EXPERIENCE THE FINER MOMENTS
Originally built in 1896, De L’Europe is located in the heart of Amsterdam overlooking the beautiful Amstel River and in the shadow of the historic Munt Tower. Synonymous with refined taste and classical elegance, De L’Europe is acknowledged as one of Amsterdam’s finest hotels.
THE ART OF EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS Throughout its history, De L’Europe has been favoured by Amsterdam’s elite and the hotel continues to attract the world’s most celebrated names. Exuding an air of sophistication, De L’Europe boasts a distinctive décor, surrounding visitors with original works of the Dutch Masters from the private collection of Alfred “Freddy” Heineken and capturing the very essence of Amsterdam. Building on its illustrious history and delivering discreet yet attentive service, De L’Europe specialises in the art of exceeding expectations.
The Amsterdam Arms 1770 Built on the site of The Rondeel Tower (c. 1535) where De L’Europe now stands
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G RAC I O U S EL EGAN CE An oasis of calm in Amsterdam’s buzzing city centre, De L’Europe’s original Rondeel Building epitomises timeless refinement. With each guestroom and suite incorporating classic design elements and cuttingedge comforts such as iPads, heated flooring and motion-detecting floor lighting, the Rondeel presents a homely, welcoming environment. Bold colours combine with plush carpeting, hardwood floors, custom fabrics and fine linens, while Dutch Masters-inspired paintings adorn the walls to create a sense of restful refinement.
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DISTINCTIVE & DESIRABLE The contemporary Dutch Masters Wing harmonises art and design, with its atrium skyline and dazzling works of art creating the effect of an airy boutique hotel. Each of the 23 boldly appointed, spacious suites displays a different Dutch Masters painting recreated from the original in the nearby Rijksmuseum, while an additional oversized painting is inspired by magnified details of the same work. Guests may select an intimate suite or a spacious one-bedroom suite, each featuring indulgent amenities and the latest technology.
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SU B L I M E D I N I N G Award-winning Bord’Eau offers a culinary adventure directed by Executive Chef Richard van Oostenbrugge and Chef Thomas Groot. Exceptional ingredients are blended to create symphonies of flavour, all complemented by the finest wines from around the globe. The intimacy of the salon-like setting, the classical simplicity of the décor and the grace and attentiveness of the service suggest high style and privilege overlooking the Amstel River.
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REFINED URBAN RETREATS Hoofdstad Brasserie offers a culinary masterclass from its open kitchen as the chef brigade prepares modern French cuisine with an Amsterdam twist. A favourite haunt of Alfred “Freddy” Heineken, Freddy’s Bar attracts the Amsterdam A-list who flock to its leather banquettes to savour Bloody Mary, cocktails, gourmet nibbles and live music. Adjacent, reminiscent of an old-world gentleman’s club, Freddy’s Fumoir presents a selection of fine cigars and cognacs.
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SEE & B E SEEN De L’Europe’s Promenade recreates a private art gallery to offer an authentic London Afternoon Tea and an avant-garde cocktail bar with cool live music, all under the watchful gaze of an array of Dutch Masters. Hèt Terras, meanwhile, brings the riverside to life from spring through to autumn with quirky international cuisine crafted from hand-picked seasonal ingredients. Les Caves De L’Europe, the hotel’s 8,000-bottle wine cellar, marries vintages from worlds old and new to accompany chef’s outstanding creations.
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M E E T IN DE L’ EURO P E ST YLE A landmark for more than a century, De L’Europe lends itself to board meetings, conferences, weddings, parties, social gatherings and corporate events. Each of the hotel’s seven private rooms is exquisitely furnished and uniquely affords views of the River Amstel. At more than 600 square metres, De L’Europe’s meeting space features a winning combination of state-of-the-art technology and chic surroundings to stimulate the mind and spirit. Inter-connecting meeting rooms offer natural daylight, a dedicated entrance and stunning city or Amstel River panoramas.
