Picturesque Golden Age canals, premier league art, cosy cafés, and liberal urban living combine to make Amsterdam one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals.
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Hotel Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands|www.hyatt.com|
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Fans of contemporary art and cutting-edge design will delight in the seriously over-the-top interiors of this luxe canalfront hotel.
Styled by top Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, the public spaces are a riot of colourful, oversized furnishings complemented by avant-garde sculptures and looping experimental videos.
The quirky design scheme carries over to its 122 modern rooms, accented with Delft-inspired tiles and bold artwork. Join the fashionable crowd in the lobby’s sleek Bluespoon Bar for innovative craft cocktails.
The location here is excellent. You’re in the southern end of the character-filled Nine Streets, within the Canal Ring – the most picturesque part of the city. The big museums, designer shopping and Vondelpark are a short stroll away.
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