Max Zaharenkov

Hotel Review: Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Hotel Reviews

Nestled in the heart of Amsterdam, amidst a row of grand 17th century canal palaces, lies the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. A gem of Dutch heritage, the hotel is beautifully located along the Herengracht canal - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its prime location, this hotel truly offers an ideal base to explore Amsterdam's quaint cafes, iconic museums, and the winding labyrinth of its famous canals. I mean, who wouldn't be enthralled by the charm of a city where bicycles rule the streets?


Upon arrival, you are graciously greeted and welcomed into the opulent lobby, a seamless blend of historical charm and modern sophistication. The chic blue and cream interiors, polished marbles, and glittering chandeliers make you feel as though you've stepped back in time. And the famed Waldorf Astoria service ensures a flawless and warm welcome. Isn’t it splendid to be pampered like royalty the moment you step in?


During my delightful stay at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, I experienced both their lofts and suites. All rooms are a tasteful blend of historic elegance and modern comfort, with views either over the city’s rooftops or the peaceful courtyard garden. Plush beds, modern tech amenities, large windows, and the marble bathroom with Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries, all combine to create a sanctuary of luxury. The feeling of drawing back the curtains in the morning to the view of the bustling city or the serene garden is simply unmatched, don’t you think?


The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam offers a wide variety of experiences right on your doorstep. You can opt for a leisurely stroll along the canals, take a boat tour, or even rent a bicycle to truly embrace the Dutch way of life. What's more, Amsterdam’s famous museums and shops are just a short walk away. For food connoisseurs, the hotel’s restaurant Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam, a two Michelin-starred restaurant, promises a culinary journey like no other. Isn’t it delightful to have the best of Amsterdam at your fingertips?


I was particularly impressed with the hotel’s Guerlain spa – the first of its kind in the Benelux countries. From massages to facials, it’s the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate after a day of sightseeing. The indoor swimming pool, sauna, and fitness center are additional perks to ensure a comfortable stay.

The hotel’s Peacock Alley, with its stunning views of the courtyard garden, is perfect for afternoon tea or a light lunch. In the evening, the Vault Bar, housed in the original vault of the canal palace, offers an exquisite selection of cocktails. How often do you get to sip your favorite drink in a centuries-old vault?


When staying at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, remember to make the most of its central location. Visit the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum, take a cruise on the canals, or just wander around the city's charming streets and bridges. For a truly memorable experience, ask the concierge to arrange a private canal tour on the hotel's own boat. Isn't that the most stylish way to discover Amsterdam?

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