Amsterdam legends. Famous hotels glorified by history or celebrities
Hotel De L Europe Amsterdam
Check on the map. From Amsterdam center - 0.6 kmHotel De L Europe Amsterdam is located in a heritage building that belongs to the Victorian period. The story of this site started yet in 1492, when a fortress was built there. Approximately 140 years later the fortress was demolished and a tavern with guest house were built instead. Only 200 years later famous architect Willem Hamer rebuilt this building made of rock stones and red bricks, completing the design that has survived till our days. The hotel is often called “the second royal palace of Amsterdam”. It belongs to the richest family of the Netherlands – Heineken – and is considered the most luxurious hotel in the city. Just like in a museum, halls of the hotel are decorated with paintings of Dutch artists. These paintings belong to the personal collection of Alfred Heineken. The new wing of the hotel, Dutch Masters Wing, exhibits exact copies of masterpieces that can be seen in the Rijksmuseum. Travellers, who want something special, can book the luxurious Signature Suite with six bedrooms. The legendary hotel has always been a choice of the wealthy and celebrities from all over the world.
Check on the map. From Amsterdam center - 11.9 kmHilton Amsterdam is a great choice for business travelers. This hotel is located near a canal and has its own quay, a spacious open terrace and a charming roofed terrace that is heated by a fireplace. That cozy terrace is a wonderful place to spend a rainy evening while enjoying your favorite drinks. In 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed at this hotel. Travellers are welcome to book spacious guestrooms designed in Dutch style with all amenities needed for comfortable stay. Breakfasts and dinners are served at award winning Roberto’s restaurant that offers delicious Italian cuisine.
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Check on the map. From Amsterdam center - 0.2 kmThe next hotel, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is open in a historic building that was constructed yet in the 15th century and is currently known as a protected site. Initially, the building was used as a monastery and later it was transformed into a municipality. The hotel offers guestrooms of different categories, with historic suites named after different royal guests being the most interesting ones. In different times such noble people as Wilhelm V, Maria de Medici and Willem van Oranje stayed in those suites. In 1969 the hotel hosted the wedding ceremony of Beatrix, Queen of the Netherlands. There are also three Presidential suites in the hotel that are named after former mayors of Amsterdam – Ann Thane, Wim Polak and Ivo Samkalden. The suites were open during a special event in 1992, and all the mayors were present at it. The hotel is proud of its historic past and tries to maintain its highest standards of hospitality, creating pleasant atmosphere for its guests who may feel like royals in this wonderful place.
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Check on the map. From Amsterdam center - 1 kmA famous hotel, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam has become a true historic landmark of the city. It is located on the bank of Herengracht Canal that is included in UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The hotel occupies a complex of six unique palaces that date back to the 17th century. The luxurious historic hotel includes 90 guestrooms, each of which is decorated in an unforgettable style with the use of real antiquities. Besides posh interior and rich history, the hotel is famous for its fine cuisine restaurant Librije's Zusje Amsterdam that is awarded with two Michelin stars.
INK Hotel Amsterdam
Check on the map. From Amsterdam center - 0.3 kmOne more wonderful and prestigious hotel, INK Hotel Amsterdam is located in a historic building that was the headquarters of De Tijid newspaper around a century ago. Original design is one of the biggest attraction points of the hotel. Thanks to it the hotel won several prestigious awards. The space, which had been once used as a press centre of the newspaper, was transformed into the stylish Pressroom bar. The spacious lounge zone of the hotel is decorated with old issues of the newspaper that date back to 1904. The latest renovation was finished in 2015 at the hotel and it attracted best architects and designers from Europe.
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