Have you heard of this super luxurious private spa in Amsterdam? Of course Amsterdam is full of great wellness places with saunas, massages, swimming pools and you name it. But how nice is it to have the saunas completely at your own disposal?
SOAK Urban Wellness Amsterdam
SOAK Urban Wellness can be found in eight recycled sea containers, which have been transformed into a real oasis of tranquility. You can not only enjoy the infrared sauna, the tanning booth or the massages here, but you can also rent a private wellness studio. How cool is that?
Private Wellness Studio
The Private Wellness Studio is 35 m2 and suitable for two people. In the studio you will find a Finnish sauna, a eucalyptus steam cabin, hot and cold showers, foot baths, beds and a patio to get some fresh air.
Bathrobes, towels and slippers are always included and for an extra amount you can purchase a DIY wellness package, filled with a delicious clay mask, scrub, skin oil and bath salt.
2 hour Private Wellness Studio – €119
2 hour Private Wellness Studio Premium – €149
Incl. a fresh juice and DIY package
2 hour Private Wellness Studio High Bubbles – €149
Incl. half a bottle of bubbles, fresh fruit and a chocolate platter
2,5 hour ‘Soaked in Relaxation’ – €149
The private sauna in combination with the massage chair
2,5 hour Private Wellness Deluxe – €179
Incl. a fresh juice, the DIY package and a session in the massage chair
*For current prices and packages, check the SOAK Amsterdam website.
In addition to the Private Wellness Studio, they offer the option of a massage. You can choose from two different massage styles: the relaxation massage and the shiatsu massage. The massage can be booked for 60 or 90 minutes and is provided by an experienced masseuse in a separate room.
Prefer something shorter? For 20 minutes you can take a seat in their massage chair, which massages your body from head to toe.
Food & drinks
Upon entering you immediately walk into their small-scale – but very cute – café. Here you can order tasty coffee and tea. They also make soups, salads and yogurt bowls here. Everything is made freshly, so be amazed by what’s on the menu that day!
My personal experience
Of course I couldn’t resist testing this gem in Amsterdam myself. Not only did I book the Private Wellness Studio, but a massage, lunch, juice and DIY package could not be skipped.
Tailor made spa day
Because we really wanted both the Private Wellness Studio and a massage, we got a bit confused with the reservation. But after a call to the owner, this was solved in no time. Very quickly, she had spoken with the masseuse and made a tailor-made schedule for us.
Our relaxing day
Our day was as follows: upon arrival we started with a nice fresh salad, soup and coffee / tea in their cafe. After lunch we were taken to the wellness area and we got an explanation about the different cabins.
While I was the first to receive my 60-minute massage, the other was allowed to enjoy the private saunas. After my massage, we changed and I could enjoy the Finnish sauna for an hour, alternated with a breath of fresh air, the showers and the steam cabin.
After we both had a massage, we got a delicious fresh juice and started with the DIY package. The owner said that the products in the package come from a shop in Amsterdam, which are put together with care. And you could tell, because after scrubbing, putting on the clay mask and smearing the skin oil, our skin was baby soft.
Finally, we received a nice extra; we were allowed in the infrared sauna for free! In the meantime we had also been in the private sauna for much longer than 2 hours, but that was no problem at all for them on that day.
We were positively surprised by our experience at SOAK. We were received so kindly and they were constantly thinking along. Everything was focused on us while respecting our privacy, leaving us feeling very pampered!
SOAK’s interior is also worth mentioning. The design is very sleek and fresh and you can see that attention has been paid to it. It all felt very ‘new’ and modern. Not a massive, lost sauna, but a cool new concept where you get value for money. My verdict: I highly recommend it!