Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

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Historic hotel at the Leidse square
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Classic Double Room
Classic Double Room Twin, queen or king bed | 18-25 sqm | Bath/shower combination | Non-smoking | Airconditioning | Free Wi-Fi | Coffee/tea facilities | Minibar | Safe
Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room Twin or king bed | 25-35 sqm | Bath/shower combination | Non-smoking | Airconditioning | Free Wi-Fi | Coffee/tea maker | Minibar | Safe
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Junior Suite 35-45 sqm | King bed | Non-smoking | Airconditioning | Free Wi-Fi | Separate seating area | Coffee/tea facilities | Minibar | Safe | Bath/shower combination

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,-. 



The iconic restaurant closes its doors on November 6 for a complete renovation. Monday 18th of December we will be happy to welcome you again with our 'Class & Classics'. For a light lunch and / or dinner, we welcome everyone in Bar Americain from 11.00 am.

Café Americain for the locals
In the fifties the Americain was already a place where Amsterdam met; soon it will be a second home for all the Amsterdamers. Mid-December, the famous restaurant re-opens as a modern brasserie that writes new history with class and classics.

High quality, accessible style and a lot of personality, that's the new Café Americain. With Peter Gast as Signature chef.

Be part of Café Americain
This is your chance to be part of our team and become the face of the new Café Americain! Check out the possibilities: info@cafeamericain.nl

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars
“Lovely Period Building”

We were pleased to get a good deal on this lovely classic hotel with a great history. Unfortunately when we arrived we discovered that the famous art deco dining room / cafe had just been ripped out for refurbishment. No doubt this was the reason for the special deals but I'd like to have known. Staff were professional and pleasant. First surprise was that booking.com had performed one of their usual website tricks of making it look like breakfast was included when in fact the button we clicked meant it wasn't. Very annoying. Then the room we were given was a million miles from the luxuriously refurbished bright room shown on the website. Kindly they relocated us to that exact room which was very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay. Since with the restaurant under refurbishment the breakfast had been moved into two adjoining meeting rooms, we ate out and that was fine. It was a tranquil and pleasant experience in the main once we had settled in and I'd got over my fury at Booking.com pulling a fast one on me. I will book direct another time.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us and your review posting. We are pleased to read that despite the closure of Café Americain due to refurbishment, you've still enjoyed your stay with us. Café Americain will be re-opened on the 18th of December 2017 with a brand new concept. Our reservations department is more than happy to get you a reservation including breakfast for your next stay. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards,
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 of 5 stars
“Excellent location in a beautiful setting”

We stayed 4 nights in American hotel, it was very easy to get to from the airport from Central Station via Tram (1,2 and 5). Our room was on the 5th floor and our request of a room with a balcony was fulfilled- loved the views over the canals and as it was November- we could keep our drinks chilled in the balcony as well! This was good as there was hardly any room in the fully stocked minibar. Nespresso and tea making facilities were provided, made mornings a lot easier. Only thing missing in the room was unheated bathroom floor, once you get used to this you really miss it when it is not available, like at home. This was our 7th break in Amsterdam, and having stayed more central previously, I have to say Leidseplein area was a lot more nicer and easier to enjoy the city. I would recommend this hotel to all my friends and family - will return.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
 of 5 stars
“Beautiful art deco hotel set in best part of Amsterdam”

Loved this hotel, from the clean, comfortable room which overlooked the fountain outside the hotel, to the marvellous art deco dining area which served a vast array for breakfast. Really enjoyed our stay here, the only fault was the fountain situated outside the hotel was undergoing restoration work at the time we stayed in March and therefore didn't get to see it working. Would definitely stay here again
Zurich, Switzerland
 of 5 stars
“Not my best choice”

A few things disturbed me quite a lot, the bad smell in the elevators, the bad smell on the first floor (kitchen??) and when taking a normal shower you flood the bathroom because the glass-panel is too small, in general, the bathroom was but clean but "old fashioned" with its white tiles. Location is great.
Owner Response of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
Dear guest, Thank you for your stay and review posting. The rooms and bathrooms are up for renovation from January 2018. Your feedback about the glass-panel is much appreciated and will be taken into consideration for the upcoming renovations. We have taken direct action regarding the bad smell in the elevator. Kind regards,
Balneario Camboriu, SC
 of 5 stars

This hotel is very old but quaint. It is the heart of Amsterdam!! you can walk/bike everywhere!! Restaurants are one step away. Keep walking and you find yourself near malls and tourist attraction. Right at the entrance of the hotel there is a canal cruise point. To go from and to the airport the tram station is located across the street. The rooms itself are a bit dated but the bed was very comfortable. The floors do crack a lot so you may hear weird noises at night.

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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+31(0)20 - 5205 555 *local rate
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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!

These are average prices and subject to availability.

All prices are including VAT and for a minimum of 8 persons.

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Corporate and group bookings * from 8 people

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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

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Children and Extra Beds

Children are More than Welcome, children under the age of 18 must always be accompanied by an adult.

One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a baby cot.

The maximum number of guests per room is 3. 

The maximum number of extra beds/baby cots cots permitted in a room is 1.

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For bookings from 10 rooms or more, group rates and policies are applicable.