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“What's not to like?” 4 of 5 stars
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Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands   |  
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Ranked #93 of 346 Hotels in Amsterdam
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5 hotel reviews
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“What's not to like?”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Almost nothing. Location is great, just on the edge of the town centre and a direct bus ride from Schipol airport (bus 197, stops outside the hotel, €5.00). Our room was large, 6ft double bed, table and armchairs, etc. I suspect from the numbering along the corridor that at some stage two rooms had been knocked into one, so the comments by some other reviewers about small rooms certainly weren't true for us. Comfortable, clean,just what one expects. Two gripes, TV quality wasn't great, flickery picture and only two UK channels - but we weren't in Amsterdam to watch TV. Breakfast choice was a bit restricted although perfectly adequate. Best bit, we were in town on King's Day (26 April this year) and I've never seen a city go so mad. Think of a University Rag Day multiplied by 10 and you have some idea. Of course, we wee actually timetabled to leave that day so our trip out to the airport was a bit worrying, since the city centre was completely closed to all forms of traffic apart from bicycles and canal boats. Would we use this hotel again - Difinitely.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rodolf_J_W, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and your review posting. Indeed you chose a nice day to visit the city. We hope to see you back next year's "King's Day" or sooner. Best regards,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Very well located hotel, close to all the tourist sights. The art deco style building and especially the American Bar / Cafe are very attractive. The service is good and friendly, although both check-in and check-out took longer than expected. The rooms (even the upgraded ones) are quite small, presumably at some stage in their history a chunk was taken off to form the en-suite bathroom. The bathroom is particularly small for this class of hotel. Definitely only one at a time in there. Having said that it is well laid out and has all that is needed and everything works well. The shower is over the bath, which I don't like but it seems rare to find otherwise.
Noise was not an issue, and we stayed over Easter weekend when things were very lively outside. Overall - recommended

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rodolf_J_W, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your stay and your review posting. Indeed the lay-out of the rooms is impacted by the structure of the hotel that was built in 1900. Good to hear that you had such an enjoyable Easter visit. With best regards,
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed at the Amsterdam American hotel and found it to be very good! We stayed in 2 pairs and they offered us rooms next to each other. The rooms were very clean, beds comfy and bathrooms clean too. Staff were friendly and generally helpful. Would recommend :)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rodolf_J_W, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and your review posting. Your specific mentioning of the cleanliness of the rooms is very rewarding for our executive housekeeper who coincidentally comes from Shrewsbury! We hope to see you again. With best regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stayed here for a weekend in April and had a fabulous time, the location is very central for all the sights, museums etc.
The hotel itself is very much Art Nouveau with wonderful sweeping staircases and large stained glass windows and is located alongside a canal.
Our room overlooked the canal and was very large and comfortable and we had a great view of the bustling activity below, having said that it was quiet at night so no problems sleeping!
I would recommend paying a bit extra over hotels further out to stay here, it is less than a minute away from Square Leidseplein with it's bars, shops and restaurants and the Amsterdam Hard Rock Café is two minutes away!
Hotel staff could not be faulted, very courteous and attentive at all times and a mine of information on where to eat, catch buses and trams should you want to visit further afield, as we did.
Definitely on our list for future visits to this wonderful place!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rodolf_J_W, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and your review posting. It gives us great pleasure to notice that our venue contributed to your very pleasant stay. Indeed we also hope to have you stay with us in Amsterdam again. Best regards,
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

Stayed for five nights in a twin room on 4th floor overlooking the canal recently. Overall had no complaints apart from a pretty weak shower. Good location, good facilities and nice ambience.

Pity the weather wasn't better as sitting out on the balcony wasn't really an option!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rodolf_J_W, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay and your review posting. We shall double check the water pressure. Unfortunately we can not influence the weather for you! We hope to be able to welcome you again. Best regards,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Excellent hotel, first class room, with very pleasant reception staff. Booked as a treat and I'm so glad I spent a little more. It's central with a less than 2 min walk to very regular trams but manages to seem quieter as the entrance is round the corner from the main road. My room had a little balcony and everything you could possibly need. Not cheap but would love to come back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rodolf_J_W, General Manager at Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit and your review posting. We are glad that you had such a pleasant experience. We look forward to your return. With best regards,
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Address: Leidsekade 97, 1017 PN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
#56 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#62 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#78 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hampshire Hotel - Amsterdam American 4*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 Cafe Americain, the hotspot where (hotel) guests and Amsterdam residents enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. ... more   less 
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