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“Honeymoon Magic!” 5 of 5 stars
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De L'Europe Amsterdam
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2 - 14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #14 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
Paris, France
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“Honeymoon Magic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We searched and searched for the most romantic, luxurious hotel in the world for our honeymoon — which happened to be on Valentine's Day (with a full moon that night) and are delighted with making the best choice: "Hotel De L'Europe" in Amsterdam. We took photos of our room (right after it was cleaned and the bed made), along with photos of our river view, to share with loved-ones. The dining and breakfast experiences (inside walls of glass, along the Amstel River) always adapted to the perfect ambience. Everyone was polite, efficient and considerate. As for the food, it really was delicious. Now we look forward to celebrating every anniversary there, in Suite #428. As hostess Titta Romppainen said (when she personally greeted us and brought us to our "upgraded" honeymoon suite — a honeymoon surprise we did not expect!), "Hotel De L'Europe loves love." The caring sincerity we felt from everyone was wonderful. And we more than enjoyed the extremely comfortable, huge king-sized bed in the midst of absolute luxury. Suite #428 is spacious, with music possible in every part, plus amazing views from four double-door windows. We are most appreciative with how well we were treated. Thanks to Hotel De L'Europe, our honeymoon was truly magical.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the Amstel River, especially on the upper floors, are the most romantic.
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
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New York
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We just spent 4 nights in this lux hotel, last visit over a decade ago, and it's better than ever.
It has been renovated to the highest standard, but the staff is even more impressive than the fit out....courteous, helpful, friendly and efficient.
We highly endorse it in every respect. Loved it!!
PS It is in our view fairly priced luxury, but it is not inexpensive.

Room Tip: Balcony rooms are of no winter value, perhaps if your visit is best weather, then consider.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

the location of the hotel is truly in the city centre right by the flower market. all places are really walking distance (if not in heels). the staff is as good as it gets… truly lovely, my husband and i have have staying in the best places around the world(encore tower suites, las vegas,the W maldives and bali etc) and i would rate this hotel as one of them. the restaurants are amazing, basic but high quality breakfast, organic, homemade etc. we were upgraded to a junior suite when we arrived even without asking for no extra cost. i have never accounted a better concierge.. they knew and gaged exactly what we wanted and more than delivered. we ate in the loveliest of places and all thanks to the concierge. when we were staying there we felt well taken care of.
we asked for 2 yogurts in the night and because it was not on the menu they didn't charge us for it. i think it is all of these things together that makes a memorable stay.

Room Tip: ask for the ones with the good view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DeLeurope, Manager at De L'Europe Amsterdam, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for letting us know that we have succeeded in making your stay a 'perfect' one! Your feedback is truly appreciated and I will ensure that your kind words about our concierge our shared with the team!

Kind regards,

Jeroen Bronsveld
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed in a suite in the new part of the hotel. The room was huge, really - the Dutch are the tallest people in the world and I definitely got the feeling this hotel was designed for the average Dutch person. The tub was huge, the sinks were huge, the paintings on the walls, really everything! The staff were helpful, the restaurants in the hotel were fine and it was easy to get pretty much anywhere from the hotel. The only issue was the lights in the bathroom - the halogens were so hot I couldn't keep them on while using the bathroom. Also the light switches in the room were a bit hard to figure out. Would stay there again when visiting Amsterdam.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DeLeurope, Manager at De L'Europe Amsterdam, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your positive feedback! Please accept my sincere apologies that our lighting system was not explained properly. The lights in the bathroom work on a dimmer system which can be controlled by pressing the switch for a longer period. We are looking forward to welcome you back again very soon.

Kind regards,

Jeroen Bronsveld
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Solihull
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Just back from a few days in Amsterdam celebrating my birthday. Having read the various reviews of hotels in Amsterdam we finally chose to stay here. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel very special from just about every member of staff at the hotel, where nothing was too much trouble. The room was fantastic with a great view of the river. The bathroom exceeded expectations and had a novel touch with the heated marble floor, which was most welcome in early February. I cannot believe that anyone could be disappointed with this hotel, even allowing for the relatively high cost of staying there. The hotel is located in the ideal part of Amsterdam and close to the area of the 9 Streets and many good restaurants...although the hotel restaurant is first class anyway.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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DeLeurope, Manager at De L'Europe Amsterdam, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for having taken the time to report back on your stay with us early February. I am delighted to read that we have met and even exceeded your expectations! Your kind words will be shared amongst the team and hopefully we get to welcome you back again one day soon!

Kind regards,

Jeroen Bronsveld
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The hotel is very good. Comfortable and clean rooms, wonderful linen.
Good restaurant with kind service of young guys.
As soon as we checked in, they offered us to buy tickets for the museums, what helped us a lot. We had few days to stay and didn't know the lines to the museums were so big and thanks to their offer, we could enjoy the most important museums.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Positano, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I recently stayed in hotel de L'Europe for two nights. De L'Europe is located in the city center, excellent location for tourists, the flowermarket, rembrandtsquare, red light district etc are just a couple of minutes away. De building itself is a true landmark, the hotel has been undergoing renovation recently and everything is in good order.

There is a big variety in rooms, I just booked the lowest category a Deluxe room. The room I was given is located on the top floor. Two small windows looking towards Dam Square, not much of a view though,. The room is fully equipt with topclass items, an Ipad, Bose soundsystem etc. The bathroom is very large, a separate rainshower, nice deep tub, and huge fluffy towels! I've understand that some rooms also come with a build in television in the bathroom. The staff is friendly and efficient, they will do what they can to make your stay enjoyable. A couple of things I didn't like; calling to the front desk, it took me three calls in order for someone to pick up the Phone, the burger I ordered trough roomservice came very fast, it was just a plate with a burger and fries that was it, no decoration, no lettuce nothing, the MC Donalds around the corner spends more time and effort in the way they present their meals. The spa was under construction, there is an alternativa but it's in a hotel a few blocks away. Overall: A pleasant experience, not the top 5-star service that you get in for example Dubai, but for a dutch 5-star hotel they did a pretty good job!

Room Tip: If you wanna splurge, ask for the rooms with a nice Amstel view!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2 - 14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#5 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#6 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#9 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#13 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — De L'Europe Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 111
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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