Soho House Amsterdam will open in the summer of 2018, in the Bungehuis building on the Spuistraat. The canal-side House will have 79 bedrooms, a rooftop pool, a floor of club space and a Cecconi’s restaurant and Cowshed spa on the ground floor. There will also be space to park 75 bikes, with a small workshop for repairs.
The rooftop has a swimming pool and bar overlooking the city, with a geometric-pattern tiled floor, sun loungers and parasols, and chairs and tables for eating and drinking.
On the 5th Floor, the main members’ space overlooks the canal, with bold fabrics, antique furniture mixed with specially designed pieces, geometric rugs and a high-gloss black floor. The wall panelling is inspired by the listed detailing in the Bungehuis, with the original blue tiling, and a bar clad in fabric inspired by the Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder ‘hidden church’ in the city. The space has comfortable seating and a big open fire, with the adjacent Library, which has its own bar and small workspace area.
On the other side, House Kitchen serves food and drinks all day, with a big open kitchen and deli counter. The space is decorated in pinks and Hague blues, with banquette seating, lounge chairs and vintage tables and lamps. A rug runs down the centre of the room, with a tiled floor and timber detailing, and linen fabrics and plants, making the space feel light and open.
Next door, is a DJ booth and for performances and members’ events on evenings and weekends. The space has its own lounge and bar, with deep green cork flooring and acoustic soundproofing in the walls.
On the 4th Floor, House Gym looks out over the canal with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, HIIT and yoga studios. The ceilings are painted in a high-gloss canal green, mirroring the view outside, and reflecting the resin cross pattern, the Amsterdam city symbol. The changing rooms feature terrazzo flooring, with marble mosaic showers and steam and sauna rooms.
The Screening Room on the same floor has velvet armchairs, footstalls and vintage lamps on individual side tables. A small pre-screening bar has high gloss lacquered and velvet clad walls, mirrored tables, dark fabric sofas and armchairs, and a ribbed timber bar serving drinks and snacks.
The 79 bedrooms are across floors 1-3, ranging in size from Tiny to Extra-Large. Each of the rooms has antique pieces mixed with specially designed furniture and rugs. The bed throws and fabrics are inspired by the original windows in the grand Bungehuis staircase, with tables, poufs and sofas designed by Soho House.
The first floor bedrooms are mostly Monumental Rooms, big, large and extra large with a listed corridor clad in limestone, tiles that have been meticulously restored by a specialist team, restored art deco lighting, original wall panelling and mosaic tiled floors. Each of the bedrooms retains the 1930’s timber panelling and stained glass windows, with prominent art deco sculptures. In the centre of larger rooms are specially designed pod bathrooms, clad with fabric and with freestanding copper bathtubs.
The Ground Floor of Soho House Amsterdam is open to the public, with Cecconi’s, a Cowshed spa and private hire rooms.
Cecconi’s serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and dishes from Northern Italy, with a dining area that overlooks the canal, a comfortable lounge area with low seating, a locally-sourced wine tasting table and a large curved bar. The space has a glass retractable roof, with plants weaved into the ceiling, leather banquettes, vintage rugs, and specially made pendant lights, with the signature Cecconi’s marble striped floor in deep red.. Originating in Venice, Cecconi’s Amsterdam joins sister restaurants in London, New York, Miami, West Hollywood, Istanbul, Barcelona and Berlin.
Cowshed, also on the ground floor and open to the public too, has six treatment rooms, two barber chairs and four treatment chairs offering a range of services and Cowshed products to take home. The space is decorated in soft greens, with painted wooden ceilings and floors and light linen fabrics.
Four private hire rooms are available to book by members and non-members. These multipurpose rooms have art deco design, with bold patterned fabrics and wooden floors and each has a bar with removable furniture and the spaces can accommodate anywhere between 12 to 70 guests.
The Bungehuis was built in the 1930s as a trading office, and since the 1970’s served as the humanities building for the University of Amsterdam. The six-story building is covered in limestone and granite, with bay windows on each side, and art deco details. The interior has original architectural features in bronze, stained glass, and birch timber as well as monumental glazed tiles.