The grandest luxury hotel in the Netherlands, the Conservatorium (conservatoriumhotel.com) in Amsterdam is getting ready for the tulip season in a big way. Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the centrally-located hotel will reveal bespoke tulip varieties that it has grown on its estate. The hotel, located in the historic Museum Quarter of Amsterdam, is a landmark of modern Dutch design. Built towards the end of the 19th century, it served first as the National Postal Savings Bank and later as the home to the Sweelinck Conservatorium. By 2012, it became a luxury hotel, marrying its traditional architecture to modern design ideas introduced by the Milanese designer Piero Lissoni.
Now in it's fifth year as a hotel, the Conservatorium will celebrate with the Conservatorium in Bloom package, to tie in with the annual Tulip Festival. Patrons of the hotel will be provided with a private driver who will take them to the grounds of a tulip farmer and introduced to the art of tulip cultivation. Apart from this, visitors to the hotel will be presented with two entrance tickets to the Keukenhof, Amsterdam's flower garden, for a view of the nearly 7 million tulips from over 500 flower cultivators. On top of this, for an extra €275, patrons can get an exclusive two hours at the park to take photographs among the tulips.
The package also includes a 2-night-stay in one of the hotel's luxury guestrooms and a tulip cake specially prepared by the hotel along with a glass of sparkling wine, as well as a huge bouquet of flowers. Guests can also enjoy a pop-up flower station in the Conservatorium's courtyard, made by the hotel's house florist. The Conservatorium in Bloom package will be available from April1-May17, with tariffs starting from €807 plus taxes.