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Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American ★★★★

Leidsekade 97 - 1017PN - Amsterdam, Nederland | info.american@hampshire-hotels.com | +31 (0)20 556 3000
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Classic American Room 18-30 sqm | twin, queen or king bed | non-smoking | air-conditioning | WiFi | 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 | air-conditioning | WiFi | coffee/tea maker | minibar | safe | bath/shower combi Check availability

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

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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:

Museums
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.

Theatre
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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Facilities

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Gold
  • Terrace
  • Sauna
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • Room service
  • Cycle hire
  • Lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Child-friendly
  • High Tea
  • Massage
  • Airconditioning
  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Bridal suite
  • Saftey deposit box
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Ticket service

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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 Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American.

Car
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 Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American 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

Taxi
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 Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American.

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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 day between 14.00 and 17.00 o'clock, you can enjoy Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, scones, bonbons, biscuits and a pot of special tea. Every  first 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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Reviews

Reviews

77% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 2.044 reviews
  • Excellent
    722
  • Very good
    858
  • Average
    303
  • Poor
    113
  • Terrible
    48
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GreenLeader
Eastbourne
5 of 5 stars
Couples
04-02-2016
“An extraodinary stay in the heart of Amsterdam!”

My wife and I spent three nights at this beautiful hotel to celebrate our anniversary and it was a marvellous experience! The hotel is in a prime location, having lots of restaurants and shopping on its doorstep, and most tourist attractions are a few minutes’ walk away. It is an older hotel that is still being renovated, but don't let its age scare you away. The turn of the 20th century architecture makes this a beautiful hotel that is rich in old style luxury, giving it lots of character. The view we had from our room was spectacular, overlooking the canal, a small park, and good portion of the city. It is worth it to pay the extra 30 euros a night for the canal view room. The staff are very polite and knowledgeable people who make the extra effort to ensure that you enjoy your stay. When I asked the staff to arrange for some roses and chocolates for the room, we were provided a beautiful bouquet of 20 high quality roses and bakery made chocolates. The area is quite at night and the bed was super comfortable making for easy sleeping. We could hear some construction noise during the day from the renovations, but it was minimal and we never saw a worker. The room was very clean and very nice with a spacious bathroom. The room was a nice size and had plenty of space for our luggage. The only thing we can say bad about the room is that the television was quite old and needed replacing, same with hair dryer, but I'm just being picky because overall the hotel is amazing. I highly recommend this hotel if you’re looking to stay in the heart of the city.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing our hotel to celebrate your anniversary and for your review. The TV's are indeed up for replacement. We are glad that we were able to contribute to such a satisfactory stay,. We hope to have you back for your next anniversary. With best regards,
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tel aviv
 of 5 stars
Couples
21-01-2016
“A wonderful hotel for a very good price! :)”

We were looking for a place to stay for a cold "wintery" weekend. We book the hotel only 3 days before our arrival (after cancelling another one...). booking it over the internet was very easy though we received a payment request for a much higher price than what we've ordered. We called the hotel and they apologies - and sent me the correct link. We arrived to the hotel and got a very warm welcome from the crew which noticed that it was my birthday - and gave us a bottle of wine and 2 glass - the WOW effect as i call it. We arrived to the room and though it was too small for us then we upgraded to a room with a view (Recommended!!!) for additional 30 euros per night. the new room was great and the price was fair as well. in addition we got 2 complimentary drinks in the famous hotel bar. We also had a breakfast which was a very good one for the fair price of 15 euro. The bad was good, the room temperature was perfect and the location is amazing and in the intersection of 2 very main TRAMs. We will definitely hope to return in our next visit!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. Good to sea that the team was responsive to your needs and was able to make rectifications to enhance your comfort. Your intention to revisit our hotel is the biggest compliment for the team. With best regards,
Nottingham, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Couples
15-01-2016
“Christmas and New Year break”

The service was excellent from the moment we arrived at reception to the moment we left from the concierge. The Cafe American staff were as great and helpful as ever. Our canal view room was spacious and the bed was comfortably large. A great place to relax and unwind over Christmas and New Year. Great location for amenities - museums, cinema, bars and eateries.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and for choosing our hotel to be your residence during your Christmas vacation. Good to hear that you were able to unload some stress at the end of the year. With best regards,
Tulsa, Oklahoma
 of 5 stars
Couples
18-12-2015
“The Junior Suite was spacious, nice, and reasonably priced.”

