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The Mayor’s Residence, Centrum

Today, if a mayor were to build a nine-bedroom palace with plush interiors, grand staircases and sweeping city views, there would be an investigation into their finances. But thank goodness that this wasn’t the case in 1665, because one such residence dating from that time has been transformed by Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam into a new hotel for discerning guests. A night’s stay here comes with the services of a private chef and spa therapist.

Herengracht 542, 1017 CG
+31 (0)20 718 4600

Images: Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, Imke Ligthart, N J Studio Cover Image: Ben Roberts

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