Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

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.

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

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    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

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