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“A terrific family-owned small hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Fita
Ranked #13 of 362 Hotels in Amsterdam
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A terrific family-owned small hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2014

My wife and I stayed in the Hotel Fita while spending four days in Amsterdam. The hotel is clean, pleasant and a great bargain. Our room was bright with large windows overlooking a street that was closed to car traffic. A local school allowed their kids to play in that space during the daytime...a very jolly place. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. The owner helped us organize our 4 days in Amsterdam, with maps and loans from a small library of books covering local sights. The public transportation system in Amsterdam is somewhat confusing (3 different bus companies, city owned trolley system, etc) but he was patient and helped us figure out how to get around.

Getting to/from the airport to the hotel was remarkably cheap and easy. For only 5 Euros each, we took a public bus #197 which stops just two blocks from the hotel directly to/from the airport. (There are other options like taxis, hotel shuttles, and more, but the bus worked very well.) There are numerous busses and trollies which stop within a 5 min walk of the hotel. You can get anywhere from there.

Hotel Fita is also located just two blocks from several major museums, including the Rijks Museum and the van Gogh museum (which we visited late on Friday night when the crowds had dissipated -- it was great.

This small hotel is a family-run affair. I would guess there are only a dozen or fewer rooms in a tall, narrow building located in an upscale residential neighborhood near the major museums (think brownstone if you are from NYC, or town house.) It is a quiet enclave in an otherwise noisy and boisterous town. Roel (maybe 28 yrs old) is the owner, but his father is the painter/carpenter/handyman who was helping to renovate several rooms while we were there. (They were active during the daytime only, and their activities never bothered us.) Breakfasts are included, of course, and the food was excellent. They have an "honor bar" where you can go in the evening and help yourself to a drink if you want. They also have a computer/printer for guest use, so you can print out museum tickets that are cheaper to buy over the internet (and save you from standing on long lines during the day).

I would caution that persons with mobility issues might have a problem. There are maybe 8 steep steps from the street to the front door that have to be negotiated. Once inside, there is a tiny elevator which can save you from needing to climb the narrow Dutch staircases. We had no problem with the steps, but I could imagine elderly or handicapped guests might struggle with them.

This is a wonderful place to call home for a few days. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

If you are visiting Amsterdam, this is a perfect place. Minutes from the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh and Stedelijk, right next the Dutch Bond Street and Vondelpark, and trams to the centre. It's quiet, comfortable and very friendly now but will soon be even better after current additional rooms and makeovers.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014

The Holet Fita turned out to be just as described on Trip Advisor. Although it was comfortable and efficient, it gave the feeling of being a family guest. Room was clean, bright, and comfortable. Location was wonderful: short walk to Rembrandt and Van Gogh museums and to trolleys to the central city. The breakfast (with to-order crepes, and a buffet, was a lovely way to start the day. Small staff is appropriate to size of the hotel, and their eagerness to help made up for their small number

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

Welcomed by Roel who gave us all the guidance needed for a weekend break. Very easy to get around. Breakfast was good and the pancakes very nice, all freshly prepared. Rooms were very quiet. Museums close by and so are the bus and tram stops. Had a great time.

Room Tip: The downstairs room was good and quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had a lovely 3 day break in Amsterdam in February. Our stay at Hotel Fita was great. Friendly staff, comfortable room, lovely breakfast, especially the pancakes!!! Very central for the museums, shops, canal trips etc. Also a lovely park 5 minutes walk away which has an unusual tea room which serves snacks etc. would recommend Hotel Fita.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

I had an excellent stay in Hotel Fita. Roel was extremely prompt in answering any queries I had before travelling and recommended we get the public bus from the airport (197 which cost €5) so much cheaper than a taxi or connexion bus. The bus driver even told us when it was our stop. The hotel is very conveniently situated beside the Museum Square. As we were staying for 5 days Roel recommended we buy a museum pass. It cost €55 each but we definitely saved money as the 3 large museums each charge €15. As 2 married ladies travelling together we opted to pay a lIttle extra for the large room and it was perfect for us. I especially appreciated the nespresso coffee machine. The hotel was very clean and offered an excellent breakfast- including scrambled eggs, bacon and lovely pancakes, made to order. Roel is extremely enthusiastic and gave us loads of ideas for what to see and do- so much so that we wore out the map he gave us after 2 days and had to get a replacement.

  • Stayed February 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 toddlers) and we stop in Amsterdam twice every year for a couple of days each stay. Before we investigate any hotels, we always check with Hotel Fita first for availability, because they continue to welcome us so well each time. For a family with small children, the location can't be beat (right on Museumplein and two playgrounds around the corner). The rooms are large and spacious, breakfast is great, and the family always welcomes us warmly. Beds are large and very comfortable with soft linens and pillows.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Fita
Address: Jan Luykenstraat 37, 1071 CL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Museum Quarter (Museumkwartier) , Museumplein
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#14 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#29 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#35 Best Value Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fita 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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