$107 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 23, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

4 stars
Leidsekade 97, Amsterdam, 1017 PN
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
43 reviews
Perfect Location

We have stayed in this hotel several times. That says it all really. My first choice. Excellent... See full review

  • Vonnie
  • Nov 26, 2014
Location can't be beat

The hotel from beginning to end was perfect. Dropped off in front of the hotel by the airport... See full review

  • Monadnock
  • Sep 3, 2014
Enjoy history, elegance and style at this exciting Amsterdam favorite
Built in 1902, this vibrant Art Nouveau monument treats guests to historic elegance alongside chic furnishings and modern amenities. The Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American includes the charming Cafe Americain, popular with artists and celebrities and the blues-themed Bar Americain offering stunning Leidseplein views. Guests enjoy four-star in-room amenities as well as business and concierge services. The Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American's conveniences, from the fitness center to tour assistance and concierge services, ensure smooth, enjoyable Amsterdam stays.
Highlights
  • Gorgeous Art Deco-style centerpiece cafe and popular blues-themed bar
  • Dynamic Leidseplein location
  • On-site fitness center and sauna
Rooms

The Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American's 175 rooms blend authentic heritage architecture with modern amenities. All rooms come with flat-screen, satellite channel HDTVs with On Demand entertainment, Wi-Fi access (fees apply) and Rituals bath essentials provided in Art Deco style bathrooms.


Classic and deluxe rooms come furnished with king, queen or two twin beds. The American junior suites come with king beds and expanded sitting areas and many provide private balconies and spectacular Amsterdam views.


Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American also offers exclusive theme suites. Among the hotel's largest rooms, the Mata Hari suite offers breathtaking city and canal views. Named after a prominent Amsterdam artist, the Ruud de Wild suite features a split-level living room and bedroom layout, two flat-screen ambilight HDTVs and chic furnishings. The Goovert de Roos suite, named after the famed Glamour photographer, displays his striking artworks.   

Features

Guests are treated to the Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American's authentic early 20th-century architecture and the charming centerpiece Cafe Americain, which offers delicious lunches and dinners in a cozy, Art Deco interior. Guests can unwind in style at the blues-themed Bar Americain, overlooking the dynamic Leidseplein. The state-of-the-art fitness center and sauna is ideal for guests wishing to relax or recharge between meetings or leisure trips. The hotel's 24-hour front desk, concierge and tour assistance services ensure hassle-free Amsterdam visits.  Additional amenities include childcare, Wi-Fi access (fees apply) and an in-house art gallery.

Transportation
  • Tram & bus stops nearby (1 block)
  • Amsterdam Central Station (3 mi/4.5 km)
  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (9 mi/14.5 km)
Attractions
  • Royal Palace/Dam Square (1.5 mi/2.5 mi)
  • Anne Frank House (Anne Frankhuis)  (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Rijksmuseum (.5 mi/1 km)
  • Van Gogh Museum (.5 mi/1 km)
  • Oude Kerk (2 mi/3 km)
  • Begijnhof (2 mi/3 km)
  • Museum Amstelkring (2 mi/3.5 km)
Business
  • Business center
  • 4 flexible meeting and event spaces
Polices & Fees
  • A 5% city tax is added to all final charges at checkout. 
  • The hotel is non-smoking.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American Rooms

