De L’Europe Amsterdam – 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 nineteenth-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 Amsterdam – Location
- Area: Prime location at the southern boundary of the Medieval Center, at the confluence of 2 canals; an 8-minute stroll (700m) from the Dam Square and the Royal Palace; a 5-minute walk (400m) 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.
- Address: Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14.
- Nearest Transport: Bus & Tram – Muntplein (150m), Metro – Rokin (200m).
- 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 (150m).
- Private Transfer: We use and recommend Welcome Pickups car service. Booking through a private car service will cost only a bit more than a taxi – about €50 from Schiphol Airport – but can be worth it to avoid the long taxi queue and for the convenience of paying ahead.
- Handy to: Allard Pierson Museum, the Royal Palace, Amsterdam Museum.
De L’Europe Amsterdam – 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: +31-(0)20-531-1777
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: deleurope.com
De L’Europe Amsterdam – 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 Amsterdam – 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. $$$-$$$$ • Marie is located on the hotel’s ground floor, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Modern European and international dishes. Stylish and contemporary decor. No kids’ menu. $$-$$$ • Sur l’eau is Marie Brasserie’s waterfront terrace (open April-October) from which you can see part of one of Amsterdam’s medieval city gates, and watch canal boats go by. $$-$$$.
- 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.
- Breakfast: Not complimentary. Buffet with eggs cooked to order costs €42 per person. Served 7-10.30am at Marie.
- Room Service: Available from both Freddy’s Bar and Marie.
De L’Europe Amsterdam – Rooms
- Room Types: Deluxe • Premium Deluxe • Junior Suite • Deluxe One Bedroom Suite • Prestige One Bedroom Suite • Circle Suite • Penthouse Suite • List of all Rooms
- Smoking Rooms: Rooms at De L’Europe Amsterdam 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 Amsterdam – Local Transport
- Walking: Easy walking distance to Anne Frank House, Museum Quarter, attractions in the Medieval Center 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 (400m) 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 Amsterdam – 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. (250m).
- Bhatti Pasal – Large portions of Nepalese dishes in a very central location. Excellent momos. (300m).
- Frenzi – Imaginative Mediterranean tapas, live jazz on Saturday afternoons, and over 100 types of grappa. (400m).
- Roses by Sal – Latin American street food – tacos, quesadillas, empanadas – as well as ceviche, and excellent pisco cocktails. (400m).
- The Seafood Bar – Buzzy spot for champagne, oysters, and seafood platters. Walk-ins welcome. (400m).
- Van Kerkwijk – Intimate, subtly-lit little place with a daily changing menu of French classics, Moroccan tajines, curries, and other internationally-inspired dishes. (500m).
- Guts – Experimental fine dining with an ever-changing menu and wallet-friendly multi-course lunch. Reservations recommended. (500m).
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. (250m).
- Bierfabriek Amsterdam – Hip, brasserie-style microbrewery with private tap tables, 4 own brews on tap, and an accompaniment of rustic dishes. (400m).
- 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. (400m).
- Bubbles & Wines – This sleek wine bar attracts a lively, stylish clientele with its 50+ wines and champagnes by the glass, and superb bar snacks. (500m).
- 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. (600m).
- De Bekeerde Suster – 16th-century cloister turned brewery with 4 own brews flowing from copper tanks, seasonal and guest beers, and numerous bottled brews. (600m).
Nearby Shopping and Cool Shops
- Droog – Cool homeware and design, unique gifts, plus a gallery space and café attached. (250m).
- 3D Hologrammen – Holographic art, jewelry, and homeware. (250m).
- Hans Appenzeller – Local jewelry designer; original designs in gold and stone. (250m).
- Puccini Bomboni – Handmade chocolates, from truffles to bars. (300m).
- PGC Hajenius – Art deco tobacco emporium with private humidors and sumptuous smoking lounge. (300m).
- BIEC – Ceramics, funky gadgets, bags, shawls, shoes, sketch books, and other cool gifts. (300m).
- Athenaeum – One of Amsterdam’s largest independent bookshops, with numerous travel guidebooks, and books on fashion and design. (500m).
- American Book Center – Largest English-language bookshop in Amsterdam. (500m).
- Anna & Nina – Eclectic earrings, accessories, clothing, and interior design that reflects the nomad-like travels of the store’s owners. (500m).
- Amsterdam Duck Store – Nothing but rubber ducks here, from classic yellow to Batman, S&M, and Game of Thrones ducks. (1 km)
Nearby Market or Grocery
- Waterlooplein Flea Market – Vast flea market (Monday to Saturday) selling designer knockoffs, antiques, jewelry, and more. Street food stalls also. (1 km).
De L’Europe Amsterdam – The Hotel
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