Very Good 3824 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A historic hotel right in the heart of Amsterdam, steps from all the sights, with breakfast includedSunday Jazz Brunch at the Café Americain – Dutch cuisine with a side of jazz
  • Hopping on a canal boat right outside the hotel and seeing the Dutch capital as it was meant to be seen
  • The historic hotel's dramatic décor

What To Know

  • The Art Nouveau hotel has been around since 1902
  • Its central location means there can be noise at night; bring earplugs if you're a light sleeper
  • Free WiFi


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Restaurant
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An elegant, stylish stay on one of Amsterdam's most popular and central squares, with breakfast included


With a stay at Hampshire Hotel – Amsterdam American, you’ll be centrally located in Amsterdam, steps from DeLaMar Theater and Holland Casino. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Leidseplein and Melkweg.


Make yourself at home in one of the 175 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring minibars and LCD televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a sauna, a fitness center, and bicycles to rent. Additional features at this Art Deco hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Amsterdam? This hotel has 5027 square feet (467 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms.

How to Get There

Hampshire Hotel – Amsterdam American
Leidsekade 97
Amsterdam, 1017 PN Netherlands


4.0 Very Good 3824 Reviews
American Hotel not what it was
Reviewed 1 day ago

I have stayed at this hotel about ten times in the last 40 years and my last stay on weekend of 23rd March 2019 will be the last, whilst the hotel still offers a classic experience the waiter service in the dining room is poor having to repeatedly request basic items and no attempt at eye contact unless you shout or make yourself obvious, the rearrangement of the buffet breakfast area has reduced the choice of food options considerably. the serving plates we not heated and being black in colour it was hard to tell if they were clean. The cooked food was barely warm. The interior decor has been upgraded in a style comparable with the original Art Deco design. I would avoid room 131 as the refurbishment is a very poor design, the obscure glass door to the WC ( Why) opens into the bed area and provides no privacy the room was over-furnished including a giant bed so long you could not walk around it without brushing against a wall mounted tv. Had to ask for additional bottle of water each night had to ask for bathrobes when website says they are provided. Not what it used be so good bye not adieu from me,This hotel is no longer value for money and the prospect of it becoming a a Hard Rock venue will ruin the ambiance of quality and history. Not for me anymore.

Reviewed 1 day ago

Stayed at the American Hotel15 years ago and decided to stay again this trip. The room was very nice but the lighting is way too dim turned on all the lights and still had trouble seeing to put on my make-up an comb my hair. I told the front desk that the bathroom has no hooks,,there is no where to put your clothes when showering. I wanted to stay here because 15 years ago this hotel had the best breakfast I had experienced in all of Europe or China, must be new owners because breakfast buffet was not bad but was just average.

I liket it
Reviewed 4 days ago

I liked it. Nice classic building and interiors, very quite area, average breakfast, maybe a bit below the standards considering that is a 4 stars but the staff is always ready to fulfill your requests.

The most stylish hotel in Amsterdam!
Reviewed 5 days ago

The extraordinary Art Nouveau Jugendstil design of this iconic hotel and its wonderful Café Américain, where we had the best hotel breakfasts I have ever enjoyed, made this a great setting for a perfect city break

Art deco hotel, centrally located with great links. Can be noisy depending on room.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The American hotel is a beautiful Art Deco style building located on the popular and ever busy Leidseplein.

For a video review of a standard room and breakfast, head over to You.Tube and search for 'Tim and Matt's Travel Reviews' where you can find this and other hotels in Amsterdam!

The rooms are well appointed and clean with all the things you would expect, including storage, iron and board, mini fridge (touch sensitive but also provides an area for personal items). Our room also had a coffee pod machine which provided 4 free pods, refilled daily. Sound proofing was good other than the creaky floorboards.

If you're facing the front of the hotel, then it can get very noisy with people, traffic and trams. If you are a light sleeper, you may want to ask to be in a quieter part of the hotel.

Breakfast is served buffet style in the main restaurant which is a beautiful room. I'm not sure if there are different 'levels' of inclusive breakfast, but all we could have was breads, cold meats, cheeses and fish, cerals and fruit. We could also order fresh scrambled eggs, but anything else considered hot food was charged as extra. Still, it was nice, although the cheese and meats were not covered and were drying up quite quickly. (This is included in our video)

We have stayed here twice now and would happily return.