We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Amazing Hotel experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of De L'Europe Amsterdam

Save Saved
You added De L'Europe Amsterdam to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Booking.com Hotels.com
and 10 more sites!
De L'Europe Amsterdam
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2 - 14, Amsterdam 1012 CP, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #8 of 340 hotels in Amsterdam
Aspen, Colorado
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Hotel experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This place is as perfect as it gets. From the second the doorman carried our 6 (50lb) bags into the lobby with a smile i realized we were going to have a great trip. We were only there for 2 nights following our 12 day cruise and our room was spacious and state of the art. The bathroom was exceptional with heated floors and separate stereo and TV built-in. I believe you spend more time in the bathroom on vacation then anywhere else and the decor in the bathroom made you want to just sit there and watch TV. This didn't help with my wife because it took her much longer to get ready since she didn't want to leave. We were with 15 family members and ended up having to wait in the bar for everyone to gather. In the bar (i can't remember the name-i think it was Franks or something like that) we had the best Bloody Mary i had ever had prepared by and extremely social and engaging bartender (Girt-hopefully i spelled his name right). He was very knowledgable and gave us excellent advice on everything we wished to see while in Amsterdam. We walked everywhere and realized later that we actually almost walked around the entire city. We didn't have a river view but my sister did and it was beautiful to sit and watch the boats go by. Obviously i would recommend this hotel to anyone and next time we go to Amsterdam we wouldn't even think twice to look elsewhere.. De L'Europe is the place to go..
i forgot to mention the linens on the bed were incredible. it was so nice to get into bed after a long day.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the river if you can. i love watching the boats go by.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

518 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    376
    91
    30
    10
    11
See reviews for
67
253
24
74
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (131)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This was a first trip to Amsterdam while I was on vacation with my 22 year old daughter. We were on a European trip in celebration of her graduating from college. I was recommended this hotel from a friend of mine that had stayed at the De L'Europe several times. Based on his recommendation I booked a room for 3 nights. The room was spottless and large overlooking the Amstel. Food was fantastic and on one evening sitting in the lounge bar wanting a small bite to eat, my daughter was craving a salad but none on the menu caught her attention. The waitress decided to have fun with this, asking her what she liked and didn't like, what kind of toppings she would like and what kind of dressing and then walked off saying "leave it to me". Within 10 -15 minutes, out came a fantastic salad, exactly what she wanted and something that she would have made for herself. When the waitress left, the two of us just laughed at just how great she was and probably the first time we had ever had anyone offer such attention and tell the kitchen what was needed. She truely made my daughter feel at home and comfortable. This type of feeling was consistent with all the staff we met. The concierge recommended a day trip to the Keukenhof Gardens. Wow, if you are ever in Amsterdam during this event, GO! Thanks to the concierge for showing us all of the activities and then booking us to the gardens. One of our top things we did. Can't help but to mention the guys in Freddy's Bar. They also remembered my friend and we had a great time sitting in the bar. Every step of the way, this hotel exudes a first class touch and I hope someday soon to return.

Room Tip: A room overlooking the Amstel and a drink at Freddy's are a must!
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Denmark
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We had a junior suite right below was the water. The only problem was every morning looking at garbage in the canal or across the street, not a little but a lot. Not the fault of the hotel, but still it takes away from the ambiance. We were in Amsterdam many years ago and we were always amazed at how clean the city was. However, the hotel was spotless. Internet perfect. Room perfect. Room service took a long time, but the food was ok. Staff was giddy and personable, they were having a good time. Tight if you bring your car, watch out for the bikes on the one way road to their place, but the doorman is right there to watch out for cars and bikes. Great location for milling around and shopping. Beds and pillows are so comfortable. Breakfast was great for us both, usually I do not eat breakfast because not much except meat and cheese, but this one was good with fresh juice and smoothies and fruit.

Room Tip: on the canal.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed for four nights. The room was perfect, All the staff were the most helpful. highly recommend. Breakfast was overpriced but good. We had one of the larger rooms. The view was not good as we were in he interior of the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
New York City
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I visited this venerable Amsterdam hotel 4 or 5 years ago. It was then rated 5 Stars but was certainly not up to modern, international 5 Star standards. Then the hotel closed for major -- actually near-total -- renovations and updates. Wow. What a success that has been.

I am about to finish what has been a marvelous 5-day stay at the hotel. The renovation (and expansion) has brought the de l'Europe into our century without sacrificing any of its charm. Before, the lobby was sort of elegant, but was dark and even musty. Now the lobby has opened-up terrifically, offering a striking view of a canal and pampering guests with comfortable chairs, couches and good lighting. The restaurants and bars are as inviting as ever, but now with a clean, crisp modern feel and menu. The rooms are equally 5 Star -- spacious and luxurious, with all of the 21st Century expected electronic conveniences, including free wifi.

What has changed too is the staff attitude. I seem to remember a haughtiness and even disdain from the previous desk and reception staff. Today that remains only from the doorman, who (for reasons I can't imagine) is aloof and unfriendly. Everyone else oozes charm and helpfulness, without being over-friendly (this is, after all, a 5 Star hotel and staff should maintain some deference to the guest. LOL). The staff is helpful, ready to anticipate desires and so forth. There are moments, actually, when I feel that I'm at a Peninsula Hotel. That's how good things have become at the de l'Europe.

What has not changed is the location. It is superb. Within walking distance of just about everything a tourist seeks in Amsterdam and with 2 key tram stops within 2 minutes walk.

Over all, Hotel de l'Europe has reclaimed its 5 Star status and surely is Amsterdam's best luxury full-service hotel. Nothing comes close. It alone is almost reason to return to this charming city.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Muscat, Masqat, Oman
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

The Middle East Desalination Research Center decided to have the January 2013 board meeting in Hotel de l'Europe. The members from 10 different nationalities and their technical advisors were amazed about the superb professionalism and kindness of the staff. Conference facilities including equipment were perfect. Meals were at Michelin star level. The staff was efficient and discreet. We consider to do it again at Hotel de l'Europe.
Ambassador Ronald Mollinger
MEDRC Center Director

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

After enjoying a 12-day Baltic cruise that ended in Amsterdam, we decided to extend our vacation for 4 additional days at the De L'Europe. How right was this choice! Even though arrived early in the morning after disembarking from our cruise ship, we only had to wait 20 minutes for our room to be readied. The hotel staff could not have been more professional, friendly, and competent - ready to assist in any way possible.

We were personally escorted to our room by one of the hotel managers. Our suite afforded two beautiful views of the city and its canals. There was nothing lacking by way of amenities or service. The housekeeping staff were accommodating and ensured that our room was consistently cared for, replenishing towels and supplies as used.

The complimentary full breakfast buffet was excellent and the waitstaff helpful and solicitous.

In sum, we discovered this property via the internet and chose it for its central location and excellent ratings. What we discovered far exceeded our expectations. Some hotels have received 5-star ratings; De L'Europe in our judgement consistently earns them.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to De L'Europe Amsterdam? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about De L'Europe Amsterdam

Also Known As:
De l`Europe Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
De l`Europe Amsterdam Hotel
Hotel De l Europe
De l Europe Hotel
Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2 - 14, Amsterdam 1012 CP, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#4 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#16 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — De L'Europe Amsterdam 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Landmark Hotel with Victorian exterior, located opposite Flower Market in the City Centre, overlooking Amstel River & Munt Tower. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, LHW, Splendia, Orbitz, Tingo, Otel, EasyToBook, getaroom.com, Priceline and Asiatravel.com Holdings so you can book your De L'Europe Amsterdam reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage De L'Europe Amsterdam, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.