Soho House Amsterdam has all the ingredients of a crowd-pleasing cocktail… Take a Thirties trading office with original deco features, add a measure of mid century-modern interiors; throw in a shot of hedonism, courtesy of a club lounge and DJ sets at weekends. Next, temper your mix with a little practicality – a quiet spot for remote working, plus helpful staff well versed in local knowledge. Now top up with polished mod-cons including a Cowshed spa, fitness suite, two restaurants and a rooftop pool. Garnish with a cherry-on-top location in Binnenstad – then drink it all in at your leisure.
Please note, if you are not a Soho House member, you have the option to add a 12-month Soho Friends membership to your booking for €140. Public rates are also available.
Noon; earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from £204.11 (€235), including tax at 9 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 7% per room per night on check-out and an additional government tax of €3.00 per person per night on check-out.
Rates are room-only.
If you wish to become a Soho Friends member, you can add a 12-month membership to your booking for €140. Soho Friends is a global membership that gives you access to Soho House bedrooms, plus benefits at spas, restaurants, Cowshed and Soho Home. Please note, Soho Friends membership does not give you direct access to the Houses, and this fee only covers the room booked and any additional rooms for children under 18; additional rooms booked for guests aged 18 and over will be charged the membership fee for each room. If you have purchased a Soho Friends membership through Mr & Mrs Smith within the past year, please call our travel team directly to book your Soho Friends member rates. Please note, existing Soho House members should book directly through Soho House as Mr & Mrs Smith cannot offer their membership discount.
At the hotel
Spa, barbershop, gym, fitness studios, climbing wall, juice bar, roof terrace, work lounge, events spaces, screening room. In rooms: free WiFi, flatscreen TV, Roberts radio, Marshall Bluetooth speaker, minibar, free tea and coffee, free bottled water, Cowshed and Soho Skin products.
Our favourite rooms
Any room with a ‘Plus’ in its title has a canal view to go with retro-luxe decor, a super king-size bed and tiled ensuite. Tiny and Small rooms are good value if you’re planning to be mostly out and about; Medium rooms upwards come with a bigger footprint for space to lounge. Monumental rooms are concentrated on the first floor where original windows and features such as wooden panelling and parquet flooring lend grandeur. For a freestanding copper bath tub in the bedroom, book a Big, Large or Extra Large room; the latter is the club’s lavishly appointed suite with dining space, a living room and bar.
The trademark Soho House rooftop terrace features a raised lap pool lined with mosaic tiles and heated (open 8am–8pm, or until 10pm in summer). Flop onto an awning-shaded day-bed or bag a parasol-shaded bistro table.
Beside the main entrance to the hotel you’ll find Neville barbershop, next door to a Cowshed spa treatment space with retro armchairs for mani-pedis. Upstairs at Soho Health Club, unwind in the steam room or sauna, scale the corridor climbing wall. The gym, which overlooks the canal, has Technogym machines, free weights and LifeFitness equipment, plus options for personal training.
Hairdryers, hair straighteners and bathrobes are all provided, so you can leave extra space in your cases for all those boutique buys and Cowshed goodies you'll be bringing home.
Assorted rooms are adapted for wheelchair users and there’s a lift to take you up to the Club and House Kitchen.
Welcome, although the atmosphere is adults only, with time restrictions around when little Smiths can be in the Club or pool. Talk to a Smith travel team specialist about adding an extra bed or cot to your room.
It’s reassuring to know that Soho House are working to deliver an environmental impact strategy across their sites. With 2030 goals set to enhance and standardise recycling programmes and responsible food-waste management at every outpost of the member’s club globally. They also work with local suppliers selected for their like-minded responsibility. In the kitchen, there’s scrutiny around how Soho House sources coffee, cocoa and palm oil, as well as sustainable seafood and responsibly reared meat. Expect greater choice of meat-free dishes and seasonal ingredients whenever practical. Measures to assess Soho House’s carbon footprint and reduce emissions are ongoing.
A high stool beside the bar at Cecconi’s for pre-dinner drinks and a dining table overlooking the canal. We won’t prescribe which of House Kitchen’s tables you’ll prefer – once you’ve found your favourite bird’s-eye view of the city, you’ll know…
Casual is fine for day: by night, you’ll want to channel lounge-glamour that can take you from dinner at Cecconi’s to late-night drinks at the Club upstairs.
