Live Like A Golden Age Merchant At Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
As soon as your car pulls up to The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam you are greeted politely and welcomed to the property with a smile. You are the one who should be smiling, because for the next few days you will be provided your own concierge, pampered like never before, and dine like royalty here.
Six, 17 and 18th century patrician mansions along Herengracht (Gentleman's Canal) have been joined together and restored to their sumptuous beauty replete with a curving masterpiece of a stairway, ballroom transformed into an event space, and the Waldorf Astoria's signature "Peacock Alley" room. Every view to the outside gardens or canal is framed by spectacular rooms.
The outstanding Michelin two-star restaurant, Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam is not to be missed ( see the write up on this site) and awaits your dining pleasure for a memorable multi-course meal with wine pairing. The Goldfinch Brasserie is a more elegantly casual spot where the food is still excellent. Have a libation in a bar tucked into an old bank vault room aptly named Vault Bar, and here and there throughout stop in a quiet spot to enjoy this lovely, historic property. If all of the sightseeing, art museums and diamond shopping tires you out, pop into the Guerlain Spa to become refreshed once more.
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