Review: Andaz Prinsengracht, Amsterdam

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Andaz Prinsengracht, Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Andaz is the Hyatt’s second foray in to Europe with the Andaz brand. Designed to be arty hotels, the Andaz brand can often feel like a worldwide chain trying to be excentic and not always pulling it off. Well the property in Amsterdam, located right on one of the city’s famous canals pretty quickly dispels this concern. The hotel, which used to be a library, is about a 15 minute taxi ride from the Central Station. The station has trains to the main Amsterdam airport, 24 hours per day.

Andaz Prinsengracht, Amsterdam - Tram

An alternative way of getting to the hotel is via trams from Central Station, although this then requires about a 10 minute walk to the property. Not easy with lots of bags as Amsterdam’s pavements can be a little tricky as you dodge vehicles and cyclists.

Andaz Prinsengracht, Amsterdam - Entrance

The lobby is small – real estate is a big deal in Amsterdam – but the staff are charming and efficient. Immediately behind the three Reception desks are the lifts which take you to the upper floors.

Andaz Prinsengracht, Amsterdam

I did manage to secure an upgrade to a canal view room on the front and the view was pretty much characteristic of the city.

Andaz Prinsengracht, Amsterdam - canal

The rooms are not large and combine the bedroom with the washing area. Separate doors lead to the toilet and shower.

Andaz Prinsengracht, Amsterdam - Room Andaz Prinsengracht, Amsterdam - Romm

The beds are comfortable and the decor striking. The massive fish above the bed is an example of the wall coverings.

Andaz Prinsengracht, Amsterdam - Room

I had a good nights sleep and the Hyatt Diamond breakfast is taken in the ground floor restaurant. You were able to order hot cooked items from the waiter and help yourself to the cold items – cereals, breads, fruit, cold meat and cheeses.

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Just off the restaurant is a garden which is overlooked by the rooms at the rear of the hotel. It contains art items, including the man in the crown. These sculptures are found throughout the hotel, even in corridors which can be a little disconcerting after a beer!

Andaz Amsterdam - Garden 2 Andaz Amsterdam Garden

Overall, a good stay, at a nice, if expensive property, away from the stag and hen parties so common in other parts of the city.


Release Date

3 February 2016

Good Points

Quirky property located in a great location on a canal
Everywhere you look is a feast for the eyes, pictures, furniture, lights, sculpture all add to the atmosphere

Bad Points

Small rooms, but this is fairly typical in Amsterdam
Costly, weekends are cheaper but rates during the week are high






Overall Rating


A great hotel in a world class city.


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