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R EC H AR G E & R EL AX After a busy Amsterdam day, retire to the Keizerskamer Room with its echoes of a historic Dutch library. Dark wooden bookshelves filled with translations from famous Dutch authors reach from the genuine “Delft’s-blauw” carpet to the imposing high ceiling. The Fitness Centre is equipped with aerobic machines as well as a full set of free weights. For total relaxation our heated indoor swimming pool features a jet stream, Jacuzzi with panoramic Amstel River views and a ceiling adorned with thousands of twinkling stars. Tailor-made massages can be enjoyed without having to leave the comfort of your room.
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AM ST ER DAM AWAI T S Once the world’s richest city, Amsterdam overflows with character. From magnificent 17th and 18th century merchants’ houses to distinctive canals – now recognised on the UNESCO World Heritage list – it is impossible to escape the city’s rich history. Among its narrow streets nestle delightful shops, restaurants and cafés, along with cultural highlights such as Dam Square, the Rembrandthuis and Anne Frank House. The Concertgebouw welcomes international musicians of all genres, and culture vultures will revel in the world-famous Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Hermitage Museum.
ROOMS AND SUITES GUIDE
De L’Europe showcases 111 beautifully appointed guestrooms, including 45 suites and a peerless six-bedroom Penthouse Suite. The contemporary Dutch Masters Wing is home to 23 immaculate suites, while the timeless Rondeel Building houses 88 guestrooms and suites. Contemporary amenities and classic design blend with luxurious comfort and the latest technology, including an iPad, iPod docking station, Bose surround sound system and complimentary highspeed internet access. Iconic Dutch Masters paintings have been meticulously replicated to enhance the décor and individuality of each room. The comfort of the divine Coco-Mat beds combines with Arabesco-Carrara marble bathrooms to create the ultimate escape.
Timeless elegance abounds in the Rondeel Building, where the typical guestroom experience has been elevated to include living accommodation, an indulgently oversized bathroom and a private office area with generous workdesk. Superior rooms At 25 sq m, Superior rooms are ideal for a cosy retreat. Double-glazed windows ensure a peaceful stay with enchanting vistas over Amsterdam’s city centre or the interior courtyard. Courtyard Superior rooms are a contrast to those with bustling views of the city and are ideal for guests seeking a haven of quiet.
DUTCH MASTERS WING Deluxe rooms
Prestige One-bedroom suites
At 25 to 35 sq m, Deluxe rooms deliver a perfect office away from home with a work desk and increased closet space for added convenience. With a choice of views over Amsterdam’s historical city centre, the Amstel River or the interior courtyard, some Deluxe rooms also boast a private balcony.
At 40-50 sq m, with either an open floorplan or separate living area, Junior suites are reminiscent of a metropolitan apartment. Colours and patterns extend from the selected Dutch Masters painting into the room, and are complemented by views of Amsterdam’s historic city centre, the Amstel River or interior courtyard. Balconies are available in some Junior suites
At 65 to 85 sq m, Prestige One-bedroom suites are for guests seeking enhanced luxury and space. A separate living area includes a dining or conference table, while classic or modern designs create individual layouts and historical architectural details. Colours and patterns extend from the selected Dutch Masters painting into the room, and double-glazed windows offer picturesque views of Amsterdam’s historic city centre as well as romantic views of the Amstel River. Balconies are available in some Prestige suites.
Premium Deluxe rooms At 30 - 40 sq m, Premium Deluxe rooms combine work with relaxation by balancing luxury with space. The interiors blend classic design with modern amenities, while doubleglazed windows afford picturesque views of Amsterdam’s historic city centre as well as romantic vistas of the Amstel River. Some Premium Deluxe rooms also boast a private balcony.
Deluxe One-bedroom suites At 50 - 60 sq m, Deluxe Onebedroom suites offer the added comfort of a separate living area. Classic or modern designs offer unique layouts, historical architectural accents and picturesque city panoramas as well as enchanting Amstel River views. Balconies are available in some Deluxe suites.
The new all-suite Dutch Masters Wing features prestigious art and creative architecture. Each of the 23 suites boasts a replica of a Dutch Masters painting from the nearby Rijksmuseum as well as magnified details from each work. Several suites, such as the Provocateur, are similar to loft apartments, while others are reminiscent of a modern piedà-terre, with sliding glass doors that separate the bedroom, living room and entry foyer for added privacy. Bold and vintage colours from each Dutch Masters painting fuse verve and panache with hints of history. Modern design aligns comfort with the latest technology, including an iPad, iPod docking station, Bose sound system, gently heated floors, subtle motion-detecting floor lighting and bath mirrors with built-in televisions. An oversized marble and mosaic bathtub and separate rain and hand-held shower heads complete the luxurious amenities.
