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American Hotel - Café Americain
97 Leidsekade, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The present building is by Willem Kromhout (1864-1940) and was completed in 1902. His design marked a radical departure, interpreting the Art Nouveau style in an angular Dutch fashion. The building's turreted exterior and elaborate brickwork anticipated the progressive Amsterdam School.

The Art Deco-style Café Americain is one of the most elegant in Amsterdam. It retains its period furnishings and stained-glass windows.

The rest of the hotel was redecorated in the 1980s. Samples of the original furnishings are in the Rijksmuseum.

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Art Deco-style table in area outside of Café entrance

Americain Café entrance



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