Owner, Hotel Craftsmen
As student at Hotelschool The Hague, Michelle got the opportunity to set up a hotel in the city centre of Amsterdam. Together with her family and interior designer Stef van der Bijl, she came up with the idea to create a hotel where historical Dutch crafts and the history of the monumental building are honoured. After a year of renovating, Hotel The Craftsmen, opened its doors in August 2019. During the extensive redesign and renovation of the monumental building, authentic and original features were either preserved or meticulously restored. New design elements respect the distinct historical character and charm and pay homage to the hotel's name. Delft blue tiles, bedsteads, monumental floors and the original staircase pair perfectly with beautiful antiques, vintage finds, modern materials and clever reuse of craft related items the designers introduced to offer the comfort of today.