Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2020 & 2021:
  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • For pre- or post-cruise stays, complimentary one-way transfer to or from Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. (Travel Advisor must arrange with the property prior to client check-in)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 179 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
VIBE: Sophisticated
City Life Landmarks Wellness

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
Amsterdam, 1012 EX
Nearest Airport:
Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS)
7 mi / 11 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Limousine Service
  • Room Service
  • Room Service 24-hours
  • Turndown Service
  • Valet Parking
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services

  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa

In Your Room
  • Butler Service
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar

About Us


Welcome to Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, an historical site. In quite a unique manner, the history of Amsterdam is reflected in the past and present of this building.


Legendary Suites - Since 1578 The Grand has welcomed celebrated authors, actors, ambassadors and heads of state.

Opera Suites & Suite Apartments - The three Opera Suites and sixteen Suite Appartments blend timeless elegance with the latest comfort and offer tasteful furnishing and modern amenities.

Rooms & Suites - The rich history is, as naturally, incorporated into the new architectural details in many ways.

Room for people with a disability - The hotel has 1 room on the third floor of the main building specially designed for the requirements and comfort of disabled guests.

Bars & Restaurant

  • Bridges - Award-winning restaurant Bridges focuses mainly on fish, with a surprising à la carte menu and Chef's menu. Chef de Cuisine Raoul Meuwese describes his dishes as "classic traditional French dishes, but with international influences and a modern twist".
  • The Grand Beach (until September 13th, 2020) - Inspired by the sunny French Riviera, serving fruits de mer combinations, summer cocktails, and the best rosé in town! Due to safety measures, guests can also order via their smartphones! Reservations at:
  • Oriole - 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 flavour health.
  • Library 'Or' - The Library 'Or' is situated in the beautiful lobby, located directly by the entrance to the hotel. Sybille de Margerie drew inspiration from the colours of typically Dutch elements, such as the dark-grey street stones known as 'klinkers' and the deep, rich colours of the Amsterdam flower market.
  • The Flying Dutchman - A traditional Dutch brown café, serving an assortment of Dutch beers and snacks, alongside an extensive collection of whiskeys and spirits.
  • Garden Terrace - The Garden Terrace can be found in the beautiful and completely re-landscaped courtyard garden. An oasis of peace and tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Spa & Relaxation - Set over two floors Sofitel SPA offers a range of services including several treatment rooms, an indoor heated swimming pool with jet stream and jacuzzi, a wet zone with Turkish steam bath (hamman), sauna and showers, a relaxation room and the Sofitel FITNESS exercise room.

Meetings & Events - Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam boasts no fewer than 17 meeting rooms and banqueting halls in total (covering 1400square meters).

Legendary Services

  • Afternoon Tea
  • Butler Service
  • Daily Hotel Tour
  • Floral Boutique
  • Horse Carriage
  • Room Service
  • Royal Breakfast
  • The Grand Bike Tours
  • The Grand Boat Tours
  • Valet Service

Best of the Best

Guests at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam are promised a divine stay – and not simply because the building was formerly a 15th-century convent. Tucked in the city center, along two of Amsterdam’s finest canals – Oudezijds Achterburgwal and Oudezijds Voorburgwal – this legendary hotel has been sleekly redesigned with 21st-century sensibilities. Each of the 179 spacious guest rooms possesses its own style, with exposed brick, bold damask, and vibrant prints. Suites offer butler service; Award-winning restaurant Bridges serves local cuisine with a French twist; and in nice weather, the private garden terrace is a must.

Advisor Tip

The property has a rich history; a staff member provides a tour each day at 11 AM (or book a private one with the concierge). You’ll learn so much about Amsterdam’s history. Cate Caruso Portland, OR

Health & Safety

The hotel has obtained the ALLSAFE Cleanliness & Prevention Label which represents some of the most stringent cleaning standards & operational protocols in the world of hospitality. These standards have been vetted by NSF, a world leader in hygiene & cleanliness inspection. For more information please refer to hotel's website:

Please see our Covid-19 update and how we handle the new measurements here in The Grand. Here you can see a nice short video update on how we enhanced the hygiene and how we are complying with new regulations as well as a link to our Welcome Letter related to this topic.

