Other than a few minor annoyances we experienced, there is much to recommend about this hotel. We started our European vacation with a stay at De L'Europe. After a long flight overnight, we took a 52 Euro taxi ride to the hotel. Upon arrival, we were disappointed to learn our room would not be ready until 4:00 p.m., although we were upgraded to a larger room. After exploring the city, we returned at 4:00, only to be told the room was not yet ready, and no other rooms were available. While waiting another 30 minutes, we enjoyed the bar, where I had a beer and my wife had a Cosmopolitan, which cost 15 Euro. The second floor room was comfortable, large and nicely decorated. Dinner at the hotel was average. The window view of the city was terrific, but otherwise unexceptional.
Tired from our flight and exploring the city, we were in bed by 9:00 p.m., only to be awoken by an attendant entering our room at 9:20 to turn the bed down. Our fault for not using the do not disturb sign, but 9:20? Perhaps that is early for Amsterdam. During the night, there was some street noise from patrons of the drinking establishment across the street.
The location of the hotel is perfect, as most of the places we wanted to go were within easy walking distance. Despite the delay in accessing our room, the staff was exceptionally polite and helpful in arranging tickets to a museum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of Amsterdam, in walking distance of the plush 19th century Museum Quarter, the pinnacle of sophistication and cultural bohemia with the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum and with its prime location on the banks of the Amstel river, De L’Europe is synonymous with Dutch rich history. Since the first official opening in 1896, De L’Europe has been favored by Amsterdam’s elite and the hotel continues to attract the world’s most celebrated names. Experience and explore a unique entrée into the Amsterdam of yesterday and today by arriving at De L’Europe. Admire true replicas from the Dutch Masters like Frans Hals and Rembrandt van Rijn in the Promenade whereas replicas of Dutch Masters like Jan Steen, Johannes Vermeer and Floris van Dijck decorate the walls of the rooms and suites in the historical Rondeel building. Adjacent to the hotel, the suites at the contemporary Dutch Masters Wing offer a selection of modern colors that form the basis for replicas of Dutch Masters like Pieter Codde and Pieter Saenredam. Guests may enjoy culinary highlights at the two Michelin-star rated Bord’Eau Restaurant Gastronomique, the casual chic Hoofdstad Brasserie with an international twist and Hèt Terras, the city’s most popular Summer hotspot overlooking the buzzling city center of Amsterdam, complemented by exclusive wines from the private wine cellar ‘Les Caves De L’Europe’. Kick back and relax at the Amsterdam’s inspired gentlemen’s pub Freddy’s Bar to sample a traditional Heineken beer or sip on one of the signature cocktails. To complete your Amsterdam experience, indulge yourself with one of the bespoke beauty treatments at the Spa & Wellness ‘Skins Institute – De L’Europe’. Feel at home in an iconic 19th century treasure and be surrounded by cultural heritages while exploring a modern vibrant city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- De l`Europe Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
- Hotel De l Europe
- De l Europe Hotel