Amsterdam, Netherlands

Andaz Amsterdam

Rates from (inc tax)$266.72

Price information

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Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (21EUR), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Wonderland goes Dutch


Perched on Prinsengracht

Once the city library, Andaz Amsterdam hotel takes Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland as its starting point: tumble down the rabbit hole and come out the other end in a fantasy realm of tulip-shaped chairs, giant bells hanging from the ceiling and table legs that look like chess pieces.

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Need to know


122, including five suites.


Noon, but flexible if availability permits. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from $266.72 (€245), excluding tax at 6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of 5% per room per night on check-out.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR260.00), via, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Breakfast is an extra €29 each.


The hotel has a hi-tech gym open 24 hours a day, but if you prefer to exercise outdoors, ask a member of staff to map out a jogging or walking route along the canals. Personal trainers, Pilates and yoga can all be arranged. Be sure to take a tour of the hotel's fascinating video-art collection too. A concept unique to Andaz, 40 challenging and engaging artworks – by artists such as Ryan Gander and Erwin Olaf – are screened in the hallways, lounge and lobby; guests can also take an in-depth look by browsing the dedicated in-room arts channel.

At the hotel

Gardens; spa with sauna; fitness centre; library; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: 42” flatscreen TV; radio; iPod sound system; minibar with free soft drinks; Zenology bath products. Some rooms also have Nespresso machines.

Our favourite rooms

Though the Andaz King and Andaz Queen rooms overlooking the giant bells in the atrium have an unusual perspective, you can’t beat the calming sights of the canal; we loved the Prinsengracht-framing vantage point of Canal View Queen Room 209 in particular. Look out for the interesting wallhanging above your bedhead – it might be a fish head, seashell or giant spoon.

Packing tips

Some Lewis Carroll to brush up on life in Wonderland, and cycle-suitable footwear if you plan to pedal.


Treatments can be arranged either in the spa or in your room. Book in for a rejuvenating Perricone facial.


Cats and dogs can stay for a one-off charge of €35 a booking, and are welcome in the bar but not the restaurant. Dogs get their own bone, biscuits and bowl, as well as a choice of bed or mat. Guide dogs stay free. See more pet-friendly hotels in Amsterdam.


Some rooms can interconnect, and the restaurant welcomes children. All suites and the Large Garden View and Large Canal View rooms can fit a cot for a baby (free for under-ones) or an extra bed (free for under-12s, €65 a night for over-13s).

Food and Drink

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Top Table

If it’s sunny, pick a spot next to the floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the herb garden in the landscaped grounds. In winter, choose a cosy booth.

Dress Code

Something eccentric or oversized to match the altered dimensionsof the decor.

Hotel restaurant

The laid-back navy and white Bluespoon Restaurant continues the hotel’s homage to the elegantly outlandish, with black furniture perched atop oversized legs and a wall full of door knockers (and yes, there is a giant blue spoon on the wall). The chef brings a French-style culinary flair to local Dutch ingredients, placing a locavore's emphasis on provenance and seasonality to produce dishes such as king crab salad and pan-fried duck with beetroot and sprout. The steaks are especially good. Buffet breakfast is put on in the restaurant, but you’re also welcome to wander into the open kitchen and cook your own eggs or have a chat with the chef as he does them for you.

Hotel bar

Watch the world go by beyond the Bluespoon Bar's huge windows, overlooking Prinsengracht. There's a vast array of cocktails on offer, and an enticing snack menu too.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 6.30am until 11.30am; lunch is from 11.30am to 3pm; and dinner service runs from 5.30pm until 11pm. The Bluespoon keeps the shakers aloft until 1am midweek, 2am weekends.

Room service

24 hours a day. There’s an extensive menu on offer, but have exactly what you fancy by ordering a create-your-own salad or sandwich.


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Amsterdam’s hub, Schipol Airport, is 15 kilometres from the hotel ( and there’s a taxi rank right outside – the journey takes around 20 minutes. Plenty of major international carriers fly direct from cities across the UK, Europe and further afield; British Airways ( flies direct from London Heathrow.


