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“Great cocktail bar” 4 of 5 stars
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De L'Europe Amsterdam
Ranked #16 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Delft, The Netherlands
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134 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Great cocktail bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

We went here recently and definitely want to return, it has a real cool retro feel to it. The prices are high for cocktails, but good quality. The only gripe I have is they weren't very happy when one of us ordered a cup of tea...but other than that I look forward to going back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank MattyboyLeiden
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DeLeurope, Front Office Manager at De L'Europe Amsterdam, responded to this review, January 19, 2012
Your feedback with regards to your experience in Freddy's Bar is very much appreciated. Thank you for your overall positive response. Our award winning bar staff know indeed how to make a phenominal cocktail! Please accept my apologies if your request for tea was received in a less than gracious manner. Your feedback is taken seriously and addressed accordingly. We hope to welcome you back to Freddy's again soon for a cup of tea or one of our cocktails!
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

The remodeled hotel has worked to anticipate every comfort of hotel guests. The room, the lighting, the bedding, the room amenities -- and the view -- were all exceptional. The staff was friendly and helpful, as we found most everyone in Amsterdam to be.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Ireland
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

Didn't stay at the hotel but had dinner at the Hoofdstad Brasserie. Got table overlooking the water - and enjoyed the Christmas lights reflecting in the water. Food good value. Would recommend the tournedos (a la carte). Also the starter course salad with beetroot and the Creme brulee. Coffee comes with petit fours - nice touch.
The waiter was very concerned that I hadn't finished my main course.
Lovely spot for a romantic dinner in a unique location at an affordable price. Strange how Amsterdammers don't seem to have discovered it yet. Mostly foreigners there.

Looking forward to trying it again in the summer - and hopefully sit out on the terrace

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank kitty064
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DeLeurope, Front Office Manager at De L'Europe Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 21, 2011
Thank you very much for this lovely feedback! We are thrilled to read you have enjoyed your dining experience as much as you have. Make sure to also come and visit Bord'Eau, our gastronomic restaurant. Until then, we wish you a great festive season!
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Chester, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

My wife and I recently made our seventh trip to this beautiful city. Each time, we have stayed at the Hotel de L'Europe where we are treated not just as guests but as returning family members. The last two stays have been subsequent to the fantastic renovation that the hotel received. The rooms are beautiful with every modern comfort, while still incorporating old world charm, that you can imagine. It is as comfortable as it is beautiful with a fabulous location and a great staff who care about your every need. We know so many by name (they know us as well!) that I do not want to name them for fear of forgetting to name at least one of our friends there! We are planning another visit next April and are really looking forward to our visit. We recommend it highly.

Room Tip: The best, for us, are the Amstel River view rooms. All are quiet and beutifully appointed.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank V_Pagano
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DeLeurope, Front Office Manager at De L'Europe Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 21, 2011
Dear valued guest,

It is our absolute pleasure looking after you and we feel honoured to have been selected as your hotel of choice when visiting Amsterdam throughout the years!

We wish you very happy Christmas and healthy 2012!

Team De L'Europe
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Bergen County, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

We were personally greeted by Mr. Jeroen Bronsveld (Front Office Manager) upon arrival. He escorted us to a beautiful Red Suite with views of the Amstel river and the city. A bottle of Billecart-Salmon Champagne was then sent to the room. Both Mr. Bronsveld and Titta (in Guest Relations) were aware that we were celebrating a special occasion. We had a wonderful celebratory dinner at Bord'Eau that evening- only an elevator ride away.
The hotel has just been magnificently renovated (it is owned by the Heineken family). There is marble- marble- marble- and more marble- all slabs matched perfectly with each other. Every room comes with its own iPad.
The entire staff could not be more warm, welcoming and friendly--including the doormen and the wait staff at breakfast and tea. The concierge (Eef Sparla) arranged our tickets to both the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum--just a short walk from the hotel. The location of this hotel is superb--whereas The Amstel Intercontinental is remote--STAY HERE !--we definitely made the correct decison !
The hotel was just featured in an article in the Sunday New York Times travel section. We are longing to return here on our next trip to Amsterdam !!!

Room Tip: Get an Amstel iver View
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank worldtravellerbill
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DeLeurope, Front Office Manager at De L'Europe Amsterdam, responded to this review, December 21, 2011
Dear both,

Thank you very much for this amazing review. It has been great to have you with us and to have been chosen by yourselves as THE hotel to celebrate your special occasion. Please make sure to come and visit us again soon! In the meantime, we wish you a wonderful festive season!

