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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 541 reviews
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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars
“Lovely Hotel for a Short Stay”

My partner stayed in this hotel for my birthday in February for 2 nights. It is a lovely hotel, the rooms are modern and clean as is the rest of the hotel; extremely contrasting to some of the photos that other people have posted on here. Breakfast was the usual continental; bread, cheeses, ham, coffee, sausages, cereal etc. The free hot drinks machine in the Reception and free WiFi throughout the hotel were rather handy as well. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a brilliant location whether you are a couple on a short stay or a family as it is just out of the noisy atmosphere of the centre. It is across the road from the Artis Zoo which I would recommend for a day out and also is either a 15-20minute walk or 5 minute tram ride from Rembrandt Square. It is really useful to know that you can buy 24 and 48 hour passes for the trams as my partner and I looked at doing one of those Red Bus tours, but instead just picked up a map and bought a 24 hour pass for around 7 Euro each and went around Amsterdam this way, as a cheaper alternative.
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Chicago, Illinois
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
“Nice hotel and easy to get find!”

What a lovely little hotel and very easy to find. Take tram #9 and get off at Plantage. In the direction of travel it's on the left just pass the intersection. The staff is great, free espresso/cappucinos in the lobby and the tasty breakfast was very lovely. The wifi worked without a hitch AND there is an ice machine! I didn't know that they existed in Amsterdam. Will definitely stay here again. And for those who like ice cream (and let's admit it, who doesn't?) there's a great place at the nearest intersection.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for your kind words in your review, it is nice to read that you enjoyed your stay. I am glad you have discovered the ice cream shop around the corner, both my staff and myself are very glad with it too. Kind regards, Hans
Charlotte, North Carolina
 of 5 stars
“Nice Hotel, Near Tram Line (#9 Line)”

Pro's: The hotel was clean and nice decor. The showers were good size. We had a nice view of the adjacent park. The breakfast the hotel offered was excellent. The breakfast staff was pleasant and attentive. The wifi (free) worked great. The bed was really comfortable. The hotel was about two blocks from the Tram #9. We paid 7 Euros for a 24 hr pass per person. TIP: Be sure you scan your pass when you get on and get off. Otherwise it will deactivate. It's not close to everything by walking but take the Tram and hop on and off to get where you want to go. The Tram goes to Central Station too. We had to go to the airport and took the Tram to Central Station (#14 Line?) then a train to the Airport which was about 5 Euros per person. Con's: No A/C but that was typical of the hotels. The window did open but then we heard drunks partying outside until 4am. We arrived early and stored our luggage until later in the afternoon. The storage room was not locked and anyone could go in. When we got back that afternoon it had been locked at that point but they just gave us the keys. No claim check tags. We had to use an ironing board and they got one for us out the storage luggage room. They are not in the rooms. The entrance to the hotel, we had to take stairs up and carry our luggage. We were on the first floor but there were steps to go up and had to carry luggage up. Not horrible but I can see it may be difficult for elderly travelers or if they have a lot of luggage.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you very much for writing your review over here. It is good to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to see you again in our hotel. Kind regards, Hans
Salford, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Great Stay!”

My daughter and I stayed here for 3 nights, and were pleasantly surprised. It is only 10 minutes by tram from Central Station, with a tram stop about a minute's walk away. It is approx a 10 minute walk to Rembrandt's House, and near a large supermarket and cafés. Being opposite the zoo is handy so you know where to get off the tram! The staff were helpful, and the breakfast was good, though the cooked part of it did not always look particularly appetising. The room had everything you needed - hot drink facilities and a very comfortable bed. It also had a fan incase it was too hot. The bathroom was a little small without a bath (just a shower), but that was not an issue with only staying for a few nights. There is a communal area on the ground floor, with vending machines, which was always beautifully clean. There was also a left luggage, though this was a little risky as anyone leaving luggage could have gone in your case. However, we used the facility without a problem. I would definitely stay there again if I returned to Amsterdam. Tip: there was a delicious Italian around the corner, called La Roma (downt he road with the Chinese on the corner). I would recommend eating here as the food was delicious and very cheap, great portions and friendly staff.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Sir, Madam, thank you for writing your review over here. It is good to read that you appreciated the service of our staff and had a good stay with us. Kind regards, Hans
London, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
“Really enjoyable stay”

I booked this hotel through last secret hotels. After I paid they let me know I was staying as soon as I paid. I stayed here for two nights, we arrived at 12 and told we could access our room at 1, they said we could leave our stuff in their luggage room. Most hotels I stayed at either kept my luggage in their office, or put it in a secure room giving us a tag to get our bags back. This was a room around the corner from reception, that was mostly kept locked, but perhaps not as secure as others. I booked a twin room, there was a decent size, and a comfy bed. The bathroom had all the essentials, it had a shower, I would have enjoyed a bath, but for the price I paid I can't complain. There was a TV in the room which had lots of Danish, British and American channels. There were no issues with notice from other guests or traffic. The hotel is close to the zoo, and is a 2min walk to a tram stop, and tram take about 10min to dam square. And the hotel is close to cafés, a market and a supermarket. The only issue was when we checked out they sprung a €6 tax on us, I don't mind paying but wasn't expecting it. I would recommend if you are staying in Amsterdam.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Zoe, thank you for writing your review about your stay in our hotel. The € 6,- tax is the local tourist tax which every guest in hotels in Amsterdam have to pay. We collect this and pay this to the city of Amsterdam. We do try to inform all our guests at check in and this info is put on the websites we work with. I am sorry that the amount for this city tax was not clear to you. 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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