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“Good alternative to my usual hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Ranked #78 of 344 Hotels in Amsterdam
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
72 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Good alternative to my usual hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Could not get into my usual hotel, Banks Mansion, on this trip but the D&T is a good alternative and not far away. Room was a little soul less but we weren't there for long so didn't matter. Breakfast was ok, no complaints, staff nice.
Beware of city tax on check out if you are not used to it here.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Morsan, Haute-Normandie, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The hotel couldn't be better placed than the Dikker and Thijs Fenice Hotel. Out of the door and you nearly fall into the Prinsengracht, one of the most beautiful of the three major canals. The Leidsestraat is the busy if not hectic street which makes the intersection. There are plenty of snack bars in that street, which is convenient but for the noise and activity of the clientele.
If you have one of the rooms on the front of the hotel, be prepared for the surprise of the rumble of trams passing. I don't even notice them anymore!
There are plenty of rooms set back which are very very quiet. And even bigger!
If you drive to Amsterdam, park at the Olympian Stadium 6€ for 24hours and a free tram ride into town. The Prinsengracht stop is right in front of the hotel door, or equally from the central station a direct line.
The hotel staff are delightful and charming. The rooms tend to be large, comfortable with very nice bathrooms.. the penthouse is a real pleasure.
The ambiance is very warm and pleasant and makes a change from the endless "business" hotels one stays in.
Breakfast is nice, not really special but that seems to be how the Dutch like their breakfasts!!
Bearing in mind how expensive hotels are in Amsterdam, I have often got very good rates at the D&T.
I continue to stop by there regularly and thoroughly recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Parsippany, New Jersey
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Can not beat the location for a trip to central Amsterdam as a tourist. I can't say if it would work for a business trip - the amenities are not geared for that. But for a tourist trip it was wonderful. Breakfast was average, the room with the balcony is spectacular. Waking up there and walking out to the flower market - WONDERFUL.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dyer, Indiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in March. It was in a nice area. The concierge was good and recommended fantastic restaurants. The room were clean. Stayed with my family, children included and we had a nice time. Near restaurants and shopping. Fit my criteria of European hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Renens
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

This was our second visit to this hotel in the prinsengracht of Amsterdam. Great hotel but could offer a bit more luxury for the price. The rooms in the hotel are very large, but seems to have only twin beds. The Hotel has no parking facilities nor valet service and finding a parking spot in Amsterdam can become a nightmare. At the reception there was only one person during peak times and we had to wait 10mins before being helped

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

A superb hotel with a touch of class.
The rooms are very well appointed with reproduction furniture and drapes.
We never used the dining room so unable to comment but the location is superb as the front door is quite literally 15 metres from a tram stop and round the corner from the Leidseplein.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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21 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

A pleasant stay near bats and restaurants. Loved walking along the canal. We didn't use hotel breakfasts. We alike and had breakfast at nearby places. Close to museums and can walk into city or take canal boat

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel

Address: Prinsengracht 444, 1017 KE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#46 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#48 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#57 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#89 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked behind a historical façade right along the Prinsengracht, the Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel provides you an exclusive gateway to discover Amsterdam. The Hotel is located in the heart of the canal district that was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.Most of the comfortable, spacious and stylish rooms offer a beautiful view over the canal. Within walking distance are located: the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum and the Anne Frank Huis. Also in the neighborhood: the Concertgebouw, theatres, cinemas, the Heineken Brewery, the Diamond Centre, starting points of Canal Cruises and the main shopping streets. The Spiegelkwartier starts 100 meters from the hotel and this historical neighborhood offers over seventy specialized shops with a wide variety of art and antiques. On the Leidseplein (only 50 meters away) numerous restaurants and cafés can be found. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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