American Hotel Amsterdam

Exterior of the American Hotel in Amsterdam

American Hotel / Leidsekade 97 / 1017 PN Amsterdam (Map)
★★★★ / Rooms: 175 / Price from: € 125
Rating Booking.com: Very good, 8.1 (based on 1130+ reviews)

A Taste of the 1920s

With the monumental Stadsschouwburg across the street, the American Hotel is a charismatic eye-catcher and architectural highlight in its own right: built in 1902 in art-deco style, the hotel combines modern facilities with elegance and a unique atmosphere. Get a taste of the 1920s in Café Americain, traditionally a popular meeting place for writers, musicians and actors, where breakfast, lunch and dinner is served. Enjoy a magazine or book at Amsterdam’s oldest reading table named after famous Dutch novelist Harry Mulisch, or simply overlook the Leidseplein through the café’s five meter high windows with stained-glass details. In summer you can do some seriously good people watching from the terrace in front of the hotel while enjoying a cold beer or fine glass of wine.

The location of the American Hotel, since the 1970s officially listed as a monument, is close to perfect. The Museum Quarter, including the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, is a ten minute walk away, while the Vondelpark and P.C. Hooftstraat, the Netherlands’ most fashionable shopping street, are even closer by. Among the 175 rooms are some exclusive suites. The Govert de Roos Suite features art work by photographer Govert de Roos, who made the historic “Bed-in for Peace” picture with John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their honeymoon in Amsterdam.

Photo: Eric.D.Fleury (Flickr).

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