Few business trip destinations prove as peaceful and profound as Amsterdam: an air of contentment prevails from the quaint canals all the way to the rapidly-growing Zuidas, or ‘Financial Mile.’ But, as enchanting as the city is, you can’t prep for a critical corporate meeting in a hostel (nor should you want to). If you find yourself visiting the Venice of the North for business, then you’ll be wise to entrust your stay with the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
A Continuation of Charm Beyond the Canals
The former home of the Public Library of Amsterdam, the building has maintained the sense of quiet intimacy in its new life—though its aesthetic looks nothing like a library. The sum of the hotel is alive with dreamlike decorum, from the tasteful open-plan rooms on every floor right down to the lobby which showcases Amsterdam’s largest collection of video art. As intricate and engaging as the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is, it never breaches into the world of “chaotic” or “gimmicky:” the hotel perpetually walks the tight-rope line of “fresh” and “tasteful,” making it the perfect place to recharge after travel or a day of meetings.
When it comes time to venture out into the city, be it for business or post-business leisure, the Andaz’s prime location quickly becomes apparent. Located in the heart of the metropolis on the Prinsengracht canal, much of Amsterdam’s must-see sites are simple walks away: Wester Church, Royal Palace and the Anne Frank House make for insightful discoveries. Though, if you want to truly experience the city as a local would, then consider upgrading your journey with one Andaz’s bicycles. Amsterdam’s myriad of colorful canal houses and scenic cityscapes combined with the feeling of a cool breeze blessing your face as you pedal make for a euphoric moment of appreciation—you might even forget this is a business trip.
If your schedule is too tight to venture out, or if unwinding after work is more of a sedentary endeavor, then the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is well-equipped for time well spent. At Bluespoon Restaurant, high art and fine dining converge in European-favorite dishes that showcase local Dutch products, while at Bluespoon Bar you can savor a tantalizing cocktail inspired by the delightful world of Alice in Wonderland. Of course, if you prefer a setting even quieter than the refined ambiance of Bluespoon, room service is simply a phone call away.
Additionally, The Spa at Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is fully equipped to provide relaxation unparalleled. The various massages, facials and restorative treatments pair superbly with the luxurious sauna, soothing rain showers and meditative relaxation area to make for the perfect detox to a never-ending conference call or a string of unfortunate layovers.
Amenities for the Business Traveler
- Business Services and Concierge
- 550 square meters of flexible meeting and event space
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Room service and Valet parking with Limousine service, upon request
- Fitness center and Rental bikes
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