WE LOVE: Top Event Spaces in Amsterdam
As one of the world’s leading cultural and historical hotbeds, Amsterdam’s appeal goes beyond coffee shops and the Red Light. Amongst its famous canals are some captivating hotels hosting highly unique creative event spaces, exceptional design features, and alternative architecture that promises to set you up in quirky decadence in the Dutch capital. We pick 3 of the finest.
Not your average luxury hotel, the Andaz is well-known for operating 5-stars all around the world and incorporating the local culture into its interior design. It’s clear time is taken in curating the finer details and Andaz Prinsengracht is no exception. Enjoy novel wallpaper in the loo detailing the history of the canals circa 1700s, multimedia & modern art planted throughout, and complimentary wine in the lobby during the evenings.
On the doorstep of the centrally-located Prinsengracht canal, the Andaz is a stone’s throw from the city’s main attractions and lesser known ones, such as the gorgeous galleries of the Jordaan district and the vintage market of Waterlooplein, so you can experience the city's vibrancy as well as sanctuary.
Visit Andaz site here.
Crane Hotel Faralda
The NDSM district of Amsterdam is renowned for housing the city’s creatives. Packed with graffiti art, bars, cafés and hidden restaurants, it is also home to the famously secretive Crane Hotel Faralda. Born from a restored industrial shipyard crane, this high-end hotel has insane room views at 50 metres in height, and a panoramic events space 9 metres off the ground playing host to private events, live music, broadcasts and product launches.
The room suites tower in the sky spanning two floors each, equipped with their own espresso machines, free-standing bathtubs, walk-in shower, velvet drapes, and a Sonus sound system so you can take over the suite with your chosen ambience as the city dazzles below. The panoramic views from the open-air jacuzzi acts as the cherry on top of the kraan. This is one of the most unique venue spaces in Europe, which needs to be seen to be believed.
Visit Crane Hotel Faralda site here.
Grand Hotel Amrâth
For something a little more conventional but still out of the ordinary, the Amrâth puts an art-deco spin on nautical excellence. An impressive stained-glass foyer welcomes you into a converted historical maritime building. The rooms are mysterious to navigate in a maze of wooden corridors - you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you do. The height of the ceilings of this old shipping house, coupled with the king size bed and king size bath, 5-star staff and extensive choice of cocktails will keep satisfaction levels high whether for a wedding reception or a weekend away.
The crème de la crème of the Amrath is its basement spa featuring a gym, steam room, pool, sauna, jacuzzi and even a plunge pool. Within walking distance from Centraal station and with fabulous private function rooms, this covert gem will not disappoint.
Visit Grand Hotel Amrâth site here.