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Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam ★★★

Plantage Middenlaan 48 - 1018DH - Amsterdam, Nederland | info.lancaster@hampshire-hotels.com |
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“Family hotel located in the center of Amsterdam, in front of Artis Royal Zoo”
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  • Green Key Silver
  • Cycle hire
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Hotel in the greenest part of Amsterdam

Hampshire Hotel – Lancaster Amsterdam is in the centre of Amsterdam, in Plantagebuurt, and is an ideal family hotel. This sociable neighbourhood on the east of the city has numerous great cafés and restaurants. Of course you shouldn’t miss a visit to the area’s most well-known attraction: Artis Zoo. With tropical fish in the monumental Aquarium, giraffes, elephants and other small, large, loveable and exciting animals.

There are also various interesting museums in this greenest part of the city. Such as Tropenmuseum with special stories and objects from across the world, Hermitage Amsterdam with it’s impressive exhibitions and Joods Historisch Museum. Also close to Hampshire Hotel – Lancaster Amsterdam is Waterlooplein with it’s legendary flee market. You can relax, exercise or picnic in Oosterpark.

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Many great hotspots in the area

There’s not much chance that you’d get bored in this part of Amsterdam: there are simply too many great museums and other hotspots around Hampshire Hotel – Lancaster Amsterdam. You can purchase entrance tickets for various museums in the hotel, which will save you standing in a queue. Tips for great things in the area:

Museums
The Scheepvaartmuseum has recently been completely restored. Visit this beautiful building, the East India Company ship and interactive exhibitions about five hundred year’s of maritime history. Changing exhibitions are shown in Hermitage on the Amstel from the sizeable collection of the museum with the same name in Saint Petersburg.  Theater Het Koninklijke Theater Carré is the most coveted stage for artistes. That’s because of the hall itself, which has an unbelievable atmosphere, but also because of the list of legends who have once performed here. If you have the opportunity, watching a show here is highly-recommended.

Children
You only need to cross the road and you’re in Artis Royal Zoo. Artis Royal Zoo is open every Saturday until sunset in June, July and August. There are lots of activities and live music on these summer evenings. In Joods Historisch Museum, the children can visit the Hollander family. They can learn Hebrew and bake a kosher Challah bread. Magic butterflies fly around in Hortus Botanicus, one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. Tropenmuseum is expert in getting the children interested in the culture of other nations. Check the programme for special activities.

Park
Oosterpark is a wonderful place to enjoy relaxing, jogging, football or a picnic. Or to visit a festival in the summer, such as Amsterdam Roots Festival or Appelsap.

Market
There’s been a hectic trade in old books, second-hand clothes and bric-a-brac on Waterlooplein for more than a hundred years. Another traditional Amsterdam market is the multi-cultural Dappermarkt in Dapperstraat. Enjoy a Hollandse Nieuwe herring or a delicious kebab.

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Rooms, rates & package deals

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Family room 4 single beds | 28 sqm | shower, hair dryer and toilet | free Wi-Fi | coffee and tea facility | flat screen-TV | desk | safe | luxurious bathroom amenities Check availability

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Small Double Room 1 double bed | 16 sqm | shower, hair dryer and toilet | free Wi-Fi | coffee and tea facility | flat screen-TV | desk | safe | luxurious bathroom amenities Check availability

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Small Twin Room 2 single beds | 16 sqm | shower, hair dryer and toilet | free Wi-Fi | coffee and tea facility | flat screen-TV | desk | safe | luxurious bathroom amenities Check availability

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Standard room 1 double bed or 2 single beds | 24 sqm | shower, hair dryer and toilet |refrigerator | sofa | free Wi-Fi | coffee and tea facility | flat screen-TV | desk | safe | luxurious bathroom amenities Check availability

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Events

Events

Kingsday Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam

27 april - 28 april 00:01 - 22:59 uur

Gay Pride 2015 Amsterdam

30 juli - 2 augustus  

Sail Amsterdam Amsterdam

19 augustus - 23 augustus  

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Silver
  • Cycle hire
  • Child-friendly
  • Lift
  • Laundry service
  • Family Room

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Location & Transportation

Location & Transportation

Connexxion Airport Shuttle
The company Connexxion offers a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel which is available between 6AM and 8PM and leaves every 30 minutes. You can get your tickets at the Connexxion desk on Schiphol Plaza (located next to the arrivals hall). Our receptionist will assist you in booking the shuttle back to the airport. The price for a return ticket is € 26,00 per person.

