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Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam ★★★

Plantage Middenlaan 48 - 1018DH - Amsterdam, Nederland | | +31 (0)20 535 6888
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  • Family Room
  • Small Double Room
  • Small Twin Room
“Family hotel located in the center of Amsterdam, in front of Artis Royal Zoo”
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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Silver
  • Bicycle rental
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Family Room 4 single beds | 28 sqm | shower, hair-dryer and toilet | free WiFi | coffee and tea facility | flatscreen 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 WiFi | coffee and tea facility | flatscreen 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 WiFi | coffee and tea facility | flatscreen 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 | sofa | free WiFi | coffee and tea facility | flatscreen 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
  • Bicycle rental
  • Child-friendly
  • Lift
  • Laundry service
  • Family Room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Room safe
  • 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. 

Hours Parking Markenhoven located 500 meters from the hotel
24 hours - 7 days a week

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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 869 reviews
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Brisbane, Australia
4 of 5 stars
“Lovely hotel in a good location”

We really enjoyed our stay here. The staff were lovely & the location is good. Only 15 minutes on the tram to the centre with the tram stop only about 100 metres from the hotel. Nice restaurants nearby. The room itself was good; clean & comfortable. We would certainly stay again if we return to Amsterdam.
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London, Canada
 of 5 stars
“Cute Boutique Style Hotel”

My husband and I needed a hotel-- quick decision to come to Amsterdam earlier than planned-- this Hotel is good value for the price! Clean , well appointed, and excellent staff! It's in a very safe and quaint area near the Amsterdam Zoo-- which is not far from the Central areas. Great little restaurants all around, nice village feel to the area, loved it!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for writing your review and thank you for the compliments towards our staff. I hope that we may see you again in the future. Kind regards, Hans
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Nice location, spotlessly clean”

My fiancée and I stayed here along with his parents for a four night break from 18th May. We arrived early and did not expect to be able to check in but wanted to drop off our bags however the staff member kindly arranged for us to have one of the rooms straight away. The rooms (as expected for a city break) are small, though they are spotlessly clean and have decent facilities such as toiletries, hairdryer, cable TV, complimentary tea and coffee etc. The staff were very friendly and approachable and I will definitely be visiting this hotel again on my next trip to Amsterdam.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Lauren, thank you for writing your review. I am glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards, Hans
Ayr, Scotland, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
“Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin”

This hotel will never win awards for being the best hotel in Amsterdam, but it does what it is designed for. Location wise, it is well placed within walking distance of the centre and well located for public transport. It benefits though from quieter traffic outside. We checked in with a little confusion as the concept of one individual paying for three rooms seemed beyond reason, and two passports were taken (for three guests, it should have been three or one, but definitely not two). This took longer than it should have in all honesty. Rooms were OK and served their purpose as a base to visit the city. The bathrooms varied in size and comfort, with one of our group being particularly uncomfortable as it was incredibly small. My room (300) had 4 single beds within and a decent bathroom. Beds were not comfortable, but after a tiring day exploring the city, we didn't struggle too much. Reception area is functional, with complimentary coffee available. It is comfortable enough. Cleaning staff were an issue. On the day of check out (midday checkout), the staff attempted to enter the room twice while a "Do not disturb" sign was on the door. When told to go and return after I had checked out, they seemed incredulous and again tried to gain entry to clean. I was not the only member of my party with this experience. Incredibly strange economy to clean a room on the day of check out BEFORE vacation by the current guest?! Otherwise, staff were friendly enough and the hotel served its purpose. We did not take breakfast on the basis of other reviews. There is free WIFI which does not require registration.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, thank you for taking the time and effort to write your review. Kind regards, Hans
Swaffham, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Disappointing breakfast”

On checking into this hotel we were told breakfast was served until 10.30am but soon discovered that the chances of getting anything much to eat after 9.30am was remote! The staff were very helpful and friendly & the hotel is in a nice quiet location.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Mrs Robinson, thank you for writing your review. Our breakfast times are from 07:00 hours untill 10:30 hours. On the day of this incident we had a busy breakfast with a group which resulted in an allmost empty buffet. You were the last room to have breakfast and in that case we prepare a small platter with breakfast. I spoke to the restaurant supervisor and he informed me that you left after a few minutes and went to the reception. My apologies that you missed breakfast, our supervisor should have shown more initiative. I do hope that despite this breakfast incident, you enjoyed your stay. 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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