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Hotel de l'Europe Review
Movie buffs may remember this gracious landmark overlooking the Amstel River and the Muntplein as the setting of Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent; all guests will relish the reproductions of Dutch masters, handsome carpets, and all sorts of other luxuries. The chandeliered lobby is aglow with a gold-trimmed ceiling—the perfect setting for high tea (served in full glory here); the restaurant is famed for the city's finest French food; and Freddy's Bar, named after Freddy Heineken, of the beer dynasty that owns the hotel, serves award-winning cocktails. The most luxurious accommodations are in the Dutch Masters wing, comprising 23 suites, in an adjoining building.
A Grand AmsterDame
Five-star service meets iEra demands in this bastion of Old World grandeur. Since its beginnings as an inn in 1638, the property has housed royalty and celebrities. Current owners, the Heineken family (yes, the beer brand), recently hipped up the hotel with €61 million in renovations, including two re-concepted restaurants, a top-of-the-line spa, and daily Champagne sabrage ceremony at Freddy's Bar, the famous waterside watering hole. Spacious guest rooms feature replica Dutch Master paintings and Golden Age styling, which are delightfully contrasted by modern touches like iPads and Nespresso machines.
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