De L’Europe Amsterdam
What We Love
- Rooms feature Dutch Masters replicas inspired by works at the nearby Rijksmuseum
- Innovative dining at the two-Michelin-starred Bord’Eau restaurant
- The blend of timeless European style and modern amenities
- Five upscale wining and dining options
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What To Know
- A city tax of 5 percent of the room cost, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Breakfast costs around $40 per person
- The Dutch Masters wing offers more contemporary rooms
- Advance reservations are highly recommended for Bord’Eau
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This 19th-century grande dame sits pretty on a bend of the Amstel River. Owned by the Heineken family, the iconic property features interiors that channel Hollywood glamour, with three-tier chandeliers and red carpets. The guestrooms are decorated with vibrant colors and textures and skillfully rendered Dutch Masters paintings based on the originals in the nearby Rijksmuseum. The luxe bathrooms have modern marble and under-floor heating. The salon-like vibe of Bord’Eau, chef Richard Van Oostenbrugge’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant overlooking the river, is a hit with the city’s beau monde, which gathers for his inventive takes on haute dishes, like salmon with mustard ice cream or filet of sole with sea urchin and fennel. Hoofdstad Brasserie is a laid-back alternative, or you can splurge on a traditional afternoon tea at the chandelier-strung Promenade. Sip a signature Bloody Mary at Freddy’s or head outside to the all-weather Het Terras. The revamped Skins Institute – De L’Europe Spa offers saunas, a swimming pool and a fitness center equipped with Technogym machines, along with a host of treatment rooms and customizable beauty treatments.
In the Area
Stroll to bustling Rembrandt Square and get tickets for Pathé Tuschinski, a landmark theater that screens current films in an opulent environment, then explore the multitude of Dutch treasures contained within the famed Rijksmuseum, whose iconic works are reproduced on the walls of the hotel. Refuel with a sandwich at low-key café Pasta Tricolore, not far from another of the city’s famous art hubs, the Van Gogh Museum.
How to Get There
I have traveled the world. The de l'Europe in Amsterdam is in my top 4 favorite hotels in the world.
Readers should know, however, I'm partial to classic, old world charm hotels.
Starting with the hotel's exterior, which is historic, traditional, classic Amsterdam.
The check-in staff were absolutely charming, as were the rest of the hotel staff.
Rooms are spacious, well-appointed, nice and comfy.
The location couldn't be better. Right on a Canal (duh), a 10 minute walk to the Rijksmuseum, thé Van Gogh Museum, across classic brick sidewalked bridges.
Perhaps an odd comment, but the Hotel restaurant has the best breakfast bread rolls, along with a classic breakfast buffet of Dutch treats.
Every thing about this hotel is effortless from check in to check out the staff are always amazing very helpful and is very comfortable just feels like home every time I come here the restaurant Bordeau has changed chefs but well worth a visit absolutely incredible (sorry for knocking the cheese tray over my bad )😥
Perfect location for me and thanks for the upgrade again much appreciated 👍👍👍
We spent December 24th-26th here and it was an absolutely wonderful experience! The staff was so welcoming, warm and friendly and couldn’t do enough to make you feel more at home. I cannot wait to go back! The hotel is located in the most perfect part of Amsterdam, too! You can walk anywhere! The rooms are spotless and so, so comfy! You truly feel as though you’re at home.
Room excellent- service excellent. Had difficulty arriving due to traffic but this hotel is well worth a little inconvenience. The trip to the airport was quite the reverse. The A La Carte breakfast is the go. A few lovely bars and helpful staff. However if you step outside watch for the wretched cyclists coming from every direction!
If I have one gripe it would be that when we went to the breakfast bar the first morning one part of the cold ham had a distinctly "off" smell, We advised the waitress and she said she would let the chef know. It was still there when we left.
I really had a very good stay again at De L’Europe for New Year’s Eve! Every time it becomes even better. Thanks a lot to Mrs Graetz who really met and surpassed our expectations giving us the perfect Suite and also a big bravo to Hoofstad Brasserie that for dinner was a delicious surprise. We’ll be back!