$411 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 11, 2014 Check-out: May 13, 2014

Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

5 stars
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, AMSTERDAM, 1012 EX
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.8
out of 5
13 reviews
Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

Fantastic hotel in Amsterdam. Outstanding location in the city center near all the action. Walking... See full review

  • EEE1
  • Oct 9, 2013
Outstanding hotel

Great location, very good restaurant and a wonderful friendly staff.We ha a very good time here See full review

  • robin dhugal mills
  • Oct 26, 2012
Award-winning historic hotel situated between two canals in Amsterdam
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam hotel is in the heart of old Amsterdam and offers a great experience for guests. Its recent renovation and award-winning restaurant guarantee a classy vacation, and its classic location between two canals sets the tone for a superb stay. It may have begun life as a 15th century convent but its facilities are state-of-the-art 5-star. These include 52 sumptuous suites, a spa, Raw Bar, award-winning restaurant, library, cafe and Vinotheque, and the hotel is within walking distance of most of the many area attractions.
3 Reasons To Stay
 

  • Award-winning restaurant
  • First Netherlands Raw Bar
  • High-speed Internet access
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam Rooms
Guests of the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam hotel can choose from 177 beautifully furnished and spacious rooms, designed in a tasteful contemporary fashion, and there are also 52 luxury suites that feature separate lounge areas with fine views over the inner courtyard and the area canals. Classic rooms come with a double bed, while the superior rooms have either two single beds or a queen bed. Further up the scale, luxury rooms have two single beds or one king bed and views across the canals or garden. The junior, prestige and opera suites have separate living and sleeping areas along with private butler service and splendid views. All rooms and suites have standard features such as complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, coffee-making facilities, a minibar and satellite/cable TV. En suite bathrooms come with a bathtub and a hair-dryer, and there is optional room service for hot dishes and cold snacks, 24 hours a day at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.
Things To Do
  • Oude Kerk (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Begijnhof (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Anne Frank House (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Civic Guards Gallery (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Magere Brug (1.5 mi/2.4 km)
  • Rijksmuseum (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Van Gogh Museum (1.9 mi/3 km)
  • Amsterdam Brown Cafe (2.4 mi/3.9 km)

Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam Rooms

Suite 1 Kg bed Sup
PRESTIGE SUITE - 1 bedroom suite, seperate living room, butler service, Canal view. 55m², 592sqf, designed and furnished for your comfort by Sybille de Margerie, Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, BOSE entertainment system, bathro
1 Kg bed Dlx
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
Suite 1 Kg bed Dlx
OPERA SUITE - 1 King-size bed, seperate living room, butler service, garden view. 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 ente
1 Qn bed Sup
SUPERIOR ROOM - 1 Queen-size bed, disabled room available on request. 30m², 322sqf, fusion of Dutch design and French elegance, enjoy a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, fully air conditioned, working desk, safe deposit box, bath
Suite 1 Kg bed Exec
IMPERIAL Suite - 2 bedrooms, separate living and dining room, butler service, canal view. 100m², 1076sqf, a truly harmonius melee of traditional and contemporary design inspired by Dutch history, with Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespr
App 1 Bedroom
CANAL HOUSE SUITE - 1 King size bed, seperate l iving room, butler service, former canal house. 65m², 700sqf, enjoy the historic ambiance of staying in a canal house with a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low bandwidth WiFi and Nespresso, BOSE entertainmen
1 Qn bed Clc
CLASSIC ROOM - 1 Double bed. 25m², 269sqf, Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso machine, fully air conditioned, working desk, safe deposit box, bathroom with walk-in rain shower, garden view.
2 Sg beds Sup
SUPERIOR ROOM - 2 Single beds. 30m², 322sqf, fusion of Dutch design and French elegance, enjoy a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, fully air conditioned, working desk, safe deposit box, bathroom with walk-in rain shower. Canal, G
JrSuite 1 Kg bed
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 Nesp
JrSuite 1 Kg bed
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 Nesp
2 Sg beds Dlx
LUXURY ROOM -2 Single beds, 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 G

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Boating
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Concierge desk
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
FAX
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Audio visual equipment
Florist
Cellular telephone rental
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
Safe
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available

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Hotel Map

52.3709 4.8951
Nearby airports
AMS, (AMS), 25.00, KM, NE;
Area description
Downtown

Nearby points of interest

  • Wonder Wood: 0.1 mi
  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Hans Appenzeller: 0.1 mi
  • East India House: 0.1 mi
  • National Monument: 0.1 mi
  • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.2 mi
  • PGC Hajenius: 0.2 mi
  • Allard Pierson Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Dam Square: 0.2 mi
  • De Bijenkorf: 0.2 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.2 mi
  • Kalverstraat: 0.2 mi
  • Amsterdams Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Droog: 0.2 mi
  • Zuiderkerk: 0.2 mi
  • Wonder Wood: 0.1 mi
  • Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Hans Appenzeller: 0.1 mi
  • East India House: 0.1 mi
  • National Monument: 0.1 mi
  • Ertoic Discount Centre: 0.2 mi
  • PGC Hajenius: 0.2 mi
  • Allard Pierson Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Dam Square: 0.2 mi
  • De Bijenkorf: 0.2 mi
  • Gassan Dam Square: 0.2 mi
  • Kalverstraat: 0.2 mi
  • Amsterdams Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Droog: 0.2 mi
  • Zuiderkerk: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: 0.2 mi
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 0.2 mi
  • Red Light District: 0.2 mi
  • Absolute Danny: 0.2 mi
  • Maison de Bonneterie: 0.2 mi
  • The House with the Waterfall: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 0.2 mi
  • Begijnhof: 0.2 mi
  • English Reformed Church: 0.2 mi
  • New Church: 0.3 mi
  • Nieuwmarkt: 0.3 mi
  • Waag: 0.3 mi
  • Begijnhof chapel: 0.3 mi
  • Book Market: 0.3 mi
  • The American Book Center: 0.3 mi
  • University of Amsterdam: 0.3 mi
  • Old Church: 0.3 mi
  • Magna Plaza: 0.3 mi
  • Erotic Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Shan He Hya Temple: 0.3 mi
  • Museum Het Rembrandthuis: 0.3 mi
  • Euronext Amsterdam: 0.3 mi
  • Munttoren: 0.3 mi
  • Kalvertoren: 0.3 mi
  • Spui: 0.3 mi
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 0.3 mi
  • Rembrandt House Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 0.3 mi
  • University Library: 0.3 mi
  • Waterlooplein Flea Market: 0.3 mi

