Meet the Team
What really sets us apart is our service. High quality service isn’t something we have to explain to the team—at The Dylan it comes naturally. Come visit us and let the genuine service and attentiveness of the team embrace you.
Group General Manager
“I am the link between what the owners aim to achieve, and operations. So what I do most is bridge building; I translate the owners planning into practical goals and I implement those goals into our work. Besides that, I am also there to protect and optimize the quality of our service. The owners put a lot of faith in us, and so we are sort of left to fend for ourselves, in a positive way. It’s a great way to work.”
Robbert van Rijsbergen
“Our personal approach and family feel set us apart from other hotels. If for example I walk out of the door here and I see a group of guests arriving with plenty of suitcases, my team and I are happy to help them with their luggage.”
Food and Beverage Manager
“When we have guests who are a bit intimidated by the wine list or by the wine-drinking experience, I always ask them what they like to drink. People know more than they think.”
Jurgen van der Zalm
Executive Chef – Restaurant Vinkeles
Sales & Marketing Manager
“The Dylan has such an interesting story. Once opened as the almost legendary Blakes Amsterdam, now evolved to a Leading Hotel of The World where quiet luxury speaks. My job really is to tell this story in many different ways, both online and offline.”
Chef at até
Director of Finance
“As my title specifies I am Director of Finance at The Dylan, which really is a supervisory and controlling role. I am in charge of all financial matters of the hotel, from coordinating audits to making financial statements to creating and monitoring budgets.”
Director of Operations
“I have been working here as a full-timer for five years. But I started nine years ago with an internship at Vinkeles. Mostly I am responsible for all big events at The Dylan, so all private bookings. Besides that, I am in charge of our waiting staff. ”
Jasper van Amerongen
Assistant sommelier – Restaurant Vinkeles
Cluster Head of Technical Services
“I am responsible for the maintenance of the hotel in the most general sense of the word.
We enjoy a lot of freedom and are forced to use our brains and think out of the box. Our guests can feel that; you cannot fake that kind of commitment. That is how we manage to stand out.”
Discover The Dylan Amsterdam
Amsterdam's best kept secret...
Located in the heart of the 9-streets area on the prestigious “Keizersgracht” canal, The Dylan Amsterdam is the ideal home base as you discover the hidden treasures of Amsterdam’s past and present by foot or bike.