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
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Stayed 3 nights.
Very friendly and helpful service, spotlessly clean and efficient.
Breakfast is super in open plan kitchen, pretty much anything you could want.
We especially enjoyed the bar in the evening, great cocktails overlooking the canal.
Very nice/classy part of Amsterdam - just far enough away from the ‘stag dos’ and red light district etc but very accessible.
This hotel is very comfortable. You are well received and really feel special during check-in. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.
The price is high, but in the range expected for the area of Amsterdam and that quality.
Stayed in canal view room. Strange room layout, inside and out. Bathroom especially. Questionable art motif. The service was amateur. Bed comfortable and room was quiet on 4th floor. Would not recommend nor stay here again.
Great hotel and location. Exceptional staff! They gave us great suggestions and are super friendly. The outdoor courtyard is a very serene place to just hangout. I will definitely recommend and hopefully be back soon.
What a refreshing stay and location for such a beautiful city, with wonderfully attentive staff, amazing personal service and over the top comfort in room sleeping accommodations, amenities and ambiance.