This is a fantastic hotel. We stayed 2 nights, and booked the room less than 2 months in advance. There was a large convention in town, and many hotels were sold out, so the per night charge was quite expensive, however we were upgraded to a Junior Suite overlooking the River Amstel. The service was extrodinary from the moment we stepped out of the taxi to the desk clerk walking us to our room to explain the features of the room. The rooms were modern, quiet and very well appointed, the bed was very comfortable, the bathrooms (Yes there was a full and half bath) were, clean, well stocked and appeared newly decorated. I agree with j9289s review that the lights in the room were a bit complicated, in that there were night lights on motion sensors that would come on, but then go out while you were still moving about. It was more humorous than a problem. We carried our own Ipad and the wifi worked well. Having one available in the room, was a nice touch, and allowed for both of us to read the news, and catch up without sharing a device.
We had breakfast in the hotel both morning, and enjoyed the buffet one day, and ordered off the menu the next. Both experiences were above average. The buffet selection was fresh and well stocked, offering a variety of items. We also enjoyed sitting on the patio each evening for drinks, watching the steady parade of tour and pleasure boats passing through the canals. The service at the outside bar was very good. We had a room credit to use, through our credit card, so we were not concerned with cost. The bartender kept trying to advise us on wines and liquors to help us select a good drink for the price. It was a very nice touch.
The location of the hotel was the reason I selected the De L'Europe. It is a short walk from Tram stops, and a leisurely walk to most of the best sites and museums in Amsterdam. If I return to Amsterdam, I would certainly stay at this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- De L'Europe in Amsterdam ,also referred to as The Grand Dame amongst Amsterdam's luxury hotels, is situated on the banks of the Amstel River right in the city center. Awarded as best hotel in The Netherlands by Conde Nast Traveler 2014, it is impossible to escape the city's rich history while staying at this iconic 19th century treasure. De L'Europe boasts a distinctive decor, enhancing each room and suite with a replicated Dutch Masters painting, hand picked in exclusive partnership with the nearby Rijksmuseum. Traditional old-charm co-exists with historic masterpieces in the grand Promenade, where the city's most authentic Afternoon Tea is served while river views provide a breathtaking backdrop to award-winning Bord'Eau (**), Hoofdstad Brasserie (Bib Gourmand 2014) and the authentic Freddy's Bar (Best Cocktail Bartender of The Netherlands 2014). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De l`Europe Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel De l Europe
- De l Europe Hotel