by Santorini Dave • Updated: January 10, 2019
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Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – Whimsical boutique hotel with off-the-wall decor in the historic canal ring.
Sitting alongside Amsterdam’s loveliest canal, Andaz is whimsical and playful, courtesy of superstar Dutch designer Marcel Wanders. The decor takes its inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, Dutch culture, and Dutch maritime history, with crimson, tulip-shaped chairs in the lobby, a Delft blue feature wall, a glass-box lift, and original video art by the likes of Erwin Olaf. The whimsical decor is present in the light, bright rooms, with tulip armchairs, surreal fish-spoons above the supremely comfortable beds, and open-plan bathrooms. Nespresso machines, large walk-in wardrobes, and TVs with access to the hotel’s video art are nice touches. Service is professional and informal, and the hotel is ideally located for sightseeing, shopping, and dining out.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – Location
- Address: Prinsengracht 587, 1016 HT Amsterdam.
- Nearest Tram: Prinsengracht.
- Area: Right in the heart of the historic canal ring. Busy Leidseplein square with its restaurants, bars, theaters, and clubs is a 7-minute walk away. The 3 main art museums of the Museum Quarter are less than 15 minutes on foot, while the Anne Frank House is 11 minutes away. Andaz is part of the trendy Nine Streets neighborhood, a compact grid of narrow streets packed with independent boutiques, restaurants, and bars. The nearest tram stop is on Leidseplein, with quick and easy connections to the Medieval Centre, Red Light District, Centraal Station, and the Museum Quarter.
- How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then tram #1, #2 or #5 to Prinsengracht stop. Andaz Amsterdam is a 5-minute walk away.
- Handy to: Nine Streets shopping, historic canal ring, Anne Frank House, Spui square.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – The Basics
- Ages: Most guests tend to be couples on a romantic city break, but children of all ages welcome.
- View: Of the 122 rooms, Standard rooms overlook the Observatorium-themed lobby, while the View and Deluxe rooms and the suites look out either over Prinsengracht canal or the hotel garden. Deluxe rooms come with private terraces with garden.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools/jacuzzi.
- Laundry: In-room laundry service.
- Parking: Parking onsite costs €65 per day.
- Extras: There are free bicycles for guest use. Personal trainers are available, and yoga and Pilates classes can be arranged on request. There’s free wine for guests in the library between 5 and 7 pm, and the in-room minibars provide free non-alcoholic drinks. Ask for a tour of the video art.
- When to Book: Reserve 3 months in advance for the mid-March to mid-May tulip season, the July and August high season, and the Christmas-New Year period.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: 020-523-1234
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: hyatt.com/andaz-amsterdam-prinsengracht
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: The on-site spa offers a range of tailor-made treatments and there’s a sauna and steam room.
- Fitness Center: Fully equipped, high-tech 24-hour fitness center.
- For Disabled Guests: One room adapted for disabled guests.
- For Families: Kids under 6 eat free of charge, and there’s a 50% breakfast discount for children under 12. Babysitting services can be arranged.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: The Bluespoon Restaurant (6.30 am-10 pm) is airy and whimsical, just like the rest of the hotel, and overlooks the Secret Garden. It serves beautiful and creative farm-to-table cuisine; the 4-course Video Art menu (€70) – a multi-sensory experience – is a treat. • $$$.
- Lounge/Bar: The Bluespoon Bar is part of the buzzy lobby and looks out over the canal. Adventurous mixologists create interesting original cocktails using Dutch jenevers and exotic ingredients, as well as serving classics with a twist.
- Breakfast: Not complimentary. Good buffet breakfast with a selection of hot dishes cooked to order available from the Bluespoon Restaurant between 6.30 am and 10.30 am; €29 per person.
- Room Service: 24-hour room service available.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – Rooms
- Room Types: Observatory Queen • Observatory King • Garden View Queen • Garden View King • Canal View Queen • Canal View King • Andaz Suite • Prinsengracht Presidential Suite
- Smoking Rooms: Andaz Amsterdam is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: Canal View Room 209 has excellent views of the Prinsengracht canal, while the palatial Prinsengracht Suite comes with Amsterdam’s largest canal view hotel terrace.
- For Families: There are some interconnecting rooms; also, all suites, as well as 2 of the View rooms, have space for a baby cot or an extra bed (free for under-12’s).
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – Local Transport
- Walking: Busy Leidseplein square, surrounded by restaurants, bars, and clubs, is a 7-minute stroll; Anne Frank House, the Royal Palace, and the Red Light District are less than 15 minutes away. The 3 main art museums are around 15 minutes’ walk away; the Medieval Centre is just 2 minutes on foot.
