As much as work is still in progress, you can start to see the classic features of the building, with beautiful ornamental fireplaces in most of the canal-facing rooms. Like all Waldorf Astoria Hotels, there will be a Peacock Alley, in addition to the Vault Bar and a to-be-named gastronomic restaurant. Speaking of food, all outlets in the hotel will be managed by Jonnie and Thérèse Boer, the Dutch couple of 3-Michelin star restaurant De Librije.
The 94 bedrooms are split across a number of different categories, with a variety of them facing the canal. Signature suites include the Brentano suite, named after a Dutch merchant who lived in one of the houses in the 18th century, and the Backer Suite, named after the family that created the 17th-century painted ceiling in its living room.
Other unusual features for a canal-side hotel in Amsterdam include an indoor swimming pool and a large private garden, which you can see among the renderings below. Reservations for Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam are not open yet, but we expect rates to be upwards of €300 ($411) a night.
[Photos: JasonD for HotelChatter, Renderings: Waldorf Astoria Hotels]