Hampshire Hotel – Eden Amsterdam
What We Love
- A cool hotel on the Amstel River in the cultural heart of Amsterdam, with breakfastThe fantastic Amstel River location, just off buzzing Rembrandt Square
- Unwinding in your super-sleek room and admiring its groovy custom headboard
- Being within walking distance of the artsy wonder that is Rijksmuseum
What To Know
- Ideally located near a bunch of restaurants, coffee shops and the flower market
- The tram that can take you to and from Amsterdam Central is just a couple minutes on foot from the hotel
- Free WiFi is touch and go
If you like your lodgings chic and central, then it’s hard to beat Hampshire Hotel – Eden Amsterdam. Situated on the famous Amstel River, this perfectly located gem puts you a stone’s throw away from Rembrandt Square and near the labyrinth of medieval alleyways that make up the Red Light District, easily the world’s most illustrious hub of hedonistic activity.
From this prime address in the city’s cultural heart, you’ll easily be able to fill your days admiring more than 200 treasured works of art by celebrated Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, checking out the rose garden at Vondelpark, visiting the Anne Frank House and hitting the bicycle-crazed streets for quirky one-off shops, hip cafés and centuries-old canals.
And now, for the “chic” bit. This hip hotel scores high marks for its non-showy design. Style-seekers will be wowed by the artsy guest rooms, with their oversized headboards adorned with dazzling tulip imagery, while stylish bathrooms keep everything fabulously mod.Things are just as perfect on the food-and-drinks front. The Parisian-inspired Brasserie FLO serves up delicious French fare, while Bar 36 Black is the place for evening cocktails and jazz.
Warm hues, sleek furnishings and oversized headboards adorned with tulips define each of the 218 rooms and suites. The well-sized Executive room has floor-to-ceiling windows for great views of theAmstel River, either one double or two twin beds with extra pillows, a flat-screen TV with on-demand movies and a lovely bathroom with a bathtub or shower.
Amenities- Air conditioning- Internet access- Hair dryer- Safe- Tea/coffee facilities
All-day dining is a Parisian-style affair at Brasserie FLO, an elegant space that showcases classic French cooking with a contemporary twist. For a more laid-back vibe, Bar 36 Black is open from 3pm to 1am for cold beers, cocktails, wine, appetizers and late-night jazz music. The buffet breakfast is especially worth getting out of bed for; expect a generous spread of freshly baked bread rolls, croissants, Dutch cheeses, fresh fruit, juices, tea and coffee, and much more. Alternatively, if you feel like grabbing something on the go, cold drinks and snacks are available from the vending machines in the lobby.
Set on the banks of the Amstel River and just a stone’s throw from Rembrandt Square, the hotel makes it easy to enjoy all the delights the Dutch capital has to offer. Beyond gazing at 200-year-old canals, must-dos include checking out the rose garden at Vondelpark, visiting the Anne Frank House and overdosing on artsy masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum. We also recommend hitting the bicycle-filled streets for quirky one-off shops and neighborhood cafés, stocking up on tulips at Bloemenmarkt, the floating flower market, and seeking out the city’s hedonistic side in the Red Light District.
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Very nice facility, staff was friendly. Location was perfect. We ate several meals and they were great. Our room was newly finished. Price was reasonable. We walked to many sites in our tour of Amsterdam
Myself and my husbend spent 4 night in the Eden Hotel in November. We enjoyed our stay very much. We found the staff were al particularly helpful, friendly and welcoming and this realy helped to make our stay particularly relaxing.
The only thing we didn't like was that our bed was on lik y accessible from one side. We had a nice canal view sort of made up for that. Location was very convenient...recomend get the tram pass and the stop is right outside the door.