Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam - A Historic Treasure On One Of The City’s Most Exclusive Canal Banks


Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam dominates with its stately appearance one of the most beautiful canals in the capital. Located in a unique neighborhood in the UNESCO area of Herengracht, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is comprised of six historic town houses, numbers 542 to 556, each with its own fascinating tale dating back to the 17th and 18th century. Each of the massive, doublewide homes has a name - De Wildt, Kemp, Hooft, Marot, Sautijn and Brentano.

Featuring 93 luxury guestrooms and suites, the new elegant and sophisticated Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a perfect addition to the city’s luxury offerings. Steeped in history, the property is set on the banks of Amsterdam’s grandest canal, the Herengracht, built during the Golden Age.

Boasting a historical exterior and a unique entrance and grand staircase attributed to the architect of Lodewijk XIV and king-stadholder William III, Daniel Marot. The hotel is home to the peaceful exclusive Guerlain Spa and offers with the gastronomic two-Michelin star restaurant, Peacock Alley and Vault Bar exceptional food and beverage options. All these features provide unique and memorable moments for every single guest to take home. 

Design reference to Golden Age
Each aspect of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam reflects understated luxury, from the refined tranquil interiors that reference the canal waters and famous Dutch paintings, to the framed views of the canals and gardens. The atmosphere is authentic and sophisticated, paying homage to the history of the original buildings with modern and refreshing accents. Carefully sourced finishes, design details, textures and products relate directly to the story of Amsterdam during its Golden Age.

Rooms and suites with their own character
Each of the 93 guestrooms and suites are graced with their own individual character, decorated in soft and elegant furnishing with accents of lapis lazuli and stronger ochre colours referencing Holland’s own Vermeer, whose paintings include 'The Girl With A Pearl Earring.' Natural light is maximized through floor to ceiling windows framed by subtle drapery. Exquisite fabrics, soft textures and upholstery and luxurious bed linen balanced with sophisticated furniture creates a sumptuous residential feel giving guests the feeling of home comforts in exceptionally luxurious surroundings.


Unique culinary experiences
The Kitchen Team of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is led by the Two Michelin Star Chef, Sidney Schutte. He developed a gastronomic vision in which the distinctive philosophy, qualities and values of Waldorf Astoria merge with his years of international experience as a Chef at the highest level. He is praised for his own identity, balanced flavour combinations, the mix of local products and influences from modern world cuisine and his creative vegetarian dishes.

The restaurant, named by that time Librije’s Zusje, received two Michelin stars seven months after opening in 2014. Since January 2019, the two-star restaurant has its new name, Spectrum. The restaurant is a clear reflection of the gastronomic and hospitality vision of the Chef. The name does justice to the variety of ingredients, flavours, creative recipes and experience of hospitality. The atmosphere in the stylish, modern restaurant contributes to an overwhelming total experience. Spectrum continues the excellent reputation of Librije's Zusje, maintaining their two-Michelin stars and receiving 18.5 points in the top regions of the 2019 Gault Millaut guide, of which Sidney Schutte was also named Lead Chef of the Year in 2017.

Meet Me At The Peacock
Meet me at the Peacock Alley is a renowned expression for the place in Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam to meet up; for a cup of coffee, lunch, Afternoon Tea or aperitif. Meanwhile, the themed Afternoon Tea's, with the ever-changing surprising seasonal arrangement, is renowned among lovers of these savory and sweet treats. This elegant lounge area with flowing drapery, hand blown glass and classic furniture gives a truly authentic experience. Through the intricately detailed columns of the Bel Etage, a Waldorf Armillary Sphere takes center stage in the room, in reference to the property’s links to sail, trade and time - also a proud icon of the history of the canal houses as homes to the wealthy and successful.


Hidden in The Vault
The Vault Bar, located in the previous safe of the bank is the hidden 'treasure' of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. The serene intimate space invites you to enjoy signature cocktails, Waldorf Astoria classics, the finest wines, the best-distilled, special local liqueurs and surprising bites.

World of Guerlain
From the moment guests step into the peaceful spa at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, unforgettable experiences await with the exclusive personalized treatments created using Guerlain’s unrivalled expertise and heritage. The three-treatment room spa sanctuary invites guests and locals alike to enjoy the stylish and sophisticated World Of Guerlain in the heart of this cultural city.


On arrival, guests will make their way through the worldly and historical rooms of the converted patrician houses property to the peaceful spa, which has direct access to tranquil gardens. Soothing neutral colors inspired by Amsterdam’s artistic heritage have been used throughout the spa space and its treatment rooms. In this outstanding new boutique spa, Amsterdam's regular spa patrons will find an unparalleled indulgent, sensorial spa experience twinned with cutting edge treatments, while experiencing Waldorf Astoria’s legendary service. As part of the spa experience, guests are invited to make use of the spa's sophisticated relaxation areas overlooking the property’s extensive private garden, or enjoy a relaxing pre- or post-therapy swim in the spa’s heated indoor pool. The Guerlain Spa was either country or Europe continent winner of the World Luxury Spa Award for the last five years and Global Winner in 2021.

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam received numerous prestigious awards, for example as of 2015 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award in categories luxury, top hotels and romance and since 2016 the Number 1 (out of 25) hotel in the category Luxury in the Netherlands. Moreover, in the US Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards 2017 as number 1 top hotels in Amsterdam and in the recent 2021 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award #22 in the top 25 hotels in the world, #8 in the top 25 hotels in Europe, and still #1 in the top 25 hotels in The Netherlands.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts
Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of more than 30 iconic properties that creates a unique sense of place with a relentless commitment to personal service and culinary expertise in landmark locations around the world. Unified by their inspirational environments and True Waldorf Service, Waldorf Astoria hotels deliver graceful service from the moment a guest books through checkout. Waldorf Astoria is a part of Hilton, a leading global hospitality company.


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