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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.

Leidsekade 97 - 1017PN - Amsterdam, Nederland | Show on map
+31 (0)20 556 3000

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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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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Amsterdam Airport Express

Amsterdam Airport Express

After arrival at Schiphol Airport you just want to check-in at your hotel as fast as possible. Amsterdam Airport Express departs 24/7 every 15 minutes to Amsterdam Centre. Therefore this service brings you directly to the museum district and shopping district, where many hotels are situated, within approximately 30 minutes.

Amsterdam Airport Express departs from platform B9 in front of the main plaza. At this location you will find service hosts and a service desk. Besides there is a handy summary of many hotels and their nearest bus stop. 

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.

More information can be found here.

 Amsterdam Airport Express

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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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newport beach, CA
5 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.
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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,
Tucson, Arizona
 of 5 stars
“Great Stay”

We had a great trip to Amsterdam made perfect by our stay at the Amsterdam American Hotel. The property is located in the old part of the city near museums and good restaurants. There is a street car stop in front of the hotel and other public transit is a short walk from the hotel. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The rooms are small and the bath tiny but functional. The hotel was clean and the property is well maintained. The breakfast buffet in the dining room is the perfect way to start your day. The outside bar and café is a perfect place to enjoy the evening sunset with a glass of wine or beer. This is a historic property constructed in the early years of the 20th century. The architectural details are worth noting, particularly the impressive four story stained glass window in the stairway. I would stay at this property again.
Owner Response of Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. It is a pleasure to read that the hotel contrubited to a perfect stay in Amsterdam! We look forward to welcome you again in the near future. With best regards,
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway

Landmark Hotel at the best location in Amsterdam.Great reception staff,excellent barmen at the historical Bar Americaine and a beautiful art nouveau restaurant!Clean rooms with nice views and a pleasant short walk to everything.My favourite hotel in Amsterdam !
Owner Response of Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and review posting. It is a pleasure for our team to read that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to see you again. With best regards,
Toronto, Canada
 of 5 stars
“You can find a better hotel”

On June 7 we drove from Bruges to Amsterdam for a three day stay in Hotel American Hotel- Hampshire Eden. Before the review of the hotel I would like to write a little about my impression of the Amsterdam. It was a Saturday when we arrived in Amsterdam. This was our first time in this city and we were looking forward to a new experience. But soon we discovered Amsterdam like many other big cities has it's own problems and shortcomings. Although there are nice, quiet and clean residential areas, nice buildings with distinctive Dutch architecture along the many canals but the central Amsterdam was extremely crowded, noisy , streets were not clean and cacophony of the combination of the crowd, the bikes, motorcycles, cars and trams was really overwhelming. One of the highlights of our stay was the visit to Van Gogh museum which houses more than 200 original works of the painter. We also took two tours organized by Viatour. The first was Amsterdam city sightseeing tour which was a combination of 3 hours of bus and one our of canal cruise. Although it was a good way to see the different parts of the city but the 3 hour of the bus tour was a little bit too long. The second was Canal cruise with dinner. This was more enjoyable and the food which was prepared on board was good Wine and beer was also included in the price of the tour. I am sure there are many small towns and villages in Holland that one can visit and enjoy but to me one visit to Amsterdam is enough. Based on on-line information including TripAdvisor I reserved Hotel American Hotel- Hampshire Eden. According to those information this was supposed to be recently renovated hotel. However by my observation if any renovation was done it must have been a very superficial one. To me this was an old and tiered hotel. The room which I had reserved was ``deluxe room with canal view``which supposedly was the best side of the hotel. The room size was O.K. but the furniture, the decoration and everything else was dated. There was a lot of outside noise from the boats, the cars, constant sirens of ambulance and fire trucks, the talking and shouting of people in front of the hotel ( continued non stop until early Sunday morning hours) which kept me awake all night. The next day we requested a change of room but was informed all rooms were booked and the fact that the canal side was the ``quieter`` side of the hotel. This for the cost of 263 Euro (about 398 Canadian dollars). The breakfast was not even included and was about 20 Euro per person if one decided to have breakfast in the dark and depressing dining room of the hotel. If you are planing to visit Amsterdam do yourselves a favor and find another hotel.
Owner Response of Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden
Dear Guest, thank you for your visit and review posting. Although we regret that Amsterdam did not meet your expectations, we can not relate to these comments since they are a personal point of view of the city Amsterdam. We are sorry for the miscommunications with regards to a recent renovation. However we are pleased to inform that the room decor that you have described in your review is up for renovation during this year, and we regret that the outside noise had a negative effect on your comfort. Unfortunately we are not your type of hotel, but we can assure you that your comments have been taken seriously and discussed with the team. 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.

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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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