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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 Artis Royal Zoo”
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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Silver
  • Cycle hire
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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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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 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.

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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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Silver
  • Cycle hire
  • Child-friendly
  • Lift
  • Laundry service
  • Family Room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Saftey deposit box
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Ticket service
  • Heating

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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 722 reviews
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5 of 5 stars
“Very clean quiet room with great bathroom”

I booked a double room for a romantic getaway just before christmas and was overall very impressed. The room was clean, comfy and I couldn't find any complaints with it. The bathroom was lovely although it did only have a wet room/shower and no bath, but for the price we paid that was to be expected. The location was amazing with the zoo opposite and some amazingly beautiful streets nearby. We found a good selection of great restaurants very close to the hotel, I especially recommend De Pizzabakkers who do amazing pizzas, sandwiches and prosecco. The tram stops right outside so getting into the centre was very easy and we also found that it didn't take much over 30 minutes to walk.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Robbie, thank you for you kind words in this review. It is good to read that have had a nice stay with us and enjoyed your romantic getaway. We hope we may see you again. Kind regards, Hans
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 of 5 stars
“Our stay ”

Myself and my partner are currently staying at this hotel, we have been here for two nights so far and can't really fault it at all. On arrival the receptionist was extremely friendly and helpful. Our room, very clean and modern.. Quite cosy but that doesn't bother us! We are yet to try the restaurent so cannot comment on that. The location is pretty spot on, but to far out but far enough to get some peace and quiet. Can really recomend the pizzeria on the corner of the hotel street, had a lovely meal there!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Allie, thank you for writing your review. I am glad that you emjoyed our service and hope that we may welcome you once more in our hotel. Kind regards, Hans
Fort William, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Nice Hotel, lovely area”

Just back from a four night stay, the Hotel is located in a nice area around the zoo. Couple of minutes walk away from a tram stop, number 9 or 14 takes you to dam square in less than 10 mins. Or just stroll, taking in the sights, about 20 mins. The building next door has been recently knocked down so not the best aesthetics as you approach but don't let that put you off. The Hotel is very clean and well maintained, staff very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are a little small but you can upgrade to a bigger room at reception. But to be honest we were only in our room to sleep really, if you've come to Amsterdam to stay in your room most of the time your missing the point! We were on the 3rd floor and found it very quiet unlike other reviews I've read, our outlook wasn't the best, we overlooked the area where the adjoining building had been, so a bit like a giant puddle. But as I've said we never spent much time in the room so it never bothered us, I'm sure they would have been happy to move us if we had asked though. Just one little bit of helpful advice to the Hotel would be to try and have doors that you don't have to slam to close properly. But a nice Hotel, good area, quite at night, excellent free wifi and very close to tram stops, would definitely recommended to anyone.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you very much for thaking the time and effort to write your review. We hope we may welcome you again in our hotel. Kind regards, Hans
Kenton, Harrow
 of 5 stars

Overall very happy with the services..... Friendly staff, clean rooms , Easy access from the city centre by tram ... Just in front of the zoo , Plenty of places to eat around ... Highly recommended...
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Rozanne, thank you for writing your review overe here. I hope we may see you again in our hotel. Kind regards, Hans
Haifa, Israel
 of 5 stars
“Mid range,good location”

Average hotel,in a quiet location.Easy to reach by tram (9,14).The reception staff very nice and helpful -Pros: Clean,few restaurants around,not far away from the center,green surrounding,close to Artis Zoo,towels changed everyday,nice(but repeating) breakfast,elevator,good free wi-fi. .-Cons: Small room,no air condition (they have small ventilators instead),safe size is very small (not suitable for laptops for example),rooms need update mainly on the shower/toilette part,water pressure is very low,no refrigerator or mini bar,T.V is practically only a decoration If you are traveling at summertime,try another hotel...otherwise very modest 3 star hotel.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for writing your review. I am sorry to read that some information about our hotel was not clear to you; we do not have air conditioning and refrigerator is only available in our superior rooms. I do hope that you have had a nice stay with us and hope to welcome you again. 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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