De L'Europe

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History, luxury, location and Hitchcock, at a price
An 18th-century hotel with a radical late-19th-century overhaul and expansion, De L'Europe retains its historical gravitas while offering state-of-the-art modern facilities and designer detail, particularly in the wake of a €65m upgrade and reinvention completed in 2011. The main building houses 88 rooms and suites — all elegant, cool and swish — 23 "uniquely appointed, spacious loft-like quarters" are to be had in the Dutch Masters wing — an annex opened in 2010, formerly a bank. Each room in the wing features a replica of a painting from the Rijksmuseum. The Michelin-starred Hoofstad Brasserie and cocktail-friendly Freddy's Bar, not to mention afternoon tea, also add to the splendour of this Amsterdam institution. The location is within easy reach of so many things, including countless gay landamrks. And in 1940 Alfred Hitchock shot scenes here for his Oscar-nominated thriller FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT.


    • HouHotJock
      HouHotJock Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Fantastic Location; Superb Service and Rooms
      If you don't mind paying a little more for a hotel, this is a beautiful hotel right on the canal in the centre. It's very convenient to Dam Square and in between Cockring Bar and April Cafe, two hot spots. The front desk always had hot guys who rank #1 in service. The rooms are gorgeous with a huge bathroom and plenty of closet space. The drapes are truly plush and balconies for toasts. This is my favorite in the city by far!