Once the city library, the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is now an Alice in Wonderland-themed temple to design perched on one of the city’s loveliest canals. The Anne Frank House and chic Nine Streets and Jordaan shopping districts are within walking distance, and the Rijksmuseum is a cycle ride away on one of the hotel’s free-to-borrow bikes.That is if you can tear yourself away from the hotel -- "a fun-filled five-star", says Marie Claire.
Taking inspiration equally from Lewis Carroll’s fantasy world and modern Dutch culture, renowned local designer Marcel Wanders has included rows of miniature doors near reception, huge bells hanging from the ceiling and high-backed tulip-shaped chairs. There is also a video art exhibition set up throughout the hotel including 40 unique works.
Seasonal ingredients are the stars at the hotel’s Bluespoon Restaurant, which serves farm-to-table dishes and local seafood, such as Eastern Scheldt lobster and North Sea monkfish. Work it off at the 24-hour fitness centre, or join the GM for a morning 5km run along the canals (Wednesdays at 7am). There is also a spa with treatment rooms, sauna and relaxation area, and massages and beauty treatments can also be taken in your room.
The bright standard rooms are fair-sized and open plan with a sink at one end and partitioned toilet and shower at the other -- a plumbing arrangement that won’t suit everyone but reflects the relaxed Dutch attitude to such matters. Beds are king-sized and dressed with luxurious linen, and all rooms have free snacks and soft drinks in the mini bar and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a canal view room for stunning vistas of the UNESCO-protected Prinsengracht waterway.
From the press:
"Fun-filled five-star" -- Marie Claire
"Warm and friendly" -- The Daily Telegraph
"The blend of heritage and edgy eccentricity gets to the heart of what Amsterdam is all about" -- Condé Nast Traveller
Infant cots / cribs
Newspaper / magazines
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
24-hour room service
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Chauffeur service (fees apply)
Currency exchange / ATM
Express check-in / checkout
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Shuttle service (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
DVD / CD player & library
iPod/iPhone docking station
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Bathrobes and slippers
Parking (fees apply)
Public car park (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible meeting room
Accessible path of travel
ADA compliant rooms
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Standard checkout time: 12pm.
Children and additional guests
Cot/crib available on request free of charge for children under 2.
Extra bed available on request for children and adults in the Large Garden View Rooms, Large Canal View Rooms and Suites: 65€ per night. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
A city tax of 5.5% per room, per stay is included in the total price.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
The hotel is a 30-minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport. Or you could take the train from the airport to Amsterdam central station and a tram (lines 1, 2 or 5 to Prinsengracht) or bus (line 174 to Raamplein) to the nearest stop and walk a few minutes to the hotel from there.
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