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Sofitel Amsterdam The Grand From EUR 176.65,-

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197 1012 EX, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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No hotel photo available With its enchanting courtyard and relaxing spa, this grand 5-star hotel offers a peaceful retreat in the centre of bustling Amsterdam.

Just a few minutes from Dam Square, The Grand Amsterdam is located in between 2 canals which link the port to the Amstel River. While retaining the soul of a historical monument, The Grand ? converted into a hotel only in 1992 ? offers you the highest standard of modern facilities.

Taste refined cuisine in The Grand Restaurant and unwind in the elegant bar. The spa provides you with a heated swimming pool, sauna and Turkish bath. The luxurious rooms and suites offer first-class elegance and comfort for your pleasant city trip.

Nr. rooms: 182.


Extra Information

Hotel transfers
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Hotel information
The Grand Amsterdam building has a very rich history. It has been a convent in the 15th century, a Royal Inn during the 16th century and the headquarters for the Dutch Admiralty in the 17th century (the Golden Age of the Netherlands). In 1966 it was the setting for the wedding of Her Majesty the Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. The Grand has certainly left its mark on the history of Amsterdam.
Room information
The guest rooms have their own unique style, dictated in part by the original layout of the building that has been respected wherever possible. High ceilings and huge windows are a feature of almost all the rooms giving an additional sense of light and space to what are already some of the largest hotel rooms in Amsterdam. Decorated in a chic Anglo-French style in colours of salmon or blue with bold stripes or floral prints, each guest room has beautiful heavy drapery with custom made light wood inlaid furniture.

3 of the main presidential suites, which are named after 3 former mayors of Amsterdam, the Van Thijn, Polak and Samkalden suites, were inaugurated by their namesakes on 20 May 1992. There are also 3 2-bedroom royal suites featuring stunning curved windows overlooking the encircling canals. Named in honour of 3 famous former guests - William V, Maria de Medici and William of Orange - all offer a separate dressing area, marble bathrooms and a dining area seating from 4 to 6 people.
Food & beverage
Fine cuisine is essential to all Sofitel hotels and The Grand Amsterdam is no exception. Whether you require an informal business lunch, an intimate private lunch, dinner or gala event, you can be sure to enjoy a combination of the finest cuisine in the most historical setting.

The Grand Restaurant has a unique Art Deco interior, complemented by a mural by Karel Appel and elegant windows looking directly onto the canal. The restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast from 06:30 to 10:30, for lunch from 12:30 to 14:30 and for dinner from 18:30 to 22:30. The Grand Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy a fabulous meal.

Culinary guides, such as Michelin and GaultMillau, have awarded Euro-Toques Executive Chef Aurelien Poirot and his creative team for their variety of beautifully prepared dishes. They are inspired by French cuisine and its tradition, using the freshest ingredients.

The wine list consists of over 400 wines, acknowledged with the ?Award of Excellence?, to complete your gastronomic experience in The Grand Restaurant. Our Chef-Sommelier Hans Tuin is happy to assist with your choice of wine.

Our personal and informal service team, lead by Maitre d'Hotel Jos van Hunen, will provide a relaxed and luxurious dinner or lunch.

The lounge bar, connected to the hotel lobby, is open between 09:00 and 01:00. Here you can enjoy afternoon tea, a drink after a busy day or a snack all day long.
Area information
The Grand Amsterdam is located in the heart of Amsterdam?s historic, shopping and financial district. The hotel is just one block from Dam Square where the Royal Palace stands, the Euronext and the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. The hotel is just 20 minutes by taxi from Amsterdam?s Schiphol Airport and 5 minutes from the Central Station.
Travel information
By public transportation: From Central Station you can take the following tram numbers: 4, 9, 16, 20, 24 or 25. Get off at the first stop near Dam Square and walk from Dam Square heading east through the Damstraat. Cross the first bridge and turn right to Oudezijds Voorburgwal. Hotel The Grand is just a few metres ahead.

You can also board the subway and disembark at the Nieuwmarkt. Take the exit marked Hoogstraat, head west and turn left on the third bridge.

Travelling by car, From Schiphol or The Hague: Near Amsterdam follow RING WEST Take exit OSDORP CENTRUM (S106). Driving in the direction of CENTRUM you will come to a square, the Surinameplein. Go straight and then take the left lane to turn left after the bridge. Continue on this road, the Overtoom, to the end and turn right to the Stadhouderskade. Drive along the Rijksmuseum and turn left at the second traffic lights (just before the Heineken brewery). Continue straight at the roundabout, reaching Vijzelgracht, further on called Vijzelstraat. At the Munt Tower keep to the right along the river 'Amstel' and turn left over the first bridge to the Kloveniersburgwal. Turn left over the second bridge to the Rusland and go straight over the bridge at the end to the St. Agnietenstraat. Turning right at the end, at Oudezijds Voorburgwal, you will find the entrance of Hotel The Grand within just a few metres.

Travelling by car; From Utrecht: Near Amsterdam follow RING OOST Take exit DUIVENDRECHT (S1 12). Turning left in the direction of CENTRUM (51 72), you will reach a set of traffic lights at the roundabout near Amstel Station. Turn right (S1 12) to the four-lane road Wibautstraat, further on called Weesperstraat. Where the road divides into separate lanes, take the right and turn three-quarters left at the roundabout, Mr. Visserplein, following the sign CENTRUM. Pass the Stopera building and turn right after the bridge, along the river 'Amstel'. Turn right at the first bridge to cross the river 'Amstel' again, in order to reach the Kloveniersburgwal. Turn left over the second bridge to the Rusland and go straight to the end, over the bridge to the St. Agnietenstraat. Turning right at the end at Oudezijds Voorburgwal, you will find the entrance of Hotel The Grand within a few metres.

Travelling by car, From Amersfoort: Near Amsterdam follow RING WEST: Take exit DUIVENDRECHT (51 72). From here follow the directions from Utrecht as above.
Important information
Parking: EUR 6.00 per hour / EUR 35.00 per 24 hours.
No pets allowed.

Hotel Policies

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy: If cancelled up to 18:00 on the date of arrival, no fee will be charged.
If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the first night will be charged.

Children and Extra Bed Policy: All children are welcome.
All children under 11 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.
All older children or adults are charged EUR 90.00 per night and person for extra beds.
Maximum capacity of total guests in a room is 3.

Deposit Policy: No deposit will be charged.

VAT and city/tourist taxes: VAT is included.
Service charge is included.
5 % city/tourist tax per room per night is not included.

Internet: Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs EUR 12.50 per hour.

Meal Plan: Buffet breakfast costs EUR 30.00 per person.

Parking: Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 50.00 per day.

Pets: Pets are not allowed.

The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
Children and Extra Bed Policy
Maximum amount of children in the parents room: 1 child. Costs children: 0-11 years: free of charge /breakfast 0 - 11 years: EUR 13. EUR 70 per bed on room; EUR 70 per bed per night. Possibility of children staying at their parents room is based upon availability. Please note that the above mentioned rates are not automatically calculated in the total costs specified in the booking confirmation.
Accepted credit cards
American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB, PIN
14:00 hours.
12:00 hours.