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 a 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 themselves 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 around €1800,- per year
There are four types of memberships available: Local House, Every House, Under 27 Local House and Under 27 Every House. The most expensive membership, Every House, can cost around €1800,- per year plus a registration fee of around €500,-. In order to get one, you must be nominated by 2 other members. 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. With a membership you can visit all houses around the world.
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 Toronto Source
Soho House Amsterdam
So, Amsterdam is happening, finally. We’re happy to say that we cannot wait. Yes, despite all the rules, regulations and expensive fees, we are super exited that the Soho House Amsterdam is finally going to open it’s doors. Most Houses have a rooftop swimming pool, and Soho House Amsterdam will be no exception. ( see header) Let’s pray for some sunshine! There will be a total of 79 bedrooms, all with their own features. Expect victorian style bathtubs in the middle of the room, large beds, exclusive art on the walls and a place to work. If you are a member, you will feel like you’re at home 3.0.
Soho House Amsterdam will be more inviting though. On ground floor there will be a restaurant that will be open to everyone, member or not. The Spa is also for everyone that would like to relax and there are conference and creative rooms for hire. The plan was to open this summer, that means only a few months. We’ve heard that the rooms are more and less ready and the kitchen equipment has been installed. When it does open, you’ll be the first to hear about it!