Andaz Amsterdam, Prinsengracht

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Classy boutiquey oasis
A 122-room modern-swish establishment in the Hyatt's boutique/lifestyle Andaz range, which customises its hotels with local designers, in this case Marcel Wanders. The look is full-on colourful, playful, busy and elegant, and not without so-called gay appeal. In fact the hotel offers a 'rainbow package' at various points throughout the year; this includes a special goody bag, "handcrafted cocktails" and other pink bonuses. The building previously served as the public library and is located on the cusp of the Grachtengordel and Centrum.