Luxury hotel in Amsterdam

Dec 17th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Luxury hotel in Amsterdam

We're looking for a hotel in Amsterdam for our five-day trip in May. To celebrate our 10-year wedding anniversary, we want luxury luxury luxury! As this will be our first time in Amsterdam, we also want a great location. Does the Sofitel Legend the Grand fit the bill? Somewhere else instead?

FYI we are in our early 40s and are excited to see all the major museums and will probably take a day trip to see the tulips. Thanks!
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Dec 17th, 2012, 02:28 PM
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I visited that Grand hotel once. I don't think you will like the neighborhood. Maybe you could come and go by limo?

I suggest the Hotel Ambassade on Herrengracht. Maybe it's not fancy enough for you but I had a pleasant visit.
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Dec 17th, 2012, 02:30 PM
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Loved the Ambassade too but not luxury. Look at the Pulitzer.
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Dec 17th, 2012, 02:56 PM
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I agree- the Pulitzer. Great hotel and a lovely location.
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Dec 17th, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Stayed at the PUlitzer some years ago and still remember it as a very pleasant experience.
Good location too.
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Dec 17th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Take a look at the Hotel de l'Europe. Get a room with a balcony overlooking the Amstel River.
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Dec 17th, 2012, 04:56 PM
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We liked the Hotel Europe very much - but our stay was about 5 years ago.
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Dec 17th, 2012, 06:35 PM
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Would like to second the recommendations of Pulitzer. And the Ambassade. We think the Ambassade is a "twin" of the Pulitzer. Except for the brkfst. at the Pulitzer
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Dec 18th, 2012, 06:25 AM
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Spaarne, is that kind of snark really necessary? Come on, friend.
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Dec 18th, 2012, 07:20 AM
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The Grand is within spitting distance of, but not in the Red Light district. Hence Spaarne's comment. No need for a Limo, just be aware of where it is and which areas to avoid when going to and from the hotel, if the RLD doesn't appeal.

The Amstel is where the glitterati stay, but it has prices to match.
You could also consider the Conservatorium, the Amtrath, Okura or Krasnapolsky.
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Dec 18th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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We enjoyed the Movenpick a lot. It is a bit out of the way, but very quiet in the evenings. A 10 minute walk back to the train/bus station and you are on your way by local bus or train to other cities.
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Dec 18th, 2012, 03:37 PM
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I stayed at Krasnopolsky once some years ago. Not my favourite part of town.
Prefer Europa or Pulitzer location ( did not stay, just had drinks)
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Dec 24th, 2012, 08:03 AM
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Here's one worth thinking about:

The American Hotel, which is a listed monument and incorporates an Art-Deco cafe frequented by many Dutch residents. It's also located in the main entertainment zone called the Leidseplein so you won't have to walk far to find restaurants, cafes, theatres and cinemas. There's also a casino opposite the hotel. Here's Google Street View of the building: To turn the map around, click somewhere like a treetop and then press the left or right arrow key. The cream coloured building on the opposite side of the street is the Amsterdam Apple store in case you're in the market for a tax-free iPhone 5.
Here's the hotel's own site:
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Dec 24th, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Depending on when your trip is, you might not see a lot of tulips. Early May has a good possibility, but even then they could be past their prime.
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