Short Video:

Welcome letter:



Accor launched its Planet 21 program in 2011 in the hopes of building a better future for tomorrow’s world. For maximum sustainability, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam invested in a full upgrade of the HVAC installation and replacement of most hotel windows with monumental double-pane glass. The HVAC upgrade consisted of the installation of a new WKO 130-meter deep mono-well with heat pump installation, a completely new Fancoil system in the rooms and corridors, an upgrade of the Air-handling units with heat recovery systems, sustainable water boilers and sustainable insulation of the hotel roof. This major investment resulted in a significant decrease of the energy consumption and resulted in the Gold certification of the Green Key standard.


Next to the sustainability equipment we do many more things to support sustainability and do we have a strong corporate responsibility program which include:

  • Bee Hives on the roof of the hotel producing local honey and pollination by the bees
  • A vegetable and herb garden on the roof of the hotel
  • Re-use of coffee bean residue use to grow our own mushrooms
  • to Good To Go food initiative preventing from food being thrown away
  • Support local Foodbank, Homeless Shelter and Lonely Elderly people
  • Initiators of events around the Gay Pride for the LGBTQ+ community
  • Supporting the Arts and young talent and local cultural institutions
  • The aim is to be plastic free by the end of 2020


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
Amsterdam, 1012 EX
Nearest Airport
Amsterdam-Schiphol (AMS), 7 Miles / 11 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Luxury Room

1 King-size bed, Canal or garden view

35m², 376sqf, spacious room filled with delicate reminders of the history of Amsterdam, Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, bathroom with rain shower and bathtub with TV. Canal or Garden view. Extra bed available upon request.

  • Coffee/Tea Maker

Junior Suite

1 King-size bed, lounge area, butler service. Twin beds available on request.

45m², 484sqf, inspired by French grandeur, experience an opulent "salle de bain" to enhance your well-being, a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso. Canal, Garden or Courtyard view. Extra bed available upon request.

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Butler Service

Prestige Suite

Indulge in pure luxury and have the comfort of one of our seven iconic Prestige Suites overlooking the canal. 55 SQM / 592 SQF, king size Sofitel MyBed, WIFI/High speed internet, fully air-conditioned, separate lounge with desk, DVD & BOSE system, safe deposit box, contemporary bathroom with rain shower and bath with TV.

  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sitting Area
  • Butler Service

Suite Apartment

65m², 700sqf, enjoy the historic ambiance of staying in a canal house with a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, BOSE entertainment system, bathroom with bathtub and walk in shower. Some suites with kitchen or private entrance.

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Sitting Area
  • Butler Service

Opera Suite

75m², 807sqf, a luxurious suite which embodies the history and elegance of this iconic property, with a Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, BOSE entertainment system with DVD player, bathroom with bathtub and walk in shower.

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Sitting Area
  • Butler Service

Imperial Suite

100m², 1076sqf, a truly harmonius melee of traditional and contemporary design inspired by Dutch history, with Sofitel MyBed, complimentary low band WIFI and Nespresso, BOSE entertainment system and DVD player, bathroom with bath and hamam.

  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Sitting Area
  • Butler Service

Superior Room-Canal View

Queen or 2 singles

  • Non-Smoking
Total 7 Records

Facts & Policies

City Life, Landmarks, Wellness
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Contemporary
Number of Rooms 179
Check-In Time 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card valid at the date of the start of your stay, unless otherwise specified.

Cancellation Policy

Individual rate plans may have varying cancellation policies. Check hotel availability rules for complete details.

Accepted Forms of Payment

American Express, Mastercard, Visa, JCB, Diners Club

Terms & Conditions

Please inquire directly with hotel.

