The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is maybe the finest retreat in the heart of the city. The Herengracht is close to the Rembrandt and the handbag museum. 17th century palaces all in a row like stringed pearls, 6 in total, make this historic hotel so special. The interieur is elegant sophisticated, the staff perfectly trained, the linen and towels of high class quality. Such a treat to unfold an oversized napkin with a relief embroidered crest when you dine at the 2 star Michelin in house restaurant Librije's Zusje.
The staircase from the time of Louis XIV is truly an eyecatcher and has been my favorite. The colors are ever changing during the day depending from where the sun comes in.
Our suite was overlooking the Herengracht spacious, and really quiet. I loved having the trees right in front of the windows.
Don't forget to eat your 'Stroopwafel', crispy thin waffels with a layer of caramelized sugar in between.
We had breakfast once during our stay with their selection of breads and cakes, fruits and fish plus typical Dutch delecacies! Breakfast is my favorite at hotels. No time for breakfast as you remember!
Our Must-Sees for Amsterdam:
We just strolled around and got amazing opportunities for great photos just nearby the Waldorf Astoria.
Take a boat tour on the Grachten, it is worth every minute. One can see the houseboats and the canels form the boat so much better.
Purchase your VanGogh Museum tickets ahead and come first thing in the morning.
Take a picture between the huge red letters IAMSTERDAM.
Have lunch at the Rijks on the way to the Rijks Museums, best food we had in Amsterdam!