Team De L'Europe
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

Smooth arrival with the doorman taking charge of our car immediately (garage is expensive but that is normal for Amsterdam).
Some difficulties with check-in as our package was not well transmitted by LHW. After verification all was settled well and all LHW advantages (upgrade, welcome gift, etc..) were considered.
We booked a De Luxe One Bedroom Suite and were upgraded to a Prestige One Bedroom Suite with a small balcony and view of the Munt Tower and the Amstel River. Very spacious separate living area and a small but cosy bedroom with a great bed. The room was very comfortable and pleasant to stay in.
During our stay the staff was always very friendly and helpful. (Special thanks to Mrs. Jacqueline Grätz who really made us feel at home). Most of the time we were addressed with our family name, which is exceptional.
Breakfast sometimes a little disorganised, depending on the staff.
All in all we had an excellent time in hotel de l'Europe and when in Amsterdam again, we will surely stay in this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank JRTravellerLux
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Zürich
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

I've decided to book at the De L'Europe Amsterdam for a very special occasion - birthday of my wife and our wedding anniversary. We had only one night, but what we've got, was great.

Already through the booking process the staff was very helpful. They advised me to book via the booking engine of LHW (Leading Hotels of the World), as there was a special promotion running for club members. I informed the hotel about my preferences and about the occasion of my stay.

When we arrived (actually quiet early in the morning) we've got a welcome of the guest relations manager. We've booked a superior double room - and we ended up in a deluxe one bedroom suite in the new Dutch Masters Wing of the hotel, where only VIP rooms are located.


Our room was delightful - a perfect mix between modern elements and classic luxury. Our room was very big, also the bathroom (complete in mosaik-style) was large. There were many gadgets, like a complete surround sound bose system, three TV sets (one built-in the bathtub), air condition, heated floor in bathroom, modern light control, a nespresso machine, and much more.

We had the best view you can get from our room - to the Amster river and to the city.

The hotel gives-out a I-Pad 2 for your free usage in the room, including docking stations. A very good idea - because the whole hotel directory is included in a special app. You even can order room service directly via I-Pad.

As a welcome greeting we've got a bottle of champagne, nuts, and a bottle of red wine in our room. As we had now enough drinks, we decided to order room service - quick, tasty, well-presented and a reasonable price (35 Euros for 2 dishes).


The bathroom was specious, as I wrote, and equipped with all comfort. Many fresh and fluffy towels, bathrobes, and many bathroom amenities of a own luxury cosmetic line. The bathtub was big, and we had also a rain-forest-shower. You could access the bathroom from two sides.

We've also used the SPA area, which is small, but very romantic, nice made, and clean. There is a pool with jacuzzi and jet stream, good temperature, with a romantic starlight heaven above. As we were the only guests, we could turn-down the lights and switch on romantic sounds. There is free mineral water at the pool bar, and again many cosmetic amenities to use.

There was also a little fitness center, with modern machines. So you can access YouTube or Facebook through the screen of your fitness bike..:-)



The whole hotel is providing a very warm atmosphere, all is in warm colours, and well-mixed between classic grand hotel luxury and modern style. There is a great mixture of famous Dutch paintings everywhere hidden in the hotel, which we all found later at the Reichsmuseum.

Through that we hat a deluxe suite, we've got some extra attention from the staff - newspaper delivery, minibar refil service, fresh coffee & tea, and of course a turn-down service.


We had a drink and a cigar at Freddy's Bar. The bar is very nice - the staff was lame. We were the only guests, and I needed to ask twice that I could place my order, which I could get 15 minutes later. Also, if you offer a nice and spacious cigar lounge, you need to provide at least a cigar ashtray, a cutter, and long cigar matches - all not available. Atmosphere is nice.


We slept very well at a specious, huge bed (one of this luxury hand-made-bed's or whatever) with XXXXL pillows. We went for breakfast to the Brasserie. Very nice located at the Amster river. Quality of the food was very good, service was quick and friendly. The buffet could be larger (for that it is a top hotel), but never mind.


We've got threated not only with a early check-in, but also with a late check-out at 16:00 without any extra payment. Check-out was quick and easy, we could store our luggage there for a wile on. Front office was helpful in organizing some additional bags for our hand luggage.

When our car arrived and we wanted to leave, we've got a personal greeting again from guest relations - with a very nice present (room fragrance candle) on our way.



All-in-all, this hotel and its staff made our celebration perfect and unique. We've got the best what you can get for very reasonable money. We really felt like real VIP's at any time. I will come again definitively.

Room Tip: Inform the staff about any special occasions, they will help you according to availability. Rooms wi...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: De L'Europe Amsterdam
Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2 - 14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
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:
#4 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#6 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#12 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 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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