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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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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • 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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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

58% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 589 reviews
  • Excellent
    68
  • Very good
    243
  • Average
    176
  • Poor
    69
  • Terrible
    33
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GreenLeader
Northwich, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars
Couples
20-01-2015
“Great little stopover hotel!”

We hadn't intended on staying in Amsterdam overnight, however after changing plans we managed to get a double room for less than £40 overnight. With shower facilities, television and everything we needed, we actually thought his hotel was much much better than originally anticipated. Also about two miles out from Amsterdam Centraal, and directly opposite the zoo the hotel is in an ideal spot for staying on a city break. Luggage storage is also available. Overall, an excellent hotel for the price!!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Carolyn, thank you for your kinds words in this review. I am glad to read that you have had an enjoyable stay with us and we hope that we may welcome you again in our hotel. Kind regards, Hans
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Couples
11-01-2015
“Great place to stay”

We stayed for 3 days, it was a trip for my partner for his 30th, I had emailed in advance to ask for some balloons/streamers to be put in the room for us arriving on the day and we received an email a couple of days in advance to say they would sort something out for us which they did, my partner was well chuffed, initially he walked in he thought it hadn't been cleaned. Talking about clean, it was immaculate - the whole room, we were in room 118 - ground floor, I know I've seen other messages about small rooms but this room was massive - however if you are after an outside view this is not the room for you - not an issue for us as we were out and about all day and sometimes all night. Exceeded all expectations after the reviews. Location was good, we walked everywhere but there was a tram stop just outside, the zoo was across the road aswell, it's not smack bang in the middle but it's a nice location. We didn't have much dealings with the staff but when we did they were helpful, friendly and professional. Would recommend and definitely stay again. If I have to fault something, the room had two single beds pushed together, that's not uncommon but normally they are joined with a larger cover or duvet cover to make them seem like one - a minor issue.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Gilda, thank you for writing your review overhere. It was a pleasure to decorate your room for this birthday surprise. We hope to welcome you once more in our hotel. Kind regards, Hans
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
10-01-2015
“Very bad experience”

Stayed at this hotel last year for 2 days with my friends. Apart from really poor quality of service (rude personnel) and small rooms, my fried's purse was stollen. Moreover it got magically found just after we headed the local police officer.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Kate, thank you for writing your review overhere. I am sorry to read about your bad experience you describe in your review but we have no knowledge of this incident in our records. I would have gladly known about this during your stay in February 2014 so I could have investigated it for you. Kind regards, Hans
Newcastle
 of 5 stars
Couples
03-01-2015
“Great place to stay”

We stayed here over the New Year and although the room was small everything else was very good. Friendly staff, free wifi, good hot shower, soft towels and a comfortable bed in room 310 from where we could see the flamingos in the zoo - you can hear the elephants too. Breakfast was included and there was plenty of choice both hot and cold. The hotel is on the number 9 tram route which runs from the Central Station every 10 minutes or so during the day. The stop is 2 minutes walk when you leave the hotel. Lots of local places to eat nearby and we really liked Ristorante Pizzeria Torino on Roetersstraat which is a five minute walk away.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Rob, thank you for writing your comments overhere. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay wtih us and we hope that we will see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Hans
 of 5 stars
20-12-2014
“Cleab and friendly. But badly needs a lick of paint.”

Decent enough hotel with an alright location.The rooms were a bit shabby and the "double" was just two tiny singles pushed together. The bathroom is minute and the shower isnt great. And if you are goiung to have coffe making facilities some milk would be nice.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for writing your review overhere. 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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