Amsterdam, the enchanting city of labyrinthine canals, Dutch-Baroque architecture, and an air of timelessness. While the city oozes history, it's also firmly rooted in the present, with a constant flow of cyclists and the unmistakable scent of a certain herb. Whether you're seeking a short escapade or a more profound sojourn, Amsterdam is the quintessential destination for an unforgettable experience.
Conveniently nestled on one of the city's main crescent-shaped canals lies the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, a Concept by Hyatt. This 5-star haven is merely a 30-minute stroll from Amsterdam Centraal, making it effortlessly accessible for travelers. Moreover, it offers a prime location, with iconic attractions such as the Anne Frank House just a ten-minute walk away. The Royal Palace on the Dam, De Negen Straatjes shopping district and the famed Red Light District are all within reach. A leisurely 15-minute jaunt from the hotel will lead you to Museumplein, home to cultural gems like the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum.
The Andaz Amsterdam Experience
As you meander along the cobblestoned canal banks, taking in the view of bikes and boats with quaint townhouses as the backdrop, you'll find Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht. Its exterior might seem unassuming, but as you enter through a white corridor that wouldn't be out of place in Alice in Wonderland, you are transported to another world. The hotel's heart, the lobby, is a breathtaking space both in size and aesthetics. The giant bell-shaped lampshades, paired with traditional crystal chandeliers, hang above the reception area, creating an atmosphere of wonder. This atrium spans multiple stories vertically, creating a sense of awe that lingers.
The lobby, with its dark blue seating area, dimmed lights, and downtempo music, offers a chilled and inviting vibe. The bright red, tulip-inspired swivel chairs pay homage to the Netherlands' national flower. Renowned Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is the creative mind behind the captivating visuals that grace the Andaz Amsterdam. The hotel is adorned with giant statues of the Prince of Lost Dreams, offering the perfect backdrop for an Instagram photo. Legend has it that standing beneath his cupped hands can help you remember your most cherished long-lost dreams.
A Room with a Touch of Tradition
Each room at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht seamlessly blends classic and modern elements. While the furnishings are sleek and contemporary (note the beds with transparent perspex headboards), they also feature nods to traditional Dutch symbols. Ornamental wooden clogs and motifs inspired by Amsterdam's flag and coat of arms are thoughtfully integrated into each room. Each room boasts a feature wall with a photographic image called a Connected Polarity, adding a unique touch to the space. Sunlight streams through large windows, offering stunning views of the Prinsengracht.
The open-plan design of the room is both quirky and practical, with a free-standing washbasin made of porcelain at its center and the bed just a stone's throw away. The bathroom is equally remarkable, with quirky white wallpaper featuring Delft Blue pottery-style imagery and engaging facts and quotes about Amsterdam. The room is a sanctuary of luxury, complete with champagne, chocolate-coated strawberries, plush bathrobes, slippers, and ample shelf space.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht presents two delectable dining options along the Prinsengracht Canal. Bluespoon Restaurant offers fresh, seasonal cuisine with a Dutch twist, while Bluespoon Bar serves craft cocktails. A standout at Andaz is the phenomenal breakfast buffet. In a jazz-inspired dining area, guests can savor classic breakfast items like chicken sausages, mushrooms, and scrambled eggs. The buffet also features an array of local cheeses, traditional Dutch herring, smoked salmon, granola, fresh fruit, and more.
An Enchanted Garden Oasis
One of the highlights of Andaz is its beautifully designed garden in the central courtyard. This lush oasis, adorned with a monochrome checkerboard pathway and a gigantic painted wall of edgy art, provides a serene escape from the bustling city. The garden is a microcosm of Amsterdam itself—where tradition meets the avant-garde, and where the mystical harmonizes with reality.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is a sensory delight, a tonic for the mind, and an unmissable retreat for those seeking an enchanting stay in the heart of Amsterdam. Contact us now to embark on your luxurious journey and experience the allure of Andaz Amsterdam.