Tivoli debuts in the Netherlands

i By March 21, 2023 No Comments

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts today launched its first property in the Netherlands.

The 81-key Tivoli Doelen Amsterdam Hotel is housed in a sixteenth century property overlooking the Amstel Canal in the city’s historic center. The building is considered to be the oldest hotel in the Dutch capital. It was also the original home to Rembrandt Van Rijn’s famous painting The Night Watch (1642), which hung on wall in one of the bedroom suites until it was moved to the world renowned Rijksmuseum.

Tivoli Doelen Amsterdam Hotel, which opened March 2023, has 81 guestrooms and suites. This image shows a replica of Rembrandt's The Night Watch in the hotel's Rembrandt Suite. Photo courtesy of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts.

PHOTOS | (Top of post) Lobby and reception. (Above) Replica of The Night Watch, Rembrandt Suite. Photos courtesy of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts.

Tivoli Doelen’s interiors are inspired by the Dutch Golden Age and the unique atmosphere of Amsterdam, blending old-world elegance with contemporary service and Tivoli touches.

Guestrooms and suites offer views over the canals or the city. The interior color palette combines pastel tones with touches of red, all complemented with wood accents. Marble bathrooms feature special amenities from the French luxury brand Lalique.

Accommodation highlights include the 500+-square-foot Rembrandt Suite, which features a perfect replica of The Night Watch on the wall where the masterpiece originally hung for 70 years, and the Empress Suite, which was once the boudoir of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.

The property’s onsite restaurant and bar, Omber, offers a Mediterranean-Dutch fusion menu. Every dish on the menu contains an element inspired by the 12 signature colours Rembrandt used in his masterpieces. The artist’s favorite dishes – herring and pickles, for example – have been recreated by the culinary team and are offered under the Dutch name of Rembrandt Pauze. Similarly, the Omber Bar serves several signature cocktails created with Jenever, the Dutch gin that was Rembrandt’s favorite drink. The hotel’s “Night Watch” cocktail is based on an old recipe found in the hotel archives. Dating back to the 17th century, it is made with old Jenever, coffee liqueur, syrup and cherry bitters.

Tivoli Doelen Amsterdam also offers a range of personalized tours starting and ending at the hotel dock. These include an exploration of the city’s canals, and an immersive “In the Footsteps of Rembrandt” experience that includes a visit to the artist’s home and studio. The hotel has also created a partnership with  The Rembrandthuis Museum that gives guests the opportunity to book a dinner, served by the Tivoli Doelen team in the actual kitchen of Rembrandt’s house.

Tivoli Hotels & Resorts is part of the Minor Hotels and currently operates 17 properties in Portugal, Brazil, Qatar, China and The Netherlands.