The history of Amsterdam reflected

As well as housing fantastic hotel rooms and suites, there’s the fine-dining restaurant Bridges, gardenbistro Oriole which serves Mediterranean dishes, a traditional Dutch brown café and Library ‘Or’ where you can enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea. This makes The Grand the perfect stop for the discerning business traveller or for a luxury stay in Amsterdam.

The history of this luxury hotel is deeply entwined with the past of the city – from a 15th-century convent to royal lodgings to Dutch Admiralty headquarters to the city hall of Amsterdam. Now, after a careful renovation by French designer Sybille de Margerie, it is a place of hospitality, art and culture. Bold colours set off creamy marble; contemporary lights glimmer on graceful arches and stained glass; rosewood handrails sweep up to luxurious suites and rooms. Its magnificent banqueting facilities include the Council Chamber where the Netherlands’ former queen, Princess Beatrix, married in 1966.

All 179 rooms have a legendary Sofitel MyBed and a modern bathroom with walk-in shower. Dressing gowns and slippers are provided for extra comfort. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire hotel, while extra flourishes, such as poetry and fragments of the rich history, captivate and seduce anyone who visits the hotel.