Hotel Lion d’Or is the oldest surviving city hotel in Haarlem. What started out in 1839 as a public house, grew over the next 20 years into travellers’ lodgings with the name Lion d’Or. After purchasing neighbouring properties, the hotel grew further and in 1946 – more than a century after it was founded – the hotel was taken over by the Amstel Brewery. In the 1950s Lou Bandy, one of the most popular Dutch artists of the day, took the reins for a time. The hotel has always remained in private hands and since 2016 has been owned by the hotelier couple Berendsen from Haarlem. Under their inspiring leadership Hotel Lion d’Or has been restyled to create a contemporary feel without losing any of the authentic details.