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.

 

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Amsterdam!

 

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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Tomorrowland Invitation Box

 

 

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

 

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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…

 

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bathroom and bedroom area connected
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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.

 

 

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bedroom view

 

 

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

 

 

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complimentary hotel bike rentals

 

 

It’s a great way to explore the canals.

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

 

 

And see the famous “I Amsterdam” sign.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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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