Classic Room
The Classic rooms are approximately 20 to 30 square meters. Some rooms have a spectacular view over the Amsterdam canals, others on the vibrant Leidseplein. All our Classic American rooms are non smoking rooms and have the luxury of air conditioning.
Deluxe Room
The DeLuxe American rooms are 30 to 35 square meters. The majority of these rooms have a beautiful view over the Amsterdam canals or the vibrant Leidseplein. Most of the DeLuxe American rooms have a balcony with a nice cosy seat. All rooms are non smoking and have the luxury of air conditioning.
Standard Junior Suite
Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American has 15 American Junior suites. The largest Junior Suite is 55 square meters and most of the suites have a beautiful view over the Amsterdam canals or the vibrant Leidseplein. All suites have a separate sitting area and some even have a balcony with a great view over Amsterdam.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Stadsschouwburg of Amsterdam: 0.1 mi
  • Melkweg: 0.1 mi
  • Leidse Square: 0.1 mi
  • Jorrit Heinen: 0.2 mi
  • Paradiso: 0.2 mi
  • Amsterdam Pipe Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Walls Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Vondel Park and Overtoom: 0.3 mi
  • Frozen Fountain: 0.3 mi
  • Collection d'Art Contemporary Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • The Frozen Fountain: 0.3 mi
  • Keizersgracht: 0.3 mi
  • Coster Diamonds: 0.3 mi
  • Metz & Co: 0.3 mi
  • Diamond Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Stadsschouwburg of Amsterdam: 0.1 mi
  • Melkweg: 0.1 mi
  • Leidse Square: 0.1 mi
  • Jorrit Heinen: 0.2 mi
  • Paradiso: 0.2 mi
  • Amsterdam Pipe Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Walls Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Vondel Park and Overtoom: 0.3 mi
  • Frozen Fountain: 0.3 mi
  • Collection d'Art Contemporary Art Gallery: 0.3 mi
  • The Frozen Fountain: 0.3 mi
  • Keizersgracht: 0.3 mi
  • Coster Diamonds: 0.3 mi
  • Metz & Co: 0.3 mi
  • Diamond Museum: 0.3 mi
  • House of Bols: 0.3 mi
  • P.C. Hooftstraat: 0.3 mi
  • Rijksmuseum: 0.3 mi
  • Huis Marseille: 0.3 mi
  • Leidsestraat: 0.3 mi
  • Spiegelkwartier: 0.3 mi
  • Jordaan Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Vondelkerk: 0.4 mi
  • Kunst Antiekcentrum De Looier : 0.4 mi
  • Stedelijk Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Biblical Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Canal House Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Golden Bend: 0.4 mi
  • Museumplein: 0.5 mi
  • Felix Meritis Building: 0.5 mi
  • Houseboat Museum: 0.5 mi
  • University Library: 0.5 mi
  • Cat Cabinet: 0.5 mi
  • De Negen Straatjes: 0.5 mi
  • Spui: 0.5 mi
  • Museum Van Loon: 0.5 mi
  • BeBoB Design: 0.5 mi
  • University of Amsterdam: 0.5 mi
  • Bloemenmarkt: 0.5 mi
  • Kalvertoren: 0.5 mi
  • Book Market: 0.5 mi
  • The American Book Center: 0.5 mi
  • Foam Photography Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Begijnhof chapel: 0.5 mi
  • Villa Arena: 0.5 mi

Dining

Restaurant & Bar
Two of the most special places to "wine & dine" in Amsterdam are located in the Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American. Our Caf Americain is a sparkling "hot spot" for local Amsterdam people, writers and artists: who come along for a bite, a drink, or just for reading the newspaper at the reading table. Do you fancy meeting someone famous? Both national and international movie stars have been spotted in our renown Bar Americain from time to time. Bar Americain has recently been restyled and therefore is even more popular than before amongst locals. It is also still the "hot spot" for national and international movie stars. An ideal place for VIP-spotting while drinking an award winning cocktail. During summertime the terrace offers a great opportunity to watch people.
Cafe Americain
Wine and dine among the local Amsterdam people, artists and actors. The ambiance in the dazzling Cafe Americain is dynamic and most of all cosy. It has been called Amsterdam's living room by many and that is exactly how it feels. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, just a coffee or a pleasant drink. At the Cafe Americain or on the amazing terrace during the summer time, you will always feel comfortable.
Terrace
During the summertime and when the sun is shining, in front of the hotel the terrace is openend. Were you can enjoy a drink, lunch or dinner while watching the fountain and the sun.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Our renovated meeting rooms are situated on the ground floor of the Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American. The three main meeting rooms can be combined into one large room for larger events. All rooms have a capacity of 110 persons for a meeting, 125 persons for a dinner and 225 persons for celebrating a big party. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport and Byzantium parking is located within 5 min. walk.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (43)

Ratings and reviews for Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
43 out of 43
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.7

84% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
drews1
Business
africa
Dec 1, 2014

Not bad at all!

Nice place to stay. Located centrally and can walk anywhere. This was my third stay here and very accommodating. Cafe was always busy but I did not eat there. Too many other choices within the area. Great for people watching.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Some nice coffee shops close by. Try Rookies!

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vonnie
Business
Dublin
Nov 26, 2014

Perfect Location

We have stayed in this hotel several times. That says it all really. My first choice. Excellent Concierge.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
MBui
Business
Houston, TX
Oct 12, 2014

I had NO water for the first half of my day

Putting aside the no running water for the first half of my day, the experience was average at best. The room was small and narrow, the TV did not work, and they didn't take away my room service until for awhile. You must be paying for the location as it is next to the casino. I will not return to this place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Casino

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
mrsdhi
Business
Cincinnati, OH
Sep 28, 2014

