Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam offers five-star luxury in a unique historical ambiance. Experience luxury in every room and suite while discovering the history of Amsterdam. Indulge in the culinary excellence that has evolved over centuries. Nestled within the historic building of The Grand, The Flying Dutchman captures the essence of Dutch ‘gezelligheid’, which means conviviality, blending tradition with sophistication. Overlooking the enchanting inner garden, this inviting Dutch brown café is a place where everyone feels at home. It's the perfect place for relaxation, business, and private events.
A HIDDEN GEM: THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
With the warm and inviting ambiance of this traditional brown café, The Flying Dutchman is a part in the historical heart of Amsterdam where everyone feels at home. It is one of the places where known and unknown guests have come together for over centuries. Guests get to enjoy the casual atmosphere of the classic interior or take a seat on the cosy terrace in the beautiful inner garden while indulging in a diverse selection of Dutch and local Amsterdam beers or exploring the extensive collection of whiskies and spirits. Whether it is to watch a sports game on TV with a friend, host a casual business meetup, or simply relax with a post-work beer; The Flying Dutchman is the perfect place to enjoy the evening. The bar is also available for private gatherings and can comfortably accommodate up to 40 guests, to create lasting memories in an inviting and sophisticated atmosphere.
THE STORY ABOUT THE FICTIVE GHOST SHIP
Besides the inviting and alluring atmosphere, The Flying Dutchman also adds to the history of The Grand with a fictive story about a ghost ship that will never make it to a port. In 1676, the ship of Captain Willem van der Decken disappeared in a storm, after he proceeded his journey against the wishes of the crew and the weather gods. Since then, he is doomed to sail the seas for eternity and to this day, the story of the ship ‘that flies over the waves’ is told by sailors all over the world.
THE GLENFIDDICH WHISKEY EXPERIENCE
The talented bartenders, who are always in for a laugh and a good talk, happily surprise guests with an extensive collection of Glenfiddich whiskies. Executive Chef Raoul Meuwese has prepared a delicious selection of bites to offer guests the opportunity to discover the flavors of whiskies in an extraordinary way.
Whether you choose one of the special Whisky Flights or prefer an exclusive whiskey tasting to discover three different types of Glenfiddich whiskies, this experience will elevate your evening.
Let The Flying Dutchman be your favourite café in the heart of Amsterdam!
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