Cecconi’s is Soho House’s resident Italian restaurant set in a glamorous pillared dining room on the ground floor and open for lunch and dinner: alongside pizza and pasta, you’ll find carpaccio and tartare, cicchetti to graze on with your cocktails and grills including entrecote and brick chicken. An à la carte breakfast is served on the fifth floor at all-day restaurant House Kitchen, which is also the place for small plates including salt and pepper squid, fried cauliflower with hot sauce and miso-glazed shishito peppers, as well as mains such as roasted pumpkin with cime de rapa, toulouse sausage and lentils and coq au vin.
Soho House Amsterdam caters to all seasons with a bar on the terrace at Rooftop that’s idyllic in fine weather, and bold-print sofas and armchairs dotting the floor-spanning space at the Club indoors. Both bars serve beer, spirits and soft drinks plus an extensive choice of wines (including natural vintages).
House Kitchen’s hours are 8am until midnight (closing times vary). Cecconi’s is open from noon until midnight daily.
A dedicated menu is available from 8am until 11pm daily.
Soho House Amsterdam is canalside in the central neighbourhood of Binnenstad, where the canal belt ripples towards the mediaeval old town, and just a few minutes’ walk from Dam Square.
Schiphol airport is a 20-minute drive from the hotel; taxi transfers can be arranged (from €60 each way).
Amsterdam Centraal is about a 10-minute drive or 15-minute walk from the hotel; a cab from the station is around €10 one-way and the hotel can organise this for you.
There’s no parking at the hotel but paid public parking at Onepark Binnenstad is only 200 metres away.
Rokin and Nieuwmarkt are your nearest underground stations.
Worth getting out of bed for
Soho House Amsterdam is in Binnenstad – a central neighbourhood of stately landmarks including Dam Square and the Royal Palace. Beyond the obvious tourist ticklist, here are our tips… For an insight into 17th-century Amsterdam, head to Our Lord in the Attic museum on Oudezijds Voorburgwal, where an old canal house conceals a Catholic church (it even has a proper church organ). Once you’ve marvelled at the Dutch masters at the Rijksmuseum (a 20-minute walk from the hotel), leave time to smell the books lining the walls of architectural wonder Cuypers Library. The historic gardens and greenhouses at Hortus Botanicus are your nearby dose of nature. Observation deck A’Dam Lookout offers eagle-eye views across the city with a café on-high and the option to harness up for a swing over the edge of the deck, 100 metres off the ground.
The kitchen gardens and greenhouses at De Kas supply around 300 different herbs, fruit and veg to this plot-to-plate restaurant, inspiring seasonal dishes such as cod with kale and hazelnuts or roasted white asparagus with kumquat and chervil. For experiential fine dining, head to Bellezza, a warehouse restaurant in a monastery courtyard in the red-light district, where drinks and dinner are served in a series of rooms, including a six-course tasting menu in the Mirror Room and cocktails at the resident speak-easy. Moon is a revolving restaurant on the 19th floor at A’Dam Lookout: it serves polished plates of international cuisine, including lobster ravioli, salt-crust celeriac, jerusalem artichoke with fig and dukkah or short rib with lettuce and capers.
High-ceilinged, colourfully tiled Café de Jaren serves breakfast and light lunches of salads or open sandwiches alongside an extensive menu of coffee and juices and has canalside tables on the terrace.
Tess Posthumus and Timo Janse have several cocktail outposts in the city, including speakeasy Door 74 andFlying Dutchmen Cocktails, where you can sip retro concoctions such as Scotch Cherry Flips, Blue Hawaiis or Dubonnet Royals in the grand surroundings of a listed 17th-century building.
Amsterdam is large and full of fabulous hotels. There are grand and stately old Dutch masters, rich with European heritage and charm; smaller boutique abodes tucked between the row houses (or comprised of adjoining ones), and scores of well-known brand properties for visitors of all tastes. But Soho House, overlooking the city’s Singel canal, masterfully proves there’s always room for one more – especially one so fabulously unique.
