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Rooms and Suites at Sofitel Amsterdam Legend The Grand

From 512 USD
Superior Room

Superior Room ( 323ft2 )

The Superior Room offers a glimpse into the building's history with high ceilings and large windows. Its luxurious contemporary design harmonizes perfectly with the art

From 545 USD
Classic Room

Classic Room ( 269ft2 )

The Classic Room offers a comfortable stay with a double bed and a view of either the garden or the city. It provides a spacious

From 567 USD
Luxury Room

Luxury Room ( 377ft2 )

The Luxury Room offers beautiful views of the inner garden or canals. It boasts impressive bathrooms with a bathtub and built-in flat screen TV. The

From 608 USD
Junior Suite

Junior Suite ( 484ft2 )

The Junior Suite has an option of a Garden City, or Courtyard View offers a spacious bedroom with a king-size Sofitel MyBed and a lounge

From 872 USD
Prestige Canal View Suite

Prestige Canal View Suite ( 592ft2 )

Experience pure luxury in the Prestige Canal View Suite, one of the seven renowned Prestige Suites overlooking the canal. This suite offers the ultimate comfort

From 920 USD
2 Bedroom Family Room

2 Bedroom Family Room ( 645ft2 )

The 2 Bedroom Family Room offers a glimpse into the building's rich history. It boasts high ceilings and large windows that provide a sense of

From 1,004 USD
Canal House Suite

Canal House Suite ( 700ft2 )

Step into a genuine piece of Amsterdam history, once home to famous Dutch Admirals from the 17th century. The Canal House Suite exudes timeless elegance,

From 1,123 USD
Opera Suite

Opera Suite ( 807ft2 )

The Opera Suite is an opulent and luxurious room that offers the ultimate in comfort. From its elegant design to the breathtaking view of the

From 2,158 USD
2 Bedroom Imperial Suite

2 Bedroom Imperial Suite ( 1076ft2 )

The 2 Bedroom Imperial Suite at The Grand has a long history dating back to 1578. It has been a favored choice for famous individuals,

From 2,400 USD
Royal Suite

Royal Suite ( 1076ft2 )

The Royal Suite is situated on the third floor of a historic canal house, offering a picturesque view of the lavish courtyard. This exclusive guest

Sofitel Amsterdam Legend The Grand

There are many luxurious hotels all over Amsterdam to facilitate tourists. However, Sofitel Amsterdam Legend The Grand stands out for its convenient location and high-quality service.

The 'Venice of North' Amsterdam is a liberal, historic city famous for its canals and nightlife. Coffee shops, flowers, festival activities, and beautiful buildings also exist. People from all over the world come to visit this beautiful place and experience its rich culture. Moreover, with the highest culture per capita, the city constantly improves its tourist experience.

Overview

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam boasts a rich history spanning over six centuries. In 1411, the structure served two convents. The northern part of the property was dedicated to St. Cecilia's Convent, while the southern part belonged to St. Catherine's Convent.

After the Reformation, Protestantism became Holland's official religion, so the convents were confiscated as city property. However, in 1578, they converted St. Cecilia's convent into royal lodging called "Princenhof" to accommodate essential guests like members of the European royalty. Similarly, St. Catherine's convent became the Admiralty of Amsterdam during the 17th century.

In 1647, they converted Princenhof into the City Hall of Amsterdam. Then, in 1655, the City Hall shifted to a new facility, and the Admiralty occupied the entire property. Later, it again served as the City Hall and played a considerable role in the evolution of art, housing numerous valuable pieces. Afterward, it again lost its status as City Hall, but they didn't put it to any purpose this time.

To preserve its heritage, the City Council passed a resolution making it inviolable. Finally, in 1992, Sofitel Hotels & Resorts took the structure under its wing. They spared no expense in renovating and restoring the property, preserving its exquisite features. Today, this award-winning luxury hotel is one of the best hotels in Amsterdam.

Location

The hotel is situated in the city's heart and enjoys a prime location. It is just by the iconic Dam Square on the edge of the Red Light District. Several historical monuments and the van Gogh Museum are easy to reach. It is also an attractive part of the town because of its history, with numerous attractions just a few minutes away. While some complain about its closeness to the Red Light District, the hotel is calm. The area is safe and remains a bustling center of the central city's activities.

