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.
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We celebrated my mother and aunt's birthday with the Viktor&Rolf Afternoon Tea. The staff was amazing and we had the best service possible. All the employees are really nice and passionate. We went to a lot of Afternoon Tea's in different hotels but this was definitely the best Afternoon Tea in Amsterdam.
Chosen for its location but also for its many great reviews,
check in fast and professional, very nice room very well equipped, a large functional bathroom and with beautiful home products, parite common superb with many activities, the breakfast was just incredible,
the total price was a little expensive
Centrally-located. Beautiful hotel. Excellent service from the Front-desk, Bellboy, Concierge, Servers at the Peacock Alley and the Goldfinch restaurants at dinnertime all too happy to make it a memorable stay. Clean, soft, comfortable beds. Luxurious bathroom amenities. Wish we could have stayed longer.