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Spend Winter With Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Plan an unforgettable escape with the Waldorf Astoria to its luxury property in Amsterdam this winter. Immersed in Europe’s cultural and historical center, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is an iconic landmark built during the Golden Age and is centrally located on the prestigious UNESCO protected Herengracht, or ‘Gentleman’s Canal’.

The hotel is comprised of six historical buildings dating from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

From the grand staircase at the entrance attributed to Daniel Marot, the architect known for his work for Dutch King Willem III, to an extravagant lobby lounge serving high tea, the stage is set to impress. With some of the most stunning views of the city, the hotel’s 93 luxury rooms and suites, feature expansive bathrooms, in some cases, the size of a bedroom itself with Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries, plush bathrobes you would want to take home, in-room entertainment and in-room dining services. While some of the suites come with a separate dining area and living room, which helps serve bigger GCC families, they also have an exclusive loft for those seeking a typical Dutch experience.

The property offers GCC travellers an assortment of culinary, spa, shopping and cultural masterpieces along with great offers this season. They even offer special amenities in the room, like dates and can arrange specific dishes based on special requests.

You can enjoy afternoon tea at The Peacock Alley or indulge at the two Michelin starred restaurant, Librije’s Zusje Amsterdam, a space that pays tribute to the world-class gastronomic tradition.

Relax and unwind at the hotel’s luxury spa, in the ‘World of Guerlain’. Re-energize with a workout at the fitness center or plunge into the indoor swimming pool.

Hands down with one of the best locations in the city, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is centrally located and perfectly positioned to explore the city’s celebrated art and culture. Walk by the picturesque canals to the shopping district, discover the museums, or take an unforgettable boat trip and indulge in the ongoing festivals in the city including the ongoing light festival. For more information visit

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts is a portfolio of 26 hotels and resorts at the world’s most desirable locations. Inspiring ambience and unsurpassed level of service are what these hotels all share in common. Waldorf Astoria is part of Hilton Worldwide, the leading global hospitality company.

Things to do in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Light Festival runs until 21 January 2018. The artworks illuminate the center of Amsterdam for 53 consecutive days. Visit the water exhibition by booking a Water Colors cruise or admire our new land exhibition at the Marineterrein Amsterdam. All light art installations of Amsterdam Light Festival were exclusively made for the festival. From an artwork in the masts of the VOC ship 'de Amsterdam' to the works that are harnessed above the Herengracht - they were all created for a specific location. 35 artworks are on display across the city, one of which is 'thinline' by the world famous Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei.


The art museum has some of the finest European masterpieces including Dutch Golden Age paintings and a vast European art collection. It is located in the 19th century district of Oud-Zuid, which is an art lover’s utopia.

Anne Frank House

You guessed it. This is the house where Anne Frank and her family hid from the Nazis in a secret annex, during WWII.

Van Gogh Museum

This museum hosts the world's largest collection of Van Gogh paintings, alongside drawings and letters.


A great place to spend the day with the family and kids, Efteling is a theme park with fairytale-themed rides, wooden roller coasters and live shows. Street food- namely churros and hot waffles are a must-try especially in winter.

Get the I amsterdam City Card – which covers most of the attractions and experiences and gets you free entry to most museums and attractions, plus free public transport for the duration of your stay. Cycling in Amsterdam is the way of life with over 800,000 bicycles in the city, so hop on one and zip through city lanes to discover a new side. A short ferry trip will take you to a number of drop-off points where you can enjoy a host of hip waterside hangouts, festivals and events. Or simply get a romantic canal cruise to discover Amsterdam’s UNESCO protected canal belt for beautiful moments and ‘instagramable’ pictures.