The city’s Centraal station is a 10-minute drive away. Centraal Station has high-speed links with Paris (in four hours), Brussels (in three hours) and further afield, as well as national connections to cities such as the Hague and Rotterdam. From London, guests can travel to Amsterdam with a change at Brussels-Midi on the Eurostar (


Be prepared to share the roads with bikes, buses, trams and people – Amsterdam’s traffic is nothing if not varied. The hotel has a limited number of spaces in a private garage; valet parking costs €65 for 24 hours. The nearest public carpark is Q-Park Marnixstraat, near the bus station and local branch of Texaco; the cost is €40 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Andaz Amsterdam is on Prinsengracht, one of the main canals in the city’s Unesco-listed collection. Make your way through Jordaan’s art galleries and cafés, or shop in stylish Negen Straatjes’ (or Nine Streets’) individual boutiques. Join the queues at Anne Frank’s House around the corner, then soak up the atmosphere of lively Leidseplein, Amsterdam’s main square, or take in a concert at Paradiso ( or Melkweg ( After a 10-year refurb the Rijksmuseum on Musuemstraatis set to be a game-changer for Amsterdam’s cultural profile. The star of the show is Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’, but don’t miss the many other masterpieces on display (



Local restaurants

Head to elegant Restaurant Anna on Warmoesstraat for fine dining in a historic building overlooking a mediaeval church square. Choose from a four- or five-course menu, featuring dishes such as octopus carpaccio with a citrus dressing, grilled veal and sweetbreads, and monkfish tempura (+31 (0)20 428 1111; Bussia is a lively restaurant on Reestraat in the Nine Streets neighbourhood that adds modern twists to Italian classics. The bread, pasta and pastries are all made fresh on the premises – you can watch the chefs at work in the open kitchen. Try the flavour-packed ravioli stuffed with celeriac and thyme, and served with a sauce of gorgonzola, caramelised walnuts and pear (+31 (0)20 627 8794; Pop down early for an interiors critique over a Negroni at well-designed Lion Noir on Reguliersdwarsstraat. The dark and moody decor consists of green walls, taxidermy birds and bar-height swivel chairs. Stick around for a sumptuous seafood main course (+31 (0)20 627 6603;


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Anonymous review

Pardon my using the term du jour ‘staycation’, but it was exactly what my better half and I were in dire need of. The less travel involved the better. Luckily for us, Amsterdam, where we live, has no shortage of great hotels – but one name kept popping up and some cursory investigation work revealed it isn’t just highly rated, it is also right on our doorstep. Pack your bags, I said to Mrs X, we’re heading to the Andaz. Even the name sounds like a holiday destination.

Like true Amsterdammers, we hopped onto our trusty bikes, pedalled over a couple of oh-so-photogenic bridges, and up the Prinsengracht to the hotel, all in under five minutes, no bags lost. The Prinsengracht forms the outer ring of Amsterdam’s 17th-century canal system, and the Andaz falls bang in the middle. From the outside, the hotel stands out as being a bit more 1977 than 1677, but rather than being a carbuncley eyesore, it brings some welcome structure to the city’s organic higgledy-piggledyness. And, as my well-heeled Mrs Smith pointed out, ‘some respite from the cobbles’, which is something to bear in mind for anyone planning to explore Amsterdam on foot instead of braving a bicycle.

Bikes stowed, we walked through the doors to be taken by surprise by the sight of a girl bouncing about on a bed in her underwear. That feeling of ‘wow – we’re on an adventure’ couldn’t help but kick in. Joyce appeared from behind a bookcase and warmly welcomed us to the hotel. The bouncing girl, she told us, was part of an art installation. There are no traditional reception desks barricading staff from guests at the Andaz, just round marble tables and a welcoming atmosphere. Check-in is informal, and as it unfolded I had time to take in the huge central atrium.

Housed in what was once Amsterdam’s main public library, the redesign has transformed Andaz into a library of now. It is modern but not ‘clean-line modern’, it is ‘rich in colour, shapes and objets d’art modern’. Dutch designer Marcel Wanders and his team have created an upbeat, interesting set of environments that work well together as a whole and make it easy and interesting to find your way through the hotel.

On our way to the lift Mrs Smith pointed out a carving of a French bulldog head poking out from the panelling. The fact that we didn’t find it surprising or out of place gives an indication of the effervescent, eclectic nature of Hotel Andaz. I succumbed to my Instagram urges and got a ping back from the hotel that the friendly hound had been carved using traditional techniques in Belgium.

