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Dikker & Thijs Hotel 3.0

Amsterdam, North Holland Province, Netherlands

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Pros

  • Central location in the heart of Leidseplein
  • Walkable to shops, bars, restaurants, and attractions
  • Historic 18th-century building with modern touches
  • Cozy, traditionally styled rooms; some with lovely canal views
  • All rooms have air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, and minibars
  • Stylish restaurant and bar serving modern French cuisine 
  • Fitness center with cardio equipment and free weights
  • Elegant meeting room; private dining available 
  • Dutch-style breakfast buffet for a fee
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout 

Cons

  • Central location can be noisy
  • Expensive fee for breakfast
  • Fitness center is tiny

Bottom Line

This three-pearl, 31-room hotel is set in a renovated 18th-century warehouse in the heart of Leidseplein, one of Amsterdam's busiest tourist areas. The hotel blends traditional features with modern touches, and all guest rooms are cozy and classically decorated; some with original wooden beams and lovely canal views. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and electric kettles. The only downside is external noise, owing to the hotel's central location. The restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine in a modern setting, and there's a Dutch-style breakfast buffet for a fee. The hotel lacks spa facilities, but there's a small fitness center with modern equipment and free weights. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Travelers might also like the Hotel Piet Hein, which has a quieter location in the Museum Quarter.

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Scene

Old 18th-century warehouse given a modern makeover that's ideal for tourists

This historic six-story hotel sits next to one of Amsterdam's iconic canals, and is set in a renovated 18th-century warehouse with a classic dark stone facade and traditional bay windows. The canal side of the hotel is stunning, providing a picturesque sanctuary away from the busy tourist area of Leidseplein. On the inside, the hotel has a calm, charming atmosphere with a small, modern lobby. Interiors feature light gray tones, granite floor tiles, and simple light wood furniture. The restaurant can get busy at lunchtime and evenings with a mix of hotel guests and locals. It's stylishly decorated with checkerboard floors, suspended Edison light fixtures, and shabby-chic furniture. The hotel is popular with couples owing to the romantic atmosphere, but families and business travelers also stay here.  

Location

In Leidseplein, on the corner of Prinsengracht Canal

The Dikker & Thijs Hotel is conveniently located for anyone exploring the city on foot. Situated in the heart of Leidseplein, it sits on the corner of Prinsengracht Canal and Leidsestraat, one of Amsterdam's busiest shopping streets. The hotel is surrounded by shops, bars, cafes, and restaurants, and most famous sights are within an easy walk. The Rijksmusem is a 10-minute walk from the hotel, while the Stedelijk Musuem and Van Gogh Museum are about a 15-minute walk. Picturesque Vondelpark and the historic Anne Frank's House are around 20 minutes away on foot, while the bars and nightlife of the De Wallen red light district are a 15-minute walk. The hotel is easily accessible by public transport (there's a tram stop right around the corner), but access by car is tricky in such a central area. Centraal Station is around 15 minutes away by public transport, while Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is about 30 minutes away. 

Rooms

Traditional style blended with modern touches; some add canal views, though noise can be problematic

The hotel has a total of 31 individually styled rooms, ranging from Basic Doubles to an impressive Penthouse Suite. They're all bright and traditionally decorated, with warm tones, carpeted floors, and chunky dark wood furniture. Classic artwork hangs on the walls, and large double or twin beds are dressed in crisp white bedding. Most rooms have original wooden ceiling beams and bay windows, and some offer excellent views of the canal. Standard in-room amenities include air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, safes, phones, alarm clocks, electric kettles, minibars, and free Wi-Fi. White-tiled bathrooms are clean and modern, and all include glass-enclosed showers (some have shower/tub combos), magnifying mirrors, hairdryers, and free toiletries. The only downside is external noise, owing to the hotel's central location, so light sleepers might prefer to request a canal-facing room in advance. 

Features

Stylish restaurant and bar, breakfast buffet, fitness center, meeting room, and free Wi-Fi

The Thijs Restaurant is open to the public as well as hotel guests, with its own entrance and separate access through the hotel. It has stylish, modern interiors and a relaxed atmosphere, serving traditional French cuisine with a contemporary twist. There's a bar serving local draft beers and classic cocktails, and a spacious breakfast room where a Dutch-style buffet is served daily. Breakfast is a little pricey, but there are plenty of cafes in the surrounding area. There are no spa facilities at the hotel, but guests can use the fitness center free of charge, though it's tiny, with only a few cardio machines and free weights. The hotel caters for business travelers with an elegant, wood-floored meeting room. It has picturesque canal views and can also be hired for private dining. Other services include a 24-hour front desk, concierge, room service (limited hours), laundry, dry cleaning, and free Wi-Fi. Off-site parking is available down the street for a fee. 

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Address

Prinsengracht 444, Amsterdam, North Holland Province 1017 KE, The Netherlands

Also Known As

  • Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel

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