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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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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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  • 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

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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 1.484 reviews
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Dublin, Ireland
5 of 5 stars
“Lovely comfortable Hotel - great breakfast”

Hi all, I recently stayed here for 3 nights with my Girlfriend. I booked a deluxe room for an added bit of comfort. We arrived in late on the Friday night. Check was efficient and we got a room on the 5th floor with a balcony over looking the square. The bed was fine. Not amazing but comfortable. The room itself was large and spacious and the shower was nice. No issues. Breakfast each morning was the highlight. Staff very friendly and good humored. It set us up for a great day every morning. The location is perfect. It is close to most attractions. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Great hotel and location”

The hotel was very nice and the staff were excellent. The location was ideal for us as we were going to a gig at the Melkweg around the corner. It was a lovely area of the city with plenty to see and do. Will be back again for sure.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. It is very rewarding to read that you shall defintely return! We look forward to your next stay. With best regards,
Morpeth, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars

What a wonderful place. I stayed here in april 1974 and this is the first time I have been back since. It was even better than I remembered it. From arrival at reception to concierge to bar and dining room staff, all were friendly, helpful and courteous. We had a great suite with sitting area and fireplace with lovely canal views. Essential for hotel stays in winter, not only did we have a fireplace, but we could also use either air conditioning or heating (radiators). The room an oversize king size bed and a comfortable third bed for our daughter. I must mention the amount of storage space we had, especially in the bathroom. The hotel was exceptionally clean throughout. We loved every single minute of our stay here and can't wait to come back.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and your review posting. We feel priviliged that you have again chosen our hotel for your Amsterdam visit after more than 40 years! We are happy that your expectations were again met. We hope that it will not take another 40 years before your next visit! With best regards,
New York City, New York
 of 5 stars

Stayed here for three nights. The room was very cozy, clean and comfortable. We didn't have a renovated room like they display on the website, however, it was nice enough. We also didn't get the canal view that we were promised, but that is OK. We saw it every morning after breakfast. The rate included breakfast each morning which was a very lovely touch. The food is buffet style and we were served coffee. It's located in the very nice restaurant near the lobby. The downside was the horrible smell each morning. We weren't sure if it was the pipes, or if it was the toilet itself. Neither of us had a clue what was going on, all we knew was that the smell was horrendous and didn't go away. They must have been working on the pipes. Which is fine, but they didn't give any notice and it was enough to make you nauseous. The beds were also two twins converted to a double bed. I know it's very common in Europe. They had double beds though, so that we could sleep comfortably and together. Okay, perhaps none of the double beds were available, which if fine. They still didn't provide a big enough blanket to cover the both of us. Imagine two adults trying to fit under a single blanket. LOL! Funny but not as romantic as we'd hoped. Overall, a decent, comfortable and practical stay!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review posting and visit. We are sorry to hear about the inconvenient smells. Since we were not working on the piping, we must have been the victim of municipality works on the drainage. Our apologies for the apparent unpractical duvet set-up. Maybe you can contact us in order for us to make up for these unpleasant hick-ups upon your next stay. With best regards,
 of 5 stars
“Perfect location for exploring Amsterdam.”

Great hotel in my opinion, rooms are modern and stylish and the general feel of the hotel is nice. The food offered in the restaurant and bar hit the spot completely. Great location for going out and exploring Amsterdam and friendly staff.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and your concise, yet informative and complete review. We hope to see you again in the nearby 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.

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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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