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Liberation Day

Liberation Day is a national holiday in The Netherlands celebrated each year on the 5th of May. We celebrate the liberation of The Netherlands from WWII in 1945 as well as the liberation of, then named, Nederlands-Indie. On the 5th of May, The Netherlands will also reflect on the value of freedom, democracy and human […]

King’s Day

What? King’s Day, previously known as Queen’s Day, is a national holiday within The Netherlands and is celebrated every year on 27th of April. On King’s Day The Netherlands is turning ‘oranje’ (orange) to celebrate HRH King Willem Alexander’s birthday (27th of April). Everyone is covered head to toe in ‘oranje’ (orange) as a sign […]

We are open!

Yes! After a long winter, we’re beyond excited that our Secluded Garden Terrace will reopen next week. The best cocktails will be served in our Secluded Garden. Our Head Bartender has crafted a new cocktail menu and is excited to share these new creations. Which cocktail will you order first? Try for example our ‘Blindsided’, […]

Earth Day X The Dylan Amsterdam

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on the 22nd of April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. More than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world […]

The perfect 48 hours in Amsterdam by Michael Wigman

Day 1 What is a better way to start the day than with breakfast at Moak Pancakes? And if you’re a not really a breakfast person, crab a coffee at Koffiespot at the Elandsgracht. Nothing is more Dutch than cycling, so get on your bike and cycle along the shops and maybe stop by one […]

Who is Mr Sands?

The code phrase Mr Sands was used in public transport to alert staff and other agencies, such as the police, to an emergency or potential emergency such as a fire without alerting the public and creating panic. The code is believed to originally come from theatres, where ‘Mr Sands’ is used as a code announcement […]

The Perfect 48 Hours In Amsterdam by Stewart Rowberry

Day 1 The 3 best ways to navigate Amsterdam is by walking, bike or by boat. The city has a very good public transport system but there is so much more to see on foot. After breakfast, head down the Keizersgracht, taking in the beautiful Dutch architecture on reaching the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat (the antique neighbourhood) […]

An interview with Désirée Stoops

Who: Désirée Stoops Position: Senior Guest Service Assistant at The Dylan Amsterdam   How long have you been at The Dylan? And can you describe your role? This year is actually my fifth year at The Dylan. My role is quite varied, which I really enjoy. I love being busy with all kinds of things. […]

An interview with Wedding Officiant Marijke Plas

Can you tell us a little more about yourself? I was born in Haarlem as a second child in a family of three girls. As a child, I wanted to become an actress and I was always performing. My parents didn’t think drama school was such a good idea and because of that I went […]