Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam opens to public

2nd May 2014
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam opens to public

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. 
Located on the UNESCO area of Herengracht, this new luxury canalside property is comprised of six historic 17th and 18th century town houses. 

Once home to some of the wealthiest and most influential residents of the city, the patrician houses have been lovingly restored to create an elegant 93-room hotel steeped in history.

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam looks out over the city’s grandest canal, the Herengracht, which was built during the Golden Age, giving global luxury travellers direct access to explore the city by boat, bicycle or foot.

John Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, said: “Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam perfectly represents our ambition to create unforgettable experiences and inspirational environments in the world’s leading destinations.

“This is a truly unique property that captures the Dutch approach to understated luxury in its design and service culture.”

Each of the 93 guest rooms and suites offer unforgettable views of Amsterdam, whether it’s looking out over the canal waters or over the peaceful private garden and rooftops of the city. 

Rooms are luxuriously dressed with accents of lapis lazuli and ochre hues, referencing Holland’s own Vermeer, whose paintings include ‘The Girl with the Pearl Earring’.

Each bedroom retains the historical charm of the original buildings with beamed ceilings, sash windows and spacious bathrooms with freestanding baths to complete the authentic and stylish ambiance.

Dining at Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is an exciting culinary experience thanks to an exclusive partnership with internationally acclaimed restaurateurs Jonnie and Thérèse Boer.

Owners of three-Michelin star restaurant De Librije in the Netherlands, the pair have created a sensational menu of food and drink options, together with Sidney Schutte, former chef at De Librije and now the executive chef at the new hotel. 

Teamed with Waldorf Astoria’s legendary service, the restaurant Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam ensures a memorable fine dining experience in Amsterdam.

Simon Vincent, area president, Hilton Worldwide, said, “With Europe’s fourth largest airport and nearly six million international visitors a year, Amsterdam is a thriving tourist destination.

“At Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, those travellers have a world class luxury hotel to experience.”


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