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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Why Stay At Andaz Amsterdam
In design mecca Amsterdam, Andaz raises the bar even higher with oversized fixtures, over-the-top art, and high-tech touches in trendy Jordaan near the Nine Streets.
Housed in a former public library, the 122-room Andaz was styled by Dutch design wunderkind Marcel Wanders for an "Alice in Amsterdam" effect, with bright-red tulip chairs and fantastical chandeliers in the lobby, and custom wallpaper in guests' bathrooms featuring maps and text from the designer's Amsterdam guidebook. Guestrooms are outfitted with wild wall art like giant spoon-shaped photo prints. The city's largest video-art collection plays on monitors in the hotel's public spaces. There's a top-floor gym with a skylight, an underground spa, and in-house bar and dining at Bluespoon—chef Julien Piguet's modern European restaurant. The hotel's Prinsengracht (Prince's Canal) location means that the Nine Streets area, with its trendy boutiques and restaurants, is just a short canal-side walk away.
Stop by the library between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. for complimentary wine and snacks.
During the same hours, Bluespoon's bar offers a traditional Italian aperitivo hour, with snacks for $2 and aperitifs like the hotel's signature Martinez cocktail, made with genever (Dutch gin), Carpano Antica, orange Curaçao, and Angostura bitters ($10).
See Amsterdam like a local⎯ask the concierge for a bike from the hotel's fleet of complimentary wheels.
Arrive at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) which is approximately 10 miles from the hotel. Anticipate about 25 minutes of travel time.Prinsengracht 587, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Spa Services
- 24-hour Fitness Room
- Guest Bicycles
- Business Services
- Sound Systems
- iPod Docks
- Flat-screen TVs
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Walk-in Closets
- Complimentary Mini Bars
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Hair Dryers
- Work Desks
- In-room Safes
- Air Conditioning
- Complimentary Newspapers
- Bar + Lounge
- In-room Dining
- Max occupancy is 2 adults + 1 child under 12
- Complimentary newspaper
- Local telephone calls and faxes
- Non-alcoholic minibar and snacks
- Coffee and tea served in The Library
- Social Hour
Why We Love Amsterdam
In the "Venice of the North," bike traffic almost exceeds that of cars. Open-air markets and restaurants create a vibrant street life; the city is also home to world-class art museums.
Dinner for two $60.
Where to Drink: Amsterdam's "brown cafes"—the Dutch equivalent of an English pub—are part of city life. Sit canal-side under an umbrella-covered table and sip Dutch beer at Café Galerie Het Molenpad, just a two-minute walk from the hotel.
Drinks for two $20.
Best City Tour: Amsterdam's canals are a big part of its charm. See the city from the water in an open-roof boat with a guide who knows the history and the landmarks.
Blue Boat Cruises.
$18 per person for a 75-minute tour.
Best Day Trip: A one-hour train ride from Amsterdam, the city of Delft is famous for its ceramics, which were considered the finest in the world during their peak in the 18th century. A Happy Day Tour includes a visit to the Royal Delft factory and a cup of tea or coffee in its café.
Tours start at $25.
Trains leave every hour ($12 roundtrip).
Why Go Now
June 6-9, 2013
Taste of Amsterdam
An outdoor food market featuring 15 of Amsterdam's top restaurants offers everything from charcuterie to Indonesian fare, plus plenty of wine and beer.
Single-day tickets $13.
June 14-16, 2013
Open Garden Days
A sneak peak at the hidden gardens and courtyards behind many of Amsterdam's charming brick town homes, grand houses, and museums happens just one weekend a year.
Tickets are $20, allowing visitors to stop at up to 30 gardens.
August 16-25, 2013
Grachtenfestival (Canal Festival)
A 10-day celebration of classical music, Grachtenfestival includes indoor and outdoor concerts along canals, in pontoon boats, and in stately old homes.
Outdoor concerts are free; indoor concert tickets start at $10.