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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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Deluxe American Room
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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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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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  • 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
  • Heating

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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 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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77% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 1.677 reviews
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Charleston, South Carolina
5 of 5 stars
“Great location and no need for a rental car”

This hotel is a very historic property. The location is perfect. You can reach it from the airport by bus for 5 Euro's and the bus drops you right in front of the hotel. There are many trams that stop right in-front of the hotel which makes it convenient to many of the historic sites, museums, parks, the zoo and the central train station. You can purchase your tickets on the other side of the canal – I recommend the 24 or 48 hour unlimited tickets. There is a canal boat tour right across the street from the hotel. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms vary in size. Our group had two rooms, one of which was cramped (typical of the old European hotel rooms – think NYC hotel room size) and one was very large for European standards. Both rooms had 2 double beds pushed together (roughly the size of a king bed) which is again typical of Europe. There is some noise that comes in from the street depending on which side of the hotel your room is facing. One of our rooms (the one facing the street) had quite a bit of tram noise as well as people talking loudly late into the night. The other room was more quiet. The house-keeping did a great job and the rooms were very clean, the main floor bar was good but unfortunately the best bartender in Amsterdam had just retired after 40 years of work there. We didn't try their gym or the restaurant. I would highly recommend this wonderful historic hotel.
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Beirut, Lebanon
 of 5 stars
“Great location but very dim rooms”

Great location. Helpful staff. Very comfy beds. But the light in the room is very dim.chose the rooms overlooking the chanel not the square. Room 309 was next to service room. Very noisy in the morning
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and your review posting. We shall look into ways to improve the lighting in your very room. Thank you for your comment. We hope to see you back soon. Best regards,
Tampere, Finland
 of 5 stars
“Museum quarter,historical place”

Nice historical hotel,very nice staff,good breakfast.Rooms are quite old and at least my room was quite small if you think about the price you pay.Clean it was though.Liked the atmosphere of this hotel and restaurant.The service in the restaurant was a bit slow.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. We shall discuss your constructive comment regarding speed of service with the restaurant team. Luckily it did not affect your overall stay judgeing by your review. With best regards,
Wellington, New Zealand
 of 5 stars
“Historic hotel, good service”

The Amsterdam Hampshire Hotel Americain is well situated near the Museum Quarter. We had a great room (Room 412) overlooking the canal, and enjoyed the view and the sunshine while we were staying in Amsterdam. The restaurant served an excellent buffet breakfast with appropriate Dutch touches. All staff members we encountered were pleasant and eager to help. The team on Reception were very good, particularly Robert who was outstanding with his advice and helpfulness.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and review posting. It gives us great pelasure that you had such an enjoyable stay. Good travels back to New Zealand. With best regards,
 of 5 stars
“Excellent choice for a weekend in 'Dam”

A truly lovely hotel, beatiful room, and be sure to get on on the top wit a nice balcony towards the canal. The toilet / shower was smallish, still ok. Very clean, nicely decorated, true vintage, still normal. Excellent breakfast, and in nice weather the terrace bar is cosy for your evening drink. At convenient walking distance from the very center, an very close to for example tha van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum. A nice bonus was the canal boat stop right at the hotel. Happy to recommend.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit, review and recommendation! We are happy to hear that you had a great time. We hope to see you return. 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 €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 : 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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