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Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam occupies six historic canal houses from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, which are all located along the Herengracht or “Gentleman’s Canal.” Herengracht is one of the three main canals in Amsterdam, and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dutch engineers constructed the canal during the Dutch Golden Age, where The city of Amsterdam rose to become the mercantile capital of the world during the height of the seventeenth century.

Located in the heart of Amsterdam, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is within walking distance of many different cultural institutions for music, art, and cuisine. Guests can enjoy beautiful renditions of classical pieces at the National Opera and Ballet, admire the art of the Old Masters at the Gallery of the Golden Age, and dine in the restaurants of the Vondelpark. Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is surrounded by, and very much a part of, the historical fabric for the city of Amsterdam.

Nearest Airport

Schiphol Amsterdam Airport: 13 miles / 20 km; 20 minutes

Hotel Address

Herengracht 542-556, Amsterdam

Netherlands 1017 CG

Historic Hotels Worldwide Recommended Points of Interest

  • A'DAM Lookout

    A'DAM Lookout

    Experience unrivaled views of downtown Amsterdam from the A'DAM Lookout.



    Explore the wide variety of animals at ARTIS.

  • Allard Pierson Museum

    Allard Pierson Museum

    Discover artifacts from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt at the Allard Pierson Museum.

  • Amsterdam Cheese Museum

    Amsterdam Cheese Museum

    Explore Amsterdam's culinary heritage with cheese at this impressive cultural destination.

  • Amsterdam Museum

    Amsterdam Museum

    Experience the city's storied past at the Amsterdam Museum.

  • Anne Frank Huis

    Anne Frank Huis

    Discover the life of Anne Frank at this renowned historic site.

  • BODY WORLDS Amsterdam

    BODY WORLDS Amsterdam

    Experience the science of the human anatomy at the BODY WORLDS Amsterdam.

  • Beurs Van Berlage

    Beurs van Berlage

    Enjoy live entertainment inside this former historic stock exchange building.

  • Bloemenmarkt


    Experience the historic floating market, where local vendors sell iconic Dutch tulips.

  • Dam Square

    Dam Square

    Explore the historic structures of this iconic public square.

  • De Nieuwe Kerk

    De Nieuwe Kerk

    Discover the Gothic architecture of the De Nieuwe Kerk.

  • De Oude Kerk

    De Oude Kerk

    Discover the history of this 13th-century church.

  • Eye Film Museum

    Eye Film Museum

    Discover the heritage of Dutch filmmaking at the Eye Film Museum.

  • Hermitage Amsterdam

    Hermitage Amsterdam

    Explore Russian art at the Hermitage Amsterdam.

  • Het Concertgebouw

    Het Concertgebouw

    Explore the musical heritage of the Het Concertgebouw.

  • Het Scheepvaartmuseum

    Het Scheepvaartmuseum

    Experience the rich maritime heritage of Amsterdam at the Het Scheepvaartmuseum.

  • Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

    Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

    Experience the fascinating collection of plant life on display at the historic Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam.

  • House Of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

    House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience

    Discover the history of Dutch gin distilling at the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience.

  • Houseboat Museum

    Houseboat Museum

    Explore the history of this refurbished canal freighter from the early 20th century.

  • International Theater Amsterdam

    International Theater Amsterdam

    Experience a classical music concert at the historic International Theater Amsterdam.

  • Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam (Royal Palace Amsterdam)

    Koninklijk Paleis Amsterdam (Royal Palace Amsterdam)

    Explore the official residence of the Dutch Royal Family in Amsterdam.

  • Koninklijk Theater Carré

    Koninklijk Theater Carré

    Discover the Renaissance Revival architecture of this historic theater.

  • Micropia


    Experience interesting exhibits about microorganisms at the Micropia.

  • Museum Ons' Lieve Heer Op Solder

    Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder

    Discover the history of this intricate 17th-century canal house and church.

  • Museum Van Loon

    Museum Van Loon

    Explore the wonderful art collection of this stunning 17th-century estate.

  • NEMO Science Museum

    NEMO Science Museum

    Experience interactive science exhibits at the NEMO Science Museum.

  • Pathé Tuschinski

    Pathé Tuschinski

    Explore the Art Nouveau and Art Deco architecture at this historic movie theater.

  • Rembrandt House Museum

    Rembrandt House Museum

    Discover the legacy of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.

  • Rijksmuseum


    Explore fascinating artwork from the Dutch Golden Age at this renowned cultural institution.

  • Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

    Experience some of the finest contemporary art in the city at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

  • Tropenmuseum


    Discover photographic art from around the world at the renowned Tropenmuseum.

  • Van Gogh Museum

    Van Gogh Museum

    Explore the art of Vincent Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum.

  • Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam

    Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam

    Experience the legacy of World War II in the Netherlands at the Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam.

  • Vondelpark


    Discover the verdant nature trails of the 19th-century Vondelpark.

  • Westerkerk


    Experience the final resting place of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn.