Soho House Amsterdam is finally opening!

Soho House Amsterdam has been under construction for a few years now, but because of neighbours objecting to the project, the building was put to hold. Today, after a few years of endless discussions, they finally got the green light to open this summer.

What is the Soho House?

The Soho House is an exclusive members club, located in grand capitals around the world. Soho House describes itself as more than just another hotel and they put their money where their mouth is. The first-ever “House” opened back in 1995, and now you can find at least 20 Soho Houses across the globe. London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Barcelona, New York, Toronto, Miami, Istanbul, and the list goes on..

A Soho House membership can cost over €1000,- per year

Members Only?

There are various types of memberships available:

  • Local House: access to one House in your neighbourhood, only access to for example Soho House Amsterdam
  • Every House: access to all Soho House locations around the world
  • Soho Friends: this gives you discount on some of the services of the House. For example discount on restaurants from Soho House, BUT this membership doesn’t give you direct access to the Soho House!

The most expensive membership, Every House, can cost over €1000,- per year plus a registration fee. In order to get one, you have to go through an application process. Yup, it’s pretty expensive and hard to get in, but hold on, this is giving more than just the entrance fee. Hotel rooms are available with a members discount, you gain access to cool events, all the facilities such as the gym, spa, rooftop, screening room etc. So can you visit the Soho House as a non-member? Well, the way it usually works is like this; A member can bring up to 3 guests to the Soho House. Your guest need to stay with you at all times (ok, you can visit the toilet), and the reception must be notified. 

Soho House Amsterdam

Rules
There are a few rules at the Soho House and to be honest, you got to love them for it. Ok, here we go:

  • No cameras, video or recording devices may be used while in the House. This also means, no phone pictures or social media. (On boy, the insta-babes are going to hate this one). If you are caught, you have a problem. The reason is, that members like to feel comfortable. The occasional celebrity will stay at the Soho House, so I guess it’s understandable. 
  • To protect the relaxed atmosphere within the House, members may not take or make phone calls and phones should be in silent mode while in the House.
  • No ties. We heard a rumor that men aren’t encouraged to wear them. It’s a place to feel at home, and ties aren’t something you wear at home do ya?
  • No smoking is allowed inside the House at any time. Fair enough.
  • No animals will be allowed in the House except for assistance dogs. Fair enough 2.

 

Soho House Amsterdam
Soho House Toronto Source

Soho House Rooftop

Soho House Amsterdam is also known for their rooftop swimming pool. With an amazing view looking over Amsterdam. They have a bar and nice sunbeds to get your tan. Because yes it can get sunny in The Netherlands. At the bar you can get a nice drink and then time to relax at the pool. Perfect for the summer time.

Soho Health Club

The Soho Health Club has a gym that has two rooms. The Soho House Amsterdam gym has a nice view over the city. They also have a steam room, where you can also blow off some steam after your work out. And last but not least they have a sauna. Perfect for after a workout.

The cinema

Yes, Soho House Amsterdam also has a cinema. What don’t they have? Only members have access to the cinema. They show around 2 movies a day and have 30 seats inside. When you’re staying at the hotel this is a perfect activity when you don’t want to leave the hotel.

Staying at the Soho House hotel

With a Soho House or Soho Friends membership you can book a room. They have 9 different types of rooms which rate from €215,- up to €1,245 for just one night. The hotel has a total of 79 bedrooms, all with their own features. Think about victorian style bathtubs in the middle of the room, large beds, exclusive art on the walls and a place to work.

 

Soho House Amsterdam hotel
A sketch of one of the bedrooms in Soho House Amsterdam (courtesy of Soho House)

Soho House Amsterdam restaurant

If you want to visit Soho House Amsterdam they have a restaurant that is open to everyone, member or not. The restaurant is called Cecconi’s. Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and other dishes from Italy using the finest ingredients. The original restaurant is located in Mayfair, London, but Cecconi’s has other locations in Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul and Berlin. It’s a great option if you fancy a nice dinner or to go for some drinks.

For more information you can visit their website.

Soho House Amsterdam
Spuistraat 210, Amsterdam
Website

Love,

Wander-Lust

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3 Comments
  • Kan
    Posted at 18:03h, 09 June Reply

    I have been there twice and I wish I could drop by that time.

  • Walker
    Posted at 01:59h, 01 July Reply

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  • Judy Barrows
    Posted at 17:36h, 30 July Reply

    I visited last week and despite the builders’ dust and polythene sheeting you could see that it will be amazing – such an iconic building loved and cherished as only Soho know how – well done everyone – JB

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