Amsterdam American Hotel
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I would rate this hotel "7" out of 10.
- Great location, walking distance to many points of interest, Museumplein, Dam Square, and the RLD.
- Rooms are large for Europe hotels, modern, and clean.
- Is right next to street tram and bus lines, so easy to get around.
- Many restaurants / bars are very close to hotel.
- They really nickel/dime guests.
Sure, I'll expect to pay 5 euros for a 10oz coke from the minibar.....but 2.50 euro/min (+3.50 connection charge) for calls is nutz......add taxes, you pay about $10 USD/min to use the telephone.
Internet access is available, for 17 euro per day! (There is a burgerking down the street w/ free wifi)
Unique Quality: Good central location.
Directions: From Centraal station: take trams 1, 2, or 5 to Leidesplein.
From Schiphol by bus - take #197 to Leidesplein.
The Eden American Hotel
The American Hotel is one of Amsterdam best known hotels. It's been there since 1900 and has been restored to its original art-deco grandeur.
It's located close to the Leidseplein and the Vondelpark.
Directions: Leidseplein area
Trams #1, #2 and #5.
Very nice, well kept rooms. Roomy lobby. Helpful staff. No complaints.
I did not pay the extra for a room with a view, so the view from my room was about 8 feet of sunlight and an adjacent building. The hotel did, however, have a video feed of the Leidseplein (square) to the in-room flat screen TV.
Unique Quality: Excellent location. Restaurant has very unique architecture. Check out the stained glass at the bar.
Directions: Leidseplein; near the Rembrandt Museum
Spent a long weekend at the American Hotel recently. Staff are wonderful and very friendly. The Cafe Americain is a wonderfully ornate architectural gem. Dinner is great there but a trifle expensive by Amersterdam standards. Our room had an enormous King size bed but the room was a little small however we were very comfortable and enjoyed.
Breakfast, not included in the room rate, is expensive. Far better to go to one of the many cafes and bars around the corner in the Liedsplein.
If you can get a good rate at the Amsterdam American Hotel, it is a great hotel.
Directions: Leidsplein. Very central, walk to everything.
Pricey but luxurious
I know this hotel quite well since it is one of the two 'recommended' hotels in Amsterdam by the company I work for and also because for a while I was sharing an apartment with someone who works at its restaurant.
It is one of the more luxurious hotels in the city, and coupled with the fact that it is located on a very good spot (just off Leidseplein) mean that they can charge more than the other hotels.
The hotel is in excellent condition and very clean, just bear in mind that some of the rooms are small by American standard, consistent with the other hotels I've stayed in the Netherlands. You can always politely ask to be moved to another room; my boss did that once and he was upgraded without any problems - they seem to understand that Americans are used to bigger rooms.
Directions: Just off of Leidseplein - you can take tram 1, 2 or 5
Art Nouveau Hotel in Amsterdam
Built in 1900, this famous 174 room hotel designed in the Art Nouveau style is situated directly on the Leidseplein. I'd love to check out the rooms!!
Unique Quality: All stained glass windows and Tiffany lamps apparently!
Directions: Leidseplein, Amsterdam
This in art-nouveau style rebuilt hotel in 1902 designed by W. Kromhout is a well-known recognition point of Amsterdam.
It seems that the rooms are modernised with double glass windows, so the noise from the traffic in the street will not disturb your rest after all day walking through the Amsterdam streets.
Unique Quality: Fitness Centre and Sauna and the famous Café Americain.
Directions: It is situated at the famous Leidse Square, with dozens of shops, restaurants and nightclubs and just in walk distance from Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Stedelijk Museum.
Across the street is the stadsschouwburg.
My favorite hotel splurge
I've got to admit, I've slept around a bit in Amsterdam! This was my favorite place, but frankly is typically out of my price range. When I'm headed to Amsterdam, I check out www.hotel-booker.com and see if there are discounted prices available.
The American has HUGE rooms. A nice easy chair and ottoman furnishes the fabulous bay window nook. The king size bed with its luxurious linens is a nice departure from the typical single bed I usually get in hotels in my travel price range.
The bathroom is ultra modern and has all the amenities found in a 4 or 5 star hotel. My room had a desk with a data port and extra supplies (handy as it was a business trip).
The staff was friendly and helpful. The air conditioning was welcome.
Unique Quality: Hotel American has a great Cafe restaurant attached. The art deco decor is beautiful and it has a unique reading bar where you can sit and catch up on the news while you enjoy an expresso or cappuchino. Mata Hari was said to have had her wedding reception here!
Finally, you can't beat the location of this hotel. It's right in the middle of the Leidseplein and the trams provide easy access to anything not within walking distance.
Very cool hotel.
Most exclusive and historical hotel i have seen
Built between 1900 and 1902, the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam - American is a listed Art Nouveau monument and has always been a haven of pure grace in the heart of the Amsterdam.
Only 14 km/8.8 miles from the Amsterdam Schiphol-Airport and 3.4 km/2.1 mi from the RAI Congress and Exhibition Centre, the Crowne Plaza Amsterdam - American is conveniently situated at famous Leidse Square featuring its own boat landing stage on one of the beautiful canals.
Unique Quality: Because the hotel is an important example of architectural Art Nouveau, it has been a listed building since 1972. Its outer graciousness extends to the guest rooms which still feature original glass stained windows, and vanities lined with an elegant granite surface.
Directions: Benelux Rating: 5-Star in the centre of Amsterdam close to a lot of pubs and shops.
ART DECO DINING
First class hotel, especially if you get the double room on the first floor overlooking the square. Marble columns everywhere.
Unique Quality: Famous Art Deco brasserie adjoining the hotel.
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Amsterdam American Hotel
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Address: Leidsekade 97, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1017 PN, The Netherlands
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Amenities at Amsterdam American Hotel
- Room Service
- Fitness Center
- Business Services
- Bar / Lounge
- Free High Speed Internet
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