Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
What We Love
- The magical setting in six 17th-century palaces on the Herengracht canal
- Chef Sidney Schutte’s two-Michelin-starred Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam restaurant
- Posh daily afternoon tea at the opulent lobby bar, Peacock Alley
What To Know
- Free WiFi
- Spacious guestrooms start at 431 square feet
- The Guerlain spa is open to the public, so book ahead
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- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 93-room jewel occupies six 17th-century canalside palaces and has one of the city’s most captivating settings, beside the UNESCO-protected Herengracht (Gentlemen’s canal). Show-stopping features include an original grand staircase built by Daniel Marot (architect to Louis XIV) and impressive 18th-century artworks in the private Maurer dining room. The light-flooded guestrooms, suites and lofts walk the elegant-traditional line you’d expect from a Waldorf Astoria property and are done in tasteful shades of cream, blue and gray. Each overlooks either the bustling canal or the tranquil private courtyard garden. The Guerlain spa opens onto the same gardens and offers results-oriented treatments as well as extravagances like the six-hour “Amsterdam Cures.” Post-treatment amenities include an indoor pool, a steam room and a sauna. The dining scene is as regal as the rest of the property. Spiff up for a seat in any of the three dining rooms: the newly minted Goldfinch Brasserie, the see-and-be-seen Peacock Alley, and the acclaimed Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam, all under the watchful eye of feted chef Sidney Schutte. If it all gets too much, retreat to the clubby-cozy Vault Bar, where your bartender will mix you a martini at a bar lined with lockers belonging to the original bank vault from which the bar takes its name.
In the Area
Amsterdam’s best museums are within a mile or so of the hotel. Purchase an I Amsterdam City Card, which gives unlimited access for two, three or four days to museums and attractions, along with free public transport and bicycle rental, then head to the wonderful Rijksmuseum, where you can get an invaluable primer on Dutch art, in particular gorgeous paintings by masters like Rembrandt and Vermeer. Next, visit the Hermitage Museum, a satellite of the St. Petersburg landmark that celebrates 17th- and 18th-century European masterworks and also hosts classical concerts. Don’t miss the harrowing but worthwhile Anne Frank Museum, which is housed in the hiding place of the young diarist whose story touched the world. Finally, take in the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s works at the Van Gogh Museum, and then treat yourself to some modern Dutch flavors in swoon-worthy 17th-century surroundings at De Silveren Spiegel, one of the city’s most beloved restaurants.
How to Get There
Beautiful hotel with impeccable service! Loved everything about the Waldorf from the room to the bar to the spa! Centrally located and easy to walk to many sites and shops. Located on one of the most beautiful canals!
Great stay from beginning to the end! Excellent service and attention to our needs...loved the staff ... great takeaway breakfast on our last morning as we left at 6am.Hotel in good location nice gardens...spa open when ever you need it..liked this love to come back again as days passed by way to quickly lol...
While the hotel is breathtaking and in the nicest part of the city, it was the staff that really made the experience memorable. From Joren at reception, to Leslie at the Concierge desk, Emily and Mike in the Brasserie, and the incredible bartenders at The Vault bar, everything was perfect and comfortable. My stay started with a welcome email a few weeks out detailing my preferences and asking for any other info to customize my stay. Upon arrival, it was like coming home to family as the staff was knowledgeable about who I was and what I liked. Everyone went out of their way to be helpful with a smile on everyone’s face. The hotel restaurants were amazing to include breakfast each morning and the ambiance at the Vault is incredible for a late night drink. Thank you again to everyone at the Waldorf as I plan to return very soon!
Me and my wife stayed a night there when we were at the Nederlands.The hotel was quiet beautiful, decorated and the helpful staffs.The service was very quick and the foods were also delicious. It was our good day to stay a night there.I would recommend everyone to stay and get the best possible service from there.
The luxurious Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam held host to us for three nights and four days.
We were welcomed by the most wonderful members of staff who did their utmost to ensure we had the most pleasurable stay during our time away from home.
The room was spectacular, being very spacious and comfortable with a spectacular view overlooking the historic Gentleman’s Canal. In addition, the room was clean and the facilities were second to none. The king sized bed was fit for royalty as we enjoyed all three nights we spent at the Waldorf.
The Vault bar must be acknowledged for its innovative cocktails which are unmissable if you stay at the hotel. The breakfast was delicious and the service cannot be criticised.
A special thank you to Lesley the concierge for his dogged determination in seeking last minute tickets for the famous Anne Frank house.