Amsterdam interesting places – the insider tip Hotel Andaz in the Dutch capital
This hotel attracted our attention especially for two reasons. On the one hand, we are dealing with an interesting work by the designer Marcel Wanders. On the other hand, we have a very exciting modern concept here.
In some moments, the design not only looks up-to-date, but also downright futuristic. But the main idea behind the whole design is actually… the history of Amsterdam.
The modern architecture and facts from the city’s history make Hotel Andaz a quite interesting place in Amsterdam.
To be more specific, we want to emphasize that we are primarily talking about the cultural history of Amsterdam. But they are not interpreted conventionally and classically. Instead, at first glance, the author’s interpretation appears eccentric and quite uncontrolled.
Elegant eclectism in the lobby
Impressive designer armchairs and bell-shaped pendant lights
The history of the country can be found on almost every corner of the hotel. You can see their portrayal in an exciting mix with fairy tales. The figures are terrific and show huge volumes. The shapes are absolutely magical.
Even in the lobby, people find themselves surrounded by a large number of symbols. They contain plenty of encoded information about Dutch history. The themes are of course dominant: the sea and seafaring, tulips and faience.
The many lights manage to interpret the ceiling like a sky covered with stars. The carpet shows the imprint of an old map of the world. There are also magnificent purple armchairs with high backs. Their silhouettes are reminiscent of tulips. The walls are covered with wallpaper with printed elements that are typical of Dutch faience.
Mix of styles at a high level
Modern globe lighting
The history of the building
Like many other Amsterdam places of interest, this building was built in 1720. In between it was partially destroyed, but rebuilt over and over again. In 1974 it was completely rebuilt. The original facade has been preserved. The functionality was changed for the purposes of a library. A small library has still been preserved in the lobby to keep a piece of this part of the story.
Robust tables and comfortable seating
Elegant leather armchairs and chess matt side tables
Art Deco chandelier with crystals
Comfort and coziness
No threshold transition to the bar counter
This hotel has 122 rooms in total. Each shows a different type of decoration. The wallpapers with many different patterns printed on them arouse a lot of interest. There are also a lot of fantasy images. From it look at you fish, bodies made of many different decorative objects. All symbols indicate different periods in Dutch history.
Unique wall decoration and modern interior design
The beds in the rooms have a fine headboard made of glass
You can experience the contrast between new and old at every corner in the hotel. Tradition and modern lifestyle seem to live side by side in the functional aspects as well. They even enter into a symbiosis. This is particularly evident in the very modern way in which the rational illustrations and symbols are presented.
Fantastic bathroom furnishings
Oval bathtub and magnificent porcelain vases
The chandelier was also specially made from valuable porcelain
Latest technology and fine design
Stylish bedroom interior
The designer classic – the arc lamp
Maritime motifs in a surrealistic style
Spacious sauna with spa area
People are busy working in the kitchen
Serene atmosphere in the restaurant