- Tram: The nearest tram stop off Prinsengracht, a 5-minute walk, offers quick and easy connections to the Centraal Station and the Museum Quarter.
- Taxis, Uber: Taxis and Uber charge around €35 from the airport to the hotel. Within the city, Uber rides cost around half of taxi fares. It’s often quicker to walk, cycle, or jump on a tram.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht – What’s Nearby?
Recommended Nearby Tours
- Gs Brunch Boat – The world’s only brunch boat sets sail year round from Keizersgracht 177. Extensive menus are accompanied by mimosas and bloody marys, together with an hour and a half’s Amsterdam canal tour. Start location: 11-minute walk.
- Secret Food Tours – Sample raw herring, stamppot, stroopwafel, pancakes, and more on this walking tour of traditional Dutch food hotspots. Meet at the Anne Frank House. Start location: 11-minute walk.
- Jewish History Amsterdam – Themed walking tours of Jewish Amsterdam; tours of the western canal ring typically start at the Anne Frank House. Start location: 11-minute walk.
- Lovers Canal Cruises – Hour-long small boat canal cruises depart from the dock near the Anne Frank House. Start location: 12-minute walk.
- Blue Boat Company – Open-boat cruises, themed kids’ cruises, evening cruises, and Hard Rock burger cruises. Start location: 12-minute walk.
- Casa Peru – The Netherlands’ only Peruvian restaurant. Come here for ceviche, aji de gallina (chicken in spicy yellow sauce), and pisco cocktails. 2-minute walk.
- Ron Gastrobar Oriental – Asian-inspired tapas-style dishes such as Wagyu steak tartare and dim sum with foie gras. 4-minute walk.
- Restaurant De Struisvogel – Basement restaurant specializing in French-inspired dishes. 5-minute walk.
- D’Vijff Vlieghen – Characterful restaurant spread over 5 17th-century canal houses, renowned for its imaginative Modern Dutch dishes and decked out with original Rembrandt works. Reservations essential. 7-minute walk.
- Herengracht Restaurant & Bar – Creative modern European dishes served in a leafy courtyard, refined dining room, or canal-side terrace. 8-minute walk.
- Hosokawa – Slick, contemporary Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi, teppanyaki, and robatayaki dishes. Great onsite bar, too. 9-minute walk.
- Koh-I-Noor – Established Indian restaurant specializing in tandoori dishes and curries. 9-minute walk.
- The Seafood Bar – Buzzy spot for champagne, oysters, and seafood platters. Walk-ins welcome. 9-minute walk.
Nearby Bars and Breweries
- De Zotte – Oak-paneled watering hole, with over 130 Belgian and Dutch beers, including Trappist beers, and some rare and unusual brews. The food menu includes the signature Hartige Tart and Flemish steaks; get here early to nab a table. 4-minute walk.
- Café Eijlders – Brown, stained-glass café that served as a gathering place for artists resisting the Nazis during WWII. A chilled-out spot for a drink; exhibitions and poetry readings sometimes held here. 6-minute walk.
- De Admiraal – Amsterdam’s largest traditional tasting house, with 16 jenevers and 60 liqueurs. 7-minute walk.
- Pulitzer’s Bar – Stylish art deco cocktail bar inside the eponymous hotel. Classic cocktails as well as expertly-mixed signature drinks. 8-minute walk.
- Flying Dutchmen Cocktails – Tiny cocktail bar with award-winning bartenders and killer signature cocktails. Try the Flying Dutchman. 8-minute walk.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Frozen Fountain – Bold, interior design store selling unique homeware and furniture. 1-minute walk.
- Denham the Jeanmaker – Flagship menswear store selling jeans, jackets, and knitwear; the women’s branch is around the corner. 2-minute walk.
- The Darling – Quirky, funky, locally-designed clothes and accessories for women. 3-minute walk.
- Marie Stella Maris – Local, sustainable brand of beauty products, with part of the proceeds donated to clean water projects worldwide. 3-minute walk.
- Scotch & Soda – Chic street wear for men and women from the Amsterdam fashion label gone global. Lots of denim. 4-minute walk.
- Mendo – Books on art, design, photography, and architecture. 4-minute walk.
- We Are Labels – Casual street wear, shoes, and accessories for men and women by mbyM, Numph, Global Funk, edited the label, Norr, and more. 4-minute walk.
- Heinen Delfts Blauw – One of several outlets in Amsterdam selling the renowned blue-and-white Delft ceramics. 5-minute walk.
- Mark Raven Amsterdam Art – Amsterdam cityscapes in drawing, sketch, and T-shirt print form. 6-minute walk.