Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

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Guests at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam are promised a sublime stay — and not simply because the building was formerly a 15th-century convent. Tucked in the city center along two of Amsterdam’s finest canals — Oudezijds Achterburgwal and Oudezijds Voorburgwal — this legendary hotel has been sleekly redesigned with 21st-century sensibilities. Each of the 177 spacious guestrooms possesses its own style, with exposed brick, bold damask and vibrant prints; suites offer Bose sound systems and butler service. Bridges restaurant serves the best seafood in Amsterdam, while the bi-level So Spa includes a Turkish hammam.null


  • City Life, Landmarks, Wellness
  • Vibe Sophisticated
  • Room Style Contemporary
  • Number of Rooms 177

Welcome to Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, an historical site. In quite a unique manner, the history of Amsterdam is reflected in the past and present of this building.


Legendary 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.

Opera Suites & Suite Apartments - The three Opera Suites and sixteen Suite Appartments blend timeless elegance with the latest comfort and offer tasteful furnishing and modern amenities. All suites overlook the garden terrace and (75 SQM / 807 SQF) have an individual interior in restful natural colours like beige, lilac and off-white using natural materials such as mahogany, marble and robust steel.

Rooms & Suites - The rich history is, as naturally, incorporated into the new architectural details in many ways. The students of the Design Academy of Eindhoven used legendary persons from the history of the building as a source of inspiration: their creative contribution with historical influences is draped across the 177 rooms including 52 suites.
Room for people with a disability - The hotel has 1 room on the third floor of the main building specially designed for the requirements and comfort of disabled guests. This Superior Room is located close to the elevator for easy access.

Bars & Restaurant

Raw Bar - Holland's first! From oysters, lobster sandwiches to delicate fish tartare everything is freshly prepared in front of your very own eyes. The Grand Ocean Platter is a hit with food lovers alike.

Cocktail Bar - Bridges' futuristic Cocktail Bar & Lounge is the place to unwind with a Classic Cocktail or a glass of Gosset champagne. Located directly opposite the Raw Bar offers the perfect accompanying bites.

Lounge - During the day the lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy one of our many coffees, teas or small bites varying from salads to the typically Dutch "bitterballen".

Private Lounge - The Private Lounge provides an intimate setting for pre-dinner drinks. It is the perfect location to savour culinary delights and to relax.

Private Dining Room - For optimum privacy take advantage of the Private Dining experience, which caters for up to 12 people and provides pleasant views of the Vinothèque. The private Dining Room is a pleasant and comfortable place where guests can relax to their hearts content, enjoying a delicious cocktail and bites from the Raw Bar.

Vinotheque - The Vinothèque is the home of sommelier Hans Tuin. In this contemporary environment, located to the rear of the restaurant, he selects and samples his wines.

Garden Terrace - 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.

Library "Or" - 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.

Bar 'De Vliegende Hollander' - 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.

Bridges Restaurant - This legendary location, once the canteen of the City Hall, is now a place where gourmands can enjoy the art of cooking by Dutch Chef Joris Bijdendijk.

Spa & Relaxation

Ancient traditions from around the world meet the refinement and skill of the latest in French cosmetology to create So SPA: an exhilarating and rejuvenating experience. Sofitel So SPA is the ideal place for business travelers looking to unwind or leisure travelers searching for a place to relax and pamper themselves over the weekend.
So SPA combines the relaxing ambiance of an exclusive five-star hotel with the practical conveniences of urban living. Set over two floors So SPA offers a range of services including several treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool with jet stream and jacuzzi, a wet zone with Turkish steam bath (hamman), sauna and showers, a relaxation room and the So FIT exercise room with changing rooms.

Meetings & Events

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam boasts no fewer than 17 meeting rooms and banqueting halls in total (covering 1400square meters), 5 of which are listed as historical monuments and were taken into use when The Grand served as the Town Hall. All historical meeting rooms have natural daylight.

Legendary Services

Afternoon Tea - The Grand serves the best Afternoon Tea in Amsterdam. Luxurious, elegant– and perfect every day.
Butler Service - Butler Service is provided to the dedicated guest from the moment the reservation is being made. The butler service offers exclusive services such as preparing the suite according to the wishes of the guest, a personalized rooming, unpacking and packing of suitcases, presenting of 'pillow menus' and 'bath rituals' and in room Daily Hotel Tour - Discover The Grand by taking a private tour throughout the hotel and learn all about the rich national Dutch history from Convent to City hall, from Admiralty to Legendary hotel.

Floral Boutique - Flowers add beauty to any thoughtful occasion and grace to every special event. The Floral Boutique, situated on the ground floor, creates floral arrangements, bouquets and special gift baskets which can be ordered and delivered directly to the guest's room.

Horse Carriage - Discover Amsterdam’s hidden treasure’s in a horse driven carriage through the historic inner city.
Room Service - The 24-hour Room Service caters to those guests who wish to dine in privacy. Discover international cuisine and specialties while dining undisturbed.

Romantic Private Dinners - 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.

Royal Breakfast - 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".

The Grand Bike Tours - 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.

The Grand Boat Tours - 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.
Valet Service - We offer valet parking 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Hotel Features

At the Hotel Features

  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Services
  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Limousine Service
  • Room Service
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services
  • Recreation
  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • In Your Room
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Luxury Room

1 King-size bed, Canal or garden view

35m², 376sqf, spacious room filled with delicate reminders of the history of Amsterdam, Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, bathroom with rain shower and bathtub with TV. Canal or Garden view. Extra bed available upon request.

Junior Suite

1 King-size bed, lounge area, butler service. Twin beds available on request.

45m², 484sqf, inspired by French grandeur, experience an opulent "salle de bain" to enhance your well-being, a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso. Canal, Garden or Courtyard view. Extra bed available upon request.

Prestige Suite

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.

Suite Apartment

65m², 700sqf, enjoy the historic ambiance of staying in a canal house with a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, BOSE entertainment system, bathroom with bathtub and walk in shower. Some suites with kitchen or private entrance.

Opera Suite

75m², 807sqf, a luxurious suite which embodies the history and elegance of this iconic property, with a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, BOSE entertainment system with DVD player, bathroom with bathtub and walk in shower.

Imperial Suite

100m², 1076sqf, a truly harmonius melee of traditional and contemporary design inspired by Dutch history, with Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, BOSE entertainment system and DVD player, bathroom with bath and hamam.

Superior Room-Canal View

Queen or 2 singles

Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM

Virtuoso Amenities

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    • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
    • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
    • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197

Amsterdam, 1012 EX


Amsterdam City Center

Nearest Airport

Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), 7 Miles / 11 Kilometers

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