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Dikker & Thijs Hotel
Ranked #54 of 371 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 29, 2012

The Dikker & Thijs Hotel is a small, boutique hotel in one of the best, if not the best location in Amsterdam! Overlooking one of the main canals, one block from the Leidespleine, a tram stop right outside the hotel door and the cross line a block away. A short walk to the "DAM" and the center of the city. The hotel is wonderful; my room was large and luxurious. I could open my windows and door onto the balcony overlooking the canal. The bathroom was large and well appointed. The bed was very comfortable with plenty of fluffy pillows. A tv with lots of channels, even some in English, mini fridge, writing desk, lots of storage and room to stretch out. The D&TH is great for price, location, style, class and cleanliness, a real find! The main thing is, you can walk anywhere from here, or take the tram. My advice--by a week-long pass, you'll be riding like a local in no time!

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room overlooking the canal.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 3 nights 15th - 18th May and in thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

We have stayed at The Hampshire Beethooven Hotel that was a bit out of the way and not nearly as good as The Dikker & Thijs Hotel. We also have stayed at the Victoria Plaza Hotel opposite Central Station of which we found to be too busy and again not as good as this hotel.

The location is excellent and hotel was very comfortable indeed. Our room (305) was an upper floor looking over the canal. The room was spacious looking out of a large bay window over the canal with comfortable double bed and good sized bathroom. The room had a fridge/mini-bar. The general decor was good and room cleaned/linen changed every day. If we were to recommend a hotel to anybody going to Amsterdam then we woul definately recommend this one.

There are plenty of lovely little local bars/cafes nearby and was great to get away form the main drag and enjoy some local culture and cuisine.

The no. 1, 2 & 5 trams stop on the bridge outside the hotel and you can access all areas of the city from there.

In summary - if in doubt book this hotel as its a little gem.

Room Tip: For a good view then ask for 305
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We stayed here for two nights and enjoyed our stay. We were on the street side, which is a bit noisy, so be warned. The staff was very friendly and helpful, and the location is very good for sightseeing and restaurants. You can take a tram from the train station right to the hotel.

The bathroom was clean and up to date, which I always appreciate when traveling in Europe! You have to turn in your key when you leave each time, and then pick it back up on your way in -- not sure why.

Room Tip: If you're a light sleeper, make sure they put you away from the street.
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

The hotel has one of the best locations you could have for an Amsterdam city center hotel. Located on the corner of Leidsestraat and Prinsengracht 20 meters from a tram stop with trams going to the Centraal station every 5 minutes. It is also a 2 minute walk to Leidseplein with its bars and restaurants. The whole area is packed with restaurants offering every cuisine you could wish for.

Our room was just about the biggest I have stayed in that was not classed a suite, twin beds and a couple of easy chairs and a table as well as a largish desk with a mini bar. The bathroom was also large with a bath with shower.

The room we had was on the Leidsestraat side so had fixed double glazed windows to keep out the noise of the trams passing every couple of minutes. The rooms on the Prinsengracht side would not be much quieter due to the proximity to the tram stop but the view over the canal might be a bit nicer.

All in all not a bad hotel but the breakfast buffet was certainly not worth the €17.50 per person charged. It consisted of some cereals, bread, cheese and jams a basket of eggs marked soft boiled that where cold and hard boiled and covered warm dish which held a few slices of bacon and solid mass of 'scrambled' eggs that needed a saw to cut into and was tasteless. Coffee and tea came from the same machine that never worked properly with coffee that tasted of engine sump. there were no service personnel to be seen once they had checked you room number. Considering a double room plus breakfast cost €228 a night, they could have provided a better value breakfast.

Just across the road is a french croissant shop that sell all manner of fresh baked breakfast breads and good coffee for a fraction of the price and there are places nearby that will serve a good cooked breakfast for half the price. Next time I would take a room only option and get breakfast out. There is free coffee/tea making equipment in the rooms for a wake up drink before going out for a cheaper breakfast.

Room Tip: A room on the Prinsengracht side looking over the canal would have a better outlook
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

first time we stayed here and would recommend for a weekend visit as very well placed for all sights. Room was of adequate size, clean and well furnished and the staff were always helpful and friendly. We didnt eat in the hotel but the bistro looked nice. Breakfast we ate out and loads of choices around. Noise was not an issue although highlighted in some other reviews.

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Reviewed April 28, 2012

I had an incredible stay, mostly because I was awarded what must be the most unusual room of the hotel (#409). A little hard to climb up there with a big suitcase (you go to the 2nd floor of the main hotel then scramble your way up to the 4th floor of the adjacent building), but what a reward if you are after a cosy or romantic stay in Amsterdam. I loved the pitched roof, the huge bathroom and the little sitting area of this highly unconventional room. However, I didn't quite manage to get the heating right, but who cares...

Room Tip: I asked for "a quiet room" and was given room #409.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

This was my first time at the Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel. It's a tidy hotel, well placed for Leidesplein and the nightlife it has to offer. The trams run adjacent to the entrance but you can't hear them. The rooms are of a good size and nice and clean. I'm off there again in October and may stay here again. If you come out of the main entrance and turn right you are on Prinzengracht and about 200 metres on the right is a fantastic cocktail lounge.

Room Tip: The higher the better. Try and get a room overlooking the canal.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Dikker & Thijs Hotel

Address: Prinsengracht 444, 1017 KE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#39 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#70 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#73 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#75 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: $153 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dikker & Thijs Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Along the beautiful Prinsengracht canal, you will find Dikker en Thijs Fenice Hotel. A historical four star hotel in the heart of Amsterdam. Experience a luxurious ambiance and walk to almost all famous sights. Most of the beautiful 42 hotel rooms of Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel have an amazing canal view. French cuisine is offered at Restaurant Thijs which also serves dishes with international influences and uses seasonal, fresh ingredients. A lounge and private dining room on the first floor offers scenic canal views. From Dikker en Thijs Fenice Hotel, you can easily walk to the main museums. Shopping streets and plenty of restaurants are nearby as well. The tram stop is right around the corner. Amsterdam City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in food, nightlife and walking. ... more   less 
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