In Amsterdam it is not common to go to a hotel bar to enjoy a drink or to meet people, but The College Hotel is one of the few places where you can do exactly that. Every last Sunday of the month you can listen to some afternoon jazz in this stylish boutique hotel, situated close to the museum district. It is housed in an old 19th century school building with matching high ceilings, which gives it a mysterious touch.
The name of the venue refers to the fact that all of its staff members are students of local hospitality schools. They can be a bit inexperienced, but their motivation makes up for it!
The lounge bar has a fireplace and multiple cozy spots with discrete lighting. This creates a warm and intimate ambiance to spend a Sunday afternoon with your friends or lover.
When my friends and I where here on Sundays, we enjoyed the live jazz music from around five ’till seven. The hotel attracts a diverse crowd, that consists of twenty somethings as well as more mature visitors, and is a nice mixture of tourists and locals.
Overall, I find this hotel bar the perfect place for a nice glass of wine or one of the delicious cocktails they serve. If you would also like to go for a small bite or dine a la carte, the College Hotel has a restaurant where they serve dishes of Dutch origin with an international touch. For special events check out their agenda.