The most wonderful time of the year is upon us and hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam is getting ready for a very special Festive Season. After two years of celebrating the Festive Season a little differently, this year’s festivities will be truly memorable. Immerse in festive cheer at The Grand and join the memorable festive celebrations, guaranteed to deliver heart-warming and unique experiences that
uplift everyone’s holiday spirit.
THE GRAND CHRISTMAS BRUNCH
There is nothing more festive than a richly filled brunch on Christmas morning. On the 25th of December, the historical Council Chamber of The Grand will be the décor for an enchanting brunch, with sparkling decorations, live music, savoury delights and scrumptious sweets. Invite your beloved friends and family for the ultimate Christmas Brunch at The Grand!
FESTIVE CELEBRATIONS AT RESTAURANT BRIDGES
Restaurant Bridges offers exceptional gastronomic quality in an accessible atmosphere to enjoy exquisite food, inviting service and conviviality. Executive Chef Raoul Meuwese describes his dishes as “classic and traditional French, with international influences and a local touch.” He prefers to work with fish and local products which are sustainability grown or caught and based on these products he creates dishes according to the season.
This December, the restaurant will be transformed into a unique fine dining Winter Wonderland. Indulge in a five course lunch Menu du Chef or seven course dinner Menu du Chef, created by
Executive Chef Raoul Meuwese. Be surprised by the joyful flavours of delightful dishes, served by Maître Marco Westra and his team. Let Sommelier Roos Stevens add her sparkle to your experience with a surprising wine pairing that remind you of the holiday spirit. Team Bridges will ensure a tasteful and joyful celebration during this year’s Festive Season!
MEDITERRANEAN HOLIDAYS AT ORIOLE GARDEN BISTRO
Oriole Garden Bistro breaths the feeling of a Mediterranean garden, with its lush greenery that brings the beautiful outside garden indoors. The bright golden Oriole bird invites everyone to feel free and enjoy the very best of the Mediterranean.
During the Festive Season, the inviting interior will be enhanced with sparkling decorations and beautiful Christmas trees. Step into this
joyful place and enjoy a delicious four course lunch or dinner Menu du Chef, accompanied by dazzling wines. Team Oriole cannot wait to welcome you and your family and friends to celebrate together, just like it should be!
PRIVATE CELEBRATIONS AT A MAGICAL PLACE
Are you looking for the perfect location for an intimate Festive lunch or dinner together with your family and friends? The Grand provides various private rooms to host your festive celebration in one of the most sought-after properties in the heart of Amsterdam. Five of their private rooms are listed as historical monuments and were taken into use when The Grand served as the city hall of Amsterdam. A very special location for a very special festive experience that will take you back in time.
ULTIMATE RELAXATION DURING THE HOLIDAYS
In the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city centre of Amsterdam, you will find ultimate relaxation at the Sofitel SPA. Why not take some time to experience a truly relaxing moment during this Festive Season? A visit to the Sofitel SPA awakens the senses whilst completely reenergizing the mind, body and spirit.
Therapies and treatments from around the world meet the refinement and skills of the latest trends in French cosmetology to create an exhilarating, uplifting and rejuvenating spa experience.
The Sofitel SPA team, led by Angela Riksten, is committed to provide the highest quality of service. Designed over two floors, Sofitel SPA offers a range of services including treatments or (couple) massages and facials, a hammam, sauna, heated indoor swimming pool and a relaxation room.
Forget about the Christmas rush and enjoy a relaxing duo massage for you and your partner at the Sofitel SPA. What’s a celebration without bubbles? A delicious glass of Champagne will be on the house for you to enjoy while you unwind at our spa. Each of you chooses a massage or treatment of your preference and the Sofitel SPA therapists will do the rest.
ALICE IN THE GRAND WINTER WONDERLAND
Spark this year’s festive feeling with the inspiring Alice in The Grand Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea, prepared by talented pastry chef Alice Stancanelli and her team!
Lewis Caroll’s inspired afternoon tea is given a festive twist this December. Throughout the afternoon, you will be reading about Pastry Chef Alice and her adventures at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam. Inside this beautiful and historical building, she meets the most special characters and experiences extraordinary things, while discovering all the secrets of The Grand. Admire the dazzling decorations in Library ‘Or’ while listening to classic carols and indulge in savoury & sweet ‘eat me’ delights. Warm up your holiday spirit and be amazed by the delicious ‘drink me’ teas, specially selected by our Tea Sommelier Cecilia Tjing.
ABOUT SOFITEL LEGEND THE GRAND AMSTERDAM
Located between two historical canals in the heart of the city, Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam boasts a rich history. From a 15thcentury convent to royal lodgings to Dutch admiralty headquarters to the city hall of Amsterdam. The Grand offers five-star luxury in a unique ‘Amsterdam’ ambiance, furnished with French elegance and grandeur. The rooms, restaurants, bars, banquet halls and beautiful Garden Terrace captivate and seduce everyone into visiting this unique hotel.