Rosewood Hotels & Resorts has announced details on Rosewood Amsterdam, which will open in 2023 as the hospitality group’s 11th property in Europe and first in the Netherlands. The hotel is housed in the former Palace of Justice, which overlooks the Prinsengracht in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Amsterdam Canal District. Top nearby attractions include the museum district, the high-end shopping district on P.C. Hooftstraat and the hip De Pijp neighborhood.
Originally constructed in 1665 and later expanded in 1836, the Palace of Justice was Amsterdam’s main courthouse for over 175 years. Working closely with the Bureau Monumenten en Archeologie and the City of Amsterdam to preserve the heritage and character of the building, Netherlands-based architectural firm Kentie & Partners has been selected to spearhead the property’s evolution into an ultra-luxury hotel. The team will, according to Rosewood, “honor the property’s original elements and distinctive Dutch identity while incorporating a contemporary sense of style that captures the energetic and exciting Amsterdam of today’s times.”
Rosewood Amsterdam will have 134 guestrooms and suites, with many with views across the two adjoining canals, quiet internal courtyards and townhouse rooftops. Amenities will include three restaurants, one of which will be an Indian restaurant, and bars; Sense, A Rosewood Spa offering ayurvedic treatments; wellness and fitness center; and an indoor swimming pool. The main restaurant will be flanked by two courtyards with outdoor seating.
The lobby lounge will have a library adorned with legal books doubling as art pieces, photographs and artifacts, as well as comfortable and stylish seating. The library will also host an Indian Business Club, which can host business and networking events in an exclusive setting. All public spaces will overlook the three internal landscaped courtyards of the building, which will be created by landscape designer Piet Oudolf, known for his work on the High Line and The Battery in New York City.
In addition, multiple event spaces and meeting rooms, including a 3,000-square-foot ballroom, will offer advanced audio and visual services and natural daylight.
Rosewood Amsterdam joins three existing European properties: Hôtel de Crillon, A Rosewood Hotel, Rosewood London and Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco. Additional European locations with Rosewood developments in the pipeline include Edinburgh, London, Madrid, Munich, Porto Cervo, Vienna and Venice.