Waldorf Astoria, Amsterdam – A Timeless Elegance

Firmly anchored in the history of Amsterdam, the hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city on the banks of the Herengracht canal, once home to the most famous 17th century merchant families, the Golden Age of the city, and now classified as UNESCO world heritage site.

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The hotel, which opened in May 2014, is actually made up of 6 mansions assembled during the construction of the hotel. The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam thus offers the largest canal-side facade that can be found for a hotel in the city.

But it is truly when you enter the hotel that you realize how exceptional it is, you will find all the elegance, luxury and refinement of the Waldorf Astoria brand, as well as many ornaments and decorations of period: its sublime staircase in raw wood fashioned by the French architect Daniel Marot, its ceilings and their patterns…

And from its entrance hall, magic operates…

Once you step the entrance hall, Peacok Alley’s lovely lounge awaits you.

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The room is bright, elegant, dressed in marble and finely decorated in shades of gold and gray/blue, including the famous blue Vermeer. The paintings inspired by Dutch Renaissance art blend with more contemporary decorative elements and give a resolutely modern side to the hotel.

In the center of the room, proudly stands one of the emblems of Waldorf Astoria hotels: its clock! Every hotel of the brand has one, unique in the world.

The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam also has its own 2 Michelin star restaurant: the Librije’s Zusje – it is the only restaurant in the Netherlands to have obtained two stars at once, only 6 months after its opening. Delectable and delicious dishes can be enjoyed while admiring the sumptuous views of the hotel’s pretty private gardens.

The hotel is also home to a Guerlain Spa, the only one in the Benelux countries… A cozy atmosphere awaits you for this exclusive spa with refined and carefully picked products.

 

Nidal Al-Shaker