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Virtuoso Amenities

    For 2020 & 2021:
  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • For pre- or post-cruise stays, complimentary one-way transfer to or from Passenger Terminal Amsterdam. (Travel Advisor must arrange with the property prior to client check-in)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi



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Elegant, historic buildings with terrific staff, restaurant & location

By: Ralph S

Reviewed on: 18 May 2014

My wife & I spend 2 nights at the hotel & could not have been happier.  We had a lovely room overlooking a canal & had dinner at Bridges on a crowded Friday evening before King's Day (26 April).  Our meal was one of the best ever with impeccable service; only the rose wine was a disappointment.  We toured the hotel with a customer service representative - well worth doing in this historic building that was originally two convents.   The hotel's staff was uniformly outstanding - friendly, warm, helpful.  The Concierge desk helped out quickly & thoroughly with several requests/questions.  The hotel's location is terrific for sightseeing.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Holbrook
Not Recommended

Not great

By: Allan 84

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2016

I felt I got ripped off by having to pay $900 CDN for a rather ordinary accommodation. The service was excellent which one would expect. The location was also excellent.

A Memorable Experience

By: Wally

Reviewed on: 24 Oct 2016

The Sofitel Legend has it all. It offers elegance, luxury and a great canal location. The staff was outstanding, very friendly and responsive to our needs. The food was first rate; especially the breakfast buffet. The staff made us feel special from arrival to departure. We arrived on my birthday and was greeted by a bottle of complimentary champagne, a`delicious birthday cake and chocolate. We received an upgraded room overlooking the canal. Our visit to Amsterdam was amazing and the Sofitel was a major part of this experience.
Travel Advisor:  Dawn Campbell

Fabulous hotel

By: Happy

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

The Grand Amsterdam is a fabulous hotel. It is very comfortable and the staff is extremely friendly. It is a very old hotel but it is updated with the latest technology. The decor is very beautiful and not formal or stuffy. The breakfast is especially delicious and the staff is extremely attentive. The lovely dining room is on the canal with large windows. It would be better if the eggs and bacon were on the breakfast menu instead of having to order it. The rest of the hotels that we stayed in had eggs on their breakfast buffet, which is more convenient.
Travel Advisor:  Myrna Arroyo

Very Happy Traveler

By: Wildcat

Reviewed on: 22 Apr 2017

Sofitel Legend is truly a 5 star hotel. The staff are as friendly, helpful, attentive and courteous as they could possible be. The Concierge staff is amazing: patient, knowledgeable. They always have several on duty so there is no long wait. The restaurants serve excellent food. The breakfasts are great-try the Norwegian benedict. Again, the restaurant manager and wait staff were outstanding. The location is great for touring Amsterdam. Hotel is immaculate. We took the short guided tour, which discussed the hotel history (why it is entitled "legend") and showed some of the interesting parts of the hotel. Room service was outstanding, including a small surprise each evening.
Travel Advisor:  Dawn Campbell

Sofitel Amsterdam AMAZING!


Reviewed on: 23 Jun 2017

Outstanding 5+ star hotel. First discovered Sofitel in NYC and love the French touch. The Amsterdam Sofitel is in a historic property renovated. My virtuoso travel agent suggested it and as usual she was right! We had 5 rooms with 11 in our party and each room was beautifully decorated. We had two of the apartments on the canal - spectacular. Could walk everywhere. Service impeccable - as much or as little as you wish.
Travel Advisor:  Marion Harbison

Magnificent hotel.

By: LouisH

Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

The hotel is historic and classic, but it's as modern and up-to-date as any hotel around. The facilities are beautiful and well appointed, with outstanding artwork everywhere you look. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We highly recommend this hotel.
Travel Advisor:  Lily Sasson

What a hotel!!!

By: TravelExpert

Reviewed on: 04 Aug 2017

Amazing hotel. Our room was unbelievable. The people so nice. Had some Internet problems so called the front desk and within 3 minutes someone was at the door and resolved it. Then offered to bring me more outlet converters which I needed. I would stay here again. No doubt!
Travel Advisor:  Liora Manilof



Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

Hotel location in center , hotel is nice good service however for My next visit to Amsterdam i would prefer to be a bit more far from The dam street.
Travel Advisor:  Nabeel Alateeqi

