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De l'Europe

De L'Europe

Situated on the foundations of a medieval guard tower, the De L’Europe combines modern comfort with old-fashioned opulence and a riverside location. Original features remain such as intricate chandeliers and coving patterns on the ceilings. These historic touches are paired with bold red and blue hues, and plush furnishings, while replica Dutch Masters paintings adorn the walls of the guest accommodation. The personable staff are attentive and helpful.

The hotel’s 111 suites and rooms, many of which have river views, are well appointed and feature marble-clad bathrooms. For a particularly indulgent stay, the penthouse suite features its own private riverside terrace and can be converted into a six-bedroom apartment.

The hotel is home to three restaurants: the Michelin-starred Bord’Eau, the Marie brasserie, which serves French cuisine in a relaxed setting, and Trattoria Graziella. Freddy’s Bar offers creative cocktails and gourmet bar snacks accompanied by live jazz and is named after the late Alfred ‘Freddy’ Heineken, who once frequented it. There’s also a spa, fitness suite and heated swimming pool at the hotel.

Just outside the door, you can visit Dam Square, the Royal Palace, and the Bloemenmarkt, while only minutes away are the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

Our rating: Deluxe

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Rooms

There are 111 rooms and suites at the De L’Europe, divided among Superior, Deluxe and Premium Deluxe rooms, Junior, Deluxe and Prestige suites, as well as the spacious Circle Suite and Penthouse Suite.

The rooms vary in size and views, with some overlooking the city or courtyard and others with views of the Amstel River. The Penthouse suite boasts a private riverside terrace and can be extended up to a six-bedroom apartment. The Circle Suite features a Jacuzzi, views over the river, a round bed and ceiling lights that mimic Van Gogh’s The Starry Night.

All the rooms come with an espresso coffee machine, complimentary Wi-Fi, underfloor bathroom heating and air conditioning.

Location

De L’Europe is situated right on the Amstel River, and has canal-side access from its terrace. It’s centrally located in Amsterdam, directly opposite the Bloemenmarkt and a few minutes’ walk from the Dam Square and the main shopping area. The Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House, the Van Gogh Museum and Vondelpark are a short walk away. The hotel is also 17 minutes by foot from the main train station.

Food and drink

  • Buffet and à la carte breakfast options are available daily in the Marie dining room, or can be eaten on the terrace in the warmer months.
  • The Marie brasserie serves French-inspired dishes daily at lunch and dinner.
  • Bord’Eau is a Michelin-starred restaurant open Tuesday through Saturday, boasting a seasonal menu.
  • Trattoria Graziella, the hotel's newest restaurant, serves authentic Italian cuisine.
  • Freddy’s Bar serves drinks and bar snacks daily and is well-known for its creative cocktails.

Facilities and activities

  • Well-equipped fitness room
  • Spa and wellness centre offering a variety of beauty treatments
  • Finnish and infrared sauna
  • Indoor heated pool with Jacuzzi and riverside views
  • In-room laundry service
  • Waterside terrace
  • Bikes for hire
  • Wine tour
  • Concierge service

Our opinion

We love the way De L’Europe combines an intimate feel and personal service with a grand, luxe style, not to mention its riverside location in the heart of the city.

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