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Last updated: 02 November, 2022
Expert travel writer: Jennifer Ceaser

A thorough, no-expense-spared renovation has made De L’Europe Amsterdam the premier place to stay for those seeking oodles of traditional luxury.

Bedrooms are plush and high tech, dining is sophisticated and public spaces such as the lounge, with its crystal chandeliers and giant reproductions of Golden Age Dutch Masters, are eye-poppingly lavish.

The central location of the late 19th-century building, right alongside the River Amstel, is the arguably best of Amsterdam’s five-star hotels – on the southern of the character-filled Canal Ring, yet walking distance to the big art museums and designer shopping.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Hermitage Amsterdam

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.6 miles]

A 17th-century old people’s that is now the overseas outpost for St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. Lavish, must-see exhibitions of exquisite treasures selected from the Hermitage’s vast collections.

Best for ages: 18+ | £22

The Nine Streets

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.8 miles]

Stroll the city’s most stylish streets, packed with independent boutiques and vintage fashion stores, the latest Dutch and Flemish brands, and locally-made soaps and luxe toiletries.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

The Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam , North Holland, Netherlands[1 miles]

The Netherlands’ premier art museum is packed with Dutch Golden Age masterpieces, showcasing the finest works of Rembrandt, Hals and Vermeer. Over 8,000 exhibits are displayed in 80 rooms trace 800 years of Dutch art and culture. The must-see masterpiece is Rembrandt’s massive Night Watch.

Best for ages: 18+ | £16

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Close up of lots of flower stands at midday

Amsterdam Flower Market

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.2 miles]

The only floating flower market in the world, this unique market has existed since 1862, with blooms, bulbs and bouquets sold directly from the houseboats.

Best for ages: 10+ | Free

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Exterior view of the entrance - housed in a grey stone canal house building

Van Loon Museum

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.5 miles]

Owned by the founders of the Dutch East India Company, this beautifully preserved Canal District house museum gives you of taste of how the 19th-century aristocracy lived.

Best for ages: 18+ | £8

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Exterior view of the museum during daytime

Rembrandt House Museum

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.5 miles]

From 1639 to 1656, Rembrandt lived and worked in this graceful townhouse, which features a recreation of his studio and period furnishings from the Golden Age; a modern addition displays his prints and lesser paintings.

Best for ages: 18+ | £13

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People viewing the Madame Tussauds figures

Madame Tussauds Amsterdam

Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands[0.6 miles]

Alongside Tussauds’ world-famous waxworks, the revamped Amsterdam boasts multi-media exhibits, and uses real-life actors and extras to add to the celebrity illusions.

Best for ages: 4+ | £19

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


North Holland, Netherlands

Picturesque Golden Age canals, premier league art, cosy cafés, and liberal urban living combine to make Amsterdam one of Europe’s most vibrant capitals.

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