- Located between two gentle canals in the heart of the city, The Grand boasts a rich history; from a 15th-century convent to royal lodgings, to the headquarters of the Admiralty to the City Hall of Amsterdam. The hotel offers five-star luxury in a unique ambiance, furnished with French elegance and grandeur.
- 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.
- Helmed by Dutch celebrity chef Ron Blaauw, Bridges has earned a reputation as one of the top restaurants for fish in the city. Just as famous as the hotel itself, La Rive is the property’s acclaimed riverfront restaurant frequented by locals and visitors alike.
- The hotel’s terraces provide front-row seats to Amsterdam’s parade of boats, from classic sailboats to Dutch sloepjes. Whether you enjoy an alfresco lunch at Amstel Brasserie, or unwind with a evening cocktail on the terrace of the A Bar, few locations in city will give you a better open-air view.
- The Amstel’s impressive Health & Fitness Club features a giant heated pool, fully equipped gym and juice bar, all surrounded by river-facing windows. The sleek sauna, steam room and hot tub let yourelax after a day of sightseeing.
- Take advantage of the hotel’s private canal tours in one of its classic saloon boats. Each vintage electric skiff has been carefully restored to its former 1920s glory, and the skipper will point out remarkable sites and photo opportunities along the way while you sip champagne or dine on breakfast.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Discover The Grand by taking a private tour, specially organized for our hotel guests, throughout the hotel and learn all about the rich national Dutch history from Convent to City hall, from Admiralty to Legendary hotel.
Discover Amsterdam’s hidden treasure’s in a horse driven carriage through the historic inner city.
Our unique Marriage Chamber First Class and its private balcony overlooking the garden terrace is the ultimate location to celebrate your wedding or anniversary in a lovely romantic setting.
Amsterdam’s breathtaking beauty can be best explored from the water. Enjoy an unforgettable private cruise on a classic saloon boat in or around Amsterdam. Sailing over the narrowest canals of the old Amsterdam area ‘de Jordaan’, through the heart of the red-light district with its canal-side houses.
The nicest and most Dutch way to explore Amsterdam is by bike! Pick up your bike at the Concierge and paddle along the canals to the Vondelpark and discover parts of Amsterdam, not accessible by bus or boat.
An exclusive breakfast experience on the balcony of the Marriage Chamber overlooking the beautiful award winning garden terrace surrounded by historical walls. “If only these walls could speak”.
Located between two gentle canals in the heart of the city, The Grand boasts a rich history; from a 15th-century convent to royal lodgings, to the headquarters of the Admiralty to the City Hall of Amsterdam. The hotel offers five-star luxury in a unique ambiance, furnished with French elegance and grandeur. The spacious, luxurious accommodations, the exceptional food and beverage proposition, the historic meeting/event venues and the indulgent SoSPA captivate and seduce everyone into visiting the hotel.
Our hotel is ideally located in the heart of the historical city centre. Many attractions are just a short walk from the hotel, including Dam Square, Madame Tussauds and de Bijenkorf. You will also find numerous bars and restaurants surrounding the hotel. Just a short tram ride away, you’ll find the Anne Frank House or the iconic museums such as the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Here you will be amazed by beautiful works of arts. A boat trip on Amsterdam’s canals is highly recommended. Ideally located in the heart of the city of Amsterdam, our hotel is easily reachable by public transport. Amsterdam’s central train station is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Rooms belong to another era in a most agreeable way. They are large, with high ceilings and reached by corridors wide enough for two ample crinolines to pass in full sail. Décor varies: warm reds or cool blues; toile de jouy wallpaper, or perhaps colourful parrots; antique-style furniture (largely French), Delftware and old prints. Mod cons (ironing board, espresso machine, quiet airco) are all in place, with classic touches, too, such as a shoe-shine and mending service. There’s a good-sized desk to work on, chairs to relax in and a firmly comfortable bed with blissfully soft pillows. Bathrooms, too, are large with a separate shower and tub.
The well-appointed Royal Suite is located on the third floor of a former canal house and overlooks the hotel’s opulent courtyard. This most prestigious guest room will make you feel like the royals and admirals who have graced our building over the years. Contemporary design combined with monumental wood beamed ceilings create a real home away from home atmosphere.
Legendary Imperial Suites
Since 1578 The Grand has welcomed celebrated authors, actors, ambassadors and heads of state. Along with the Willem van Oranje and Willem de Vijfde Suites, the Maria de Medici Suite is a testament to the rich history of The Grand, with its Dutch contemporary architecture, wall paintings and 20th century décor.
The lavish Opera Suites offer you the ultimate in luxury. Overlooking the charming and peaceful inner garden these suites are immaculately designed to create a memorable stay. Bathrooms with double sinks, rainfall shower and a separate bathtub above which a fl at-screen television is integrated, heighten the classic-meets-modern feel with iridescent glass tile mosaics.
