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  • We are very happy to introduce to you the latest addition to our Legendary Services: the Little Queen Elizabeth. Our very own saloon boat dates back to 1915 and is hence a floating monument. The boat has been entirely restored and is now equipped with all the latest equipment. She has her own jetty right in front of the hotel and sets sail every morning at 10.00 for a one hour cruise.

    You can also rent the Little Queen Elizabeth for private boat tours and enjoy the delicacies of Restaurant Bridges on the water!

    Luxury Canal Cruise


    This weekend the fifth Stars, Food & Art culinary event took place at the Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam hotel. Culinary journalist and author Lise Goeman Borgesius brought together no fewer than twelve nationally and internationally renowned chefs, with 26 Michelin stars between them, to prepare their 'signature dish' in the kitchen of professional chef Aurélien Poirot. The theme for the anniversary was 'Best Of' and it was attended by a selection of the most popular chefs from recent years.



    We are honoured that we're once again included in the Special Bite Annual Guide. This guide gives a representation of the 501 most extraordinary restaurants in The Netherlands. Not only have we been choses to the 6th best restaurant of Amsterdam, but also as one of the best fishrestaurants in The Netherlands.

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    The World Luxury Hotel Awards are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for Luxury Hotels worldwide. This Award was established as a celebration of ultimate achievement in hoteliering. It is about congratulating hotels that have taken the extra step & such differentiated themselves from "good hotels" to "exceptional hotels".



    The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend voted 'Netherlands' Leading Hotel 2011 "by World Travel Awards.

    Nominees included Druin & Kruidberg Country Estate, Amrath Grand Hotel, Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin, The College Hotel and The Dylan Amsterdam.



    In feestelijke sfeer tijdens Fête de la Musique

    Na een verbouwing van ruim twee jaar en een totale investering van 46 miljoen euro, opende General manager Robert-Jan Woltering dinsdag 21 juni officieel 'Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam'. Dit gebeurde tijdens de viering van het jaarlijkse Franse muziekfestival Fête de la Musique. Franse chansons, champagne en canapés maakten de avond onvergetelijk. De heer Denis Hennequin, CEO en voorzitter van Accor, en de heer Robert Gaymore-Jones, CEO van Sofitel Worldwide, waren bij de feestelijke opening aanwezig.



    Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam – On the ranking of the bookingsite Expedia can we find The Grand in Amsterdam in the top 500.

    Misset Hotel 10/05/2011

    Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam – Europe's first Sofitel Legend branded hotel - has won the coveted Villegiature Award for Best Hotel Interior Design in Europe 2010...

    Travel Blackboard 02/10/2010

    Since 1578 hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam offers five star luxury in a unique Amsterdam, historical ambiance. Furnished with French elegance and grandeur, the hotel welcomes a variety of visitors, from the trendy Amsterdam elite and royal brides to famous international movie stars ...

    Luxury Travel Magazine online

    BExquisite is one of those words that frequently gets bandied about, often undeservedly. But it can justifiably be applied to Bridges ... 

    Time Out Amsterdam 01/04/2010

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We are continuously working on our service level and the quality of our hotel and restaurant. We see these awards and nominations as signs that we are on the right path

(Denis Dupart, General Manager).

  • Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is nominated for the prettiest hotel chambre in the Netherlands 2011.
    The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend recieved the award of Best Luxury Business Hotel in 'the Netherlands' 2011 "by Luxury Hotel Awards.
    The Grand Amsterdam, Sofitel Legend voted 'Netherlands' Leading Hotel 2011 "by World Travel Awards.
    Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam has been nominated as a European Hotel Design Awards finalist
    As featured in the Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2011: our list of the world's best new hotels. Look no further for luxury travel inspiration...
    Chosen as one of the world's top 1% of hotels and
    best hotel in Amsterdam
    One of the Top-100 best restaurants in The Netherlands
    Top 10 of the best restaurants in Amsterdam
    Nominated for Cookbook of the Year 2010
    House wine of the year
    Hotel Chain Design of the Year &
    Restaurant Design of the Year

    One of the best business restaurants 2010

    Netherland's Leading Hotel 2010
    Best Hotel Interior in Europa
    One of the world's top establishments selected by the most discerning travel experts
    Chosen as one of the world's top 1% of hotels and best hotel in Amsterdam
    Best fish restaurant in NL by Smulweb published in "Elle Eten"
    Awarded best terrace in The Netherlands 2010
    Best Restaurant of Amsterdam 2010
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