, taxidermy, and other oddities resulted in one of the most extensive cabinets of curiosities in the Netherlands. Peter the Great, the great tsar of Russia, bought one of his cabinets to found Russia’s first museum. Seba’s work in taxonomy and natural history later influenced the father of Taxonomy, Carl Linnaeus.
The room is a cabinet of curiosities in its own right. In the room, there is an actual cabinet, filled with exotic and natural phenomena like butterflies, shells and bird skeletons. A decorative wall of antique amber medicine bottles give reference to Seba’s career as a pharmacist. Similar bottles, no longer containing medicine to make you better, were used to create the bedside lamps to help you read better.