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Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American ★★★★

Leidsekade 97 - 1017PN - Amsterdam, Nederland | | +31 (0)20 556 3000
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Classic Double Room 18-30 sqm | twin, queen or king bed | non-smoking | air-conditioning | WiFi | coffee/tea facilities | minibar | safe | bath/shower combi Check availability

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A hotel with a rich history

Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American has a rich history. In 1882, the first hotel guests stayed at this unique location on Leidseplein. The current building dates from 1902 and is a wonderful example of Jugenstil. Right at the centre of this national monument is Café Americain, the hotspot where (hotel) guests and Amsterdam residents enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Step outside the Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American and you find yourself at the heart of cultural life in Amsterdam. On and around Leidseplein, there are numerous cafés and restaurants, clubs and theatres. The three most important museums in the city are also within walking distance: the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum.

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Shopping, dining, art, culture and relaxation

The Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American is located in the heart of Amsterdam. All you have to do is step outside and you are in the middle of Leidseplein. The perfect starting point for some serious shopping, lunch and dinner, or for art, culture and relaxation:

Find inspiration in the Van Gogh Museum. This is the only place in the world where there are so many paintings by Vincent van Gogh on display together. The regular collection comprises over 200 paintings, 500 drawings and over 750 letters. The Stedelijk Museum is the MoMA of Amsterdam. Prime pieces are The Beanery by Edward Kienholz and works by Kazimir Malevitsj, Matisse, Het Bauhaus and De Stijl. Besides Rembrandt's Nightwatch, the Rijksmuseum also has masterpieces by Johannes Vermeer and Frans Hals.

See a show at the DeLaMar Theatre, the Stadsschouwburg or Theater Bellevue. During the summer from June to September, you can see free shows - cabaret, music and dance - in the Vondelpark Openluchttheater.

Pop podiums
For pop concerts, you can visit the famous pop temples Paradiso and De Melkweg.

On the water
See the city of Amsterdam from a totally different angle and take a tour boat or water taxi.

Public transport
The Location offers an easy access to the public transportation. The airport bus 197 stops right at the doorstep of the hotel, which makes it easy to make your way from Schiphol for about €5,-. 


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  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Green Key Gold
  • Terrace
  • Sauna
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Meeting rooms
  • Room service
  • Bicycle rental
  • Lift
  • Fitness facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Massage
  • Airconditioning
  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Bridal suite
  • Room safe
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Ticket service
  • ANWB Bicycle service point
  • Business centre
  • Clefs d’or Concierge
  • Disabled Room
  • Music recording studio
  • Pillow menu
  • Child-friendly

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Airport Transportation

Airport Transportation

After arrival at Schiphol Airport you just want to check-in at your hotel as fast as possible. We recommend the following transportation options to get as quick as possible to Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American.

Paid parking is available on the Leidsekade or in the parking garage Byzantium which is approximately 200 meters walking distance. €2 per 20 minutes, €68 is the maximum day rate.

Public transport
Go to Amsterdam Central Station by train (15 minutes). Take tram number 1, 2 or 5. They stop just in front of the Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American at stop “Leidsesquare”. From Schiphol take bus 197, ticket price is € 5, - it will take you 30 minutes to Amsterdam and stops near the hotel (Stadhouderskade 75 meters).

Tip: Amsterdam Airport Express (bus) departs from platform B9 in front of the main plaza. At this location you will find service hosts and a service desk. A one-way tickets is € 5,00. There are also options to buy a return ticket € 10,00 or a 24 hour ticket for all the Amsterdam area € 13,50. Travel time until the Amsterdam American Hotel is approximately 30 minutes. Read more here

Do you support a green planet? Use Taxi Electric for a comfortable and sustainable ride to our hotel. All cabs from Taxi Electric are equipped with Wi-Fi. So sit back and read a newspaper or surf the internet while our driver brings you smoothly and at a fixed rate to the Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American.

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The famous Café and Bar Americain

The famous Café and Bar Americain

Café Americain
A phenomenon in Amsterdam and far beyond. Café Americain is a well known meeting place for writers, artists, performers and locals. In the beautiful art deco interior, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner. In fine weather, the spacious terrace is a beautifully sheltered spot.
Every day you can enjoy Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, scones, bonbons, biscuits and a pot of special tea. Every  first Sunday, there is a Jazz Brunch with live music, good food and a relaxed lazy Sunday feel.

Bar Americain
No hotel bar in Amsterdam has welcomed such an eclectic mix of international stars as Bar Americain. Many famous guests have ordered a Strawberry Field or Citrus Kick here. Because cocktails are a house speciality. Not surprisingly, the bar is a hot spot for cocktail loving Amsterdam. Shaken or stirred, it's your call. 

