Hotel The Grand Amsterdam
Harlots and hash – if you still think that is Amsterdam in a nutshell, it’s time to explore the real charm of one of Europe’s most picturesque cities. Amsterdam is the city of 17th-century canal houses and an elegant ring of waterways, a laid-back atmosphere and village mentality, lots of bicycles everywhere, a treasure trove of independent boutiques, open-minded people, global melting pot of cuisines, traditional brown bars, a thriving art scene and much more. This city is compact and easily walkable, and it’s a joy to wander through this beautiful old city.
Amsterdam is home to the first Sofitel Legend Hotel in Europe. Known for hotels situated in historical buildings, like the courtly 15th-century building from The Grand Hotel Amsterdam which opened its doors in June 2010. Without any doubt this is one of the best places to stay in Amsterdam for lovers of history, hopeful romantics and jet-setting travelers alike .
Old meets new here with its extra-ordinary and sleek design. In 2008, Sofitel commissioned French interior architect Sybille de Margerie to lead the dramatic redesign of this property. De Margerie’s inspiration came from the colors of the famous mural by COBRA artist Karel Appel, displayed in the hotel’s restaurant.
The Grand Amsterdam boasts 177 rooms including 52 suites, five star facilities such as a spa & gym, a Raw Bar, library, a vinotheque, an authentic courtyard and the award-winning Bridges restaurant.