On the corner of Stadhouderskade and Hobbemastraat, a small tearoom opened its doors. This was even before the opening of the world-famous nearby Vondelpark, which followed 25 years later.
The tearooms was transformed into a hotel named Parkzicht (Dutch for ‘Park Sight’). Years later, coinciding with the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, the hotel expanded to 90 guest rooms, multiple event rooms, a bowling and billiard area and a bar. In 1940, the building was painted black to protect it from air attacks in WW2. The hotel has retained this colour ever since.
The hotel lived many reincarnations, changing names from Parkzicht to The Inn At The Park and later Park Hotel.
Park Hotel 2008-2019
After joining Sircle Collection, the hotel reopened in 2008 after undergoing a complete renovation. MOMO Restaurant, Bar & Lounge launched later in the year to widespread acclaim.
Sircle Collection transformed Park Hotel into Park Centraal to capture the spirit of the property’s rich 180-year-old heritage in a renewed, inspiring way. Guest rooms and meeting spaces took on new life with fresh colours and textures. They also introduced Bar Claes, a social hub for food and drinks on the ground floor. We look forward to sharing many more milestones with you in this storied property.
The future of Park Centraal
As our name denotes, parks, green spaces and the natural environment are rooted in the heritage of our brand. And to honor these spaces, we have put into practice the highest global sustainability standards in hospitality with the support of our partners EarthCheck and Green Roof.