Public Transport
The hotel is easily accessible by public transport; trains from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station leave every 15 minutes. From Central Station tram number 9 (direction Diemen-Sniep) will take you to the hotel, you need to get out at the 7th stop “Artis” from there the hotel is at your left-hand side at about 70 meters.

The costs (for train + tram) are approximately € 7,- per person, the total travel time is around 45 minutes. The train service available 24 hours per day, at night trains run every 30 minutes. The trams run until midnight.

Taxi
You will find a line of taxi’s waiting outside the arrivals hall, the costs from the airport to the hotel are around € 45,-. The travel time is approximately 20 minutes, the service is available 24 hours per day.

Parking
Unfortunately the hotel does not have its own parking, but in the area around the hotel you will find sufficient space for on-road parking. The costs for a day ticket are € 36 (paid parking from 9:00 till 24:00 hours) or € 4 per hour.

You can use the parking garage of the Falcon Hotel in the Valkenburgerstraat (at 700 meters) at a reduced rate of € 20 per day. Ask our reception for a discount card.

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Breakfast, lounging and dining

Breakfast, lounging and dining

There’s no restaurant at Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam. Nevertheless, a delicious breakfast awaits you every morning from 7:00 a.m., with coffee, tea, fruit juice, freshly-baked bread rolls, cheese, meats, sweets and hot dishes such as sausages, bacon and scrambled egg. In short, a complete starter package.

The Lancaster Lounge
Fresh snacks and drinks can be obtained in The Lancaster Lounge throughout the day. And the vending machine is available for you 24/7 with chilled drinks, chocolate and crisps.

Brasserie FLO Amsterdam
For an authentic French feel, visit Brasserie FLO, ten minutes walk from Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam. You’ll now you can’t go wrong as soon as you walk into FLO and come eye-to-eye with the beautiful fruits de mer buffet. This is French living! There are classic French dishes with an original, culinary twist on the menu. The kitchen works with the highest quality produce and adjusts the dishes to the season. A great address for shellfish lovers.

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Reviews

Reviews

57% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 620 reviews
  • Excellent
    75
  • Very good
    253
  • Average
    186
  • Poor
    73
  • Terrible
    33
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GreenLeader
Hertfordshire
4 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
17-04-2015
“Great hotel for budget city break”

Myself and four friends stayed in this hotel for four nights in January 2014 (not May as tripadvisor is saying!) We were very happy with the hotel, we wanted somewhere close to the city for nightlife but also that was quiet so we could have a good rest everynight! This hotel was perfect for all our needs, it was close to the city centre, probably a 15minute walk or a very short tram ride, 5 mins tops. There are tram stops everywhere and one just outside the hotel which was very handy!! There is also a very big supermarket just a 10 minute walk up the road which was great to stock up on breakfasts etc. I would definitely recommend this hotel again, it was clean, central and quiet!
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 of 5 stars
14-04-2015
“Absolutely great”

Just got back from my trip and recently stayed here, and have to say it was amazing!! Its in great location 20 min walk from center with tram stop outside ur door, great cafe/restaurant on the other side, also the zoo is there!! Amazing staff and not bad rooms!! Would definitely recommend to people if they are looking for a great place to stay
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Nikos, thank you for writing your review overhere, I am glad to read that you have had a pleasant stay with us. We hope to welcome you back in our hotel. Kind regards, Hans
United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Couples
14-04-2015
“Weekend away”

