Amsterdam is one of those classic European destinations that never gets old. You can visit a million times over and never tire of the city’s personality and you could visit for 2 days or 12 and always find something new to do! I recently traveled to Amsterdam with our partners from Hyatt to see the quirky and colorful Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
While it was a short stay, it was a whirlwind of exploring! Our itinerary struck a balance of culture, art, great food, fresh air, and delightful company.
Arrival & Location of Andaz Amsterdam
Upon arrival into AMS, while you could easily take the Tram, I highly recommend arranging your transfer through the concierge in their exclusive Mercedes Benz Maybach for 125 EUR. Your private transfer includes personal arrival gate pick-up, luggage assistance, and in my particular instance – a complimentary iced coffee! The Mercedes Benz Maybach is truly one of a kind, and Andaz Amsterdam is proud to own one of the three Maybach’s in Amsterdam. It’s loaded with over-the-top luxury features like massage seats and complimentary wifi. Not a bad way to land after an 8-hour overseas flight…
The location of this property is perfect – right in the heart of Amsterdam and walkable to any tourist attraction, restaurant or local pub.
Design & Accommodations
Formerly the Public Library of Amsterdam, the hotel interior is inspired by the Dutch golden age and designer, Marcel Wanders, creating a fairytale Alice in Wonderland atmosphere.
The accommodations are some of the largest in Amsterdam, featuring an open-floor room concept, with views of the atrium, enchanted garden, or iconic canal. The Dutch wit and history come to life through the room decor with small custom details, making this hotel particularly unique.
Pro-tip: remember, luxury hotels are never “one size fits all” and the Andaz Amsterdam is no different; the open floor plan room layout is not for everyone. Part of our job is to help you find the right place to stay to meet your needs and tastes, so talk to our team before selecting your hotel!
Food & Beverage
The hotel’s very own Bluespoon Restaurant and Bar features upscale farm-to-table delicacies, and award-winning Alice in Wonderland inspired craft cocktails. In the morning, should you decide to forgo room service, you can dine at Bluespoon for a full buffet (complimentary as a Prive guest), plus the option to add specialty a la carte items off the menu. Before dinner, be sure to enjoy the complimentary wine reception in the hotel’s “living room” by the lobby from 6-8pm!
Pro-tip: After dining at Bluespoon, don’t forget to venture out into the city for some more incredible dining experiences. We highly recommend Graham’s Kitchen in the De Pijp neighborhood. This intimate dining room features an incredible menu highlighting local produce and expertly composed dishes. Read more Amsterdam dining highlights here!
After checking in, my first order of business was a jetlag massage! Just past the lobby are red stairs resembling Amsterdam’s famous red-light district that lead down to the fitness center and spa. The 24-hour fitness center and sauna facilities also come in handy if you struggle to get on local time
You can explore Amsterdam by bike or boat! Ride through the city on your Andaz bike like a local, or slow down and take in all that the city has to offer on a canal cruise on Andaz’s very own vintage salon boat. Feeling artsy? Explore the Rock Stars of Art at Moco Museum as an Andaz VIP as you’re welcomed with a glass of Champagne in the salon, followed by a private tour of art pieces by Banksy, Andy Warhol, and more contemporary art pieces.
The Andaz Amsterdam is a participant in the Hyatt Privé program, which allows us to get you the best value. Your reservation through Ourisman Travel will include:
- $100 USD property credit
- Room upgrade, subject to availability
- Daily complimentary full breakfast for two at a hotel restaurant
- Early check-in, subject to availability
Privé Signature Suite Offer (through December 31, 2019):
- Complimentary one-way airport transfer
- Guaranteed late check-out till 2 pm
- Beautiful fresh flowers in the room