If you plan a trip to Amsterdam, check out Maurits at the Park, an extraordinarily elegant new hotel located in the centre of the city!
In the heart of Amsterdam, a 20th-century monumental building has been given new life as a luxury five-star hotel, following a delicate and meticulous transformation process. Talking about Maurits at the Park which is the sixth property from Pillows Hotels, the acclaimed hospitality brand known for its refined hotels and restaurants in the Netherlands and Belgium. Located in the evergreen Oosterpark, this new project from Pillows Hotels mixes timeless elegance and contemporary aesthetics, with gastronomy and events at the forefront.
With 88 luxury rooms and suites, a fine dining restaurant, a brasserie, two bars, a private lounge area, and several meeting spaces, the hotel is Amsterdam’s newest hot spot. A hub for gastronomy and curated experiences inspired by its beautiful surroundings,
Maurits at the Park is next to Tropenmuseum and a short walk from Artis Amsterdam Zoo. Despite an imposing exterior, this iconic building has been re-imagined from its origins as a university to a welcoming, cosmopolitan meeting place. Offering a new hospitality experience in Amsterdam, it combines privacy and instant access to the buzzing city centre.
Opulent interiors nod to the past while embracing the present, the hotel was envisioned by Office Winhov, the award-winning architectural firm, as an open part of the neighbourhood where everyone is welcome, taking into account the building’s unique location and the intricate features of its past. Over 4,000sqm of parkland were returned to the people of Amsterdam, removing any existing partitions and fences. In the hotel’s new wing, different types of windows seamlessly connect the indoors with the outdoors; the new and the old intertwine harmoniously, becoming one. The warm lighting transforms the monumental space at night, adding a serene touch and creating a relaxed vibe.
Interior design at Maurits at the Park
This careful consideration of the building’s heritage has been applied to the interiors as well. Studio Linse, responsible for the interior design, is no stranger to the brand, as the firm won an award for its work at Pillows Hotel Ter Borch Zwolle.
A “noble simplicity”, as Paul Linse terms it, runs throughout the hotel, connecting the carefully chosen interior elements. The soft, tactile materials and the warm, earthy colour palette create a calming harmony, while the comfortable furniture is ideal for lounging away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s the perfect counterpart to robust exteriors.
Touches of Parisian elegance are combined with Dutch sophistication, setting a relaxing tone in the 88 gracious rooms and suites, which range from 18sqm to 50sqm. Understated and inviting, the rooms are like high-end sanctuaries ready to nurture and nourish the soul. With striking individual artworks by established painter Raphaël Hermans and every detail in the room thoughtfully planned for maximum comfort, guests are sure to cherish every moment spent here.
A new culinary destination
With two imposing restaurants, great attention has been given to the hotel’s culinary offerings. The goal is to celebrate gastronomy in every way, giving locals and visitors alike new, imaginative dining options. VanOost, helmed by rising star chef Floris van Straalen, is a fine dining restaurant serving ‘worldly cuisine’: heavenly dishes inspired from all over the world are prepared in an open kitchen. This truly magnificent space with fifteen-meter- high ceilings and design elements from a bygone era pays homage to the illustrious Tropenmuseum next door. Spring Cafe Brasserie adds a playful touch to the mix with mouth-watering dishes by chef Luigi di Benedetto, who combines artfully the best of Italian and French cuisine. The light and airy indoor space connect with the atmospheric Oosterpark through a generous outdoor seating area.
Guests can experience signature cocktails at Fitz 39;s Bar, an intimate space with leather, wood, felt and velour design details. This 1920’s inspired bar is led by manager Nick Vrielink, who recently qualified as Dutch champion for the IBA World Cocktail Championship in Rome.
Last but not least, a rooftop bar with stunning views of the park and the city offers the ultimate setting for summer drinks. The three sumptuously decorated salons, another integral part of the hotel, are ideal for private meetings and events. The Living, a private lounge accessible only to staying guests, offers an impressive library and luscious design. A thoughtful entertainment plan includes various events and activities curated by local and international creatives.
By offering a new take on luxury hospitality, the new Pillows Maurits at the Park is a breath of fresh air. In the middle of vibrant Amsterdam, it’s an inviting retreat where dreamy rooms and star-studded cuisine mix with irresistible cocktails, served at a stunning rooftop bar overlooking the city skyline.