Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
History à la française
What it is
Latter-day luxuries hidden behind a historic façade.
What it isn't
Defiantly Dutch. You’ll hear many a "bonjour" at the French-run hotel.
What we think
A stately edifice in the heart of the Old City, the Grand is steeped in history: It has served as a convent, royal residence, admiralty headquarters and city hall, hosting everyone from Maria de Medici to Mick Jagger. But inside, the atmosphere is decidedly modern. French designer Sybille de Margerie recently redid the interiors with a contemporary Gallic sensibility, adding plush furniture, intricate lighting and bright blasts of plum, hot pink and other jewel tones. The 178 rooms are large for Amsterdam and packed with in-demand features—a working desk, a Nespresso machine, a TV and Hermès toiletries in the bathroom. Most rooms have walk-in showers, with tubs included at higher categories. In the 52 suites, one grander than the next, a butler will unpack your bags and arrange for cars and activities. Other desirable touches include the compact spa with indoor pool, hammam and gym; daily tours of the building’s historic features; and the plethora of eating and drinking options, from a traditional brown café to a petite French bistro. The main restaurant, Bridges, is one of Amsterdam’s best, with inventive Franco-Dutch takes on seafood and an excellent raw bar.
You're here because
Canal houses have their charms, but you require five-star amenities and space to spread out.
As a special surprise, you’ve arranged a private dinner in the Marriage Chamber, an exquisite jewel box of a room lined with allegorical murals and stained glass. You take your glass of Champagne to the private balcony overlooking the courtyard garden and toast romances of past, present and future.
Restaurants & Bars
Restaurant Bridges - Award-winning restaurant - Discover the flavours of restaurant Bridges with a five, six or seven course Menu du Chef and enjoy exceptional gastronomic quality in the heart of Amsterdam. Take a seat at the Chef's Table and experience Bridges in an extraordinary way.
Oriole Garden Bistro - Oriole Garden Bistro breaths the feeling of a Mediterranean garden, with its lush greenery that brings the beautiful outside garden indoors. Discover the pure flavours of the seasonal menu, prepared by our passionate Chefs and served with a smile.
The Flying Dutchman - Filled with character, chat and good cheer, the Flying Dutchman brown café offers refreshing local draft beers and a range of malts and whiskeys served by experienced bartenders. This traditional Amsterdam brown café also offers tasty local snacks.
Library ‘Or’ – The Library ‘Or’ is designed by Sybille de Margerie who drew inspiration from the rich colours of the Amsterdam flower market. A great collection of books is available and it is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious The Grand Afternoon Tea.
Garden Terrace - The Garden Terrace can be found in the beautiful inner garden of The Grand and it is one of Amsterdam's best kept secrets; an oasis of peace and tranquillity, situated in the heart of the city
Located between the two oldest canals of Amsterdam. In the heart of the Old City, but set back in a deep courtyard and therefore slightly removed from the hubbub. Walking distance to the Dam Square and Royal Palace.