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My biggest complaint about the Hyatt brand in general is the lack of hotels in some of the cities we want to visit (like our upcoming Dublin visit). When there is a Hyatt option, we often go for it, but that isn’t always possible due to the limited number of hotels. The good news is that there is one more Hyatt hotel to add to the list of hotels around the world…The Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht.
This hotel is now accepting reservations for stays beginning November 23rd (though their website indicates that the hotel may actually open in October). Naturally I was most curious as to which Gold Passport Category the hotel would be slotted into. While it wouldn’t have been a total shock to see it in the highest Category 6, it is currently just a Category 5 hotel. This puts it in the same company as the Andaz Liverpool Street in London. It is always possible it will change categories over time, but for now it will cost 18,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points per night. If you don’t have 18K Hyatt points, you can transfer them in instantly from the Ultimate Rewards program.
The lowest rates I could find for late November were 255 Euros plus tax per night (about $328 USD), so 18,000 points per night is a decent deal as you will be getting close to two cents per point value for your redemption.
Just like with many other properties in Europe, don’t look for this hotel to have standard rooms available above double occupancy. There are no double beds listed as available on the site. Only the larger rooms accept reservations for more than two persons online.
As is true with other Andaz properties, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are complimentary from the mini bar. Internet is also complimentary at this hotel. The hotel website lists their location as:
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht is marvelously located on the site of the former Public Libary on the Prinsengracht – Prince Canal, right in the middle of vibrant Amsterdam.
Within a few steps from the hotel, you can find Amsterdam’s major attractions, like the Anne Frank House, West Church, the Royal Palace and the Red Light district. Also the city’s most famous museums, like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Hermitage are located just around the corner.
Amsterdam is on my husband’s short-list of places he wants us to visit, so I hope to try this hotel out myself in the not too distant future.