Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht

Festival season is upon us! Coachella starts tomorrow with exciting lineup of events including AMEX Platinum House for Centurion Black and Platinum cardholders.


Pretty soon, Tomorrowland – the Olympics of festivals – will start in July and I’m already jealous of anyone that is lucky enough to attend this year. For those that are coming from afar, I highly recommend making a EuroTrip out of it. With its chill vibes and famous Dutch canals, Amsterdam is a great destination to add as a precursor to this big event.





Without further ado, here’s a look at this posh hotel.


Andaz Amsterdam



Per Andaz tradition, the check-in process is an open design where the staff comes to you to check-in. For our stay, we opt to use our AMEX Platinum cards to check-in at cash rate instead of points.


Amex receipt



Personally, I’m a huge fan of this boutique concept. It’s been almost 2 years since this stay and I still remember how engaging & warm the service felt.


We spent 30-40 minutes on check-in alone getting to know each other and how the property worked for our stay.


check-in experience



We learned that almost every European loves Tomorrowland. Our check-in staff always dreamed of attending and was genuinely entranced by its invitation box.


Tomorrowland Invitation Box



The architecture above us was modern with a sprinkle of old-world charm.





Considering we paid over $1000 USD for our stay, our room was hilariously small.


With its weird decor though, I suddenly crave fish and chips for lunch…


bathroom and bedroom area connected
interesting sight to wake up to…



The hotel is located right by the famous Prinsengracht canal though, so I’m a fan of their bedroom views.



bedroom view



In the early mornings, I recommend taking advantage of their complimentary bicycle rentals and roam around before the city (& tourists) wake up.



complimentary hotel bike rentals



It’s a great way to explore the canals.

careful not to ride into the canals… these bicycles goes fast!



And see the famous “I Amsterdam” sign.





The hotel also provides an impressive breakfast spread, which is nice after a long morning of biking.


kitchen’s breakfast spread



And lastly, remember to take advantage of their spas, which is complimentary for hotel guests. It features a DOUBLE rainfall shower, which I much appreciated.


2x rainfall shower for one (or two 😉 )



Overall, this was a nice centrally located hotel. Though overpriced for what you get from a room size perspective, this artsy Hyatt successfully gives you everything you need at your fingertips for a luxe Amsterdam experience.


If you’re points rich, you can also redeem here for 25,000 Hyatt points / night. It can be a great starting point to begin your (expensive) EuroTrip journey.



Meter - St Regis SF


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