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Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American ★★★★

Leidsekade 97 - 1017PN - Amsterdam, Nederland | |
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  • Bar Americain
  • Café American
  • Luxury room
“Luxurious hotel at the Leidse square with the famous Café Americain and Bar Americain”
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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Gold
  • Terrace
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Classic American Room
Deluxe American Room
Junior American Suite
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A hotel with a rich history

Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American 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 Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American 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 Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American 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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1 november - 4 november 19:00 - 02:00 uur


19 november - 30 november  


23 november - 30 november  

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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. Read 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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76% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 1.343 reviews
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New York City, New York
4 of 5 stars
“Great Location”

This was our first visit to Amsterdam and we were vey happy with the location of the hotel. We had easy access to all methods of transportation. Breakfast service was attentive, and that is the only meal we had at the hotel. The room was a sufficient size, not huge. The rooms were dated but overall they were clean. If you get a good value on the room go for it.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and your review posting. The dated rooms are in the process of refurbishment. Thank you for your recommendation. With best regards,
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Belfast, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Great hotel”

Great hotel stunning both outside and in , rooms where of a good standard and very clean . The area around the hotel had a great atmosphere with lots to do . Would defiantly stay again when visiting Amsterdam and would highly recommend the hotel to anyone .
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and your review posting. Your recommendation and promise to return is much appreciated. We hope to see you back soon. With best regards,
DC Metro area
 of 5 stars
“This hotel has it all”

My mom and I finished our mini European tour in Amsterdam and this hotel was my favorite of all three! After a long train ride from London and a quick check in, I was over joyed when I walked into our room. It was the largest room I'd seen in 6 days. Our double room turned out to be more like a mini apt with a queen in the main room and a double bed in a seperate cove in the back. Fresh towels and toiletries were on our beds each day we returned. The staff was very helpful with directions and things to do around town. Pros: The location is in the midst if it all. Shops, restaurants, the various trams and many museums are only a short walk away. There is a bus stop to/from the airport for only €5 and the tram from the train station which both stop directly in front the hotel. Breakfast was included and consisted of meats cheese breads eggs juices and mimosas. Free wifi. Cons: I didn't want to check out! Overall: Amsterdam is an amazing city and I would definitely stay here again.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and your review posting. It makes us very proud that you thoroughly enjoyed Amsterdam and our hotel. Your recommendation is much appreciated. We hope to see you back soon! With best regards,
 of 5 stars
“Weekend Away”

Just stayed at this hotel in a classic room with balcony overlooking the canal. The hotel was classy, comfortable and very well presented. It's in a good location and just a short tram ride to dam square. Didn't use the restaurant or bar facilities as we had much to see and do in a short period of time. Would stay again and highly recommend this hotel.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank your visit and your review posting. Although you expierenced a "compact" stay only, you seemed to have enjoyed our hotel thoroughly enough to recommend it. We are happy to hear that we shall be your residence of choice upon your next Amsterdam visit. With best regards,
Charlotte, North Carolina
 of 5 stars
“Great location, nice balcony”

Reasonably priced nice hotel right at the base of the city center. Friendly front desk staff, walking distance to great shopping, restaurants, public transportation, and nightlife. It is probably a 20-30 minute walk to the Red Light district, the Dam, Westerkerk, the Ann Frank house, and everything else the center city has to offer. There are plenty of bicycle rental shops nearby, as bicycle is truly the best way to get around the city. Request a room with a balcony. Some face the canal, and these are very quiet rooms, others face the plaza, which I enjoyed siiting out on my balcony, watching the people go by, and sipping a cold Belgium beer. All-in-all, a pretty good choice when visiting Amsterdam.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and your review posting. We are glad to read that you deem our property the right choice for an Amsterdam visit. Upon your next visit, please ask our concierge for our complimentary bicycles (based on availibility). 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,- p.p.

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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