Amsterdam American Hotel

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Built in 1900 the Amsterdam American Hotel is Amsterdam most famous Art Nouveau hotel directly located on the lively Leidseplein.
From its classic exterior with tower to stained glass windows to wall paintings in the interior, Art Nouveau architectural and decorative features can be traced even in its rooms.
The Art Nouveau architectural style can be appreciated even inside the Hotel’s bedrooms.
The 174 rooms have been renovated in 2001 to suit the modern travelers needs. The Grand Café America in also invites from Breakfast to Dinner under its arched roof decorated with Tiffany lamps. The Café extends onto the Leidseplein in summer times. The American Hotel allows a combined historic discovery with the comfort of modern guest room amenities directly in the city center.

Rooms: 174

Hotel Chain: Eden Hotelgroup


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Hotel Facilities


Restaurant – Bar – 24 hour Front Desk – Newspapers – Terrace – Non Smoking Rooms – Continental Breakfast – Rooms/Facilities for Disabled – Family Rooms – Elevator – Express Checkin/Checkout – Safety Deposit Box – Heating – Luggage Storage – Gay Friendly – Breakfast Buffet


Sauna – Fitness Center – Solarium – Massage


Room Service – Meeting/Banquet Facilities – Business Centre – Babysitting/Child Services – Laundry – Dry Cleaning – Viproom Facilities – Breakfast in the Room – Ironing Service – Bridal Suite – Internet Services – Currency Exchange – Shoe Shine – Packed Lunches – Tour Desk – Fax/Photocopy – Ticket Service – WiFi / Wireless Lan


City Center – Shopping Center – Museum Area – Near Highway – Near Airport – Near Train Station – Park – University – Near Subway – Near Exibition Centre

Hotel information

The 5-star Amsterdam American Hotel is situated right on the lively Leidseplein, it has its own boat landing and features many rooms with view on the canal or on the Leidseplein square. Built in 1900 original Art Nouveau architectural style, its decorative features can be found back in the cafe, public areas and some of the 174 guest rooms.

The Grand Café Americain opens its doors at 7 o’clock for breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake, and dinner can be enjoyed in a classical setting under tiffany lamps and original wall paintings featuring scenes of Shakespeare’s ” A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. On Sunday the lively Jazz Brunch is offered. High Tea parties can be enjoyed Mondays to Saturdays between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The Bar Americain offer award winning cocktails or the famous “biertje” with Dutch snacks.

Only a few steps away are the Leidsestraat shopping street, bars, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, the casino, Hard Rock Café. To reach the Van Gogh museum, Rijksmuseum or the PC Hoofdstraat or the Vondelpark a stroll of 5 minutes is all what it takes.

Note that the price does not include 5% city tax

Food & Beverage

The Café Americain, with its breathtaking decor, is the cultural meeting place of Amsterdam. With its walls displaying original 1930 oil paintings from Shakespeare’s play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, the Café is the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by on the Leidseplein. On Sunday the Jazz Brunch invites to endulge in life music and culinary delicaies. High tea is available from 2 persons. A monthly changing seasonal 3 course menu is also offered along with other seasonal dishes.

The cosy Nightwatch Bar is popular with both hotel guests and “Amsterdammers” alike.

Room information

14 day and 3 day advance bookings have a special cancellation policy!
Please check in the room description!
The 174 guest rooms on six floor are all indvidual and differ from one another, last rennovated in 2001. Some feature original stained glass windows, others have granite columns,high ceilings or a balcony.

Every room features a television with pay perview options, a minibar, iron and ironing board, safe, working desk with dual line telephone and modem plug possibility, voice mail mesaaging service, automated wake-up system and complimentary mineralwater on arrival. Each bathroom has a bath and shower combination, toiletries, enlarging mirror, bathrobe and hair-dryer. A choice of queen, king and twin rooms is available, and some rooms allow for a rollaway bed at a surcharge (limited availability).

The hotel invites you to discover its historic beauty combined with its modern lifestyle philosphy. Guests can enjoy themselves with all their senses in ordering complimentary life style items for the duration of their stay such as a cd-player, bathradio, etc. To relax and stimulate the senses, a relaxing bath tea, spa products or eye tea pads can be purchased and bought to your room.

Speciality rooms start with the spacious Deluxe rooms of which most have a balcony or a view over the canal or Leiseplein. Junior Suites are even more spacious and offer a comfortable seating area and Senseo Coffeemakers. The most beautiful suite is named after the Dutch spy and dancer Matahari and has been refurbished in January 2004. It features two seating areas with leather sofa and chairs, a bookshelf with books to borrow, a mini-stereo system, a working area hidden from view, a whirlpool and the bed placed in the center of the room nesteled against two granite columns. The suite has a view over both the canal and the square is popular with honeymooners and company executives.

Area information

The hotel is ideally situated in the very heart of the city, the “Leidseplein”. The perfect location for visiting the main museums, cinemas, theatres, bars, restaurants and major shopping areas.

Travel information

Arriving by car drive along the Highway A4 (E10), take exit ZAANSTAD, then exit OSDORP (S-106),turn right and flow road passing SURINAMEPLEIN, at this roundabout keep going straight. Turning into the left, cross the KOSTVERLORENVAART bridge, turn left on OVERTOOM. At the end of the OVERTOOM turn left into the STADTHOUDERSKADE. Cross the first bridge on the right and then the 2nd street MARNIXSTRAAT onto the Leidsekade.The hotel is then on your left.

The KLM shuttle bus to and from Schiphol airport stops only 50 meters from the hotel entrance and departs approx. every 20 minutes. Tickets can be purchased on the bus or with the Concierge.

Trams 1,2,5 (coming from Central Station) and 6,7,10 stop directly in front of the hotel. Tickets can be bought on board or with the Concierge.

The hotel does not have private parking facilities.
Parkeergarage Byzantium is the nearest parking facility (+/- 2 minutes by foot).
Costs (2005): +/- EUR 40 per car per 24 hours.


A valid ID or passport is required on check-in.

A 100% charge of the original number of nights applies in case of early check out, if reception is not notified on check-in.
Pets are not allowed.

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