The zoning planThe art of Memories
The Art of Memories is how we cherish special moments and inspiring stories. We are proud to share them with our guests. In this story, you will hear all about the unique history of Hotel Okura Amsterdam’s location – where a change in the municipal zoning plan threw a spanner in the works.
At the end of the 1950s, when a Japanese family of entrepreneurs – the Okuras – heard that the municipality of Amsterdam was drawing up plans for an opera house with an adjoining hotel, they immediately expressed their interest. A location in Amsterdam would perfectly match their ambition to expand the Hotel Okura chain into Europe. Besides being the ideal base for art and culture lovers, it is also the perfect place for a hotel where guests can continue their evening in style with an exquisite culinary experience or a luxurious overnight stay.