The Dylan AMSTERDAM’S BEST KEPT SECRET
Cream PR is proud to introduce our new client The Dylan Amsterdam. This hotel is an exclusive gateway. It contains hidden treasures of Amsterdam’s past and present. The Dylan is recognized for its contemporary meets classic design and personal service. A beloved destination of those who appreciate quality. .
The Dylan is is one of the most historic locations in Amsterdam. Back in the year 1613, construction workers began excavating the fifth canal, the ‘’Keizersgracht”. Five years later a wooden building was constructed and a theatre was founded in the building. This theater was called the “Duytsche Academie”. In 1632, the architect Jacob van Campen was commissioned to build a stone theatre. In this theatre performances such as Gijsbreght van Aemstel were played.
On the 100th anniversary of the theatre, in the year 1737, it was Antonio Vivaldi himself who conducted the theatre’s orchestra. Many well-known guests visited the theatre. These guests included the Prince of Orange, the Russian Tsar and the Elector of Brandenburg. The building caught fire in 1772 and completely burned down. Only the present ’’Van Campen’s’’ doorway (main entrance gate) was spared. This beautiful doorway reminds us today of this location’s rich history. In 1773 the site was sold to one of the Regents of the Roman Catholic Church’s charities, known as the Old & Poor People’s office. This foundation retained ownership until 1998. Then, the building was completely renovated and reopened as Hotel Blakes. In 2004, the luxury boutique hotel changed its name to The Dylan Amsterdam.
This year The Dylan will celebrate its 20th Anniversary, The Dylan asked Cream PR to highlight this special occasion, so stay tuned….more information will follow soon.
The Dylan Amsterdan is located in the heart of the “9-streets” area on the prestigious ‘’Keizersgracht” canal. Tucked behind a historical façade right along the canals.