Coinciding with the hotel’s first anniversary, De Durgerdam has unveiled a new Wine Room for intimate gatherings.

Tucked away in the souterrain, the Wine Room is an intimate space: part wine cellar serving the restaurant upstairs, De Mark, and part private dining room.

For private dining occasions and tastings, a selection of wines from the hotel’s vast collection are offered alongside paired cheeses or a perfectly paired menu of dishes prepared in the hotel’s restaurant, De Mark, a collaboration with the chefs behind Amsterdam’s esteemed Michelin star 212 and De Juwelier restaurants.

Original 17th century candle nooks built into the walls (a typical feature of the ‘Zuiderzee’, the former name of the surrounding region) define the interior and accentuate the building’s past as a maritime inn where fishermen would once gather. Alongside remnants of the building’s past, features include a reclaimed table seating up to six, a vintage glass rack and tiled flooring combining terracotta Dutch ‘estrikken’ tiles and bespoke red glazed tiles handcrafted by Royal Tichelaar, the oldest ceramic factory in the Netherlands.

Just a short drive or leisurely boat ride from Amsterdam’s vibrant urban heart, Durgerdam brings together the charm of Amsterdam’s undiscovered hinterland, the maritime past of its lakeside setting, in the village of Durgerdam, and interiors evocative of 17th century paintings.

A considered project in a carefully restored building, De Durgerdam quietly unfolded in 2023, first opening its 14 rooms and suites and restaurant, De Mark, in spring, followed by a terrace for dining and waterside pursuits, and now, its very own wine snug. The gradual layering of new experiences speaks to the co-owner’s values, to create long-lasting, considered spaces.