Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

A historic Amsterdam stay that never gets old

Originally the site of convents, a military affairs building and city hall, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam elegantly toes the line between embracing its storied past while always looking ahead.

Through an extensive restoration, the property regained much of its former splendor. This is evident when you take a closer look at the stairwells, stained-glass windows, pretty courtyards and other preserved corners of the hotel.

But besides a rich history, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam also provides luxurious accommodations, a rejuvenating spa, legendary services and so much more.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • After a long day in busy Amsterdam, take a trip toSofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam’s SoSpa. The facility, spread across two floors, includes several treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool, a Turkish steam bath, a sauna and showers, a relaxation room and the SoFit exercise room.
  • If you are searching for a stunning venue to get exchange vows, the historic Marriage Chamber will take your breath away with its beautiful stained windows and artist Chris Lebeau’s frescos.
  • Learn more about the hotel’s rich history with a private guided tour. These walk-throughs take place every day at 11 a.m.
  • For the ultimate romantic experience, book the Royal Breakfast. Enjoy a morning meal fit for a king and queen on the balcony of the Marriage Chamber, which overlooks the garden terrace.
  • Helmed by Dutch celebrity chef Ron Blaauw, Bridges has earned a reputation as one of the top restaurants for fish in the city (but see the note below).

Things to Know

  • Both Bridges and Le Petit Bistro are closed for a major renovation until March 12. In the meantime, Italian pop-up restaurant La Gita will open its doors to hungry guests.
  • Take a 45-minute tour through the city in a horse-driven carriage, enjoy a private cruise on the iconic Amsterdam canals or discover Amsterdam the Dutch way — by bike. The Grand’s concierge can make it all possible.
  • Finding a parking spot in Amsterdam can be difficult. However, Sofitel Legend The Grand eases that stress by offering valet parking, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Rooms

  • The luxury hotel has 177 rooms, including 52 suites. Units range from the 269-square-foot Classic Room to the two-bedroom, 1,076-square-foot Imperial Suite.
  • All rooms offer a Sofitel MyBed, a desk and a bathroom with a walk-in rain shower. Some units come with picturesque views of the canals while others present vistas of the lovely garden or palatial courtyard.
  • If you want to feel imperial, book the most prestigious accommodations at Sofitel The Grand — the Royal Suite. This breathtaking space, situated on the third floor of a former canal house, features a wood-beamed ceiling, a living room with a lounge and a private balcony delivering scenic views of the hotel’s courtyard.

The Location

  • Sofitel Legend The Grand sits in the historic city center, thus many of Amsterdam’s famous landmarks are within walking distance. Also, the nearest tram stop is only a five-minute walk away, as are the Royal Palace and Dam Square.
  • Don’t forget to visit Amsterdam’s well-known museums at Museumplein, including the Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum and Stedelijk Museum. Museumplein is a 15-minute drive from the hotel, or, if you fancy walking, a 30-minute stroll.
  • The area surrounding the Amsterdam hotel is great for shopping. You’ll find high-end boutiques from brands like Gucci, Tiffany & Co. and Ralph Lauren.

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Getting There
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197 Amsterdam, 1012 EX, Netherlands
AMS (20-28 min)  
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