The property is between two canals with museums, restaurants, and shopping areas. Although within walking distance from major tourist sites, guests can hop on a tram at Het Spui, which is merely 4 minutes away on foot. It also has easy access to the subway at Nieuwe Hoogstraat, while the Centraal Station is also simply 10 minute walk away. The Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is also accessible, only a twenty-minute drive from the hotel.

Structure

The hotel's conversion from a 15th-century convent to a royal inn, Admiralty, and City Hall has left traces on the structure. You can still see traces of the original convent floor plan. Sofitel Hotels & Resorts hired the French interior architect Sybille de Margerie to style and furnish the building.

Drawing inspiration from its history from a 15th-century convent, he retained its grandeur with high ceilings and white marble floor. Still, he softened the stern monumental look by combining warm colors with his witty designs. Modern fixtures and artworks dot the entire building, while the secluded courtyard offers tranquility amidst the hustle-bustle of the city.

Rooms and Suites

Sofitel Amsterdam offers contemporary yet luxurious rooms. The 179 guest rooms and suites boast an unending ambiance furnished with French elegance and grandeur. Some provide a pleasant courtyard view, while others boast charming canal views.

Each room is richly decorated in cream, soft beige, and lilacs and has a Nespresso machine. All rooms are 24 hours serviced, and a butler service is also available for suites. They also provide infant beds and cots for families who want them.

The bathrooms are also spacious and beautiful. They feature walk-in rain showers, but in specialty suites, there are bathtubs too. Besides, a built-in TV and luxurious Hermès products are mandatory in each.

Restaurants

The most notable eatery here is the Bridges Restaurant. The award-winning fish restaurant also boasts a fantastic breakfast buffet and à la carte options. Guests enjoy food at Restaurant Bridges on marble-topped tables while seated comfortably on upholstered chairs.

However, if someone is after a Mediterranean menu, they should visit the garden bistro Oriole. Here they serve sumptuous Mediterranean dishes in a cozy and inviting interior.

Additionally, the Garden Terrace is perhaps one of Amsterdam's best-kept secrets. Visit for an intimate dinner, a cup of coffee, a refreshing drink, or a business lunch. Sometimes they also extend the services of Bridges, Flying Dutchman, and Oriole here. If the weather permits, they also serve the Grand Afternoon Tea here. Otherwise, the guests get to enjoy the library.

Bars

The drinking experience here is the Flying Dutchman bar. It is a traditional Dutch brown café that offers both food and beverages. Guests can enjoy Dutch and local beers and an extensive collection of spirits, whiskies, and snacks.

Spa and Fitness

The hotel houses the luxurious Sofitel Spa, with a heated indoor pool and a well-equipped fitness center. The spa offers luxurious services. Whether a facial or a body toning treatment, they use premium products and provide unique treatment rooms.

Moreover, the fitness center may be small, but it features a Kinesis Training System and Technogym equipment.

Other Amenities

Other facilities include complimentary Wi-Fi all over the premises, parking, bicycles, a horse-drawn carriage, and a salon boat for sightseeing. Furthermore, the pool has a good size with a Jetstream and a Jacuzzi. There is also a Turkish steam bath and sauna opposite the pool.

Takeaway

All in all, Sofitel Amsterdam Legend The Grand is an upscale accommodation with a rich history. It is both contemporary and homey, with easy access to some of the city's visit-worthy attractions. So whether you are on a business trip or vacation with your family, it is a place you can call your home away from home.

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Why we love this hotel

  • In a 17th century building in the city center, this hotel has a great location to explore Amsterdam.
  • The Menu du Chef at the Bridges restaurant must be noted. Enjoy a 7-course meal with Mediterranean dishes and a perfect wine pairing!
  • Get a hotel bicycle and explore the city! It is easy to move around and be like a local.
Rooms
  • 179
Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
Hotel Style
Charming
Experience
  • Wellness
  • Culture
  • City Vibe
Facilities
Pet Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible, Connecting Rooms

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