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Sofitel Legend Amsterdam The Grand

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Located between two historical canals, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam boasts a rich history: from a 15th-century convent and royal lodgings to the headquarters of the Admiralty and the City Hall of Amsterdam.

Experience the exceptional gastronomic quality of restaurant Bridges, discover the taste of the Mediterranean at Oriole Garden Bistro or unwind at Sofitel Spa in the heart of the city. Our Green Key-certified hotel offers 5-star luxury, unique ambience and French elegance and grandeur.

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1411: The beginning

The convents of St. Catherine and St. Cecilia are founded. An original clock tower, which can be viewed from the courtyard, remains to this day on the roof of the northern façade.

1578: A royal lodge

After the Reformation, St. Cecilia’s Convent is turned into De Princenhof (The Prince’s Court), a lodging for members of European royalty and other illustrious guests of city officials.

1647: City Hall

De Princenhof is transformed into City Hall, the seat of Amsterdam's government. Part of St. Catherine's Convent becomes the Admiralty of Amsterdam.

1655: The Admiralty

The Admiralty of Amsterdam takes over the entire property, connecting the two former convents and constructing the stately façade that welcomes visitors as the entrance to The Grand today.

1808: A prestigious landmark

The Princenhof becomes the City Hall once again. For nearly two centuries, it receives countless dignitaries, including King Baudouin of Belgium and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

Suites & rooms

Our luxurious guest rooms and suites welcome you with a harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary French design, including typical Dutch style elements. The rich heritage of the site has been carefully preserved, while ensuring that the accommodations are equipped with advanced technology.


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At the Sofitel SPA, everything is dedicated to wellness, ideal for replenishing body and soul. It offers a range of services including treatment rooms, an heated indoor swimming pool with Turkish steam bath, sauna and the Sofitel FITNESS.
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Indoor heated swimming pool

The swimming pool is located in the Sofitel SPA. The Sofitel SPA also offers two treatment rooms, a Turkish steam bath, sauna and showers, a relaxation room, hallway and reception area.
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The Sofitel FITNESS offers the most advanced fitness and wellness equipment from Technogym that features cutting-edge technology and design. Facilities include a Technogym Kinesis that allows you to perform an infinite variety of exercises and movements.
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Restaurants & bars

Experience exceptional gastronomic quality in the accessible atmosphere of renowned restaurant Bridges or discover the pure taste of the Mediterranean at Oriole Garden Bistro. Let our bartenders surprise you in the warm, inviting ambience of the traditional brown café, The Flying Dutchman.

Experiences & offers

Luxury is not merely a case of material comfort, it also encompasses the human factor savoir faire and savoir être (expertise and etiquette). Discover ways to add a romantic sparkle to your visit or combine a delicious lunch with an indulgent session in our tranquil Sofitel Spa.

  • Romance, the French Way

    Add some romance to your Dutch vacation at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, with breakfast in bed, Champagne on ice and a welcome gift to set the mood.

  • Rejuvenate, the French Way

    Our special wellness offer at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam indulges you with breakfast, a custom bath ritual, a soothing massage and late checkout.

  • Spa and Lunch

    Enjoy a complimentary massage, lunch at Oriole Garden Bistro or Bridges and downtime at the Sofitel Spa with our special Spa and Lunch offer at The Grand.

  • Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam Legendary Tour

    Uncover over 600 years of fascinating history and architecture on an exclusive daily tour of Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam.

  • Family Offer, Inspired by Le Petit Prince

    Book our Family Offer Inspired by Le Petit Prince for 50% off an adjoining room for your children, along with breakfast and late checkout.

Meetings & events

The Grand, one of the most sought-after properties in the heart of Amsterdam, boasts 19 meeting rooms and banquet halls, five of which are listed as historical monuments and were taken into use when The Grand served as the City Hall. Let our Magnifique Meetings team happily care for all the details.

Sustainable Luxury

As a historical 5-star luxury hotel in the heart of the city, The Grand is dedicated to providing exceptional service while maintaining the highest standards of environmental sustainability and social responsibility. The Grand’s efforts have been acknowledged with Green Key certification.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, of course. We're happy to organise travel to and from the airport on request. We'll also find you an expert guide if you'd like to learn more about our city, and we can arrange cycle hire if you'd like to explore Amsterdam the way the locals do. Prefer a leisurely boat trip? Try our private cruises. Please contact our Concierge Team for details.

Take our tour! Starting at 11am daily, this fascinating journey traces our story from our origins as a 15th-century convent to our years as the Dutch admiralty headquarters and Amsterdam’s City Hall. On the way, you’ll find out about our architecture and illustrious royal guests and see unique artworks including Karel Appel’s famous mural at Bridges restaurant.

Yes, you can. The Grand is a pet-friendly hotel, and we understand the significance of your furry friends. We're happy for them to share your room in return for a small daily cleaning fee, and you can share some snacks and a bowl of cool water on our Garden Terrace. If you have a service dog, they are, of course, welcome everywhere.

Our superb location in the heart of the city puts you within easy reach of all Amsterdam’s most famous attractions. Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House and the Nine Streets shopping district are all within 10 minutes’ walk. Additionally, the Museumplein, home to the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum, is only 25 minutes away.

Location & Contact


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197




Tel : +31 20/5553111

Fax : +31 20/5553111

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