Review of Grand Hotel

By: Bruce

Reviewed on: 28 Sep 2017

Very good. Recommend hotel highly
Travel Advisor:  Timothy Krenzien

Fun in Amsterdam

By: Science teacher

Reviewed on: 08 Nov 2017

The hotel was in the heart of everything. We walked a short distance to have great Chinese food and took a ride on a ferris wheel the first day. The breakfast served at the hotel was fabulous and included champagne . The staff went out of the way to to make arrangements at the Hermitage for hard to get tickets.
Travel Advisor:  Jon Sutter

Sofital legend

By: CC

Reviewed on: 10 Jan 2018

Fabulous. Fascinating historic hotel. Superb restaurant, best halibut I have ever had. Concierge was extremely helpful in all areas. Loved our experience
Travel Advisor:  Joyce Krichman

Grand Amsterdam

By: Ray M

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

Room, service and all the amenities were excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Pat Boylan
Not Recommended

Sofitel Grand does not have adequare air conditioning

By: Oscar

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2018

Everything was great but not only does their air conditioning not cope, but they know it and try to pretend it is fine. Three people came to the room to convince me it was working.


By: fb

Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

My hotel stay was excellent
Travel Advisor:  Sarah Lee



Reviewed on: 23 Aug 2018

Travel Advisor:  Rebecca Falkenberry


By: Roberta

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2018

Top to bottom is was first rate. I will absolutely stay there again!
Travel Advisor:  Shane Paquette

Nice location, great Dutch lobby, great personal service

By: Elyse

Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2018

Our suite was very nice, large and airy, something you don’t expect in a historic building. Wonderful, attentive personnel. Great breakfast, and wonderful 1 Star Michelin Restaurant.
Travel Advisor:  Shane Paquette

Getaway Magic


Reviewed on: 22 Sep 2018

Loved this Hotel. We were greeted by lovely concierge staff who couldn't do enough to ensure our stay was perfect. The most amazing surprise was a gorgeous porcelain replica of our Hotel to take home so we would remember our stay forever. The location was perfect with easy access to everything you could wish for. Dining was a wonderful experience here with fabulous restaurants to choose from. This Hotel was exceptional in every way.

The Grand Amsterdam

By: Moselle Cruiser

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2018

Very impressive building and grounds. A little pricey.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Holbrook

The Sofitel Grand Amsterdam

By: Elliott R

Reviewed on: 21 Nov 2018

This is a terrific hotel located in the heart of Amsterdam close to Dam Square. The service and accommodation was first class. Breakfasts were excellent. The concierge team was extremely helpful. Highly recommended.
Travel Advisor:  Lily Sasson

Great Hotel

By: AlfredTennyson

Reviewed on: 23 Mar 2019

Close to Dam Square and the Red Light District, the amenities and staff were first class.
Travel Advisor:  Randy Raphael

Tulips Everywhere at the Sofitel Legend Grand

By: John

Reviewed on: 01 May 2019

From the courtyard, to the lobby, to the hallways, to the restaurants, to the rooms, the tulips were everywhere! It is a very lovely hotel with accommodations, service, and food/drink that was very well done and much appreciated. We very much enjoyed the hotel bar and the food at the casual restaurant two evenings. Mornings we enjoyed the full American breakfasts at the the main dining room that was Michelin star rated. Our suite was spacious, well designed, and had all the latest technology to make it all that much more accommodating. Of course, looking out at a canal was also a plus. We can highly recommend this property.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Serio


By: Stephen Unrath

Reviewed on: 28 May 2019

Excelente Hotel con una ubicación inmejorable. El personal muy cordial. Las habitaciones de muy buen tamaño y bien decoradas. El baño bastante amplio. Las áreas comunes muy elegantes.
Travel Advisor:  Francis Contreras

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

By: Austin Roeder

Reviewed on: 28 May 2019

This property exceeded our expectations. We were very pleased that the hotel had top class facilities and amenities housed in a historic building.


By: Jeff

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019

Nice hotel with great location in Amsterdam.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney

All who wander are not lost

By: Not all who wander are lost...

