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De L'Europe Amsterdam
Ranked #15 of 364 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Revamped L'Europe and a nice smoking lounge”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

The 'other' old 5-star Hotel in Amsterdam has been done up. All rooms are refurbished refurnished. Two 'new' restaurants command the respect from the local food critics and a pool and wellness areas have been added. Like all other Dutch hotels slightly understaffed but a real effort is made. Personally I like the brand new smoking-allowed oases. Humidor is limted but atmosphere makes up for it. Not as brilliant a smoking areas as in the Breidenbacher Hof in Düsseldorf but who can touch that... By the way you are in the heart of town.

Room Tip: At the back of the Hotel rooms offer a rustic view of the river Amstel. At the front, right-hand sid...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

we enjoyed the most magical stay ever at the De L'Europe. the hotel is full of old world charm and elegance and the staff most friendly and welcoming. our suite was beautiful ,with views over the Amstel that we will always cherish, and the food and service was first class . my partner and i both agree that this hotel lives up to its place amongst the worlds finest!

Room Tip: rooms with a balcony add to the charm
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

First time I have returned since the refurbishment. It was perfect in everyway, apart from the room was a bit small, it was fine because the large balcony (weather was great) made it feel more spacious, but would have to upgrade to a more spacious room when the winter sets in (balcony not much use then) apart from the room size everything was perfect, great staff, wonderful bar and fab and stylish smoking/cigar lounge!! Well done De L'Europe! Used to stay at Grand Sofitel for years but this hotel has overtaken The Grand in my opinion. Amsterdam is a great destination for a short break and always SO relaxing!! Ate too many cakes that are placed at reception and in the room! Nice touch though.

Room Tip: Balcony room with great views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

The Hotel de l'Europe is located in the heart of Amsterdam by the River Amstel and is within walking distance of the Rijksmuseum and many other sights. The hotel has recently been refurbished and the rooms are fresh, spotless and well insulated against the busy city scene outside. Staff are courteous and pleasant and the reception staff well trained and competent. Our dinner at the Bord'Eaux was outstanding and offered one of the best sommeliers I have found anywhere. The Brasserie is OK. On the last occasion we were there, the bar service did not quite live up to the standards of the rest of the rest of the hotel. The choice of food was limited and the quality disappointing. I am sure the management can do better!

Room Tip: You pay extra for a river view, but it's worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

I had the pleausre of staying at the hotel for 3 nights with my son on our way back from the UK. We had the most pleasurable stay, the Junior suite was amazing, the location of the hotel is the best, and the staff were totally amazing. I would highly recommend this hotel for business or holiday.

Room Tip: Junior suites for the family are really comfortable with the pull out sleeper couch for the kids
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

My partner and I pre-booked and paid for a deluxe room and had notified the hotel we would be arriving late. When we came to check in, they had sold our room to someone else and downgraded us to what was little more than a well decorated cupboard - what they called a standard room. And they made it worse by telling us that if we had arrived 5 minutes later, they would be booking us out to another hotel.

The following day, the disaster was turned into a triumph for the hotel thanks to the outstanding actions of Titta Romppainen from Guest Relations. She accepted without question that the hotel had failed us badly, took complete ownership of the issue and upgraded us to a suite for the second night, with a stunning view across the canal and over Muntplein.

The hotel has been refurbished since our last stay some years ago, is very centrally located and with luxurious marble bathrooms, an iPad in every room (even the cupboard sized one) and extremely comfortable beds with high quality cotton sheets, it is definitely recommended.....just don't turn up late (or if you do, speak to Titta)! If it hadn't been for the way we were treated on the first night, I would happily give the hotel five out of five on all counts.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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DeLeurope, Manager at De L'Europe Amsterdam, responded to this review, 21 September 2013
Dear guest,

Many thanks for your kind words about our colleague Ms Titta Romppainen. I am delighted that she has been able to turn your stay into such a delightful one.

Please accept my sincere apologies for the confusion and miscummunication upon arrival. This is obviously not an example of the warm and attentive service we like to pride ourselves with. Appropiate action/ training has taken place to ensure situations like this are avoided in the future.

We sincere hope that we have the pleasure to welcome you back again very soon!

Warm regards,

Jeroen Bronsveld
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

This is simply one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. It is in a perfect and beautiful location on the Amstel. The staff are extremely helpful and courteous and the Bord 'Eau is amazingly good and certainly deserves its Michelin star. For more informal dining the Hoofstad Brasserie is a delightful riverside place for lunch. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the beds are very comfortable. The bathroom was a marble masterpiece. The spa and pool were closed for refurbishment but they looked amazing. Simply the best.

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Property: De L'Europe Amsterdam
Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2 - 14, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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
#6 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):
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

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