The College Hotel is aptly named, and not simply because the hotel is set in a spectacular 19th century school building. This small, elegant, luxury hotel is actually run by students, albeit under the supervision of world-class professionals. It is situated in the residential Oud Zuid area (South/centre), within walking distance of the Museum Square with its Concert Building and the main museums such as the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. Furthermore, attractions such as the Vondelpark, the exclusive shopping street PC Hooftstraat and the upcoming fashionable neigbourhood "De Pijp" are only a stroll away. Right in front of the hotel is a tram stop, which can take guests to all directions in Amsterdam. Also within walking distance are the city’s nightlife hotspots, theatres and cinemas. The College Hotel is designed by paying homage to the past while filling the hotel with up-to-date facilities and modern design touches. The result is an eclectic, enticing mix of history and high-tech technology. From the moment guests enter the property, the hotel exudes a sense of relaxation and refinement that seems to reflect its historic scholastic past. From the high ceilings to the huge fireplaces to the sweeping staircases, the building leaves plenty of evidence of its fascinating history. The hotel’s forty luxurious rooms have each been individually designed to maintain their own identity. Elegant fabrics and colours were chosen to accent warm nurturing tones, and all rooms are characterised by a harmonious blending of black with shades of brown and sandy colours. Superior rooms are 22 – 28sqm and most have city views. They include free Wi-Fi and bathrooms feature a bathtub or shower. The College Hotel restaurant is a free-standing restaurant located in the former school gymnasium. Here, the chef and his team pay tribute to the golden age of Dutch cuisine by honouring classics from the past from a contemporary perspective, resulting in a surprising culinary experience.