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Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden ★★★★

Leidsekade 97 - 1017PN - Amsterdam, Nederland | |
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“Luxurious hotel at the Leidse square with the famous Café Americain and Bar Americain”
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A hotel with a rich history

Amsterdam American Hotel – Hampshire Eden has a rich history. In 1882, the first hotel guests stayed at this unique location on Leidseplein. The current building dates from 1902 and is a wonderful example of Jugenstil. Right at the centre of this national monument is Café Americain, the hotspot where (hotel) guests and Amsterdam residents enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Step outside the Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden and you find yourself at the heart of cultural life in Amsterdam. On and around Leidseplein, there are numerous cafés and restaurants, clubs and theatres. The three most important museums in the city are also within walking distance: the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum.

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Shopping, dining, art, culture and relaxation

The Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden is located in the heart of Amsterdam. All you have to do is step outside and you are in the middle of Leidseplein. The perfect starting point for some serious shopping, lunch and dinner, or for art, culture and relaxation:

Find inspiration in the Van Gogh Museum. This is the only place in the world where there are so many paintings by Vincent van Gogh on display together. The regular collection comprises over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and over 750 letters. The Stedelijk Museum is the MoMA of Amsterdam. Prime pieces are The Beanery by Edward Kienholz and works by Kazimir Malevitsj, Matisse, Het Bauhaus and De Stijl. Besides Rembrandt's Nightwatch, the Rijksmuseum also has masterpieces by Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals.

See a show at the DeLaMar Theatre, the Stadsschouwburg or Theater Bellevue. During the summer from June to September, you can see free shows - cabaret, music and dance - in the Vondelpark Openluchttheater.

Pop podiums
For pop concerts, you can visit the famous pop temples Paradiso and De Melkweg.

On the water
See the city of Amsterdam from a totally different angle and take a tour boat or water taxi.

Public transport
The Location offers an easy access to the public transportation. The airport bus 197 stops right at the doorstep of the hotel, which makes it easy to make your way from Schiphol for about €5,-. 


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Rooms, rates & package deals

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Classic American Room 20-30 sqm | twin, queen or king bed | non smoking | airco | Wi-Fi | coffee/tea facilities | minibar | safe | bath/shower combi Check availability

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Deluxe American Room 30-35 sqm | twin or king bed | non smoking | airco | Wi-Fi | coffee/tea maker | minibar | safe | bath/shower combi Check availability

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Junior American Suite 35-45 sqm | king bed | non smoking | airco | Wi-Fi | separate seating area | coffee/tea facilities | minibar | safe | bath/shower combi | Check availability

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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Gold
  • Terrace
  • Sauna
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • Room service
  • Cycle hire
  • Lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Child-friendly

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Airport Transportation

Airport Transportation

After arrival at Schiphol Airport you just want to check-in at your hotel as fast as possible. We recommend the following transportation options to get as quick as possible to Amsterdam American Hotel – Hampshire Eden

Paid parking is available on the Leidsekade or in the parking garage Byzantium which is approximately 200 meters walking distance. €2 per 20 minutes, €68 is the maximum day rate.

Public transport
Go to Amsterdam Central Station by train (15 minutes). Take tram number 1, 2 or 5. They stop just in front of the Amsterdam American Hotel – Hampshire Eden at stop “Leidsesquare”

Tip: Amsterdam Airport Express (bus) departs from platform B9 in front of the main plaza. At this location you will find service hosts and a service desk. A one-way tickets is € 5,00. There are also options to buy a return ticket € 10,00 or a 24 hour ticket for all the Amsterdam area € 13,50. Travel time until the Amsterdam American Hotel is approximately 30 minutes. Reed more here

Do you support a green planet? Use Taxi Electric for a comfortable and sustainable ride to our hotel. All cabs from Taxi Electric are equipped with Wi-Fi. So sit back and read a newspaper or surf the internet while our driver brings you smoothly and at a fixed rate to the Amsterdam American Hotel – Hampshire Eden.

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The famous Café and Bar Americain

The famous Café and Bar Americain

Café Americain
A phenomenon in Amsterdam and far beyond. Café Americain is a well known meeting place for writers, artists, performers and locals. In the beautiful art deco interior, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fine weather, the spacious terrace is a beautifully sheltered spot.
Every Saturday, you can enjoy Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, scones, bonbons, biscuits and a pot of special tea. Every Sunday, there is a Jazz Brunch with live music, good food and a relaxed lazy Sunday feel.

Bar Americain
No hotel bar in Amsterdam has welcomed such an eclectic mix of international stars as Bar Americain. Many famous guests have ordered a Lemon Jack or Sunset Amore here. Because cocktails are a house speciality. Not surprisingly, the bar is a hot spot for cocktail loving Amsterdam. Shaken or stirred, it's your call.