The famous Café and Bar Americain

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77% of the travellers recommend this hotel. Based on 2.609 reviews
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Hong Kong, China
4 of 5 stars
“Visit to see Dutch style Art Nouveau architecture of the old American Hotel building”

If you are a fan of architecture, it is well worth passing by the old American Hotel, presently a Hampton Hotel, to see the interesting exterior of this early 20th century property. This landmark building is located at Leidsesplein and is an impressive building to see, even if you are not staying at the Hampton Hotel. This is an interesting Dutch interpretation of Art Nouveau with whimsical facade, interesting tower structure, mosaic images and delightful building entrance. Sadly the fountain in front of the hotel is presently out of operation while street constructions are underway. Have a quick walk around the old American Hotel to enjoy the interesting architecture, take a few pictures and continue on with your intended sightseeing in the area.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
Friends getaway
“Our stay @ American Hotel”

Lovely hotel. Nice friendly & helpful staff. Good location although a bit of work going on outside re tram lines. Beautiful dining room although only had breakfast in it once. Nice enough room but very dull. Whilst room no 1 close to reception it's inward facing and very dull. Beds were extremely comfortable. Nice bar in the evening!
 of 5 stars
“Great Hotel....Great Location !!”

The hotel was clean and the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. It is placed in a perfect position without being noisy. There are bars and restaurants very close by and the start of the shopping street is about 100 metres away. Directly in front of the hotel is a canal cruise company and the concierge offered us discount vouchers. Will definitely stay here on my next visit "!!
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guests, thank you for your visit and review posting. It is such a pleasure to read that you had a great stay! We look forward to welcome you again on your next visit to Amsterdam! With kind regards,
Tel Aviv, Israel
 of 5 stars
“Excellent location in an amazing city”

The best thing about this hotel is the location. It in walking distance to everything without being too close to noisy and cramped areas, just right. The staff was very nice and helpful and the hotel itself pleasant and nicely decorated. Rooms facing the canal are 30 euros extra per night so we skipped that, but a got a nice room on the sixths floor right at the very end of the hallway (611 if I'm not mistaken) which had a nice, secluded, attic feel to it and a window leading out to a fire escape which we used like our own private balcony and got an amazing view of the city's rooftops. The room wasn't too big but was very well organized. It was nice to have a coffee/tea kettle in the room and the t.v had lots of English speaking channels on it. Also, the bed and pillows were nice and comfy. There weren't many toiletries - only hard soap, body wash, shampoo and body lotion (no shower cap, conditioner, q-tips) but the ones we had were good and we were happy to see that they were marked "vegan friendly". There were no robes or slippers in the room either, but I asked for slippers and got them right away and with a smile :). The bathroom was quite tiny but had a tub and was clean and nicely decorated. not the strongest water pressure but that's to be expected on the sixths floor of an historic building. Free wi-fi was good. walls a bit thin so we could hear the door of the room next to us being closed, but other than that excellent sleep quality. We bought tickets for the canal boat tour at the reception. It departs right outside the hotel entrance - very convenient - and got an excellent price. All in all, a very positive experience. The only thing that would take it to a five star for me would be a bit more pampering...
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guests, thank you for your stay and review posting. We are very pleased to read that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We hope to welcome you again in the near future. With kind regards,
Benicia, California
 of 5 stars
“Great Location”

We stayed 2 nights at this old hotel after our Viking Cruise. We arrived early and they took care of our bags while we went to the Van Gough Museum. At 3 the room was still not ready so they gave us 2 free drinks at the bar. Within 15 mins we were in our room. It seemed rather dark but once we opened the black sheers and got the lights on it was fine. The room was big with a desk, king bed and updated bath/shower. The best part was the comfortable bed! Right across the street you can hop on canal boats. Wifi is good. One thing to be aware of is the construction for new subway going on adjacent to the hotel. Ask for a room away from construction as this will be going on for 2 years. We would recommend this hotel and stay here again.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, thank you for your visit and review posting. It is s pleasure to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your recommendations and we look forward to welcome you again in the near future. With kind regards,

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Meetings in the heart of Amsterdam.

Meetings in the heart of Amsterdam.

Everything has been provided for business travellers to make their stay as pleasant as possible. Relaxing after work or finishing off some business - it's all possible. For guests, there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, extensive 24 hour room service, express check out, business TV channel (English) and a business centre. Public transport leaves right in front of the door; there's a standard rate for the taxi to Schiphol Airport. Relax in the free gym and sauna.

Café Americain can be exclusively hired for a dinner, fashion show, product presentation or reception for a maximum of 330 guests. For business meetings, there are four stylish banqueting halls. Three of these can be interconnected. In the various rooms, you can host a meeting for a maximum of 110 people, dine with 125 guests and give a party for 225 people.

Bigger congress or event?Watch our video below.

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Attractive meeting deals from €34,50 p.p.

Hampshire Hotels has compiled a number of attractive meeting deals for you. All required services are included and the price is per person. Nice and simple!

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Meetings in the heart of Amsterdam.

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Live your fairytale wedding in Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

Live your fairytale wedding in Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

Your wedding day should be unforgettable and above all hassle free. This is one of the most important days of your life and also one of the best. That’s why it's very important that all your wishes are taken into account, from the ceremony to the wedding night, so that, together with your family and friends, you can enjoy the day to the full. Hampshire Hotels are happy to help you organise your wedding right down to the last detail. You can for example use one of the attractive rooms with a view over the Singelgracht or the famous Café Americain.

Official wedding venue : Yes
Maximum number of reception guests : 330
Maximum number of dinner guests : 230
Maximum number of party guests : 330
Outdoor party possibilities : 200
Bridal suite available : Yes
Number of rooms : 175
Entertainment management service : Yes
Wedding cake service : Yes
Flower-arranging service : Yes

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