The ride up to our room revealed just how impressive the hotel’s inner atrium of sculptured orbs is. As the light show of a lift journey ended, we stepped out into a hallway of quiet sophistication. As parents, we couldn’t help but observe that although kids are surely welcomed here, it is better as a stylish urban getaway for grown-ups. And for the weekend, we were all in – we wanted the hushed halls, the eye-grabbing surroundings and the general anonymity of a city escape. We opted for a standard room that was high up and canal facing. The hotel also offers deluxe rooms and suites if you swing that way.

The room itself was perfectly comfortable, and snacks and soft drinks are complimentary, as are the usual coffee and tea offerings. My Mrs and I amused ourselves by shouting out questions inspired by the trivia-festooned wallpaper in the bathroom... One of the standout interior details is that the modern take on Delft-tile-reminscent designs in the loos, so the blue-and-white walls make fact-rich reading. (Mrs Smith won our quiztime in case you’re wondering). The beds are comfortable enough that you forget you’re sleeping in a strange place and can easily slip into an afternoon doze.

While we were there we also compiled a tip-list for friends who might follow in our footsteps. Here goes. For design inspiration, check out the Frozen Fountain just next door. Jean lovers, head down the road to Jason Denham’s denim emporium, the aptly named Denham. For the best burger, hit up the Butcher in De Pijp neighbourhood. For the tastiest apple pie, go to Winkel on Noordermarkt. Industrial antique snuffling and great coffee comes care of Harvest & Co on Tweede Helmersstraat. Our last suggestion: throw out the map. Amsterdam’s canals will keep you walking in loops, so you’re never really lost.

How wonderful it was not to have to think about cooking (or dishes) and ensconce ourselves in the Blue Spoon, which served up locally sourced, seasonal dishes aplenty. The simple menu was beautifully executed with a perfectly appropriate wine list... though to be honest, we’re easily pleased with a decent Saint-Emilion.

Relaxed, fun and respectable – that’s how I’d describe the Andaz – even if your Amsterdam intentions are anything but. We’d even send the in-laws there... for all the right reasons, of course.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Andaz Amsterdam’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The decor and the staff. Recommend Restaurants Bussia - walk from hotel and delicious

Don’t expect

Full spa facility. Gym has basic exercise machines


Stayed on 22 Jul 2016

We loved

Everything about the hotel...the quirky garden, the well planned rooms, the great location and friendly helpful staff. Not forgetting the wonderful breakfast buffet! it is so close to everything by foot and yet so quiet and private. Andaz is well situated to explore the 9 Streets area; for good food, antique shopping, charming shops, museums and canal life. 10/10

Don’t expect

Some requests were not catered to promptly...they were not critical but it took many reminders for a book I ordered from the hotel to be sent to the room.


Stayed on 19 Jul 2016

We loved

Location, really fabulous décor and staff incredibly friendly, efficient without being OTT. Amazing bar and informative cocktail waiter. Fabulous. Rooms funky and spacious. Local 5 streets boutiques, great local restaurant, dutch gin!

Don’t expect

Anything bad - its perfect - well for us anyway!


Stayed on 11 Mar 2016

We loved

A stunning modern hotel that never ceases to delight. Quirky contemporary interior design which is an attraction in itself both in the bedrooms and public areas. Elegant but cosy atmosphere. Everything is done with style and the staff are friendly and attentive to any requests. Bluespoon restaurant is a lovely space with great chefs who cook 'on display' some wonderful dishes with a contemporary Dutch feel. A special place and highly recommended!

Don’t expect

Baths in all the rooms. Lovely big showers though.


Stayed on 8 Sep 2015

We loved

The trendy interior with something to see of interest around every corner. We loved the seamless check in service and the attentive and informative staff.

Don’t expect

Lots of restaurants to eat at but there are plenty in the area.


Stayed on 14 Aug 2015

We loved

This is a truly fabulous hotel - nothing is too much trouble for the amazing staff team. The hot chocolate is the best we have ever tasted. Everything is done with style here. The rooms are beautiful and the hotel is incredibly quiet.

Don’t expect

The hotel is expensive, don't expect a cheap stay! We found nothing to complain about though so we would say we had value for money.


Stayed on 18 Feb 2015

We loved

Particularly helpful and friendly staff and excellent food.


Stayed on 13 Feb 2015

We loved

Amazing staff!

Don’t expect

Bathroom setup is a little untraditional.


Stayed on 6 Jan 2015

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