Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands
Neighborhood: Amsterdam City Center

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

    For 2019:
  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 177 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Contemporary
VIBE: Sophisticated
City Life Landmarks Wellness

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Neighborhood: Amsterdam City Center
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. Along with the Willem van Oranje and Willem de Vijfde Suites, the Maria de Medici Suite is a testament to the rich history of The Grand, with its Dutch contemporary architecture, wall paintings and 20th century décor.
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. All suites overlook the garden terrace and (75 SQM / 807 SQF) have an individual interior in restful natural colours like beige, lilac and off-white using natural materials such as mahogany, marble and robust steel.
Rooms & Suites - The rich history is, as naturally, incorporated into the new architectural details in many ways. The students of the Design Academy of Eindhoven used legendary persons from the history of the building as a source of inspiration: their creative contribution with historical influences is draped across the 177 rooms including 52 suites.
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. This Superior Room is located close to the elevator for easy access.
Bars & Restaurant
Raw Bar - Holland';s first! From oysters, lobster sandwiches to delicate fish tartare everything is freshly prepared in front of your very own eyes. The Grand Ocean Platter is a hit with food lovers alike.
Cocktail Bar - Bridges'; futuristic Cocktail Bar & Lounge is the place to unwind with a Classic Cocktail or a glass of Gosset champagne. Located directly opposite the Raw Bar offers the perfect accompanying bites.
Lounge - During the day the lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy one of our many coffees, teas or small bites varying from salads to the typically Dutch ';bitterballen';.
Private Lounge - The Private Lounge provides an intimate setting for pre-dinner drinks. It is the perfect location to savour culinary delights and to relax.
Private Dining Room - For optimum privacy take advantage of the Private Dining experience, which caters for up to 12 people and provides pleasant views of the Vinothèque. The private Dining Room is a pleasant and comfortable place where guests can relax to their hearts'; content, enjoying a delicious cocktail and bites from the Raw Bar.
Vinotheque - The Vinothèque is the home of sommelier Hans Tuin. In this contemporary environment, located to the rear of the restaurant, he selects and samples his wines.
Garden Terrace - The Garden Terrace can be found in the beautiful and completely re-landscaped courtyard garden. It is one of Amsterdam';s best kept secrets. An oasis of peace and tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
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 Library ';Or'; has a rich collection of books about local culture, architecture and French savoir-faire.
Bar ';De Vliegende Hollander'; - A traditional Dutch brown café, serving an assortment of Dutch beers and snacks, alongside an extensive collection of whiskeys and spirits. Whether you read the newspapers over your daily cup of coffee, meet a friend for lunch or a quick bite, or imbibe a few beers after work, for many people their favorite bar inevitably becomes a home away from home.
Bridges Restaurant - This legendary location, once the canteen of the City Hall, is now a place where gourmands can enjoy the art of cooking by Dutch Chef Joris Bijdendijk. Spa & Relaxation
Ancient traditions from around the world meet the refinement and skill of the latest in French cosmetology to create So SPA: an exhilarating and rejuvenating experience.
Sofitel So SPA is the ideal place for business travelers looking to unwind or leisure travelers searching for a place to relax and pamper themselves over the weekend.
So SPA combines the relaxing ambiance of an exclusive five-star hotel with the practical conveniences of urban living. Set over two floors So 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 So FIT exercise room with changing rooms.
Meetings & Events
Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam boasts no fewer than 17 meeting rooms and banqueting halls in total (covering 1400square meters), 5 of which are listed as historical monuments and were taken into use when The Grand served as the Town Hall. All historical meeting rooms have natural daylight.
Legendary Services
Afternoon Tea - The Grand serves the best Afternoon Tea in Amsterdam. Luxurious, elegant– and perfect every day.
Butler Service - Butler Service is provided to the dedicated guest from the moment the reservation is being made. The butler service offers exclusive services such as preparing the suite according to the wishes of the guest, a personalized rooming, unpacking and packing of suitcases, presenting of ';pillow menus'; and ';bath rituals'; and in room
Daily Hotel Tour - Discover The Grand by taking a private tour throughout the hotel and learn all about the rich national Dutch history from Convent to City hall, from Admiralty to Legendary hotel.
Floral Boutique - Flowers add beauty to any thoughtful occasion and grace to every special event. The Floral Boutique, situated on the ground floor, creates floral arrangements, bouquets and special gift baskets which can be ordered and delivered directly to the guest';s room.
Horse Carriage - Discover Amsterdam’s hidden treasure’s in a horse driven carriage through the historic inner city.
Room Service - The 24-hour Room Service caters to those guests who wish to dine in privacy. Discover international cuisine and specialties while dining undisturbed.
Romantic Private Dinners - Our unique Marriage Chamber First Class and its private balcony overlooking the garden terrace is the ultimate location to celebrate your wedding or anniversary in a lovely romantic setting.
Royal Breakfast - An exclusive breakfast experience on the balcony of the Marriage Chamber overlooking the beautiful award winning garden terrace surrounded by historical walls. "If only these walls could speak".
The Grand Bike Tours - The nicest and most Dutch way to explore Amsterdam is by bike! Pick up your bike at the Concierge and paddle along the canals to the Vondelpark and discover parts of Amsterdam, not accessible by bus or boat.
The Grand Boat Tours - Amsterdam';s breathtaking beauty can be best explored from the water. Enjoy an unforgettable private cruise on a classic saloon boat in or around Amsterdam. Sailing over the narrowest canals of the old Amsterdam area ';de Jordaan';, through the heart of the red-light district with its canal-side houses.
Valet Service - We offer valet parking 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Best of the Best

Guests at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam are promised a sublime 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 177 spacious guestrooms possesses its own style, with exposed brick, bold damask and vibrant prints; suites offer Bose sound systems and butler service. Bridges restaurant serves the best seafood in Amsterdam, while the bi-level So Spa includes a Turkish hammam.

Advisor Tip

The concierge can arrange for a personal shopper for the ultimate in retail therapy. –Michelle Harvell Fort Worth, Texas


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197
Amsterdam, 1012 EX
Amsterdam City Center
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 177
Check-In Time 2:00 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 your stay  

    For 2019:
  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Equivalent Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • 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