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
Loved this hotel. We were given a room on the 5th floor with a balcony view overlooking the river. The staff were brilliant to the point of making me a cake when they learned that we were there for my birthday. Definitely recommended.
I spent 3 nights here recently with my husband and I honestly didn’t want to leave. On arrival we discovered we had been upgraded to a larger room which was just beautiful: enormous comfortable bed, ample wardrobe space and an exquisite superbly equipped bathroom. We ate in the Brasserie on two evenings and the food was delicious. The service exceptional. Pre (& post) dinner drinks in Freddy’s Bar were a delight, again with charming service and a warm atmosphere. Breakfast had absolutely everything you could possibly want, even champagne! The concierge service was beyond expectation; they were able to secure tickets for both the Van Gogh & The Rembrandt exhibitions as well as The Anne Frank House.
This hotel is in a superb location and the restaurants look out into the canal. Every member of staff we encountered was knowledgeable and attentive. I have no fault to find and would happily stay there again.
Our second stay here and we were disappointed and were reminded what makes the difference between a truly outstanding hotel and an average hotel, even one with five stars and ‘a leading hotel of the world’. When our room ‘keys’ (2 rooms) stopped working, the front desk person immediate reaction was ‘then you must have placed the cards near some electronic devices’. So the guests were accused of doing something wrong. The key cards were reprogrammed but still, both rooms would not unllock. After this second attempt they sent someone up (should have been at the first attempt) and also this staff member could not unlock both rooms. He finally managed with a hotel pass key. We were not offered an apology and also left in the dark what to do the next time we would want to enter into our rooms.
When the check out person asked us - or rather, seeked our confirmation - whether we had enjoyed our stay we told him that we found the breakfast buffet inadequate, of mediocre quality with little choice. The response was that ‘he heard that complaint frequently’.....apparently the management of this hotel does not listen to its guests - rather accuses them of doing something wrong when room key cards do not work - and that explains why De l’Europe is just an average hotel.
very elegant hotel with am amazing interior design in a classic European style, every room is a surprise. Lovely and very friendly and welcoming staff. The hotel is only one step away from the flower market and has a perfect location that is close to almost everything. Highly recommend
This hotel is impeccable. Rooms and linens are pristine. Service is perfect. Although it is insanely expensive (you need 2 rooms for a family of 4), it made a vacation with kids in Amsterdam, a truly relaxing experience. Easy to get around on foot, and easy to get to and from the airport by public transportation. I will probably never have another opportunity to travel to Amsterdam with my family all together, at least I will have this luxurious memory.