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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 zoo Artis”
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  • Green Key Silver
  • Cycle hire
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Standard Double Non Refundable
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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 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.

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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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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Superior 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

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

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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

56% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 555 reviews
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    53
  • Very good
    229
  • Average
    174
  • Poor
    64
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    35
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Kendal, United Kingdom
3 of 5 stars
Family
16-04-2014
“Convenient base for exploring Amsterdam”

The hotel is conveniently situated in a quiet area, two minutes' walk from a tram stop for the no.9 (Dam Square and Centraal Station) and the no.14 (Nine Streets). There's also a night bus to Centraal from the same stop if your flight arrives or departs when the trams aren't running. There are a number of decent restaurants (italian, chinese) just round the corner, and an ATM close by. The Artis Zoo is literally across the road. We found the staff friendly and helpful. There's no restaurant, but there's an 'eat as much as you like' breakfast room with a big selection from a buffet. At Euro 15 it's not cheap, but we could see guests making up rolls, sandwiches, and fruit for their packed lunches, which makes it better value :-) The reception room upstairs has tea and (ground) coffee from a free vending machine - it got quite lively in the evenings while we were there. There's a computer there for guests' use, and free Wifi (which also worked from our rooms). The rooms are nothing special: comfortable beds, desk, wardrobe with a safe, cramped en-suite bathroom with a shower, WC, and sink. Our room (001) was at semi-basement level (the window looked out at street level), which didn't help the plumbing. When I took a shower, the shower tray filled up with water to an ominous level. Flushing the loo would occasionally cause water to bubble up from the drain in the shower tray. People worried about water borne diseases (diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid, cholera, etc) would be advised to request a higher altitude room. The walls and floors of the hotel were not particularly soundproof. If your neighbouring guests are inconsiderate, noisy, or drunk (or all three) you may not get a good night's sleep. Luckily the neighbourhood outside was pretty quiet while we were there. Would we stay there again? yes, if the price was right. It's not the kind of hotel that will make your holiday especially memorable, but it won't ruin it either.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear jpmcc_ta, thank you for writing your review overhere. Kind regards, Hans
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London, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Couples
14-04-2014
“hotel stay”

The Hampshire is a really good hotel, good location and really quiet for good sleep, about 15mins walk from central area. breakfast good and all laid out self service. rooms basic but clean and comfortable ideal for short stays.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Barbara D, thank you for your nice and kind words overhere. It is good to read that you liked our hotel and enjoyed your stay. We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Hans
 of 5 stars
Couples
10-04-2014
“Good Location, Nice Room, Friendly Service.”

The Hampshire Hotel Lancaster is located just across the road from the Artis Royal Zoo, and just a 30 second walk to the right will take you to a quiet park and a whole bunch of flamingos that you can see through the fence looking on to the zoo. My husband said it was a really strange experience going out for a cigarette and hearing exotic animals in the night! The hotel was welcoming and supplies plenty of leaflets for local attractions. Many of them come with discount vouches as well so look out for them in the stairway leading in to the hotel lobby. There is no bar but there is a couple of vending machines and a coffee machines so you're okay if you need a quick refreshment. There is a couple of cafes, restaurants and take-aways that stay open until 11 if you find you're self dealing with the munchies. This hotel, I would say is more suited to couples and the rooms are kind of small. You are provided with a fan in the wardrobe and it's Godsend, although you could just open the window if you wanted to, the hotel is in a fairly quiet area. Overall, very happy with the service I got from the staff in the Hampshire hotel and I would stay in another Hampshire hotel in the future.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear SailorWookiee, thank you for your review and your nice description about the smoking outside and hearing the exotic animals at night. It is something to tell when you get home. We are glad that you had a nice stay in our hotel and hope to welcome you back in our hotel in the future. Kind regards, Hans
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
04-04-2014
“Old, but nice”

The Hotel is perfect for a short weekend stay, We spend a night there with friends to go explore Amsterdam a bit. The location is perfect for this goal. it's just a 5 min walk towards the red light district The hotel itself is located in a very old building and this shows. Although the service is good and the rooms are clean it is limited in it's set-up. Rooms are pretty small. specially the bathroom. Also the lack of a bar in the hotel was a tad disappointing as we had to wait a few hours for our friends that were delayed in their flight. We went down the street to a local pub instead. All in all a nice experience. For a short stay in Amsterdam definitely a hotel we might consider again as the location for a weekend stay is perfect.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear Marco V, thank you very much for the kind words you have written overhere. We do hope to see you again. Kind regards, Hans
Oxford, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Couples
30-03-2014
“Good value but tiny rooms with thin walls & windows!”

For £65 a night, we couldn't really complain. The location is really good; you're not in the middle of everything but in a really nice area with plenty of bars & much more local (higher quality) restaurants - see some of my other reviews for where to eat/drink in this area. You can easily reach the hotel on public transport from Schipol - take the train, then the no.9 tram from Centraal Station (7th stop - Artis). You can walk to Nieuwmarkt in 15 minutes and take a tram to Dam Sq in 12 minutes. Negative points about the stay: - really tiny room; I'm talking shoe box, we had to push the bed further across the room, right up ageing the window, to gain an extra 30cm or so. - walls are so thin you can hear when somebody sneezes in the room(s) next to you. - if you're at the front of the hotel, you hear road noise & building works from 8am as windows are not very thick. We were woken up this morning by the noise of monkeys calling to each other in the nearby zoo... - bathroom very small - you might need to leave the door open to fit on the toilet! - poor TV reception. - Front desk staff aren't too polite but maintain a general standard of service (when you're lucky enough to find someone manning the front desk). Positive points: - location (local bars/restaurants & ease to get to Centraal) - INCREDIBLY comfy double bed (not two twin beds pushed together) - near the zoo - far enough away from the mega touristy areas to feel as though you can dip in and out when you want. - Breakfast is pretty good (but weird bacon). Overall, average. Possibly would stay again if the price is right but would request a room not at the front of the hotel. We were in 404, front corner, too noisy!!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Lancaster Amsterdam
Dear mail4matt, thank you for your review overhere. It is good to read that you have 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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