We've come from the u.k to Amsterdam for a long weekend away just my partner and I and loved it! Perfect location the hotel is in away from all the hustle and bustle from red light district and the 2 others hot spots! Nice walk into the nightlife, Amsterdam is massive so bring some good walking shoes! I wouldn't recommend hiring a bike in the city, they are very serious with their bikes and just don't stop for anything they also get quite pissed off with tourist always in the way! Haha but you eventually learn! Overall hotel is great would recommend to all ages, quiet and safe 👍
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for taking the time to write your comments about your stay with us. It is good to see that you enjoyed your stay . We hope we may see you again. Kind regards, Hans
Cardiff, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Couples
04-04-2015
“Lovely”

We really enjoyed our visit to Amsterdam, the woman on reception was really helpful and the hotel was always clean... We really liked the location as well as it was close to the centre but in a small little suburb area with plenty of small shops near by, would stay here again!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for your kind words in your review. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Hans
Leicester, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Couples
03-04-2015
“Lovely place to stay”

I chose this hotel for my partners 21st birthday and although this was a few years ago (March 2012) I thought I'd share our experience anyway as I'm new to reviewing on here. The Hampshire is an absolute gem so close to the city and such brilliant value for money. I think the whole long weekend with flights etc only cost me a couple of hundred pounds - you'll struggle to find that in many mainstream cities across Europe. My Dad used to live in Amsterdam so I have stayed in various hotels and apartments across the city (including his house). I booked this hotel for a few reasons and was not disappointed. The hotel is slightly out of the main city however to really appreciate this wonderful city (as I wanted my partner to) you need to (a) walk (b) cycle (c) catch the Tram! Bikes, trams and feet are part of the citys culture and charm. If you want to roll out of bed straight into the pub or a 'cafe' with minimal effort book yourself a cheap old hostel in the centre and stop moaning. There is a tram stop conveniently a few minutes away from the Hotel. The city tax that people so often complain about is a common thing to the city - do your research before you go! Or just read the hotels bloody website. Most city hotels do not even have en-suite bathrooms so the fact in this hotel they are generally small is a negligible price to pay for the cliche risk of staying somewhere with a shared bathroom with a group of drunken messy blokes on a stag do. We found the bathroom adequate for our needs considering we came to Amsterdam for the city, not to spend hours in a luxurious bathroom preening ourselves. You want a huge bathroom? Look around for a different hotel and pay more, simple. This Hotel is clean, the staff are lovely and it is perfect for anyone on a short break. We opted to not have breakfast which is perfect as the Dutch are a wonderfully laid back people - learn their ways; get up, get dressed, go walk, find food! there are numerous places to eat and drink nearby. The hotel is opposite a zoo which we intend to go to on our next visit. An absolute gem for the price.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Elizabeth, thank you. Thank you for your kind words and for your perfect explanation on how to do research and book the right hotel for the right stay. I am very happy with your comments. We hope that we may see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Hans

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Ideal accessibility and practical services

Ideal accessibility and practical services

Hampshire Hotel – Lancaster Amsterdam’s accessibility by public transport is ideal for the business traveller. And the practical services present in the hotel include: free Wi-Fi in the lobby, a desk with internet connection in the room, a safe, luggage storage, laundry service and a wide range of good restaurants in the area, for a business lunch or extensive dinner.

Hampshire Hotel – Lancaster Amsterdam doesn’t have its own rooms for meetings or parties, but it has many other possibilities on offer. If required, the hotel is pleased to provide for your meeting or party in cooperation with one of the colleague Hampshire Hotels in the neighbourhood: Hampshire Hotel – Rembrandt Square Amsterdam and Amsterdam American Hotel - Hampshire Eden. Or with the hotel’s other partners, such as Artis and Hortus Botanicus. Because wouldn’t it be simply fantastic to organise a party in Artis Zoo or between the exotic plants and butterflies in Hortus Botanicus!

Ideal accessibility and practical services

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