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Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American ★★★★

Leidsekade 97 - 1017PN - Amsterdam, Nederland | |
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  • Bar Americain
  • Café American
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“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 1.505 reviews
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars
“Good Hotel in Amsterdam”

The staff are helpful and attentive. We were upgraded to a junior suite which turned out to be above the main street and quite noisy. The staff moved us without question to a room of the standard we had originally booked on the quiet side overlooking the canal. This room was excellent. The building is architecturally very interesting and has been well preserved. The location is central and convenient. We had a very comfortable 3 night stay.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and your review posting. Good to hear that the reactivity of our team ensured that your stay turned out very well. We hope to be able to welcome you again soon. With best regards,
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 of 5 stars
“Lovely Art Deco place and charming Café American”

We used to stay in the Museum quarter of Amsterdam and chose American Hotel for historical reasons. We are not disappointed. Despite of the its old facades (which might need a wash sometime) the hotel keeps a charming ambiance for interior spaces. Our standard room is spacious with a column in the middle (!) but the bathroom is so tiny. All furnitures look cheap and without design. We got a "King size" bed with 2 single ones combined. They are not wonderfully comfortable as a 4 stars should be and the cover is small and individual only! But we come to Amsterdam to visit the Late Rembrandt exhibition and the room doesn't really matter. But we appreciate the Cafe American for their just lunch menu (The breakfast here is nothing special) and its beautiful Art Deco. The menu is a little bit pricey but overall it's good for quality / price. The staff is friendly and helpful. From the hotel we can walk easily to the museums or take a Canal Cruise next door... We will come back for the Cafe and maybe to stay again at this well placed hotel
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit, your review posting and recommendations. We are happy to hear that you will revisit the Cafe and are reconsidering the hotel as well. We are convinced that we can fill in your specific bed and bed coverage requests so that you have no hesitations to re-book us because of these elements. With best regards,
Chester, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“A fantastic hotel in a great location for a stay in Amsterdam”

Just what you need when visiting Amsterdam. The location is fantastic for all directions. The Hotel is very clean, the staff are excellent and very welcoming, the rooms are great and beds so comfy, we had a room overlooking the canal which was lovely. We would make this a first choice on our next visit. The 197 bus from the airport stops right outside the hotel, 5 euros for the ride in (takes half and hour). Thanks to all the staff from check in to departure, all were very professional and helpful.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and enthusiastic review including recommendations. Especially your description of bus line 197 is very helpful for fellow travellers. With best regards,
Andover, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Stepping into the Seventies”

The hotel is in a good location, near theatres and museums but, as a result, not peaceful. Trams going past until late in the night. I had a nice big room overlooking the square, with a balcony. The rooms are in need of a breath of modernity: seventies carpet, old-fashioned blow-drier (not a hairdryer) etc... Comfortable but noisy
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and your review posting. We have rooms in the hotel facing an inner courtyard. That is less noisy. Please ask for these rooms upon your next reservation. With best regards,
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Still my favourite hotel after 30 years”

The hotel has wonderful ambience. The tradition is evident, the restaurant is stunningly beautiful and there's always a 'welcome home' greeting in the bar. The rooms have been updated and offer very functional luxury. The location is excellent. On this trip sadly, I had an accident and was stuck mainly in my room for four days. The cleaners cleaned around me and stopped for a chat. The housekeeper stopped by twice to check everything was OK. The room service served me food outside of menu times as it was what I fancied. The restaurant looked after me and helped my husband serve my breakfast in my bed. The bar staff as ever were friendly and the reception staff were superb in getting me good a rate to extend my enforced stay and getting me a doctor and a regular supply ice. Top marks for customer service. Happy Birthday today 14th March to the most exceptional receptionist. See you all in September. Dankjewel. U waren allemaal geweldig.

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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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