Since 1896, De L’Europe Amsterdam has been one of Europe’s leading luxury hotels. With its recent extensive renovations and redesign, the hotel aims to create a timelessly classic interior that feels familiar at the same time. By incorporating round shapes, soft lines and layered elements the studio was able to give the interior a friendly and inviting appeal.
The lounges, public areas, private event rooms, three restaurants and bars all underwent a renovation, with the rooms to follow in 2021. Preserving the distinct stately character of the hotel, the new interior conveys the hotel’s historical grandeur and international allure with timeless style and refined elegance set within the world of Original Amsterdam Luxury.
“We are very proud to show the results of our redesign to our guests and the rest of the world. The entire ground floor has been given a complete new look and new offerings have been added to the hotel. Building a bridge between the past and the present, De L’Europe is ready to start a new chapter with it’s interior design. Warm, comfortable, intimate, sophisticated and it reflects the grandeur of the rich history of our hotel. It creates a new dynamic and sense of liveliness for hotel guests and locals alike,” says Edward Leenders, Managing Director:
From beautiful long lines of sight that entice guests to walk from one room to another, to authentic 17th-century art together with bespoke furniture and rich, natural materials. Each space boasts a unique interior that seamlessly blends the past and present.
“We don’t like to throw away the useful items and start from scratch,” says Dax Roll, cofounder of local design firm Nicemakers, “We wanted to bring back the hotel’s original allure and its classic luxury but without getting an old-fashioned or dusty feeling.”
Nicemakers refreshed the interior’s existing palette to accentuate the splendour of its original elements by incorporating round shapes, soft lines, and layered elements throughout the public areas. With new dining and retail outlets, as well as a library, the 111-key property’s ground floor serves as the centre-piece of the design and is united by red accents—highlighted in marble, curtains, and original flooring—“to make the entire ground floor feel as one space,” Roll adds.
Further, custom light fixtures and bespoke furniture imbue a modern feel to the storied building, notable in the Mendo bookstore, which was conceived as intimate apartment showcasing a personal literary collection, and its two F&B outlets. The Trattoria Graziella restaurant calls to mind palatial kitchens of Venice with stone floors, marble, and pastel tones, while Marie evokes the warmth of a French brasserie with a skylight sheathed in coloured glass inspired by the hotel’s original design.
De L’Europe wanted to capture the essence of Original Amsterdam Luxury and the vivid liberal culture of Amsterdam to open up the characteristic building for guests by creating new spaces in the hotel. A new wing was created, called ‘t Huys. ‘t Huys, old Dutch for “house”, has become a place where Amsterdam icons of art, style and luxury come together under one roof.
With the internationally known candy store for book aficionado’s MENDO, high-end florist The Wunderkammer, locally renowned beauty institute Skins Spa and an authentic Italian trattoria Graziella, ‘t Huys offers an extraordinary experience for hotel guests and locals alike.
With the redesign De L’Europe reinforces its position as exclusive hotel in the very heart of Amsterdam and its role of guardian of local culture and craftmanship. With the redesign the hotel will reinforce its position within the luxury hospitality. A timeless classic, elegant and feminine design permeated with the bold spirit of Amsterdam: a home to the lover of the true and beautiful.