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De L'Europe

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One of the Top Hotels in Amsterdam
~ Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2017
One of the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in The Netherlands
~ TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2017
Best Award of Excellence 2016
~ Wine Spectator
Best Bathroom in a Hotel in Europe 2016
~ Prix Villegiature Awards
Best Classic Hotel Bar 2016
~ Red and Grey Awards

To arrive at De L’Europe is to open a window to Amsterdam’s past and present. Located in the city’s heart, overlooking the Amstel River and in walking distance of the lively and sophisticated Museum Quarter, De L’Europe has been a favorite of Amsterdam’s elite since 1896 and continues to attract luminaries from around the world. Guest rooms and suites in the historic Rondeel building and the contemporary Dutch Masters Wing are adorned with replicas of works by Rembrandt, van Rijn, Frans Hals, and other Dutch Masters. A vast and exceptional array of dining choices range from the two-Michelin-starred Bord’Eau Restaurant Gastronomique to one of Amsterdam’s largest outdoor terraces to an extraordinary, 8,000-bottle wine cellar.

Guests seeking a serene spa retreat will find it at the hotel’s pampering Skins Institute, while those ready to take on the myriad attractions of this cosmopolitan city can do so from the comfort of a chauffeured Mercedes via the hotel’s private touring service.


Bord’Eau: Michelin-starred, De L’Europe’s signature restaurant invites guests on an extraordinary culinary adventure guided by Executive Chef Bas Van Kranen.

Hoofdstad Brasserie: Led by Chef Sebastian Baquero Garces, this Parisian-chic bistro is taking Amsterdam by storm. Guests enjoy sweeping city views as they feast on seasonal fresh European brasserie fare, prepared with a modern, playful twist.

Hèt Terras: Set along the canal, this summer hotspot is among Amsterdam’s largest outdoor patios, providing a charming al fresco setting for a menu of eclectic bites and local specialties.

Promenade: De L’Europe’s Promenade is set along a grand passageway at the heart of the hotel. In this gallery-like setting, guests can savor a comprehensive list of old- and new-world wines by the glass, an authentic London High Tea, cocktails, and a light menu of gourmet snacks.

Freddy’s Bar: Frequented by Amsterdam’s glitterati, famous Freddy’s serves up the city’s finest Bloody Mary and the only Light Heineken Beer on tap outside the U.S.. The adjacent Freddy’s Fumoir is fashioned after an old-world gentleman’s club (although women are more than welcome here to share an après-dinner smoke and cognac). A walk-in humidor is stocked with the finest selection of cigars from around the world.

Les Caves De L’Europe: The hotel’s impeccable wine cellar holds 8,000 bottles and 800 labels. Guests can arrange exclusive tours with the head sommelier, who is a winemaker in his own right.

Meetings and Events

De L’Europe hosts Amsterdam’s most sophisticated business and social affairs for up to 100 guests. There are seven private event spaces — each utterly distinct in style — ranging from a private bar to a library to a boardroom. Many can be connected and all are supported with the latest technology and expert planning and catering services.

Spa and Wellness

Skins Institute: This urban retreat features four treatment rooms, infrared sauna, traditional Finnish sauna, Turkish steambath, swimming pool, beauty salon, and a Relaxation Room with a patio overlooking the Amstel River. Guests can select from an extensive spa menu of facial and body treatments, then browse the spa boutique for unique organic products to take home.

Fitness Studio: The fitness studio is stocked with Techno Gym cardiovascular and resistance equipment, as well as free weights and workout balls. A personal trainer is available by appointment.

Top Selling Points of De L’Europe:

  • Owned by Heineken International B.V. Originally the guesthouse of the Heineken family and converted 120 years ago into one of the first 5-star hotels in Amsterdam.
  • Location, Location, Location! The De L’Europe is located on the iconic Amstel River in the heart of Amsterdam.
  • Michelin-starred Bord’Eau offers a fine dining experience directed by Executive Chef Bas Van Kranen.
  • Freddy’s Bar – named after Mr. Alfred “Freddy” Heineken – serves an outstanding selection of cocktails and is famous for its Bloody Mary. Freddy’s Bar is the only bar that serves Light Heineken beer on tap outside of the U.S.
  • Freddy’s Fumoir offers the finest selection of cigars from around the world and is reminiscent of an old-world gentleman’s club, yet current (ladies are more than welcome to enjoy an apres-dinner smoke with a fine glass of cognac as well).
  • Hèt Terras is the ultimate summer hot spot and one of the largest outdoor terraces in Amsterdam on the canal.
  • Les Caves De L’Europe, the hotel’s impeccable wine cellar, holds 8,000 bottles and 800 labels – exclusive tours are available with the Head Sommelier (who has more than 20 years’ experience and makes his own wine!).
  • Hoofdstad Brasserie, a casual chic brasserie serving traditional French classics with a modern, international twist.
  • Promenade is the luxurious lobby lounge that serves High Tea and an extensive selection of the most exclusive high-end beverage brands.
  • The De L’Europe is an art-lover’s utopia! A unique partnership with the renowned Rijksmuseum makes it the only hotel in Amsterdam to have a dedicated life-size art replica in public areas and in every room.

Top Selling Points of Amsterdam:

  • Amsterdam is Europe’s largest intact historical city center with magnificent 17th and 18th century merchant houses surrounding its world famous canals.
  • Amsterdam’s canals and harbors fill a quarter of its surface. The 17th century Canal Belt was placed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2011.
  • A one-of-a-kind city noted for its architecture, history of tolerance and humor.
  • Lower taxes make it cost-effective to route through Amsterdam; great hub into Europe or for an onward journey to Africa.
  • Fabulous international airport 30 minutes from the center of town.
  • Bicycling: Amsterdam regularly comes out on top of lists of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities.
  • Renowned museums including Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum
  • Anne Frank House – see the place where Ann Frank went into hiding and wrote her diary.
  • Amsterdam is one of Europe’s diamond centers – Amsterdam’s history in the diamond industry goes back more than 400 years.
  • Cheese-lovers’ paradise: The Netherlands produces a variety of tempting cheeses, and the restaurants of Amsterdam offer diners the opportunity to explore and enjoy them all. The Dutch so love their cheese that Amsterdam is even home to the Amsterdam Cheese Museum!

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The Rondeel Building (classical wing) of De L’Europe offers all room categories, while the Dutch Masters Building (contemporary wing) is all suites (starting from the Junior Suite category).

All room types offer a river view and/or balcony option at an additional premium of 100 Euros per night. River view and/or balcony options can be confirmed at the time of booking.

De L’Europe also offers an array of inter-connecting and adjoining options which can also be confirmed at the time of booking.


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Hotel Information

De L'Europe
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14 1012 CP | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
31 (0)20 531 17 77
31 (0)20 531 17 78
Managing Director:
Edward J.J. Leenders
Managing Director Email:
Director of Sales & Marketing:
Astrid Salas
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No. of Rooms:
111 rooms and suites
Euro (€)
Credit cards:
All major credit cards accepted including Diners Club, AMEX, Visa, MasterCard and JCB.
Schiphol Int'l. Airport: 25 min. drive / Central Station: 15 min. walk