Sofitel Legend The Grand

Located between two gentle canals in the heart of the city, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam boasts a rich history. From a 15th-century convent to royal lodgings to Dutch Admiralty headquarters to the City Hall of Amsterdam.

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Located between two gentle canals in the heart of the city, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam boasts a rich history. From a 15th-century convent to royal lodgings to Dutch Admiralty headquarters to the City Hall of Amsterdam. The Grand offers five-star luxury in a unique ‘Amsterdam’ ambiance, furnished with French elegance and grandeur.

The French interior architect Sybille de Margerie, famous for her work at the legendary Hôtel de Crillon in Paris and Hôtel Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, drew much of her stylish design inspiration from the lively colors of the famous mural by COBRA-artist Karel Appel, which is situated at the entrance of the restaurant area.

The hotel boasts beautiful stained-glass windows, marble staircases with rosewood handrails and monumental meeting rooms and banqueting halls representing different architectural styles, in particular the 1920s and 1930s. The rooms and suites are also designed to create a harmonious blend of the historic and modern stylistic elements of the hotel.


The Grand has 52 suites in total, ranging from Junior Suites, Prestige Suites and Opera Suites to the highly exclusive Imperial Suites. For the design of the Imperial Suites, Sybille de Margerie drew inspiration from the legendary people who stayed at The Grand, resulting for example in the William of Orange Suite and the Maria de Medici Suite. The result is a harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary design features, including typical Dutch style elements. Needless to say, the suites are also fully equipped with the latest technology and features.

The Imperial Suites have a spacious sitting area with large dining table and 65-inch flat screen television, a large bedroom with spacious bathroom equipped with a very own Hamam (steam bath).

All suites include Butler Service, as do the Canal House Suites.

The most prestigious suite of The Grand is the Royal Suite. This suite is located on the third floor of a former canal house and overlooks the hotel’s authentic courtyard.


All 177 guestrooms are individually decorated, using natural tones like beige, lilac and cream and materials like mahogany, marble and steel, some with typical Dutch classical-style brick walls.

Canal House Suites

Twelve Canal House Suites are situated in the former official residences of famous Dutch admirals, such as Michiel de Ruyter. In these suites you go back to a metropolitan history dating back to the 17th century. The timeless elegance of cream-colored walls, wooden ceiling beams, warm autumn colors and a subtle mix of classic and modern furniture. Various Canal House Suites feature a fully equipped kitchenette. Additionally, several apartments have a private roof terrace or a ‘split level’ layout. Three apartments offer a private entrance at the Oudezijds Achterburgwal.


Bridges is an award-winning fish restaurant, where you can choose between a wide variety of à la carte options or a special Chef’s menu (4, 5 or 6 courses). A unique feature of Bridges is the Chef’s Table in the heart of the kitchen, where you can enjoy the magic of the kitchen brigade up close (max. 6 people).

Oriole is a casual, laid-back bistro, celebrating the most loved and recognized cuisines in the world, Mediterranean food. The seasonally rotating menu features recognizable Mediterranean dishes, that encompass simplicity, personality and flavor.

Garden terrace
The Garden Terrace can be found in the beautiful courtyard garden of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. It is one of Amsterdam’s best kept secrets; an oasis of peace and tranquility, situated in the heart of the city. The location lends itself perfectly for a relaxing drink, coffee, business lunch or intimate dinner.

The Flying Dutchman
The Flying Dutchman is a traditional Dutch brown café. Dennis, our barman since 1992, serves a wide variety of Dutch and local Amsterdam beers and snacks, alongside an extensive collection of whiskies and spirits.

Library ‘Or’
The Library ‘Or’ is situated in the beautiful lobby, located directly at the entrance of the hotel. Sybille de Margerie drew inspiration from the colors of typical Dutch elements, such as the dark grey street stones known as ‘klinkers’ and the deep, rich colors of the Amsterdam flower market. The Library ‘Or’ has a great collection of books about local culture, architecture and French ‘savoir-faire’.

The Grand Afternoon Tea
In the afternoon, you can withdraw to the Library ‘Or’ to enjoy The Grand Afternoon Tea, with or without a glass of Champagne.


Sofitel Spa
The Sofitel SPA is a real escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Therapies and treatments from around the world meet the refinement and skills of the latest trends in French cosmetology to create an exhilarating, uplifting and rejuvenating spa experience. Designed over two floors, Sofitel SPA offers a range of services including two treatment rooms, a hammam, sauna, heated in-door swimming pool and relaxation room. A visit to Sofitel SPA awakens the senses whilst completely re-energizing the mind, body and spirit. A

Sofitel Fitness
The Sofitel FITNESS area is directly accessible from the Sofitel SPA and is for the exclusive use of club members and hotel guests. The Grand has special Technogym bicycles and advanced cardiovascular Technogym equipment, as well as Technogym treadmills, cross trainers, step machines and the exclusive Kinesis Training System.

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
1012 EX Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20-5553111

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