The famous Café and Bar Americain

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St. Louis, Mo
5 of 5 stars
“Great Place to Watch the Amsterdam Street Scene”

We enjoyed our stay here very much; the location is only a short stroll from the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum, and the outdoor bar and restaurant, while a bit pricey, are great places to sit and watch the amazing street scene - trams, buses, cars, and bicyclists and pedestrians dressed in every kind of clothes, all bustling around and somehow not colliding with each other. We suggest getting a room rate that includes breakfast, as the breakfast buffet was one of the largest and most varied we've seen. We will definitely stay here the next time we're in Amsterdam.
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New York City, New York
 of 5 stars
Solo travel
“good quality/price hotel”

very nice location; walking distance from any attraction, and next door to the bus to Schipol airport. you have to book a room on the canal, so you can see the traffic of the boats, and it is situated at one of the boat stops. staff is very nice, the room are old fashioned but clean, and the wifi works.
Owner Response of Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and your review posting. We are glad to hear that you deem our product and services value for money. Of course it is our aim to not only meet your expectations upon your next stay but to exceed them. Best regards,
Cambridge, MA
 of 5 stars
“This is the Hampshire Eden you want to book”

I've just come back from a week long conference in Amsterdam. There is another Hampshire Eden Hotel in town, which was on the conference list, but we didn't realize that and we booked this one, the American Hotel, by mistake. A very happy mistake. This is a beautiful, centrally located, air conditioned hotel, with a very nice restaurant right on Leidseplein (the Cafe Americain) where we had a good meal while watching life on the square. The Other Hampshire Eden was not nearly so nice. My single room was clean and lovely, with a balcony overlooking the fountain in front. Our friends were jealous. The staff here were extremely kind and helpful--one of my colleagues had her handbag snatched in a restaurant near the University and needed lots of help replacing her passport, credit cards, everything. The free wifi has to be renewed on a daily basis, a minor hassle compared to the many conveniences, one of which is a business center equipped with working computers and printers at no charge. (Note to hotel: not all the folks in the business center are actually staying at the hotel.) I took a van from the airport for 17 euros, but on the way home I took the #197 bus in front of the hotel, which takes you directly to the airport for only 5 euros. You definitely do not need a taxi--I had no trouble getting my admittedly small carry on into the bus, and there were plenty of seats for the ride of less than half an hour. Of course I would have taken it from the airport as well if I realized it stops directly in front of the hotel. If you have lots of luggage, the shuttle van (it's blue) can be booked and it comes right to the door of the hotel where people will help you. Bravo, American Hotel! You made my trip a pleasure, and you helped my stressed friend take care of the aftermath of a very disruptive loss.
Owner Response of Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and review posting. We are very pleased to read that you had such a pleasant stay. Your compliments are very rewarding for our team. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the near future.
newport beach, CA
 of 5 stars
“Best location for all activities”

We stayed 3 nights here and loved it. The business center has every charger imaginable so that was nice and breakfast was also very nice. Besides the great rooms and service you CAN NOT BEAT THE LOCATION. It is super close and centrally located. We were able to go to the Anne Frank house easily as well as all the museums and shopping areas and the brewery. I also enjoyed the nearby park that was sponsored by New Balance which includes a run club and map of the park.
Owner Response of Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden
Dear Guest, thank you for your visit and review posting. We are very pleased to read that you had such a lovely stay. We hope that we may welcome you again! With best regards,
The Hague, The Netherlands
 of 5 stars
“City trip”

My husband and I did a quick Amsterdam city trip and spent one night. Our stay at the American was very nice. It was a rare, very hot weekend and so glad the room had airco that worked well. The Hotel location can't be beat and the room had plenty of space, good value for the money.
Owner Response of Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and review posting. We are very pleased to read that you had such a pleasant stay. We hope that we may welcome you back in the near future. With best regards,

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Meetings in the heart of Amsterdam.

Meetings in the heart of Amsterdam.

Everything has been provided for business travellers to make their stay as pleasant as possible. Relaxing after work or finishing off some business - it's all possible. For guests, there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, extensive 24 hour room service, express check out, business TV channel (English) and a business centre. Public transport leaves right in front of the door; there's a standard rate for the taxi to Schiphol Airport. Relax in the free gym and sauna.

Café Americain can be exclusively hired for a dinner, fashion show, product presentation or reception for a maximum of 330 guests. For business meetings, there are four stylish banqueting halls. Three of these can be interconnected. In the various rooms, you can host a meeting for a maximum of 110 people, dine with 125 guests and give a party for 225 people.

Bigger congress or event?Watch our video below.

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Attractive Meeting Deals from €55,- per person

Hampshire Hotels has compiled a number of attractive meeting deals for you. All required services are included and the price is per person. Nice and simple!

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Meetings in the heart of Amsterdam.

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Tie the knot in a wedding boat.

Tie the knot in a wedding boat.

Your wedding day should be unforgettable and above all hassle free. This is one of the most important days of your life and also one of the best. That’s why it's very important that all your wishes are taken into account, from the ceremony to the wedding night, so that, together with your family and friends, you can enjoy the day to the full. Hampshire Hotels are happy to help you organise your wedding right down to the last detail. You can for example use one of the attractive rooms with a view over the Singelgracht or the famous Café Americain. It is also possible to tie the knot in a ‘wedding boat’ that leaves from the jetty.

Official wedding venue : Yes
Maximum number of reception guests : 330
Maximum number of dinner guests : 230
Maximum number of party guests : 330
Outdoor party possibilities : 400
Bridal suite available : Yes
Number of rooms : 175
Entertainment management service : Yes
Wedding cake service : Yes
Flower-arranging service : Yes

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