Reviewed on: 03 Jun 2019

One if my favorite hotel experiences in my lifetime. Wonderful care in a geographically attractive location to travel and about the city. The restaurants and bar were elegant in the most traditional European way. Exceptionally friendly and accommodative...❤️
Travel Advisor:  Shonah Rabman

Amsterdam visit

By: C Trice

Reviewed on: 12 Jun 2019

Beautiful historic hotel with gracious service at a level not normally encountered is this day and age.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter


By: Zoe

Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2019

Gorgeous hotel--great location.
Travel Advisor:  Amber Ringler


By: kb

Reviewed on: 11 Jun 2019

Room was small but great. Nice upgrade to canal view. Very accommodating front desk and excellent concierge. A little disorganized at breakfast, which was delicious.
Travel Advisor:  Ourisman Travel


By: Bill

Reviewed on: 15 Jun 2019

Great location and staff
Travel Advisor:  Cliff Morgan

Hotel review

By: Holiday

Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2019

Great location. Very good service in the bar. Excellent breakfast
Not Recommended

Not worth the money

By: Lee

Reviewed on: 14 Jul 2019

I expected the room to be luxurious for the price. The bed was not real comfortable or the "bench seat". There were crumbs on the seat. The room was only an average size although the bathroom was big. The food was excellent especially breakfast.

Historic Hotel

By: Grami

Reviewed on: 01 Aug 2019

We enjoyed our stay at the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. From the ease of checking in, helping us obtain tickets to museums and directing us to the easiest ways to get to where we wanted to go, the employees at this hotel are top notch. We thought that the breakfast buffet was one of the best we have ever had while traveling.
Travel Advisor:  Kevin Grubb

Amsterdam +

By: Robkar

Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2019

We recommend this hotel without reservation. Centrally located, very comfortable, excellent service, great dinner, great breakfasts.
Travel Advisor:  Nora Winsberg
Not Recommended


By: john

Reviewed on: 11 Aug 2019



By: Sarasota

Reviewed on: 28 Aug 2019

Great location, excellent service and a very special upgrade to the Hineymoon Suite with Steam & Jacuzzi.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Andersen

Sofitel is Indeed legendary

By: SRQCharlie

Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2019

I loved the Sofitel Legend, which I wouldn't have known about if not for my Virtuoso agent, Kathleen Sutter. The hotel is tucked away on a quiet street, yet only minutes from Dam Square and the chaotic heart of Amsterdam. The staff was unbelievable...I joked with one staff member that I think the staff must outnumber the customers. They anticipated every need. The hotel is in a historic building that was once Amsterdam's city hall. The place has so much history that a staff member actually conducts one-hour tours of the building every day! I took part in one, and it was fantastic. If I ever return to Amsterdam, I will definitely stay at the Sofitel Legend.
Travel Advisor:  Kathleen Sutter

Amsterdam at its Best

By: Navigator

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

The Sofitel Legend was wonderful, situated right in the heart of Amsterdam and within walking distance of almost all of the major attractions. Yet, once you walk into its courtyard, you are completed isolated from the street traffic and noise, and you feel that you are in a special hideaway. Everything about it was great.
Travel Advisor:  Diane Colaizzi

Great People and Location

By: GeoTraveler

Reviewed on: 14 Sep 2019

Treated like royalty in this wonderful boutique hotel.
Travel Advisor:  Michael Holbrook


By: Bernard

Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2019

The Grand is a wonderful hotel in Amsterdam with a perfect location. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful during our stay.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter

Worth the price

By: GMWood

Reviewed on: 21 Oct 2019

This hotel is not an inexpensive option but if you are familiar with Amsterdam you realize how important its location is. We had a wonderful room, staff was fantastic and we were able to walk to about anywhere we wanted to go. I highly recommend them.
Travel Advisor:  Diane Colaizzi

The Sofitel

By: HollyDolly

Reviewed on: 01 Jan 2020

Great stay! Outstanding Historic Hotel. Rooms are spacious and bathrooms offer double vanities, tub and towel warmers. Had dinner and breakfast and it was awesome. Staff made us feel very special and checked us in early after a long international flight. Looking forward to visiting this Hotel in the future.
Travel Advisor:  Denise Luedeke