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Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam

6,228 reviews
+31 20 555 3111

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

Historic Five-Star Hotel in Central Amsterdam

Spacious, Charming Rooms Near Dam Square 

The Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is both a five-star hotel and one of Amsterdam’s most famous historic sites. With roots dating back to the 15th century, the Sofitel Legend was a convent, a hospital, and a city hall before becoming a luxury hotel in 1992. The hotel's construction has changed over the centuries while still maintaining its historic integrity. Flanked by Amsterdam’s famous canals, the hotel is centrally located only 200 meters from bustling Dam Square and the Royal Palace.

The Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam boasts 177 rooms, including 52 suites. Each room incorporates historic details into its decor and furnishings, some of which are hundreds of years old. Renovated by students from the Design Academy Eindhoven, the rooms blend a contemporary atmosphere with Dutch authenticity. Many rooms also allude to the hotel’s famous past patrons. The spacious guest rooms feature Art Deco-styled bathrooms, satellite televisions, and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi. The suites feature separate lounging areas and views of the surrounding canals.

Michelin-Starred Dining Next to Famous Museums 

This luxury hotel offers guests excellent on-site amenities for dining and relaxation. Guests can unwind at the Garden Terrace bar or sample fine wines at the Vinothèque with the resident sommelier's help. In all, the hotel features six lounges and bars, including a cigar bar and library. For a bite to eat, guests can enjoy a lobster sandwich, oysters, or fish tartare freshly prepared at the Raw Bar or experience indulgent French fare at Bridges, the hotel’s upscale, Michelin-starred French restaurant.  

For after-meal relaxation, the hotel is also home to the soothing SoSpa, a full-service spa spanning two floors that features an indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, saunas, and a Turkish steam bath. Active guests can take advantage of the SoFit on-site fitness center, which features the latest Technogym Kinesis resistance training system.

Thanks to the hotel’s central location, guests are within walking distance to Amsterdam’s most popular areas and attractions. Dam Square, Amsterdam’s dining, entertainment, and business hub, is a short 5-minute walk, and guests can take a guided tour of the Royal Palace, which features a breathtaking, ornate interior. History buffs and art enthusiasts can discover the Netherlands’ rich cultural and artistic history at the Amsterdam Museum, only a 7-minute walk away, or visit the nearby Rembrandt House Museum, the home and studio of the illustrious Rembrandt van Rijn.  

The Bottom Line

The Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is not only the most historic hotel in Amsterdam, but it also boasts five-star comfort, convenience, and dining for the most discerning traveler. Although many guests enjoy the hotel's authentic charm, travelers who prefer five-star luxury in a more contemporary setting may want to consider The Dylan Amsterdam.

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User Highlights
"Excellent staff and location" "Grounds and restaurants are outstanding"
City centre within easy reach, said 100%.
100% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
"View room was beautifully appointed and so confortable" "Well appointed clean Bedroom and Toilet"
93% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
93% said it was a stylish hotel.
"Check In to Checkout was flawless" "Buttler service and houskeeping excellent"
98% found the staff to be very friendly.
84% said the reception staff was great.
"Free Wi-Fi" "Great wi-fi connection"
69% thought the wifi quality was ok.
"Patio was stunning" "Hotel garden is so relaxing and peaceful"
82% thought the building was wonderful.
91% thought the architecture was beautiful.
"Buffet breakfast everyday which was phenomenal" "The breakfast buffet was wonderful"
"View room was beautifully appointed and so confortable" "Beds are divine"
79% said the beds were comfortable.
53% complained about the bathroom.

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Professional service
Great reception
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Nice building
Expert Reviews
DK Eyewitness
Once inside the courtyard, guests are cocooned in luxury. Everything you expect from a deluxe hotel is here: marble bathrooms, spacious rooms and discreet service.
Afar Magazine
Originally a 15th-century convent, with stints as the headquarters of the Dutch Admiralty and Amsterdam’s town hall, the Sofitel Legend the Grand Amsterdam—or simply, the Grand—presides...
The Telegraph
An erstwhile Admiralty building (dating from the 17th century), one-time City Hall (in the 1930s), The Grand is now in bright new clothes as a luxury hotel – with a Gallic touch (it’s a...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: EUR 50 per night
  • Pet Fee: EUR 25 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: EUR 90.0 per night
  • Breakfast Fee: EUR 39 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible