Sofitel Legend 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, a laid-back atmosphere, and lots of bicycles everywhere, a treasure trove of independent boutiques, global melting pot of cuisines, traditional brown bars, a thriving art scene and much more. The capital of the Netherlands is compact as well as 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 five star legendary hotels situated in historical buildings, like the courtly 15th-century building from Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam which reopened its doors in June 2010 after a major makeover. 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. This luxury gem on the edge of Amsterdam’s Red Light District also welcomes lots of celebrities. Whether you stay here for either business or pleasure, the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam won’t disappoint.
The Grand Hotel Amsterdam boasts 177 luxurious rooms including 52 exclusive suites, five star facilities such as a spa, pool and gym, a Raw Bar, library, vinotheque, an authentic courtyard and the award-winning Bridges restaurant.
Old meets new here with its contemporary yet cozy style. In 2008, Sofitel commissioned French interior designer Sybille de Margerie to lead the dramatic redesign of this high end hotel in Amsterdam. Sybille Margerie, famous for her work at Hotel Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, drew much of her stylish design inspiration from the colors of the famous mural by COBRA artist Karel Appel, which is displayed in the hotel’s restaurant.
Offering a butler service, the rooms and suites are the ideal place to sleep in style and luxury. All the individually designed rooms and suites boast a mix of modern design elements and authentic features. In all the bathrooms you can find divine Hermes bath products, while each room boasts a Nespresso machine. If you have cash to splash, look at the gorgeous Lodewijk Napoleon Suite. As the ultimate haven for relaxation, this ultra-exclusive suite is situated in a traditional Amsterdam canal house.
Known as one of the best restaurants in the Netherlands, Bridges which specializes in seafood is a feast for the senses. Its garden terrace is an urban oasis and the perfect place to enjoy a fine dining experience in the summer. Since its start Bridges Restaurant has been drawing Amsterdam residents and international foodies. Furthermore, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam has plans to open a small bistro. The library is a dark, elegant and warm space, ideal for afternoon tea, small breakfast or just relaxing by the fireplace. Fancy a Dutch beer? Head to the Bar ‘De Vliegende Hollander’ which is a traditional Dutch brown café.
The Grand Hotel Amsterdam is also home to the sublime urban So Spa with heated indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna and treatment rooms. Fitness fanatics can check out the small So Fit fitness room where you can find exclusive Technogym equipment.
A stay in Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam not only indulges the senses, it delivers a truly unique experience. Your memories will last forever.