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.
Sofitel Legend The Grand
An elegant and sophisticated hotel along two of Amsterdam’s central canals, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam offers a stylish place to stay near many of the city’s highlights. The grand stone building dates back to the 15th century, and the entrance is in a secluded courtyard, offering a quiet haven in the middle of the city.
The historical lobby is chic, with arched cream walls, dark furnishings and a bright marble reception desk, while stained-glass windows along the marble staircase recall the building’s past as a convent. The rooms combine French elegance with a contemporary feel, mixing muted shades of pink, red or green with original features like wooden beams.
The hotel is home to two restaurants: Bridges, which offers international cuisine, and Oriole, which serves a menu of Mediterranean cuisine. The Flying Dutchman bar offers pub food and snacks with a large drink menu, while Library ‘Or’ serves a fireside afternoon tea alongside shelves of books. There’s also a canal-side garden terrace where you can enjoy lunch, dinner or drinks.
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The hotel has 179 rooms, including 52 suites. The rooms and suites are divided among Classic rooms, Superior rooms, Luxury rooms, Junior suites, Prestige suites, Canal House suites, Opera suites, Imperial suites and the singular Royal Suite. Even the smallest rooms are spacious, and all have a chic style with details like velvet armchairs, exposed brick and feature walls with patterned wallpaper.
Wi-Fi, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms come as standard in all the rooms and suites. All the suites come with butler service.
Sofitel Legend The Grand is located in central Amsterdam, nestled between two canals. The hotel is within a short walk of many shops, restaurants, bars, museums and city highlights, including De Oude Kerk, or the old church, the oldest building in the city.
Food and drink
- Bridges is a fish restaurant, with both à la carte options and a special chef’s menu. It offers a view out onto the canal.
- Oriole is a more casual bistro, serving a Mediterranean menu that rotates seasonally.
- The Flying Dutchman is a bar that offers a drinks menu and quick bites.
- Afternoon tea is served in Library ‘Or’, located off the hotel lobby.
- You can enjoy afternoon tea or the services of Bridges and The Flying Dutchman out on the garden terrace during warmer months.
Facilities and activities
- Wellness spa
- Indoor pool
A fully accessible room is available.
We love this elegant hotel for its effortless blend of contemporary design and historic structure. Its courtyard entrance makes it a serene spot 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 stately and comfortable hotel with a riverside location, De L’Europe offers well-appointed rooms, upscale dining and helpful staff. You’ll be steps away from many shopping and dining options, as well as a short walk from the city’s highlights.
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.
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.