In a courtly building that was a 15th-century convent, a 16th-century royal guesthouse, the 17th-century headquarters of the Amsterdam Admiralty, and the 19th-century Town Hall, the Grand is grand indeed. To reach the lobby, walk through a courtyard with a fountain, then pass through a brass-and-wood revolving door. Enjoy afternoon tea in the lounge area amidst Art Deco and stained-glass windows; Oriental rugs grace black-and-white marble floors. All this elegance, and only a vigorous stone's throw from the Red Light District. Individually styled and furnished rooms reflect the different phases of the building's past and are about the last word in plush. Most have couches and armchairs. Views are of 17th-century canals, the hotel garden, or the courtyard. You can have a tolerably priced lunch or dinner at the Art Deco-inspired modern French brasserie The Grand, run by star chef Andrew Gaskell. This jacket-and-tie joint sports an abstract expressionist mural, Inquisitive Children (1949), by Cobra-movement artist Karel Appel.
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User Reviews for Sofitel The Grand Amsterdam
We stayed at the Grand for 3 nights. The room the service and the spa facility are true luxury. Everyone was supper nice the room was large and overlooking the canal. Our package deal...
- posted on 11.26.12
- by cruisenerd_9
A pricey and not very comfortable stay I'm afraid
I am sorry to say I really felt uncomfortable in this hotel, but let me start off with what I liked: I liked the idea of it - a historic building on town; the choice at breakfast, including...
- posted on 11.22.12
- by Minnie12359
I travel a lot and to many cities in the course of my job , was in Amsterdam for 3 nights at this excellent hotel. The location is central albeight away from all the noise and bustle...
- posted on 11.21.12
- by eyamba
- Highly Recommended 2009
- Highly Recommended 2010
The Spa at The Grand features a heated swimming pool, as well as a steam bath, sauna and massage facilities. Café Roux is The Grand's stylish canal-front restaurant, with a beautiful secluded inner garden to enjoy lunch or dinner during the summer.
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- Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
- Off Damstraat
- Amsterdam, NH 1012 EX
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