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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 18-25 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 2.828 reviews
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars
“Most amazing hotel”

We loved the hotel it was amazing, we booked a double room and got given a twin room but the hotel was absolutely amazing! The staff were amazing and their English was absolutely outstanding, they are a credit to the company!
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Inverness, Scotland
 of 5 stars
“Weekend break to Amsterdam”

Great location. Staff very helpful and friendly. Only minor criticism was that the room was very dark, it could have done with a central light. Is a lovely old building with nice quirky aspects to it.
Ewing, New Jersey
 of 5 stars
“Excellent location”

Hotel's location is very good, just three main canals away from the city center. You can take trams 1-2-5 just around the corner and the Museum Quarter is a 5 minute walk away. Staff was very cordial and friendly. Their assistance was greatly appreciated. However rooms are rather small and the hotel is quite expensive for its facilities and rooms.
Colchester, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Long Weekend in early spring - 4 days”

Hi, decided on this hotel after studying all the reviews on TripAdvisor, and wasn't disappointed. The hotel is situated at the better end of the city on a canal where the tour boats go quietly up and down with stops immediately in front of the hotel, along with the trams into town. Really near the main museums, we walked to everywhere from the hotel. So things to check for - ask for a refurbished room we viewed 3 rooms 2 of which were refurbished (much nicer), also the first room was looking out to the centre court, whilst the room was great the view not so good, even a few large plants in the centre court floor would have been better than just the air conditioning grills! The room we ended up with for just a little more money was over looking the fountain with a balcony on the 5th floor (525) - superb. Desk staff were really helpful in changing the room, we had a choice of pillows - which is not common and a super king bed all of which made for a comfortable rest. A little bit of city traffic at night but slept well. We didn't eat in the restaurant as there is so many varied types to chose from close by, but had tea and coffee there as it looked so nice. All in all a lovely stay will go back again as there is a lot to see and do.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, thank you for your visit and review posting. It is a pleasure to read that you had a pleasant stay with us and enjoyed Amsterdam! We look forward to welcome you again in the near future. With kind regards,
Rossett, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Great location, great facility”

Located on Leidseplein, makes it central for either museum district or the city centre. Great transport links so easy to get to and from and also from the airport. Rooms are very comfortable but I would request the canal view as it is quieter. Staff very friendly and helpful. Makes the stay in Amsterdam special for us every time.

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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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