Amsterdam American Hotel—Hampshire Eden

Leidsekade 97, Amsterdam, North Holland, 1017PN, Netherlands

Calling this 1902 assemblage of turrets, gables, stained glass, and a clock tower home for even a day or two is a pleasure, and guest rooms are sizable, bright, and furnished in a modern Art Deco style. All have views of the Stadhouderskade canal or a bustling square—the latter come with small balconies. Note that some rooms could use a refresh, so look before you commit. Newlyweds might want to indulge in the Mata Hari Suite, named after the spy fatale who celebrated her wedding here. The classic Café Americain is a great place to breakfast or lunch while soaking up some atmosphere. Nightlife, dining, sightseeing, and shopping are near at hand, and the hotel's own boat landing is handy for excursions.

PROS

  • alluring history
  • lively location
  • inspired decoration throughout the building

CONS

  • some rooms slightly cramped and dark
  • service can be a bit cold
  • faded atmosphere not to everyone's taste

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical
Lively
Central
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 020-556–3000

HOTEL DETAILS

175 rooms, 16 suites

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