The former office of the major Dutch shipping companies is glorious from the outside, with stone and brick decoration, while the public rooms (though not all of the guest quarters) retain the distinctive style of the Amsterdam School, a Dutch version of Art Nouveau. Original sculptures, wood paneling, and stained-glass art remain in lounges and the lovely breakfast room, while the spacious, high-ceilinged guest quarters have been brought somewhat blandly up to date. The staff is friendly and professional, and a stay here ensures quiet luxury in the city center.
Feb 5, 2014
This is simply a wonderful hotel, five minutes walk from the Central station. I had a deluxe room, which was large and beautifully decorated, with a large bathroom with both bath and shower. It was also spotlessly clean. The room was at the back of the hotel, so I did not have a 'view', but on the positive side it was very quiet. The hotel's décor is stunning and it has a very elegant restaurant. The staff are very friendly and efficient. I
highly recommend it and will definitely stay there again.
Oct 23, 2007
While not a five star hotel you will not be disappointed in the Grand. It has a perfect quiet location in the heart of Amsterdam close to everything.