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Hotel Fita
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jan Luykenstraat 37, 1071 CL Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Museumplein)   |  
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Ranked #11 of 345 Hotels in Amsterdam
Sydney
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“Perfect Amsterdam hotel for us”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Hard to know where to start: physical location or people? OK - location first. From my room I could just see the Van Gogh Museum. We wanted to stay as close as possible to the Museumplein and the wonderful thing about Hotel Fita is that it's in a quiet street parallel to the busy street running along the edge of the Museumplein, a couple of minutes to the Concertgebouw. Because it's next to an infants / junior primary school, you have the feeling of a living city, with a hundred or more kids being dropped off by parents as you eat breakfast in the airy breakfast room. This juxtaposition of two of the world's most important galleries (Rijksmuseum and VGM) and a school whose playground is formed by putting up some very informal barriers across the street made me think: This is a real city that accommodates its own people and the people passing through like us. I loved that. Other things about hotel: only 15 rooms (I think); superb breakfast (anybody who misses the pancakes is nuts - apologies to those who can't eat pancakes). Now to people: Queenie and Roel and the other lovely young people at Hotel Fita are the kind of people who make travelling a joy. You think: Why have I left it so long to come back to the Netherlands? When can I come again? I'm already thinking about next year. Thanks, Roel - no wonder Hotel Fita is No 5 of 337 hotels in Amsterdam! I will have to book a long way ahead (and if my review makes that even more necessary, I will be very happy). LOVE YOU. THANK YOU. BEST WISHES. Brett Sydney Australia

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Easily the friendliest and most helpful of all the hotels we stayed in over Europe. Tea and coffee making facilites in the room and an iron and ironing board! These are the norm in our part of the world but next to impossible to find in Europe and what a delightful difference it makes to your ease of stay. Located on a quiet street, but literally a couple of minutes walk from Amsterdam's cultural hub and tram stops, and about 5 minutes walk from its shopping and entertainment madness. Was expecting the room to be quite small, but it turned out to be the largest we had stayed in with a great sized bathroom. Perfect.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

i have now stayed at Hotel Fita twice; last year in February and just recently at the end of June. I would recommend Hotel Fita to friends because of its: family run style; the location which can't be better, close to trams, downtown and the museums plus shopping; breakfast a wonderful start to the day; the area feels like you are part of the Amsterdam community. Even though there is no air conditioning being able to open the windows, is to my way of thinking, better. Room was nicely arranged, and bathroom very roomy. A hotel to consider when you are planning your stay in Amsterdam.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bourges, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Wonderful family-run hotel, friendly, service. Our room had a small balcony and beautiful view for the three of us. My daughter and I almost turned down the delicious homemade"pancakes" but we were glad we tried them they were so tasty. Walking distance to museums. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was the best decision that I could have made; a small, quiet location in the middle of culture. In a very short period of time, I learned to ride the tram (right around the corner), walked to the museums, and felt very comfortable and safe. I relaxed and refreshed. The breakfast was just enough to get me going, but not enough to weigh me down. Everyone was welcoming, friendly, and helpful.

Room Tip: Great place for someone traveling solo and doesn't need a lot of room.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Hotel Fita based on the TA reviews. Other reviews have noted it is more like a B&B and this is a reasonable comment. This is not a negative, simply an observation.

Our room was very good, although showing its age a little. We arrived in Amsterdam in the middle of a heat wave - no air conditioning meant the ceiling fans got a good workout. The double bed was actually two single beds pushed together with a significant gap in the middle - this seems to be a common practice in European hotels.

The location is brilliant - in a quiet street, but close to multiple trams and a seven iron away from the key museums, something greatly appreciated when we slept in on our first morning, for our booked time slot at the Van Gogh Museum.

The highlight of this hotel is the service - incredibly helpful and absolutely faultless.

Hotel Fita is a terrific option for the tourist in Amsterdam.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chatham, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Fita for two nights and had a fabulous stay. The service was excellent, the room was spacious, the breakfast was delicious. We were able to easily get around using the trams or walking and they provided lots of tips on places to see. The owners were very friendly and the service exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Fita

Address: Jan Luykenstraat 37, 1071 CL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museumplein
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#13 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#18 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fita 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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