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De L’Europe Hotel – Luxurious and centrally located, with great river views.
One of Amsterdam’s grand dames, De L’Europe sits on its own little peninsula overlooking the Amstel River. A historic 19th century hotel with a contemporary makeover, it combines luxurious fabrics, crystal chandeliers, and Dutch Masters reproductions with mod cons such as in-room iPads and Nespresso machines. Just a few minutes’ walk from Dam Square, the Royal Palace, and the historic canal ring. The Michelin-starred in-house restaurant, Bord’eau, is one of the city’s best, with bold flavors, innovative textures, and an amazing wine cellar. In warmer months, there are superb river views from the outdoor brasserie terrace. Exceptional, personalized service is the icing on the cake.
De L’Europe Hotel – Location
- Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, 1012 CP Amsterdam.
- Nearest Tram: Muntplein.
- Area: Prime location at the southern boundary of the Medieval Centre, at the confluence of 2 canals; an 8-minute stroll from the Dam Square and the Royal Palace; a 5-minute walk from Spui Square and the historic canal ring; numerous restaurants and bars nearby; walkable (or short tram ride) to the Museum Quarter and Centraal Station.
- How to Get There: Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Centraal Station, then tram (4, 9, 16, 24, 25) to Muntplein stop, across from the hotel (2-minute walk).
- Handy to: Allard Pierson Museum, the Royal Palace, Amsterdam Museum.
De L’Europe Hotel – The Basics
- Ages: Guests tend to be couples on a romantic getaway or honeymoon, or business travelers. All ages are welcome.
- View: Premium Deluxe rooms, the Prestige Suite, and the Penthouse Suite have views of the Amstel River.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools/jacuzzis.
- Laundry: In-room laundry.
- Parking: Secure parking nearby for €65 per day.
- Extras: Butler service, personal shopper service, bikes for hire, valet parking, turn down service.
- When to Book: Reserve 3 to 4 months in advance for the mid-March to mid-May tulip season, the July and August high season, and the Christmas-New Year period.
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: 020-531-1777
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: deleurope.com
De L’Europe Hotel – Amenities
- Pool: Heated indoor pool with jacuzzi, jet stream, and river views.
- Spa: Bespoke beauty treatments on offer at the Spa by Skins Institute. Finnish sauna, Turkish steam bath, and infra-red sauna attached.
- Fitness Center: Small, but with TechnoGym equipment, and personal trainers available on request.
- For Disabled Guests: Several rooms adapted to guests with disabilities.
- For Families: Under-12s stay for free, cribs are available on request, a kiddie welcome pack on arrival, and kids’ menus in the restaurant available at extra charge.
- Activities: Private canal tours from hotel’s own jetty.
- Other Facilities: Limo service, butler service, personal shopping
De L’Europe Hotel – Food and Drink
- Restaurant: Michelin-starred Bord’Eau serves lunch (Tuesday-Friday), and dinner (Tuesday-Saturday). Intense, contrasting flavors, emphasis on local ingredients, and unique textures. Elegant decor; dress code. One for special occasions; reservations essential. • $$$-$$$$ • Hoofdstad Brasserie is located on the hotel’s ground floor, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Modern European and international dishes. Stylish and contemporary decor. No kids’ menu. • $$-$$$ • Hèt Terras is Hoofdstad Brasserie’s waterfront terrace (open April-October) from which you can see part of one of Amsterdam’s medieval city gates, and watch canal boats go by. • $$-$$$.
- Lounge/Bar: Freddy’s Bar has a classic gentleman’s club vibe, and is renowned for its killer Bloody Marys. Luxurious cigar lounge, Freddy’s Fumoir, is attached. Popular with locals as well as travelers, and can get crowded on weekend nights. Open daily until 1 am. • With its chandeliers and reproductions of Dutch Masters, Promenade is a refined place for a glass of wine, cocktail, or afternoon tea. Open 7am to 11pm.
- Breakfast: Not complimentary. Buffet with eggs cooked to order costs €42 per person. Served 7-10.30am at the Hoofdstad Brasserie.
- Room Service: Available from both Freddy’s Bar and Hoofdstad Brasserie.
De L’Europe Hotel – Rooms
- Room Types: Deluxe • Premium Deluxe • Junior Suite • Deluxe One Bedroom Suite • Prestige One Bedroom Suite • Circle Suite • Penthouse Suite
- Smoking Rooms: Rooms at De L’Europe Hotel are 100% smoke-free, but there’s a designated smoking area.