The Junior Suite was unexpectedly nice. We got a lot of use out of the seated conversation area, and if the weather was better, we would have enjoyed the private balcony even more. The hotel restaurant was spectacular. I would like to have seen at least one vending machine, but I was able to get some juices from the bar (and take them to the room) after the restaurant was closed. My only real complaint was the lighting in room 117, which was cozy but too dim for important activities, like packing up the luggage.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. Super to notice that your expectations were exceeded. We shall follow up on your lighting recommendations and idea for a vending machine. Have a good Christmas and happy New Year. Best regards,
 of 5 stars
Family
07-12-2015
“Great location and great service”

The hotel is very well located, just off Leidseplein where there a two tramlines and a taxi rank. It is very easy to walk to the museums, and to many restaurants, and anything further away is easily accessed by tram. The hotel itself was comfortable and warm, and the staff courteous and helpful. Breakfast was not included, but was reasonably priced, especially given that it was an unlimited buffet complete with sparkling wine. The bar was also comfortable. Some very minor niggles: - the room lighting is really quite gloomy: not enough lights and bulbs are too low power. - the price of the room changed considerably, both on booking websites and on the hotel's own website. If I hadn't been brave enough to wait until the very last minute and keep checking multiple sites, I would have had to pay a lot more. - the room toiletries did not include hair conditioner - my daughters inform me that this is catastrophic!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay, review posting and recommendation. If you can inform us your room number, we can resolve the challenge with the lighting. Many toiletries, including hair conditioner, are complimentary available at reception and can be brought to your room. Our directory indicates all items. Indeed rates may differ so it is advisable to check on a daily basis. We hope to see you and your family back in the future. With best regards,
Miami, Florida
 of 5 stars
Couples
12-11-2015
“Love Amsterdam, Love the American Hotel”

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. This was our third stay at this hotel, for good reason. They never fail to meet our expectations. The staff was very helpful and accommodating every day of our nine day stay.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your long stay, your loyal visits and your review posting. We are glad that we managed again to match your expectations and look forward to your return. With best regards,
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
09-11-2015
“Hampshire Hotel- AMSTERDAM AMERICAN”

Excellent location. Easy access to Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum, food and Beverage to suit anyone. Within a nice, 20 minute walk along the canals to the Anne Frank House (Go early, the lines are substantial) Easy access to Tram for short trips to Rembrandt House or other city areas. Accommodations were clean and comfortable. Wi-Fi was easy. We had a very nice, extremely comfortable king size bed. Our only complaint is that, despite 5 light fixtures in the room, the lighting in the room was still dim.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit very much. The lighting challenge has our attention. With best regards,
Oxford, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Couples
19-10-2015
“Excellent, first class”

This was our fourth visit to The American Hotel and again an enjoyable experience. We were fortunate to be upgraded to a Junior Suite which overlooked both the canal and front of the hotel. The room was fanatastic, with everything you need. The breakfast menu is excellent with lots to choose from and is set in a beautiful room. We also had drinks/snacks in the bar and again found everything really good. The hotel's location is excellent, with easy access to trams and canal trips, so it is a good place to explore Amsterdam. All the staff, without exception, were welcoming, polite, efficient and did everything possible to make our stay a pleasant one. We stayed for two nights, we only wish it could have been for longer.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review posting. We are very grateful that it is already the fourth time that you have traded beautiful Oxford for beautiful Amsterdam for a short period. It is a great pleasure to read that we were again able to provide you the comfort that you expected. We look forward to your fifth visit. With best regards,
Madison, New Jersey
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
15-10-2015
“Amsterdam American Hotel”

The hotel was in a great location. The staff was amazing - very helpful and friendly. The rooms were very clean. The restaurant had great food and was so beautiful. We had an amazing time. This hotel was recommended to me by a friend, and I would recommend this to anyone who plans on traveling to Amsterdam.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit, review posting and "spreading the word" about your experience. With best regards,
Preston, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Couples
07-09-2015
“lovely hotel in great area”

Arrived and was impressed with both the outside of the hotel and inside. Reception very helpful in both check inn and out. Best part was the room itself as much bigger than expected. Also at the back so quite considering busy location. Would stay there again. Only tip would be to be careful crossing the roads outside as can get hetic.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and review posting. It is a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed your stay so much! We look forward to welcome you again on your next trip to Amsterdam! With kind regards,
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
 of 5 stars
Couples
27-08-2015
“A TRULY AUTHENTIC AMSTERDAM EXPERIENCE”

We truly enjoyed staying at the American Hotel. Great location, very nice room, great Breakfast experience. The Concierge and Bell Attendant offered us great service. The only thing that wasn't very good was that we had paid to guarantee canal view and it was not available at all at check-in. It was past 3pm, we were exhausted from a 12-hour flight and anxious to get to our room. After some suffering having been handled by a quite inexperienced receptionist, we finally received the Manager's attention, who was very practical, professional, realistic and solved our problem with a very well deserved upgrade... We would definitely recommend the American Hotel and will stay there again on our next visit to Amsterdam.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed your stay and that the mishap at check in was solved in a quick and professional manner. We are looking forward to welcome you again upon your next visit. With kind regards,
New York City, New York
 of 5 stars
Solo travel
24-08-2015
“Real comfort and real convenience”

