A classic 17th-century canal house along one of Amsterdam’s main canals, the Ambassade Hotel combines personal decor touches with a central location. Stroll along the Herengracht, visit nearby shops or admire the owner’s collections of books and artwork.
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.
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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.
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
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.
Places & hotels on the map
Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
A chic, modern hotel in the heart of Amsterdam, NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky offers spacious rooms and a Michelin-starred restaurant right on Dam Square. You’re steps away from many shopping and dining options, as well as a short walk from the city’s highlights.
The Pillows Anna van den Vondel is a small, intimate hotel that combines personal service with contemporary style. You can enjoy food and drink at any time of day in the lobby and restaurant area, called The Living, which has the feel of a luxe Amsterdam townhouse.
The Sofitel Legend Grand Hotel offers a sophisticated stay along Amsterdam’s canals in a central area of the city. You can enjoy the property’s restaurants and spa, or take the short walk to the many nearby shops, restaurants and entertainment options.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Learn about the rich and lengthy history of Jewish culture in Amsterdam on this guided walking tour of Amsterdam’s Jewish Quarter. Then, see the former home and school of Anne Frank, and memorial plaques dedicated to her and her family.
Spend a morning or afternoon wandering the chic Jordaan district of Amsterdam with your local guide, who will show you the best places to enjoy Dutch delicacies. Fuel your four-hour walk with bitterballen, poffertjes, smoked fish and rich cheeses.
Head out of the city with your local guide and see the traditional towns of Edam, Marken and Volendam. See how they built houses on low land in the 17th century, sample Edam cheese and try local fish delicacies on this day-long tour.
Bike through the Jordaan district and admire the brick house-lined streets, high-end boutiques and terrace cafes in this stylish area of Amsterdam on this guided tour. Then, explore the Houseboat Museum and see what life on the city’s canals looks like.