Hotel De L'Europe was the first hotel in our 5 country Fall trip. Our friends had stayed here and highly recommended it. We convinced another couple to stay at this hotel, and hoped, at the price we paid (high) that the hotel would live up to our expectations.
From the moment we arrived, we were duly impressed. The grand salon was stunning with the huge Dutch master reproduction paintings and beautiful chandeliers front and center. Reception was professional and swift. We got to the hotel early as our flight arrived at 8:30 am. We asked to be upgraded to a canal view room. Within 2 hours of arrival, our request was granted. The room, on the third floor, had a wonderful view of the bell tower and canal. The bed, fine linens and bathroom were first class. The best nights sleep of the 5 hotels we stayed at. The bathroom, was hands-down, my favorite. I loved the deep bathtub, the large rainhead shower and the lighted makeup mirror. Housekeeping was perfect, never missing a beat. Even the soaps and shampoos were top of the line.
All of the staff were friendly, spoke perfect English and did their jobs with high professionalism. Special thanks to Kostas at the Brasserie, a real pro and gentleman. His staff, at breakfast, were super. The coffee, the best! Also, Roland, the concierge, (gave us wonderful advice and took care of arranging the tour we took outside Amsterdam).
Gert, the bartender: when we asked him about Jenever gin which is ubiquitous in the Netherlands, he proceeded to produce 3 shots to our table with an in depth explanation for each. A real Mixologist, he made us feel welcome and appreciated.
When you spend as much money as this hotel commands, you expect a certain level of service. Hotel de L'Europe did not disappoint and was our favorite hotel on our month long journey. The location is perfect for seeing all of the sights in town. We felt safe and well taken care of.
The only downer was that the spa and pool were not available due to maintenance. They did, however, offer an alternative hotel with a gym and spa down the street.
We would return to this hotel and highly recommend it. Our friends also raved about it!
- 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