Entering this five-star hotel, guests are immediately struck by the warm, welcoming grandeur of the pink, red and gold decor. However, with single rooms starting at €339, this is the least one should expect.
Situated right on the Amstel river in the center of town, the hotel is just far enough away to avoid some of the dirt, hubbub and tackiness that surrounds the Centraal Station, while still remaining within easy walking distance of the Bloemenmarkt (the colorful flower market—a romantic floricultural destination), Waterlooplein, Nieuwmarkt, Spui, the Leidseplein or pretty much anywhere else in the heart of town.
The hotel features myriad restaurant options overseen by executive chef, Richard van Oostenbrugge. Fine dining Bord’Eau and the iconic Freddy’s Bar—a timeless Amsterdam brown bar named after Alfred Heineken who entertained friends here—are but two in this hub of haute cuisine that has over 1,000 labels of wine in stock.
Beside the plethora of dining options, De L’Europe features a spectacular indoor-pool overlooking the Amstel River and a well-appointed fitnes center.