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“Great atmosphere”

Bar Americain Amsterdam
Ranked #93 of 297 Nightlife in Amsterdam
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

If you stay at the hotel, this bar is the perfect treat before a night out. You get special seats in the bar as staying guests so no need to pre-book. The public were getting turned away without reservations so we felt special. You pay about average for drinks here, we had wine & beer. Very beautifully decorated inside, and lit most romatically at night. Pair the bar, restauarant with an overnight stay and you have the perfect package!

1  Thank Sandhu32
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

Very lovely bar, very friendly staff that I've gotten to know very well over the years. They make an awesome Long Island Iced Tea! And of course it has a beautiful view!

Thank CFarhat
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Beautiful setting,with a view of leidseplein square and holland casino.a very trendy crowd of 40+.stayed in the hotel so went for coffee every night there?thoroughly enjoyed it.

Thank mojay1
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We went to the American bar in this old Amsterdam hotel for a drink. The art deco interior is FABULOUS - but the reception and service we got were a disgrace.

A heavy sinister security guard gave us a really cold stare as we arrived - cleanly and properly dressed - but said nothing.

We waited by the "please wait to be seated" sign enduring his glare until eventually a waiter came and asked us what we wanted.

We asked if we could have a drink in the bar.. and were shown to the half of the bar reserved for those who are not having dinner.

There we were ignored and ignored until eventually I got up and asked if I could have a drink. A waited did saunter over a few minutes later and asked us in a rather rude way what we wanted and we ordered... Then they forgot about us... After about 10 minutes I caught the waiter's eye and he then went and fetched our drinks.

I had the same unresponsive rigmarole when I wanted to pay and leave - it took us almost 20 minutes to get the bill and pay - and this was at a time when the bar was not even busy.

Lovely setting. Could they please transfer this iconic bar to another hotel. This one is the pits! I CANNOT believe that they have such a high Trip Advisor rating.

3  Thank tommyzulu
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

very friendly staff. Chess and board games available for us. The evenings were really lovely when they turned on the fountains as well.

Thank Somy S
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