Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – a concept by Hyatt
What We Love
- Jetsetter 2014 Best of the Best Winner: Best Design
- The Jetsetter rate includes soft drinks and snacks from the minibar, local phone calls and faxes, a daily newspaper and a glass of wine during happy hour
- Every last detail of this quirky design hotel is Amsterdam-themed by Dutch design wonder Marcel Wanders
- Superb central location on the city’s most desirable canal
What To Know
- The freestyle check-in process, involving iPads and a welcome drink, is a nice idea but can be confusing if you’re looking for a desk and old-school deference
- The of-the-moment decorative flourishes won’t be to everyone’s taste
- Free WiFi
- Free bike rental upon availability
- READ MORE: 42 Things to do for Free in Amsterdam
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
To accommodate the biggest private collection of video art in town, the lighting at the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is dim, but that’s about the only thing that’s muted about this daring, design-focused hotel, which bears all the giddy hallmarks of its extravagant creator, Marcel Wanders, dubbed the Lady Gaga of Dutch design. The decorative concept is “Alice in Amsterdam” and – from the Mad Hatter mural to the incredible hanging light installations in the central atrium – that’s very much in evidence.
Bed and Bath
Ichthyophobes approach with caution: Guestrooms feature giant murals of gasping herring, right above the immaculate beds. The walk-in shower – screened by a two-way mirror so the occupant can still see the bonkers room and beyond – is the enclosed element of the “bathroom,” which bleeds into the bedroom via a freestanding concrete table topped with a large mirror and a blue and white Delft pottery–inspired wash basin. The bespoke Amsterdam-themed wallpaper in the (mercifully separate) lavatory is a joy to behold, and it’s full of city trivia. Who needs a travel guide?
Like many members of Amsterdam’s new culinary fraternity, Julien Piguet, executive chef at ground-floor restaurant Bluespoon, prides himself on using locally-grown ingredients that haven’t been messed about with too much. This approach, along with the more-open-than-most open kitchen, makes for a robust yet glamorous evening meal — if you can get a table, that is. The light-flooded gym is worth a visit for its perky fluorescent paint job by Italian artist Daniele Innamorato, as is the lobby bar, which serves a mean peppery gin and tonic.
How to Get There
From the minute we arrived we were made to feel so welcome by the wonderful friendly staff. The friendliness continued throughout our entire stay. We dined in the restaurant twice, a gastronomic delight!!!! Great position to explore Amsterdam. Loved the funky decor!!
When a hotel has an intern who comes off as a hospitality industry veteran, with a (genuine) friendly and warm attitude upon checkin, great restaurant recommendations, and a can-do attitude - you know you are at the best hotel in Amsterdam. Backed by a staff who were flawless in their execution, amazing rooms with mesmerizing decor and a jaw dropping lobby, the Andaz Amsterdam is absolute perfection. Thanks to Lidia and the entire staff for a memorable spring break.
The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is an 11/10. The hotel is edgy, well organized, beautiful, and relaxing. The rooms are amazing- spacious, great beds, TONS of storage, and are very intelligently designed. The hotel staff is exactly what you want. I couldn't dig for a complaint if I wanted to. Will absolutely stay again, and recommend this property highly.
My baggage was lost by KLM and Guest services called them and reported to me the status. Completely unexpected and great service. Also I need to drink a certain amount of water and they provided me as many bottles as I requested. Unbelievable service. I would stay here again!
Staff super friendly and clean rooms. Near everything at walking distance! I recommend for all types of trips, leisure and business. The view from the canal is beautiful and the bar is wonderful! I will stay there again.