An intimate, handsome suite, ideal for an extended stay or abbreviated city break.
De L’Europe houses several of Europe’s largest and most strikingly luxurious one-of-a-kind suites, readily befitting their Signature status. The six-bedroom Penthouse Suite stands alone in offering a private riverside terrace, while the Provocateur echoes Vincent van Gogh with its starry night ceiling of lights twinkling over the generous circular bed.
Deluxe One-bedroom suite Echoing an exclusive apartment, with a cosy separate living area for added comfort.
Prestige One-bedroom suite An elegant oversized one-bedroom suite with a generous living area boasting a conference table for private meetings or intimate dinner parties.
Additional Services In addition to a convenient location, elegantly appointed accommodation, world-class dining options and outstanding meeting facilities, De L’Europe guests enjoy the following: Guest Services • Pre-arranged attraction tickets • Butler service for packing and unpacking • Clefs D’Or concierge • Business Centre with secretarial assistance • Valet parking service • 24 hour in-room dining • Limousine service • Private jetty • Personal shopping • Amenities for children • Babysitting service • Amenities for pets In Room Technology • iPad in every bedroom • Complimentary high speed wireless internet • Bose surround-sound system in bedroom and bathroom • Flat-screen LCD TV with DVD/radio/CD/iPod docking station • Safety deposit box with laptop outlet
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dégustation GUIDE De L’Europe is a hub of haute cuisine, boasting a selection of the city’s finest restaurants overseen by Executive Chef Richard van Oostenbrugge. Bord’Eau has redefined Amsterdam’s fine dining scene. Hoofdstad Brasserie is perfect for a sophisticated yet casual riverside bite. With its plush interior, Freddy’s remains the city’s iconic bar, while Hèt Terras offers a contemporary take on café classics, and the city’s most authentic Afternoon Tea is served in the Promenade.
Bord’Eau Pages 8-9
Hoofdstad Brasserie Pages 10-11
Promenade Pages 12-13
Freddy’s Bar Pages 10-11
Hèt Terras Pages 12-13
Les Caves De L’Europe Pages 12-13
Reservations Tel 020 531 17 77 - www.leurope.nl
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Amsterdam’s finest hotel bar.
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private dining room for up to fourteen guests. “Walls of Wine” featuring outstanding selections from Les Caves De L’Europe, the hotel’s impeccable wine cellar, create a timelessly glamorous cocoon in which to savour Bord’Eau’s signature creations
Fumoir With a selection of the world’s finest cigars, De L’Europe’s fumoir offers an escape to a genteel era of smoking rooms and gentlemen’s clubs.
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Centrally located on the banks of the Amstel River, De L’Europe is perfectly placed for Amsterdam’s most heralded museums and points of interest. Schiphol International Airport is a 25-minute drive, while the city’s Centraal Station is just a few blocks away from the hotel. Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14 1012 CP Amsterdam . The Netherlands T: +31 (0)20 531 17 77 F: +31 (0)20 531 17 78 E: email@example.com www.leurope.nl
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Memberships & Partnerships A sophisticated hotel synonymous with refined elegance, De L’Europe enjoys alliances with the finest brands and boasts membership of the world’s most respected hospitality organisations, including: The Leading Hotels of the World American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts Virtuoso Andrew Harper Ensemble Travel Group Alliance Gastronomique
At De L’Europe, we turn travel dreams into
Awards & Accolades
reality. Drawing on years of research, our
Golden Green Key 2012
talented concierge team expertly creates
Bib Gourmand 2012
unique experiences to unveil Amsterdam’s
Condé Nast Traveler 2011 Gold List
hidden gems. From museums and designer
Elite Traveler July 2011 “Top 101 Suites”
boutiques to theatre and fine dining, our
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knowledge of Europe’s most intriguing capital city to design the ultimate adventure.
Condé Nast Traveler “Gold List”: Northern Europe Top 50 Hotels Golden Green Key