Centrally located around the corner from Dam Square, it occupies the historic Bungehuis building (a 1930s former office building that was later owned by the University of Amsterdam and sports some striking over-the-door typography), and follows the same through line as most Soho House properties: a private, members-only club, with hotel rooms for members and non-members alike (rates will vary), and a ground-floor restaurant – in this case, the buzzy Italian stronghold, Cecconi’s – which is open to the public.
I typically find myself in Amsterdam at least twice a year to visit family, but it’s quite a rare treat to stay in a hotel on those occasions. So when a chance to check out – and check into – one of Soho House’s gorgeous 79 rooms presented itself, I jumped at the opportunity.
On the chilly March night that I arrived at the property, after an exhaustingly long day of travel, and a boisterous dinner at my sister’s home with her three excitable youngsters, I was thoroughly knackered. Sensing this, the warm and receptive staff checked me in quickly and helped me make my way up to the third floor, where my room awaited me.
I had booked a ‘Big Monumental’, however I never imagined just how luxuriously spacious it turned out to be. There was a welcoming and stylish sitting room upon entry, that led into an even more sizable bedroom, where, at the foot of my King-sized bed, sat a freestanding copper bathtub. My idea of heaven. The style was retro-leaning and warm – the perfect cozy welcome for my late-night arrival. I quickly did some light unpacking, and climbed into bed.
The next morning, after a long and blissfully quiet slumber, I made myself some coffee and surveyed the room more fully. The decor, provided by their own in-house design and interiors firm, Soho Home, recalled the chic Art Deco era from which the building hailed.
Following a late breakfast of house-made granola with berries, and a delicious but virtuous-feeling acai bowl, I settled into one of the private club’s quieter rooms to put in an hour of work before setting off to meet my sister again. As a non-House member, it was an especially notable perk to be able to share in access to the private spaces (which also includes a screening room and an Instagram-worthy rooftop pool) while there as a hotel guest.
It was blisteringly cold that afternoon as I headed out to my sister’s on foot, but the weather made the perfect excuse to grab a hot coffee, and enjoy Amsterdam’s many snack offerings along the way: pastries, french fries stuffed into cones, toasted sandwiches and doner kebabs, too. The stop at my sister’s was a quick one, mostly to get some face time with her kids before that evening’s dinner back at Cecconi’s – just the adults. Needless to say, we were excited.
Within an hour of rushing back to the hotel and changing outfits for dinner, sister and fratello-in-law were at my door, looking pretty dolled-up themselves. They ooohed and ahhhed over the fabulous room, where we debated cracking into the extensive minbar offerings for a private fête of our own before our reservation.
We opted instead for drinks in Cecconi’s relaxed front lounge area facing the rest of the venue’s lively and gorgeous dining room, lush with greenery draping from the ceiling.
Fratello and I each ordered classic negronis, while sister tried the ‘spaghetti western’, a fun and inventive take on a whiskey sour. The rest of our dinner that night could best be summed up as a series of delicious judgement calls: the light, crispy calamari; a small mountain of milky burrata, and a satisfying artichoke salad for all to share, before the others playfully jousted over whose entree was better: her lobster spaghetti (my personal favorite), or his veal milanese.
My branzino, meanwhile, was the perfect balance of briny olives, bright lemon, and red peppers. It was a delicious and especially memorable meal. And the icing on the cake: only having to ‘travel’ up three floors via elevator afterwards, where my bath and bed awaited – along with another exceptional night’s sleep.
The next morning was an early one comprising a light breakfast of green juice and granola—and a pot of bracing coffee too, of course—before joining my sister at her regular weekly yoga class at Equal, a franchise specializing mostly in hot yoga, with several locations throughout Amsterdam and Utrecht. After a week-plus of traveling and feeling constantly on-the-go, the meditative, slower-paced class delivered exactly what my body and muscles had been craving.
I returned back to Soho House to shower and reluctantly pack my bags before that afternoon’s check-out; truly, I didn’t want to leave such a fabulous hotel, where I felt so attentively cared for, but also at complete ease…a hard balance to strike! Thankfully I had one more treat in store to extend my mini retreat: a relaxing manicure and pedicure at the Cowshed spa, which shares the building’s ground level with Cecconi’s.
For the next few weeks, all I had to do was look at my finely shellacked hands to be reminded of my stay as one of the best ways to experience the excellence of Soho House, and its various perks and amenities, without having to be a full-time member.