125 Years

DE L’EUROPE
AMSTERDAM

We are incredibly proud to be celebrating our 125th anniversary this year. This anniversary marks 125 years of Original Amsterdam Luxury in its truest form.

Starting in 1896, the tale of De L’Europe Amsterdam reads like your favourite book. This is the story of the home of the lover of the true and beautiful.

125 YEARS OF DE L’EUROPE

In honour of our special anniversary, we are thrilled to invite guests to discover all the wonders of De L’Europe Amsterdam with our unique celebration packages. From private canal tours and Two MICHELIN-star dinners, to spending a night in the Garden of Eden and an unprecedented two-night buy out of our monumental building, these packages are filled with authentic experiences for all lovers of the true and beautiful.

€1.250.000

Are you brave enough to explore your wildest dreams? If you had the opportunity to step into the Garden of Eden, would you take it? De L’Europe Amsterdam invites you to challenge your imagination with the celebration of a lifetime. A two-night complete buyout of our iconic monumental building, a one-of-a-kind Salle Privée fragrance of your own composition, jewellery that resided in Amsterdam Hermitage museum for you to take home, are but a few components of this package of a lifetime. Embark on this journey and uncover a new reason to celebrate original Amsterdam luxury around every corner. Explore everything that is included in this unparalleled package.

DISCOVER THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME PACKAGE

€12.500

For this unique occasion we have asked our guest of honour, Madame De L’Europe, to create the ultimate original Amsterdam luxury experience for two. She invites you and your loved one to discover Amsterdam through her eyes and spend 125 hours in the heart of the city. This package includes a five-night stay in one of our Amstel river view Junior Suites adorned with personalised amenities.

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€1.250

Experience a day of immersive Amsterdam luxury. From the moment you arrive here at De L’Europe Amsterdam we invite you to discover a series of local surprises. This package includes a dining experience at your favourite authentic Italian Trattoria Graziella, a private historic walking tour by our very own local guardians of Dutch culture, and a world-class spa treatment for two at Skin’s Le Spa.

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As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, we want to give everyone the chance to discover what De L’Europe Amsterdam has to offer. Together with our 7 partners, we now proudly present 9 unique vouchers. With limited availability and a running-time of only 125 hours, we invite you to to explore the possibilities and encourage you to purchase your favourite experience vouchers while you still can!

  • De L’Europe Experience Stay

    150.00 including VAT

    A one-night in our luxurious hotel room, including an Intercontinental breakfast + Delicious...

  • Luxurious overnight stay in The Ravestijn Gallery

    150.00 including VAT

    Are you a lover of art and culture Enjoy one-night stay in our Ravenstijn Gallery suite There...

  • Amsterdam Fashion Week Suite Stay

    150.00 including VAT

    A one-night stay in our Amsterdam Fashion Week Suite, including a one-hour fashion consultancy by...

  • Graziella Lunch Voucher for 2

    75.00 including VAT

    Enjoy a three-course lunch at Graziella for 2 with wine pairings, water, and coffee Indulge in a...

  • Flore Lunch Voucher for 2

    125.00 including VAT

    Enjoy a three-course lunch at the two MICHELIN-star restaurant Flore for two Including wine...

  • Freddy’s Wine and Bitterballen

    12.00 including VAT

    A taste of Freddy’s Bar The Voucher Includes: 1 Freddy's Spritz 1 Cuvee Blanc...

  • Freddy’s Beer and Bitterballen

    12.00 including VAT

    This voucher includes four vaasjes and a portion of Bitterballen at Freddy's The bar where the late...

  • Skins Institute Spa Voucher 1p.

    110.00 including VAT

    Enjoy a full spa-day from 11 AM till 20 PM With one treatment of your choice, a massage, or a...

  • Marie Lunch Voucher 2p.

    75.00 including VAT

    A three-course lunch including wine pairing and water and coffee At Marie, a brasserie named after...

  • MADAME
    DE L'EUROPE’S
    STORIES

    Meet Madame De L’Europe, our special guest throughout our anniversary year. A purveyor of art, culture and all the other secret gems that Amsterdam has to offer, Madame de L’Europe offers up her tips to make your next visit to the city of canals the most memorable one yet.

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    Our history

    1482

    Start of building the first defence walls in Amsterdam. One of the wall towers was called ‘Rondeel’– right on the spot where De L’Europe is now standing.

    1638

    An Inn was built on the site of the old Rondeel tower.

    1772

    Very much needed renovations took place –including a new façade facing the Amstel river.

    1838 - 1845

    The Rondeel was auctioned and Mr. Wolters became the new owner. Renovations were done. The focus became not only gentleman’s travelling, but also families. He was a forerunner with this, since from 1880 all hotels would have this focus.

    1882

    The newspapers published the news that H.J. Wolters had sold the premises to R. Kamps and A.J.D. van den Berg. Since the new owners apparently expected a great influx of clientele coming for the World Fair in Amsterdam in 1883, they renovated the façade facing the Amstel River and added an additional floor.

    1896

    The construction of a new hotel started and on September 23rd Hotel De L’Europe opened her doors. The new hotel had 50 bedrooms, a lovely dining room and event spaces. It was a real first class hotel with its central heating, gas, electricity and an elevator.

    1910

    Two new improvements were made: a covered entrance and a lobby in Nieuwe Doelenstraat. By that time, the number of rooms had increased to 70.

    1981

    All 76 hotel rooms and three suites were refurnished and given color television with remote control, telephone with direct outside line, minibar, radio and air-conditioning were all installed. The new marble bathrooms had hairdryers and a second telephone. Both restaurants (Le Relais and Excelsior), Le Bar, the three banqueting rooms and the lounge were refurbished. In addition to this, a new terrace was built around the hotel. This work was completed in1984.

    1986

    Hotel De L’Europe purchased the two adjoining buildings, numbers 6 and 8. In the new extension 35 rooms, a fitness centre, and new banqueting rooms were added.

    1992

    The hotel consisted of 100 rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a terrace along the Amstel, banqueting rooms, a fitness centre and a business centre.

    1998

    The kitchen and the restaurant Le Relais were renovated. The same year the bar changed its name from Le Bar to Freddy’s, referring to the owner of the hotel, Alfred “Freddy” Heineken.

    2002

    The opportunity to purchase more buildings arose. Nieuwe Doelenstraat 10, 12 and 14 were purchased.

    2010

    Hotel De L’Europe opened an exclusive all-suite wing, known as the Dutch Masters Wing. Replicas of Dutch Masters that hang in the nearby Rijksmuseum adorned the walls of all suites in this wing.

    2019 -2020

    De L’Europe enhanced the design of the hotel, ‘T HUYS was opened and the hotel is ready for anew era of Original Amsterdam Luxury.

    2021

    Celebration of 125 years De L’ Europe.

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