Welcome to Hotel Rembrandt
Located in the beautiful area the Plantage, in a monumental building you will find Hotel Rembrandt. A cosy, family-run hotel where you will feel right at home. The Zoo of Amsterdam, The Hermitage Museum, The Rembrandt House and The Resistance Museum are just a few of the many sights in the direct vicinity. When you take a 15-minute stroll passing the Botanical gardens, The Flea Market, The Music Theater and crossing 2 of the many canals of Amsterdam, you will find yourself on Rembrandtplein; a perfect place to start a night on the town.
Situated in the middle of the neighborhood the ‘Plantage’, on the Plantage Middenlaan 17, you will find Hotel Rembrandt.
What once was the house of a merchant from Amsterdam, is now a small but grand hotel with a lot of history. It all started when the merchant Gabriel Andries Willing (1824-1885) wanted a house for him and his family of six children. His eye fell upon the renowned architecht Isaac Gosschalk (1838-1907), who already built another house on the Plantage Middenlaan 78 (1879) and the Panorama-building, which unfortunately has been demolished.
He also built the Hotel Die Port van Cleve on the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal. Later in 1885, he designed two factories, one on the Haarlemmerweg and one on the Linnaeusstraat. The factory on the Haarlemmerstraat is well known as the ‘Westergasfabriek’, for more information: www.westergasfabriek.nl
Willing and his family moved into the property on March 1885 – see the plaque on the left hand side at the entrance of the hotel. Unfortunately, Willing died shortly after and his wife had to sell the house. Several people have lived in the house since then, amongst others the famous Jewish composer Leo Smit.
After the Second World War, the house was turned into Hotel Rembrandt. In 1984 Hotel Rembrandt was bought by the current owner Ms Kelderman.