The construction of the new hotel started and it was re-opened on September 23rd, 1896 under the name Hotel de L’Europe. The architect, Mr. W. Hamer, who also designed Hotel Suisse,which has sadly since burned down,in Kalverstraat and the pavilion in Vondelpark, succeeded in incorporating certain elements of the old style of the side façades into the new building, giving the exterior a romantic feel.
The building was founded on approximately 620 piles and comprised of natural stone and red brick in Renaissance style.The new hotel included a large new that served as a cafe with an outdoor terrace overlooking the river.
The new hotel had 50 guest rooms, a lovely dining room, an event space titled Amstelkamer as well as a smaller one for intimate dinners called the Muntkamer, named after the century-old Munt Tower across the street from the hotel. It also had a special banquet hall and a reception hall, The Rondeel Room, with a beautiful view of the river. On the top floor, there were several smaller venues. With its elevator, central heating, gas and electricity, the hotel provided all the luxuries and comforts of a real first-class hotel at the time, especially since it also had a bathroom and toilet on every floor.