Canal House Suites
Walk into a genuine piece of Amsterdam history, in former homes of famous Dutch Admirals dating back to the 17th century. Timeless elegance with cream-colored walls, wooden ceiling beams, warm autumn colors and a subtle mix of classic and contemporary furnishings; an elegant and soothing atmosphere in which to enjoy privacy, refinement and absolute comfort.
Indulge in pure luxury and have the comfort of one of our seven iconic Prestige Suites overlooking the canal. 55 SQM / 592 SQF, king size Sofitel MyBed, WIFI/High speed internet, fully air-conditioned, separate lounge with desk, DVD & BOSE system, safe deposit box, contemporary bathroom with rain shower and bath with TV.
The Junior Suites (45 SQM / 484 SQF) have a spacious bedroom with a king size Sofitel MyBed and lounge area, WIFI / High speed internet, fully air-conditioned, separate lounge with desk, DVD & BOSE system, safe deposit box, contemporary bathroom with rain shower and bath with TV.
The Luxury Rooms (35 SQM / 376 SQF), with views overlooking the inner garden or the canals, feature spectacular bath rooms with a bath tub and build in flat screen TV. The characters displayed on the wall relate to our legendary guests from the past.
Our Superior Rooms (30 SQM / 322 SQF) really give you the sense of the history of the building as you can find high ceilings and big windows. The luxury contemporary design blends in perfectly with the art and digital gadgets. The Superior rooms are available with a wonderful view of the garden, the canals or the courtyard.
The Classic Rooms (25 SQM / 269 SQF) overlook the peaceful inner garden terrace. Equipped with a Sofitel MyBed, WIFI / High speed internet, fully air-conditioned, working desk, Nespresso machine and a safe deposit box. The walk-in rain shower complements this comfortable place.
In La Rive riverside restaurant, chef Rogér Rassin creates wonders. A bittersweet, crunchy marinated tomato amuse on ginger sorbet kick-starts all parts of the palate before a journey that takes you from complex combos (slivers of raw scallop with veal tartare, ceps and grated dehydrated balsamic vinegar) through subtle classics such as sea bass with creamy bagna càuda to heavenly haute-cuisine comfort food: 12-hour braised beef with duck liver, orange and endive.Wines are expertly matched, with clever diversions, such as a plummy, umami-rich sake with the scallops, and under expert maitre d’ Ronald Opten, staff are well-informed about dishes and ingredients. A brasserie next door offers simpler meals from lamb curry to Caesar salad.
Bridges Dining is a with a Michelin star rewarded fish restaurant, where you can choose between à la carte or the Chef’s menu (4, 5 or 6 courses). A unique feature of Bridges Dining is the Chef’s Table in the heart of the kitchen! With a party up to 6 people you can enjoy the magic of the kitchen brigade up close.
The Garden Terrace can be found in the beautiful and completely re-landscaped courtyard garden. It is one of Amsterdam’s best kept secrets. An oasis of peace and tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is the perfect location to savour culinary delights of Bridges or The Flying Dutchman, if the weather permits.
The Library ‘Or’ is situated in the beautiful lobby, located directly by the entrance to the hotel. Sybille de Margerie drew inspiration from the colours of typically Dutch elements, such as the dark-grey street stones known as ‘klinkers’ and the deep, rich colours of the Amsterdam flower market. The Library ‘Or’ has a rich collection of books about local culture, architecture and French savoir-faire.
The Flying Dutchman
A traditional Dutch brown café, serving an assortment of Dutch beers and snacks, alongside an extensive collection of whiskeys and spirits. Whether you read the newspapers over your daily cup of coffee, meet a friend for lunch or a quick bite, or imbibe a few beers after work, for many people their favorite bar inevitably becomes a home away from home.
Service is warm, polite without being stiffly formal and eschews hotel-school gush. A friendly barman brought cocktails to the lounge on request (after service there had closed), and restaurant staff were outgoing and engaging. There’s a 15-metre-long pool at river level (looking out onto the water), a small but well-equipped gym (also with river view) and a wellness centre with a sauna, steam room and hot tub. Although there are no in-house beauty treatments, there is, following a long tradition, a physiotherapist. (Dr J. G. Mezger, one of the founders of physiotherapy, practised at the hotel when it first opened).
The So SPA at The Grand has found its roots in the most impressive discoveries made by the greatest explorers and travellers of the Dutch Golden Age.Our spa expresses its heritage throughout Sofitel So SPA philosophy and throughout a Menu inspired by gastronomy, where ancient traditions from India, Indonesia, Japan, Brazil and Africa meet the refinement and skill of the latest in French cosmetology to create a new kind of spa experience.
Set over two floors So SPA offers a range of services including several treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool (39°Celcius) with jet stream, a wet zone with Turkish steam bath (hamman), sauna and showers, a relaxation room and the So FIT exercise room with changing rooms.
Each training system is equipped with its own LCD interactive TV, allowing guests to watch their favourite TV programme or news channel during their workout. Guests can enjoy a full workout or just re-charge their batteries in luxurious gym surroundings, with bottled water, fresh fruit and Hermes amenities to complete the guest experience.