Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam possesses a rich history that dates back to the 1500s. Over the centuries, the buildings that now constitute the hotel have been at different times convents, Royal Family residences, and military headquarters. The complex was even the Amsterdam City Hall for nearly two centuries. But in 1988, city officials decided to relocate City Hall back to Dam Square, leaving the buildings completely vacant. Sofitel acquired the abandoned site several years later, converting the location into The Grand Amsterdam. Since 1992, Sofitel has owned and operated the hotel, elevating it to its prestigious Legend brand in 2011. The Grand celebrated its 25th anniversary during 2017, in which the hotel had won a record number of awards for its extraordinary hospitality.

Many landmarks within the city are close to the hotel, making The Grand Amsterdam an ideal starting point for exploring the city. Guests can learn about Dutch history by visiting the Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, and the exhibits at De Nieuwe Kerk. The historical shopping centers at De Negen Straatjes and the Fashion and Museum District are perfect for guests who want to purchase exquisite Dutch goods. The nearby Vondelpark provides guests a wonderful nature hideaway, should they wish to briefly escape from Amsterdam’s vibrant crowds. And with Airport Schiphol only a few kilometers away, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam offers guests a convenient location to begin their journey into this historical city.

Image of Hotel Exterior Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, 1578, Member of Historic Hotels Worldwide, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Overview Video

Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

An overview of the historic Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam


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Discover the De Nieuwe Kerk, the Royal Palace of Amsterdam, and Dam Square just steps from the hotel.


Discover the Council Chamber—the place where Queen Beatrix married Claus von Amsberg in 1966.


Explore the Royal Palace Amsterdam and the De Nieuwe Kerk just moments away.


Experience the historic Amsterdam Canal District with an exciting canal cruise.


Taste iconic Dutch fare nearby, such as stroopwafel and herring.

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