It’s August and we’re still dreaming of summer holidays, whether it’s beachside or in the heart of an amazing city, and this month’s Destination Design takes us to the latter. We find ourselves heading to The Netherlands to check out the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht, an enchanting hotel right on a canal that is the vision of legendary designer Marcel Wanders.

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The 122-room hotel is like a quirky paradise that incorporates plenty of Dutch history and local heritage, full of Wanders’ signature majestic flair and drama. You’ll spot various sources of inspiration, like Dutch Delft blue, the Golden Age, tulips, and the color orange. (Watch Marcel Wanders talk about the hotel and chairs here)

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Each space is full of visual delight with vibrant patterns, textures, and colors making the hotel feel like a culturally rich place to spend time while you’re taking in the sights of Amsterdam.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

The moody blue bar looks like a place you could spend hours relaxing and having conversations while you’re sipping on your cocktails.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

The Bluespoon Restaurant boasts a cozy speakeasy-type atmosphere to enjoy seasonal farm-to-table eats.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

This corner table lets you dine semi-privately while enjoying views of the garden.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

The breakfast spread is set up under Wanders’ Sky Garden pendants.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

The standard rooms are even swank and overlook the Observatory, a universe-themed interior space in the lobby.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

They also have deluxe rooms with views of the city.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

The Andaz Suite feels more like a big city apartment than a hotel room. There’s plenty of extra space for sleeping, lounging, or working.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

The Andaz Large Suite is located on the top floor with floor-to-ceiling views of the Observatory downstairs. On the other side, you have views of the canals.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

Notice the large white tub that resembles a bar of soap? It’s from the Wanders Collection for Bisazza.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

The hotel also offers several types of meeting rooms if you’re in town to conduct business.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

If you’re there for pleasure, there’s always the spa.

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

A Modern Hotel in Amsterdam with Dutch History in main interior design  Category

Who’s packed and ready to go?

What: Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht
Where: Prinsengracht 587, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1016 HT
How much: From approximately 352 EUR or US $470, depending on room or suite.
Highlights: A lobby with a universe-themed Observatory and a central, on-the-canal location.
Design draw: A quirky paradise that incorporates plenty of Dutch history and local heritage and is full of Wanders’ signature majestic flair and drama.
Book it: Call +31 (0) 20 523 1234 or email [email protected]