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De L'Europe Amsterdam
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2 - 14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)   |  
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Ranked #14 of 345 hotels in Amsterdam
Nicosia-Cyprus
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“BEST OF THE BEST BY FAR”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

Being a frequent traveller for both business and pleasure, I have to say that Hotel De L'Europe has been one of the very best hotels I have ever stayed at. The location is excellent, the service is friendly and impecable and the rooms are spotless. It is both an architectural and historical monument and for all of us who are smokers it is still offering not only smoking rooms but also a wonderful smoking lounge with a beautiful view.Both restaurants in the hotel are considered to be of the best in Amsterdam and finally special thanks to the Concierge for all their helpful information.

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  • Liked — overall srevise
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2008

We stayed at this hotel the last weekend before christmas. We booked it through our membership card of lhw.com.

I would like to really emphasize the outstanding approach of the staff that is very rare and exceptional even in similar five star facilities. I believe this could be connected with the fact that the hotel is still privately owned by wealthy Dutch family.

First of all, we checked-in early as we took early morning flight from Prague. It was absolutely no problem for the front desk. Secondly, we were upgraded from deluxe room to a beautiful spacious junior suite. And last but no least, we checked-out almost five hours after required time (after previous approval by front desk) and it was againg absolutely no problem and we were not charged any additional payment for this. The staff was helpful also in respect of our other requirements: taxi, reservations etc.

The suite itself was very very spacious with beuatiful bed and antique style furniture. On the other hand, it was little bit dark and maybe little bit shabby. Anyway, this was no problem for us and we liked the suite very much as it was very convenient.

I can also recommend the hotel "formal" restaurant "Excelsior". The food was outstanding and the view of Amstel river is very beautiful. On the other hand the price was quite high for every day dining and the wine was poor (its my fault as I selected it :o) but it was included in the section "recommended wines" so I hoped...).

Our overall impression was very positive and we will definitely come backy in 2009 as we liked the hotel and Amsterdam itself very much!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Albenga, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2008

We have just come back from a week end at the Hotel de l'Europe. The hotel is a beautiful ancient building, located directly on the waters of the River Amstel. The location is fantastic, at walking distance from everything. Dam Square was just at 10 minutes. The hotel is very nice, traditional and it deserves its five stars. It is an "old world" classic, with all the amenities you could need. Someone could find the decoration a bit gone but overall it was very pleasant.
We arrived late at night and the staff was helpful and friendly, especially the bellboy Mohamed. As complimentary we found water, chocolate, fruit and a little liquor souvenir...a very nice touch. The room was huge and the bed very comfortable. The only thing we complained was that housekeeping was good but not excellent. We reported this to the night guy at reception and the following day the problem was solved.
The pool and the wellness centre are a very nice plus for when you come back from a busy sightseeing day.
In the evening the concierge recommended the Restaurant Greetje...very nice.
We will come back!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Waco, tx
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2008

My parents decided to treat us to a luxury stay in Amsterdam. They chose the Hotel De L'Europe for my four children and I.
They had good service and tasty food, though obviously quite expensive. The breakfast buffet was large, but not worth the price.
We also didn't like the smoky aroma in the hotel lobby and halls. We had a non-smoking room, thankfully though.
The air conditioning was fine. Very spacious bathrooms.
Overall, it was a nice hotel, but not for the price that you pay.

Also, they have computers in the lobby that you can use to get on the internet and stuff. It is ridiculously expensive though, at 12 euro for unlimited all day. We didn't try it out.

  • Liked — The spacious bathrooms
  • Disliked — All of the smoking
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Spokane, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2008

I was actually a little nervous about booking this hotel, based on other Trip Advisor traveller comments, but went ahead on the recommendation of a travel agent. It was a fantastic stay, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again! The hotel is in a great location, right on the River Amstel, and our room had a fantastic view overlooking the busy and fun water scene.

We had our 8-year-old daughter with us, and the staff could not have been more friendly and sweet to her. The housekeeping staff always made sure to tuck her stuffed animals in when making up the room!

The breakfast buffet, while expensive, was great. I can't understand other traveller complaints, because in addition to the table full of eggs, bacon ,sausage, breads, cheese, pastries, fruit, juice, yogurt, smoothies, etc, the buffet also includes made-to-order waffles, pancakes or omelettes. Great food, excellent service.

The pool is very nice - it is small, and a little crowded when more than a few kids in it, but the warm temperature was great, and the pool staff very sweet with our daughter. One note: if you have very young children, or those that don't swim well, be aware that the shallow end of the pool is still pretty deep. Bring water wings if that's an issue...

Overall a great stay. The front desk was super helpful with changing money, making Anne Frank internet ticket reservations for us, assisting with a window display jewelry purchase, etc. It's a lovely hotel, and we'd highly recommend it!!

  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2008

We stayed three nights over the Easter weekend, and had a great time. The hotel has a very luxurious feel. and maintains very high standards of service, including helpful reception staff, and an efficient maid service, with the Bulgari products in the bathroom regularly replenished. As it was Easter, we were given a small chocolate Easter gift on two evenings, and a chocolate bunny on departure.

We dined one evening in Le Relais Brasserie, the less formal of the two restaurants, which we were very pleased with. We also considered the choice of food at the buffet breakfast to be reasonably comprehensive.

The location of the hotel is fantastic for sightseeing; we walked everywhere. Amsterdam is a beautiful city, and well worth a visit.

Stayed March 2008
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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2008

We did not book before we went and this hotel was one of the first we came upon as we drove into Amsterdam.
We stayed for 4 days and had a wonderful time in the city and walked miles.
The hotel was in a good location and clean. Staff were lovely and always helpful.
Found it to be very expensive but enjoyed the luxury.
No tea or coffee making facilities. Tea was a tea bag in hot water - no milk.
Carpark is an added extra - will fly next time

  • Liked — Luxury and friendly staff
  • Disliked — Price
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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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 > 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#5 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#9 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#15 Romantic 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 
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De l`Europe Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
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