Dining

BRIDGES RESTAURANT
Dine deliciously on velvet crab or monkfish with foie gras in this award-winning seafood restaurant in Amsterdam. Our executive chef "bridges" Dutch simplicity and French haute cuisine, letting fresh, seasonal ingredients tell their own stories.
BRIDGES COCKTAIL BAR
In the gleaming expanse of our futuristic Amsterdam bar, sip signature cocktails, the finest champagne and wine flights selected by our master sommelier. Pair pre-dinner drinks with light snacks or succulent oysters from the Raw Bar.
BRIDGES GARDEN TERRACE
This tranquil canal-side garden terrace and bar, Amsterdam's best-kept secret, is an oasis from the city's bustle. Nibble on Raw Bar delicacies and delicious brunches on the leafy lower deck, or head upstairs to a vibrant lounge and creative cocktails.
BRIDGES RAW BAR
The Netherlands' first Raw Bar - fresh fish galore! Oysters, carpaccio, tartare, dressed lobster, sashimi and scallops ceviche glisten under the razor-sharp knives of accomplished seafood chefs. A thrillingly unique Amsterdam dining experience.
DE VLIEGENDE HOLLANDER
Experience authentic Dutch gezelligheid in the 'Flying Dutchman' brown café, where knowledgeable bartenders love to chat. An ideal Amsterdam bar for a light lunch, relaxed beer with colleagues or typical Dutch "Bitterbal" snack.
LIBRARY 'OR'
Afternoon tea by the fire, a coffee and croissant in a deep armchair, books spanning local culture and French design...in this relaxing Amsterdam bar and lobby lounge, Sybille de Margerie's rich color scheme is inspired by the Amsterdam flower market.
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
Filled with character, chat and good cheer, the Flying Dutchman brown café offers refreshing draft beers and a range of malts and whiskeys served by knowledgeable bartenders. This relaxed Amsterdam brown café also offers tasty pub food and snacks.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (13)

Ratings and reviews for Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

Overall score

4.8 / 5
5 out of 13
Amenities:
4.6
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4.6
Location:
5
Value:
4.4

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
EEE1
Business
USA
Oct 9, 2013

Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

Fantastic hotel in Amsterdam. Outstanding location in the city center near all the action. Walking distance to RLD, the palace, the Dam. Superb attention to detail by the staff. Extremely helpful in every way. The only negative was that my room faced a relatively busy and noisy street. That is why I only gave 4 out of 5 stars for room comfort. The room and amenities are all top notch. This is my favorite hotel in Amsterdam. It is expensive.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
AZB333
Business
Baltimore, MD, USA
Jun 13, 2012

One of the best hotels

A great location nice staff and magnificent building.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
zimmi
Business
Switzerland Zürich
May 17, 2011

Very nice business hotel, located in mid

Very stylish and superior located in middle of Amsterdam. This is the hotel where I allways want to be for my businesstrips to Amsterdam, very clean, good food, located in the center of the center of Amsterdam. The Swiss are known as very demanding regarding hospitality and it was more as I would expect from a Hotel in Amsterdam.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
SMJC
Business
Atlanta
Jun 21, 2010

Fantastic Amsterdam Hotel

The hotel is just amazing; wonderful location; modern efficient renovation in and old historical building convenient to everything! The staff, especially the concierge, was wonderful!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Coffee Company is right around the corner for your morning coffee.

Review of Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
Mr. Trumpet
Business
Clermont, FL
Feb 8, 2010

Money stolen from room!

My girlfriend had $300.00 cash (US Dollars) stolen from the room. We suspect the maids took it, but have no proof. My girlfriend didn't put it in the safe, and left it hidden in her suitcase. She went to the police station in Amsterdam to report it stolen (escorted by hotel security staff) The hotel is not responsible, but it just makes you really 'nervous'. I will admit the security staff did a great job, and knew exactly who was in and out of the room, and even knew what time the safe was open and closed. As a courtesy, The hotel 'comp'd' us a lunch at the Bridges restaurant, and it was easily worth $100 Euro's and was excellent. This was my 2nd stay at The Grand Sofitel, and I have stayed at the Convent, the former/older Sofitel as well. They are going through a renovation, and the indoor pool was not open. The Superior Room was too small for 2 people, so I forked out the $100 euro per night additional for the upgraded suite style room with a desk. ADVICE ON ROOM CHOICE: Ask for the 2nd or 3rd floor ONLY, with a canal view. If you stay on the 5th floor, you will not be able to see the canal from the window. You will only see the roof lines, and miss the beautiful character of Amsterdam. TRIVIA: Michael Jackson stayed at this hotel, when he was in Amsterdam.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Find Warmosstraat street, and go one block past to Kalverstr. for some great local shopping. Stay away from the Magna Plaza building behind the Royal Palace. Most of the shops are going out of business. It was waste of time.

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