On the stately Sarphatistraat in Amsterdam’s leafy Weesperbuurt/Plantage district, Chapter No. 10 of The Collection is a modern and inspiring workspace with a rich history – literally. The Chapter is composed of adjoining houses which were merged by the famous architect Harry Elte to create the headquarters of the Real Estate Bank in 1927.
Elte’s signature style – a characterful blend of the Art Nouveau, Berlage and Amsterdam schools – is typified by simple-yet-lavish sandstone façade of numbers 33 and 35, which draws full attention to the warm hues of the beautiful stratified bricks. The full-length first-floor balcony and flagpole enhance the sense of occasion.
Step inside The Treasury and you’ll be surprised by a lobby that exudes something of the free atmosphere of Amsterdam in the 1970s. The gym is located in the souterrain, and is still home to the former bank’s vault, where a unique treasure awaits. And with a total of 1,100m2 of workspace over four upper floors connected by a quirky central staircase, Chapter No. 10 provides plenty of room for all sorts of enterprise.
Boasting a distinguished waterfront neighbour in the shape of the Amstel hotel just across the street, Chapter No. 10 is well served by a diverse range of restaurants and shops. The tram and metro stop next door, making it easy to reach the Amsterdam Central Station and Amsterdam Amstel hubs in five minutes. With the Amstel river flowing right past the building, you’ll enjoy breath-taking views of the waters after which this city is named.