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“Nicest hotel I have ever stayed at” 5 of 5 stars
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De L'Europe Amsterdam
Ranked #15 of 363 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Providence, RI
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nicest hotel I have ever stayed at”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

My husband and I have stayed at some nice hotels in Western Europe and the US, but De L'Europe is the very best. The lobby is lovely with a delightful bar/coffee/tea area. Our room was beautiful with wonderful amenities--an IPad for room service menu and a Nespresso machine among other things. The bathroom with a heated marble floor was fantastic. Staff at the front desk were friendly and very helpful. We have never been at a hotel in which someone from the front desk took us up to our room to show us the amenities. I hope we can stay there again soon.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank NancyProvidence_RI
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

Our room was, for this Hotel, inexpensive at $430, but that is about par for Amsterdam. The room had very interesting reproductions of Dutch paintings, but only viewed an interior courtyard which looked like some vegetation had been planted. We were just spending the night, and what made this place special was the friendliness of the staff and the attractiveness of their whole layout. The desk clerk and the waiters at the restaurant were very helpful, and as a result we had both dinner and breakfast there.

Room Tip: Some rooms have a view of the canals. Our room had a very uninteresting interior view, so we watched...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Excellent location, beautiful property, excellent service (I'd say a bit too helpfull), beautiful rooms with super comfy beds and a wonderful bathroom with great rainfall shower. Such a shame breakfast at 3* Accor Hotels offer as much variety and you find there. I'd book the hotel but skip the morning meal and have it somewhere else. Would definitely book it again and experience it for a second time.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Centrally located, right on the canal/river, walkable to amost everything you want to see/do. Their facilities including terrace restaurant and spa are great. Concierge Marcel helped pre-trip so I could maximize my time when in Amsterdam. Thanks to Concierge Ave for helping when we were on site. We very much appreciated our Junior Suite. Staff is lovely; there is an easy, yet attended to feel. Thanks to the breakfast chef (for great spinach mushroom cheese omelette every morning) and to all the staff that make this great hotel run.
If I go again to the charming city of Amsterdam, I will return to De L'Europe.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank SaraLucerne
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Working and living now in Netherlands just one hour from Amsterdam in Den Bosch has really only seen us a "day trippers" to the city...as especially when we have guests of our own. We decided to stay a night and enjoy the city for a full 24 hours.
After reading many reviews we chose De l'europe. It is in the heart of the city, only 100m from the floating flower market. We arrived before official "check-in". Our car was valet parked (extra charge) as there is no car park. (the hotel is surrounded by canals!) and luggage was taken care of until our room was ready (promised around 3) after we checked in. This was OK for us as we were dressed ready to hit the beautiful streets and canal-ways of the city! The hotel is very chic with a sumtous deep red/pink colour in the light, bright large comfortable lounge with a spectacular sparkling bar close to the bay window overlooking the canal.
We returned at 6 to be disappointed to hear that our room was still not quite ready ...some trouble with the linen for the bed! We were shown around our room which was a deluxe room with a large marble bathroom (slighly complicated lighting system) with huge walk in shower! There was a Nescio coffee maker and bose sound system for our ipods. It was very spacious. I was dissappointed with the view- a courtyard roof...and not the canals. I believe you need to pay an extra 200€ for that! The bed was done when we returned from our dinner in the West canal region and a cognac in the hotel bar.
Breakfast was in a light airy room. The usual fare....nothing special there. The service at the hotel was very friendly and helpful. We did hear a common excuse that 'the hotel was fully booked the night before and that is why rooms are not ready..., etc. ' too any times at reception. Was this supposed to make me feel special that we had picked a popular hotel and lucky to be there? To be honest...that should not be my problem. AT the time we were understanding but on thinking on this further, being full is a good thing for the hotel and they should be set up to deal with this and not inconvenience or make people aware of this for THEIR visit to the hotel as this is now OUR stay there and service should be set up for us (at over 300€ a night) and not the fact other people had enjoyed themselves there the night before. Overall I would recommend the hotel and go back. It is lovely and in a super location.

Room Tip: Check the view you expect o have ith the room you book...especially if you hope to have canal views.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Nina S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

The classic and elegant hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. The hotel is renovated in 2011. The room was spacious and the bathroom was superb with separate shower and bathtub.
The internet is free of charge and in the suite they had an iPad. The only shortcoming for me was lack of light in the bathroom for make_up and in the room there is no mirror for doing make-up. The staff is extremely nice. The breakfast did not have vast veriety: cold cuts, cereals, suasage and eggs, but I liked the fresh orange and grapefruit juices, they had.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank hulan d
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

I stayed here recently for one night only but I will return. This a classic hotel that has been renovated in the not-too-distant past. The room I was is was very large and comfortable with a large bed covered with crisp, clean linens. The bathroom was marble throughout but in-floor heating made it warm and comfortable.

Service was friendly and attentive. I only had breakfast there and I found the experience to be rather ordinary but my table bynthe window provided an exceptional view over the canal.

Overall, it was a fine experience and I would not hesitate to reccomend to anyone looking for a comfortable and clssic hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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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
#11 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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De l`Europe Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
Hotel De l Europe
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