Notification arrival directions:

Please be aware that on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 22h00 and 06h00 a road barrier with an automatic rising bollard, blocks the access to Rusland – the connecting street to Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. This rising bollard can be remotely controlled by The Grand. Please inform us on the license plate number of the vehicle that needs to enter the area prior to your arrival and we will make sure it is registered and allowed to access the area.

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Kindly note that for all prepaid bookings, the original credit card used is to be presented upon check-in.

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The PLANET 21 program

With PLANET 21, AccorHotels has made 21 commitments in favour of sustainable development. Intrinsically linked to sustainable development, the name PLANET 21 refers to Agenda 21, the action plan adopted by 173 Heads of State at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.

  • It also echoes the urgent need to focus efforts in the 21st century to change our production and consumption patterns with the goal of protecting our planet, its people and their environment. Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam meets the Planet 21 Gold performance level

  • In today’s uncertain world, where food-related, hygiene and environmental threats abound, AccorHotels provide guests and employees with a healthy environment and a haven of tranquility.

    • • Balanced dishes served in the restaurants
    • • Eco-friendly cleaning products for cleaning rooms

  • To protect the environment, AccorHotels is reducing its water use and recycling its waste. In addition, the Group has already planted three million trees as part of a global reforestation project supported by the United Nations.

    • • Reuse of towels suggested to guests
    • • Faucets fitted with water flow regulators
    • • Recycling of batteries*
    • • Recycling of paper and cardboard *
    • • Recycling of glass*
    • • Recycling of food waste for compost or energy
    • • Equipped with rainwater recovery systems.
    • • Certified sustainable paper for hotel printing purposes
    • • Use eco-friendly gardening products
      *sorting carried out at the hotel

  • Caused mainly by the burning of fossil energies, CO2 is one of the greenhouse gases most responsible for climate change. AccorHotels is committed to reducing its energy consumption with the goal of limiting its carbon footprint.

    • • Energy-saving light bulbs in the reception areas
    • • Energy-saving light bulbs in the rooms
    • • Central switch in rooms for greater comfort and energy savings
    • • Double glazed monumental windows to reduce energy emission
    • • Equipped with a timer for common area air conditioning

  • By fully integrating sustainable development into its operating procedures and offers, AccorHotels is responding proactively to emerging customer expectations and supporting the development of new business models, making PLANET 21 the crucible for the hospitality industry of the future.

    • • HVAC control system
    • • Automated power supply in rooms activated by the key card
    • • We offer our guests bikes or electric scooters

  • Firmly rooted in its host communities, AccorHotels contributes directly to their economic development, which it shares, and protects what is most precious, yet so vulnerable: their children and the natural ecosystems in which the hotels are located.

    • • Protecting children through training on sex tourism
    • • Local food products promoted in the restaurant
    • • No endangered seafood to appear on our restaurant menus
    • • Training on responsible actions toward the environment
    • • Sustainable trade products offered in the hotel
    • • Supports different local projects organized by the Amsterdam department of the Dutch Red Cross with the emphasize on social welfare.

  • AccorHotels’ robust expansion is underpinned by the extraordinary social, cultural and professional diversity of its 170,000 employees. The Group is committed to helping them to expand their skills and responsibilities with the goal of offering them motivating, rewarding careers and enhancing their employability.

    • • Organize an employee opinion survey every two years
    • • Training session for employees

  • Through its commitments to franchisees and suppliers, AccorHotels is engaging partners in its sustainable development strategy and integrating them into the responsibility chain.

  • Positive effects of responsible tourism are a major benefit for the environment. Find out more on

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Upcoming Events


  • Celebrate Easter with your friends and family on Sunday April 21st at The Grand and enjoy a luxurious Easter brunch and fun activities for the children. An afternoon of family fun!

    The delicious Royal Easter buffet, with an extensive choice of hot and cold dishes is served in the impressive Council Chamber, where you can enjoy live jazz music from June Fermie & Friends.

    There is also a Kids Party Corner with two lovely nannies, where children can meet the Easter Bunny, paint their own Easter eggs and partake in many more fun activities.

    Additionally, everyone can participate in 'Guess the weight', where you have to guess the correct weight of the chocolate Easter egg that pastry chef Martin Baux specially made for the occasion. The lucky one that guesses the correct weight wins the chocolate Easter egg.

    You are happily invited to come with your friends and family to spend Easter with us during the Royal Easter Brunch. Who knows, you might be the winner of that delicious chocolate Easter egg!

    More information and reservations


    • Every year, on May 5th, the Dutch Liberation Day is celebrated; a moment to realize how lucky we are to live in freedom. For this occasion, The Grand will be one of the locations in Amsterdam hosting a special Freedom Dinner. During a three-course dinner, created by Chef de Cuisine Raoul Meuwese, with paring wines, several renowned writers will recite a short story about the theme ‘Heroes’.

      The evening will be presented by Marjoleine Oppenheim of the “Literaire Karavaan” and supported by guitar music of musical talent Caspar de Groen.

      The Freedom Dinner is perfect occasion to get together and celebrate our freedom! Please do not wait too long to secure your seat, since places are limited.

      More information and reservations


    • Enjoy a unique evening of haute cuisine combined with top dance performances in the legendary Council Chamber of The Grand.

      On Wednesday, May 8th, the third edition of the Holland Dance Festival @ The Grand will take place. In the magnificent Council Chamber, a culinary dinner created by Chef de Cuisine Raoul Meuwese of Michelin-star restaurant Bridges Dining will be served, while guests of this exclusive event can enjoy spectacular dance performances in between the courses. Several top-choreographers contributed to the show, performed by dancers of Codarts Rotterdam, the international hotspot for contemporary dance.
      Don’t wait too long to secure your spot, since seats are limited!

      Photo credits: Sacha Grootjans

      Book now!

      Visit the website of Holland Dance Festival to book your tickets.

      • L’APÉRITIF

      • Time to relax and enjoy a drink with colleagues, friends or family during L’Apéritif. Inspired by Sofitel’s French roots and the cultural and culinary tradition of enjoying l’apéro (aperitif in French), Bridges BarBistro brings this French tradition to life by organizing a daily aperitif from 18.00 – 20.00 in our destination bar.

        Bring your friends along, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine and receive complimentary canapés with your first drink. Santé!

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