Ample space for two in a totally contemporary, comfortable space, though I was only one person. Great buffet breakfast with wonderful art deco decor, and stained glass windows. Very warm, genuine hospitality from staff. Will return again!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and review posting. It is very nice to read that you have enjoyed your stay so much! We look forward to welcome you again upon your next trip to Amsterdam! With kind regards,
Geneva, Switzerland
 of 5 stars
Couples
10-08-2015
“Nice quiet place convenient to everything”

Great hotel near theaters, museums and direct tram line to central train station. We received an upgrade upon check-in without asking which was very nice. We had one small issue with the shower that the hotel staff quickly fixed. No other problems.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit. We appreciate your review of no more than 42 words where you manage to inform fellow travellers of all the benefits and advantages of our hotel and its location. Therefore also a 42-words reply! Regards,
 of 5 stars
Couples
21-07-2015
“Excellent location”

Very conveniently located with easy access to all the major attractions via the excellent public transportation of Amsterdam. The hotel has very good facilities with decent rooms. Restaurant was a little expensive.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and review posting. We are pleased to read that you have enjoyed Amsterdam and the hotel. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. With kind regards,
 of 5 stars
Couples
16-07-2015
“Excellent hotel, location and service”

The location of the hotel is perfect to explore anything in Amsterdam. The room with a view on the channel offers an unique sight to one of the most famous landmarks of Amsterdam. The room and the bed was spacious. We enjoyed the hotel's breakfast in the suggestive American cafe. A special thanks to the the whole staff of the hotel - they made our stay in Amsterdam an unforgettable experience.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and review posting. It is a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed Amsterdam and the hotel so much! Thank you for your compliments regarding our staff. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and we look very much forward to welcome you again in the near future. With warm regards,
Manama, United Arab Emirates
 of 5 stars
Business
14-06-2015
“Excellent stay”

As usual lovely welcome from the team, and flexibility of finding a suitable room, I'm really happy to have Hampshire Hotel Amsterdam American to by my stay hotel in Netherlands. I really enjoyed the room also, thanks.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear guest, thank you for your review posting and loyal visits. We are happy to read that you had a wonderful stay again! We look forward to welcome you back! With kind regards,
Philly
 of 5 stars
Couples
31-05-2015
“Great location and excellent staff”

positives...plenty of restaurants within 2 block radius, metro and canal boats right outside your door, excellent staff, hotel restaurant is beautiful, food just ok. We had a suite on the canal side and on the 1st floor which is actually 2 stories off the street level. Room and bath very spacious and comfortable. Negatives...eventhough our room was on the "quiet side" of the hotel we still heard the rumble of the metro trams and the canal boat engines as they docked. Room could use an upgrade on windows and balcony doors that would help to reduce outside noise.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and your review posting. Good to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We shall look into you recommendations. With best regards,
 of 5 stars
Family
27-05-2015
“Our 5 night stay at the Amsterdam American”

We really liked the location of the hotel as it was convenient to public transportation, shopping, retaurants, museums, and canals. The room overlooked a canal and was clean and comfortable. WiFi was free. The restaurant on premises was very nice and the service was excellent.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your week-long stay and your review posting. Your concise, yet informative discription is, in our opinion, a helpful source for felow travellers, With best regards,
Shifnal, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
03-05-2015
“Great location, pleasant hotel”

We really enjoyed our stay at Amsterdam America, it's location is ideal to use the bus and tram service, with plenty of restaurants near by too. The staff generally were very helpful. Our rooms were at the back of the hotel. We were originally a little disappointed to only have a view of a tiny court card and other hotel windows, but this did mean the rooms were extremely quiet so we all slept well in the very comfortable beds. On a downside both rooms were very dark and the lighting could have been improved, also our room had a slight smell of smoke which I think can from people smoking below the bathroom window. Overall an enjoyable trip and I would recommend the hotel to others.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and review posting. It is a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed your stay. Would you please be so kind to inform us by e-mail in which rooms you have stayed, so we can check the lighting in the rooms and take appropriate actions. Thank your for your recommendations, and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. With kind regards,
Lausanne
 of 5 stars
Business
30-03-2015
“Noisy & poor breakfast”

I got a first floor "executive" room. Extremely noisy, no sound insulation whatsoever. I thought that the tram was passing through my room. Breakfast was quite poor, nothing to do with a 4-star hotel.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and your review posting. We regret to read that your stay did not have the comfort that you had hoped for. It would be helpful for us if you could elaborate on your judgement of our breakfast. It seems to be very individual because many fellow reviewers praise the breakfast for its choice, quality and service. Concerning the street noises, we think that it is only fair that you make your fellow travellers clear that the hotel is on the busiest spot in Amsterdam. We do have inner courtyard rooms that are less noisy. 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 €34,50 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 : 200
Bridal suite available : Yes
Number of rooms : 175
Entertainment management service : Yes
Wedding cake service : Yes
Flower-arranging service : Yes

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