Since opening in 1896, this is one of Amsterdam's most prestigious five-star locations. At Hotel de l'Europe, everything recalls a royal palace: vast halls, bathrooms of marble and mosaic tile, stylish furniture, attentive staff… Owned by the Heineken family, it has recently undergone renovation. Ideally situated in the historic heart of the city, it is nestled in a curve of the Amstel rive.
Rooms and suites are enhanced by a view over the river, as is the terrace, where a drink in good weather is truly a pleasure. If you're an art lover, you will enjoy the works of Dutch masters on display, including some from Alfred Heineken's personal collection. If you're a sporting enthusiast, do a few laps in the heated pool.
All visitors will enjoy an early evening in the luxury spa before dining at one of the four restaurants, whose offerings rival each other in finesse and sophistication.
Hôtel de l'Europe
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-8
1012 CP Amsterdam
+31 20 531 1777
Rooms: from 350 EUR