Check it out: a former public library transformed into an artsy urban hotel.
As guests walk into the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, they are greeted with a welcome cocktail in the funky lounge and stress-free check-in on a computerized tablet. Dutch culture is showcased through video artwork, curated books on the shelves in common areas and the use of hotel bikes to navigate the city. Guests can dine at Bluespoon, which features cuisine crafted by chef Julien Piguet from fresh local ingredients. Personalized massages and June Jacobs and Perricone products are offered at the Spa, and access is complimentary to the on-site gym, sauna and shower rooms. Business travelers will find a comfortable work environment in the library, with ample power outlets, guest-use laptops, complimentary high-speed Internet access and a variety of office services. More than 4,305 square feet of meeting and event space can accommodate a range of gatherings from cocktail receptions to boardroom meetings. Additionally, the hotel offers a prime location near many important cultural sites, including the Anne Frank house, the Negen Straatjes, West Church and the Royal Palace.