an oasis of calm

Stayed in a deluxe room and although I didn't request, was given a canal side view. This hotel was a perfect location being so close to the Leidseplein yet once you rounded the corner away from the square, you were greeted by a quiet oasis with beautiful fountain out front. This is a perfect choice for an older traveler that doesn't want to be PART of the hubub, yet so convenient to trams and restaurants aplenty. The beds and pillows were so comfortable; it was like being enveloped in memory foam from head to toe. Huge pillows and 4 to a king size bed. Immaculately clean room with more cupboards and drawers than I knew what to do with. The only issue is the bathroom. There is plenty, plenty of shelving for storage of bathroom supplies, as well as hook on the door but the problem is with the tub. WARNING: be very very careful getting in and out. The tub is on a platform of sorts and so it is a huge leap to step in, and the tub is very narrow with sides that round so to even plant both feet on the bottom of the tub at the same time was narrow. It is also very slippery. there were several little grip strips but they did not much good. This needs to be replaced ASAP. The bathroom is small; I stayed by myself so could keep the door open so not a problem for me. Gorgeous flowers and painting adorn the lobby and interior walls. It always seemed very quiet in the hotel although it certainly was not without travelers. There was a large group checking out one morning and I never would have known all those people were there. No noise at night, very secure. Door locks after a certain hour and you have to be buzzed in. Elevator I only used twice-just for luggage carry up and down but very smooth and efficient. Stayed in room 5. Receptionist at check in was a delight. Note: if you are taking the connection bus 197 from the airport, it no longer lets you off directly in front of hotel but just off the other side by a park but you can still see the hotel from the drop off and it is close; just walk across the canal bridge and you are there. Entry to the hotel is not on the fountain side directly out in front but on the side closest to the canal.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

you are never at a loss for places to eat right by the hotel. The Leidseplein is around the corner with restaurants aplenty.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Monadnock
Business
Lowell MA
Sep 3, 2014

Location can't be beat

The hotel from beginning to end was perfect. Dropped off in front of the hotel by the airport express bus 5 euros for the ride. Arrived early 10:00 a.m. and we were greeted and upgraded to a canal view, balcony room. The room was large and view of the canal was breathtaking. Location couldn't have been better. Transportation right outside the door to any locations in Amsterdam center and also the outskirts.Bustling square with theater, restaurants and entertainment within walking distance. Charming canal side dining, walkable city, wonderful friendly people. What more could you ask for?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Take the express bus from the airport. Bargain and takes you right in front of the hotel

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Review of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
drews1
Business
africa
Aug 12, 2014

Not bad

Internet worked this time. Last time it was out. Hotel needs some upgrades: Carpet, Caulking around tubs, etc.... Staff was pleasant. Location is awesome. Nice stay this time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

buy your beer at a local grocery, in room bar is expensive.

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Review of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stellakl
Business
Cyprus
Jul 18, 2014

Summer vacations

Exellent location across the tram stom, safety and beautifull enviroment. Though, it was expencive especially to include breackfast. we had a non smoking room looking at another wall not to the view of the river or the city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Use the tram network with a 24 hour ticket

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Review of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ManhattanWilliam
Business
New York, New York
Jan 28, 2014

Mostly Very Good

The price during the low season was excellent. On the plus side: location couldn't be better, staff was very friendly and helpful, there is free WiFi and use of business center, and the bed was very comfortable. Things to improve are: elevators with only one call button stopping up and down needlessly, nice breakfast/dining room but hectic due to tv tapings at night, limited bathroom amenities, mini bar electronic and charges with simple movement (taken off when I called). Still overall a nice place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Liesbeth
Business
Uccle
Jul 20, 2013

Amsterdam American Hotel: a disappointing experience

A week ago we (parents and 3 adult children with partners) had 4 rooms at the Amsterdam American Hotel. According to the hotel’s publicity: “some (rooms) have views of the canal or lively Leidse plein”. We were given 4 rooms on the first floor and 3 (THREE!) had the view on an inner court, which has a raised floor at the same level as the floor of our room, housing two enormous air-conditioning machines placed more or less in front of the window of 2 of the rooms. And right in front the window of the 3rd room there was an enormous pile of old wooden boards. Views aside, what really made our experience horrible was the fact that the inner court has been temporarily covered by a roof to enable construction work. As a result the 3 rooms get no daylight whatsoever. Given the sparse lighting available in the rooms it was like being in a deep basement, most unpleasant and completely unacceptable. We have known the Amsterdam American Hotel for years, stayed there before, and its excellent reputation was warranted. However ownership has apparently changed (Hampshire Eden), certainly not for the better. We made our objections to the rooms quite clear during and after our stay. Definitely the hotel should never have rented out these rooms unless they would have given the guest ample warning of the works outside and/or a discount. In the end the hotel’s reaction to our request for a partial refund was: “to restore your trust in us after your previous stays, we would like to re-invite you and your family for a complimentary night (4 rooms) and offer a 50% discount on the SECOND night, (availability permitting) for rooms with view either overlooking the Leidseplein and/or canal view.” “availability permitting”: with a bit of luck we could go through the harrowing experience again! We want to share our experience hoping some future guest will benefit from it and be spared our disappointing and unprofessional treatment. Obviously the manager of the Amsterdam American hotel adheres to the business mantra of the financial sector: Safeguard your bonus by tight cost cutting and any customer lost is the problem for your successor. He has succeeded. Well done!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

De Belhamel, excellent food and venue (on a canal). Great service.

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Review of Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Italian Texan 1111
Business
Dallas Texas
Jul 11, 2013

I will return ,,

Everyone was so nice and helpful . I wanted a balcony room and mitilda was so helpful . The staff new my name after the first day and always greeted me!! Food was good and the bar staff excellent .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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