Public areas

The Ambassade Hotel has a number of public areas that guests can use at any time. These spaces are particularly suitable for an informal or business meeting, but also offer our guests an opportunity to simply enjoy the hotel's atmosphere at their leisure. The public areas provide a good impression of the style of the Ambassade Hotel, a splendid blend of classical and antique, combined with modern art from the Cobra movement and works from the Amsterdam Impressionism. Drinks and meals from our room service menu are also served in these areas. A Wi-Fi internet connection is available in all rooms and public areas, free of charge.


As you enter the Ambassade Hotel you will find yourself in the hotel lobby, which has various seating areas with comfortable chairs and an eighteenth-century ball leg table at which you can quietly read the paper or do some writing. The lobby also has a showcase with sculptures and ceramics from Cobra artists and works by sculptress Ans Hey. An extensive range of international newspapers and magazines is available as well.


Next to the reception desk you will find the Ambassade Hotel's library with its magnificent furniture. The style of this furniture is known as "Retour d'Egypte" and dates back to just before the end of the eighteenth century. The library contains a unique collection of more than 3000 signed books by foreign and Dutch authors who have all stayed at the Ambassade Hotel. Here you can also view copies of our famous guest books, containing hand-written comments from renowned artists, authors and celebrities from all over the world.

Internet Office

Past the library, near the reception desk, is an internet office with facilities that are available free of charge to our hotel guests. This space enables guests to deal with business matters, quickly check their email or simply surf the internet using our high-speed internet connections.

The Breitner Lounge

On the first floor you will find a beautifully appointed 18th century style room. This special area with antique furniture and paintings is used as our guest lounge. Here you can also enjoy the great view onto the Herengracht, and appreciate the Amsterdam style walnut burl clock as an outstanding example of the Ambassade Hotel's fine collection. In the Breitner lounge you will find an interesting collection of works from Amsterdam Impressionists such as George Breitner, Willem Witsen, Isaac Israëls, Floris Verster and Bastiaan Tholen. In this lounge our guests may enjoy coffee or other refreshments, while reading our wide selection of international newspapers.

The Restaurant

Next to the main lounge is the recently renovated breakfast room, which overlooks the Herengracht as well. This splendid space is open every day during breakfast, and by arrangement is also available at other times. A number of large Cobra paintings can be admired in the breakfast room.

The Cobra Lounge

The small lounge also overlooks the Herengracht and is situated next to the lift. This room particularly lends itself to getting on with some work, for a quiet read or for a get-together. The lounge has a stunning collection of works on paper from the real Cobra period 1948-1951.

The Embassy Conference Room

The Ambassade Hotel has a magnificent conference room in antique style for gatherings of up to 14 people. The conference room is very quietly situated at 150 metres' walking distance from the hotel on Singel 328.

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The Breitner Lounge, the Cobra Lounge and the Library can also be hired as a meeting space. Please contact the reception desk for more detailed information.