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Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam ★★★

Plantage Middenlaan 48 - 1018DH - Amsterdam, Nederland | |
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“Family hotel located in the center of Amsterdam, in front of zoo Artis”
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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:

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.

You only need to cross the road and you’re in Artis Zoo. Artis 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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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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57% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 556 reviews
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Dover, United Kingdom
3 of 5 stars
“Family of 4 weekend”

We visted Amsterdam for the first time as a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers. We went to the hotel to drop luggage off early at 11am and were told to come back at 3pm (check suppose to be 2pm) problem though as we were off to explore. On our return at 3pm we found bedrooms to be small but functional. They include twin beds pushed together with 2 pillows very lumpy), duvet, dark curtains, very clean, security safe, hairdryer, shower, toiletries, fridge and kettle with minimal hot drink sachets. The rooms were adequate and we didn't ask for a change of pillows so can't complain there. But what we have come home with is several mosquito bites on both me and my husband. The girls who had the other room did not have any, but on closer inspection there were quite a few bug splats in room 407. So make sure you pack your mosquito spray! Free tea and coffee in reception, reception will book taxis for you, airport transfer costs approx €55-60 one way. For getting around the city it's good to use the number 14 tram. Takes you many good places. Other numbers easy to use. We brought tickets on the tram itself for €12 each, but overheard a couple buying them at reception as we were leaving. This is an improvement that the hotel staff could make, as they offer little or no information to new visitors. We had to ask for a map, best areas for families to eat, but not forthcoming with anything else (trams, local area, tea coffee, luggage room) If give this hotels facilities 3/5 stars.
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London, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Decent, conveniently located but can up their game a little”

We booked this hotel because it was conveniently located an that it was. It is only a 100m walk to the tram stop which both the #9 and #14 tram frequent. The #9 will pretty much get you anywhere central including to the station. There are plenty of little cafés and restaurants around if you want to have a meal close by. About the hotel, well the rooms are tiny but this was what I had read in the previous reviews, it is what was advertised by the hotel (small room) so I have no problem with that. There were no surprises there. We got to the hotel a little earlier than check in time but there was a room ready for us which was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting to be told to leave our bags and come back in a couple of hours. We appreciated that. The biggest gripe I had is the quality of pillows. The pillows are so bad that it is virtually impossible to get a good night's sleep, which after walking around Amsterdam all day is what you look forward to. We were there for 3 nights and didn't really get a great night's sleep on either of them. The difference between a 3 and 4 star rating for me was the pillows. Other than that I would not complain about this hotel. You get what you paid for. The staff is very polite and helpful as well which adds to the pleasantness.
scottish borders
 of 5 stars
“Great Little Hotel”

My Wife and I stayed at the Hampshire-Lancaster for 3 nights recently, it was our first trip to Amsterdam and in our opinion we could not have picked a better hotel, it was perfect for us not too far from the centre but set in a nice quiet area, there was plenty nice eating places nearby if you didn't fancy going into Town at night, or if you did the Number 9 Tram stops at the door. The Hotel itself was spotless and our room was lovely. I must thank the staff they were all so pleasant. We had a wonderful 4 days in Amsterdam and the choice of this hotel was a great part of it. I must add when we arrived home I realised I had left my phone in the room, after emailing the Hotel to see if it was there, 'it was' and a few days later I received it through the post. What service. Ian and Carol Hawick Scotland
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you very much for taking the time to write your eview overhere. It is good to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards, Hans
Geneva, Switzerland
 of 5 stars
“Tiny, and faded, but there's some positives”

I stayed at this hotel for a couple of nights while visiting for work. It was okay; I arrived - after midnight - to a sign that said the receptionist would be there shortly; I waited about five mins before anyone appeared. Not quite sure where someone would be at midnight if they're supposed to be manning a desk! The welcome was a warm one though, so sort of made up for the annoyance of having to wait at that time of night. The room itself; well, there's small and then there's tiny. This was tiny. Barely enough room to swing a cat around in, let alone finding a place for a suitcase without tripping over it. The bathroom was so small that you could sit on the toilet and your shoulder would be touching the bathroom sink. Not one for claustrophobes. The bed is comfy and there is a good range of TV channels in different languages, including English. Breakfast is good - wide range and variety, plenty of tables and friendly staff. The hotel itself has an air of old charm, but some of the decor and furniture are faded and worn. I'd stay here if you're looking for a budget place to stay, but are only looking for a place to crash - rooms are too small to do more than that!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Joanna, Thank you for writing your review about our hotel. It is true, we have small rooms but this is due to the fact that we are located in an old building in the centre of Amsterdam. It sometimes happens that our receptionist is not at her/his desk; the receptionist also handles requests from our guests like bringing something to the room or explaining how the safe works. I am sorry that you had to wait for her. It is good to read that you enjoyed our service and we hope to welcome you again in our hotel. Kind regards, Hans
 of 5 stars
“Decent hotel located at walking distance”

it's a decent hotel. We enjoyed the stay and it's very much accessible to all tourist attraction... It's walkable.. I had booked through MakemytriP and the reservation were not reflecting in the system. The staff was courteous and made us comfortable. Even at other instance my sister needed a tissue for which the staff walked all the way to ground level to oblige... The staff also guided us to the tourist attractions.. The rooms are very good... For mentioned price it's really commendable.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for review and your kinds words about our staff. It is nice to learn that you appreciated their service and I will certainly inform them about your review. We hope to see you again in our hotel. 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!

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