- Best Room: The 6-bedroom Penthouse Suite has a private riverside terrace overlooking the Amstel, subtle motion-detecting floor lighting, and a Bose Sound Bar.
- For Families: The Penthouse Suite can accommodate up to 12 people.
De L’Europe Hotel – Local Transport
- Walking: Easy walking distance to Anne Frank House, Museum Quarter, attractions in the Medieval Centre and the Red Light District, Nine Streets shopping neighborhood. Numerous restaurants, bars, and shops within a few minutes’ walk.
- Tram: Direct tram connections from the Muntplein stop to Centraal Station, De Pijp district, Rembrandtplein, and Waterlooplein. Nearest tram stop for the Museum Quarter is Koningsplein, a 5-minute walk away.
- Taxis, Uber: Taxis and Uber charge around €35 from the airport to the hotel. Within the city, Uber rides cost around half of taxi fares. It’s often quicker to walk, cycle, or jump on a tram.
De L’Europe Hotel – What’s Nearby?
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis – Traditional Dutch pancakes in tiny 16th century house, sampled by Anthony Bourdain in The Layover. Reserve ahead, as there are only 4 tables. 4-minute walk.
- Adam & Siam – Imaginative Dutch dishes with a Thai twist, friendly and efficient service. 4-minute walk.
- Bhatti Pasal – Large portions of Nepalese dishes in a very central location. Excellent momos. 4-minute walk.
- Frenzi – Imaginative Mediterranean tapas, live jazz on Saturday afternoons, and over 100 types of grappa. 4-minute walk.
- Roses by Sal – Latin American street food – tacos, quesadillas, empanadas – as well as ceviche, and excellent pisco cocktails. 4-minute walk.
- The Seafood Bar – Buzzy spot for champagne, oysters, and seafood platters. Walk-ins welcome. 5-minute walk.
- Van Kerkwijk – Intimate, subtly-lit little place with a daily changing menu of French classics, Moroccan tajines, curries, and other internationally-inspired dishes. 6-minute walk.
- Guts & Glory – Experimental fine dining with an ever-changing menu and wallet-friendly multi-course lunch. Reservations recommended. 6-minute walk.
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Door 74 – Dark-timbered, speakeasy-style bar behind an unmarked door (send a text message to gain entry), responsible for some of Amsterdam’s best cocktails. 3-minute walk.
- Bierfabriek Amsterdam – Hip, brasserie-style microbrewery with private tap tables, 4 own brews on tap, and an accompaniment of rustic dishes. 5-minute walk.
- Café de Dokter – Amsterdam’s smallest pub, run by the descendants of the doctor who founded it in 1798. Expect candlelight, chandeliers, and atmospheric bric-a-brac, plus good whiskies and beer. 5-minute walk.
- Bubbles & Wines – This sleek wine bar attracts a lively, stylish clientele with its 50+ wines and champagnes by the glass, and superb bar snacks. 6-minute walk.
- Rosalia’s Menagerie – Intimate little cocktail bar that’s part of the Misc EatDrinkSleep hotel. Ideal place to sample your first jenever, or sip a cocktail with your sweetie. 7-minute walk.
- De Bekeerde Suster – 16th century cloister turned brewery with 4 own brews flowing from copper tanks, seasonal and guest beers, and numerous bottled brews. 8-minute walk.
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Amsterdam Duck Store – Nothing but rubber ducks here, from classic yellow to Batman, S&M, and Game of Thrones ducks. 3-minute walk.
- Droog – Cool homeware and design, unique gifts, plus a gallery space and café attached. 3-minute walk.
- 3D Hologrammen – Holographic art, jewelry, and homeware. 4-minute walk.
- Hans Appenzeller – Local jewelry designer; original designs in gold and stone. 4-minute walk.
- Puccini Bomboni – Handmade chocolates, from truffles to bars. 4-minute walk.
- PGC Hajenius – Art deco tobacco emporium with private humidors and sumptuous smoking lounge. 4-minute walk.
- BIEC – Ceramics, funky gadgets, bags, shawls, shoes, sketch books, and other cool gifts. 4-minute walk.
- Athenaeum – One of Amsterdam’s largest independent bookshops, with numerous travel guidebooks, and books on fashion and design. 6-minute walk.
- American Book Center – Largest English-language bookshop in Amsterdam. 6-minute walk.
- Anna & Nina – Eclectic earrings, accessories, clothing, and interior design that reflects the nomad-like travels of the store’s owners. 6-minute walk.
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