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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 2.875 reviews
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Solihull, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars
Solo travel
“A Great Stay”

On Monday 20 - until Thursday 23 of March 2017, I stayed at the Hampshire American Hotel. I am a totally blind person, and travelled alone. I arrived at the Hotel two and a half hours before the official check-in time, and my room was ready. They put me in room 210 because It was next to a door with a distinctive feel to it, so that I could locate it by touch. The hotel staff had obviously thought about this because they knew that I would find it helpful. Every member of staff that I met during my stay went above and beyond what would be expected. Several times a day, they walked me to and from my favourite Café, and to other locations. Everyone at the hotel, without exception, was friendly and courteous. I would recommend the Hampshire American to anyone. I will definitely be returning. Thank you to everyone for making my stay so fabulous and fun. Not to mention the walks back and forth to the Bulldog. Love, Carl M.
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
 of 5 stars
“Great Local, Interesting Building”

The hotel was built in the early 1900s. You can certainly tell. The rooms are are not very sound proof. I could hear people walking around their rooms upstairs and the doors slaming well into the night. It was a nice location and that was probably the reason people book it. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I was very impressed with them. There was a lot of construction around the hotel and in the immediate area, so be aware of that. Overall, my stay was satisfactory.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. The municipality predicts that the construction works are completed early april. With best regards,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Always a Great Experience”

We have stayed at this hotel on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. The room that we had was excellent, the best one yet. The food in the restaurant is always quality. The hotel bar is very friendly and provides excellent service and drinks selection. If for some reason we haven't stayed at this hotel we always come and say hello to our friends who work there. You visit this beautiful hotel with very friendly staff.
Zagreb, Croatia
 of 5 stars
“Average hotel at great location”

Hotel is average. Location is what sells the rooms and location is the only thing that can be a reason for booking. Rooms average, a little bit old looking. Very small gym and no spa, just one sauna. Staff very friendly and helpfull. Special and great ratings gkes to official driver with Tesla.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. We also offer contemporary rooms if this has your preference. Our fitness is indeed no day-spa or wellness. We can recommend several however in the direct vicinity. With best regards,
New York
 of 5 stars
“Birthday wish”

Great location for museums, wide variety of places to eat and drink. Friendly and helpful staff. Room was very quiet and had all we neeeded. Nice to be able to open window for fresh air, although air con not too warm anyway. Lovely breakfast in wonderfully decorated restaurant.

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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.

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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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