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Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht 

The hotel is located on Prinsengracht.

The historic urban ensemble of the canal district of Amsterdam was a project for a new ‘port city’ built at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century. It comprises a network of canals to the west and south of the historic old town and the medieval port that encircled the old town

Location & Highlights

History & Events

Visit Amsterdam: a city rich in history and art

The Hotel is located right along the Prinsengracht Canal, in the heart of Amsterdam's charming city center, close to the Leidse Square, various shopping streets, cinemas, theatres and the main museums like the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum and Anne Frank-House.

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Pride Amsterdam - Canal Parade

Pride Amsterdam - Canal Parade

Amsterdam Pride, Amsterdam Gay Pride or Pride Amsterdam is a citywide gay-festival held annually at the center of Amsterdam during the first weekend of August. The festival attracts several hundred-thousand visitors each year and is one of the largest publicly held annual events in the Netherlands.

The twenty-eight edition of Pride Amsterdam will take place from July 27th to August 4th, 2024 in Amsterdam with the Canal Parade on Saturday August 3th. 

Henri Thijs, founder of Dikker & Thijs

Henri Thijs

Henri J.J.A. Thijs was an energetic merchant who started at a young age a fish shop in Amsterdam with oysters, turbot, pike, perch, caviar, lobster and many more. He was also very interested in kitchen craft and went to Switzerland to learn about patisserie and rotisserie, and tried to establish a cookie fatory in South Africa. But most important for his culinary career was that he worked as an assistant to the famous French cuisinier Auguste Escoffier in the Savoy Hotel in Londen, the Ritz Hotel in Parijs and the Carlton Hotel in Londen.

Henri Thijs became a partner with F.W. Dikker in 1915 . They opened their first shop in the Kalverstraat and in 1921 the majestic building situated on the corner of the Prinsengracht & Leidsestraat became the new address of Dikker & Thijs. Here they became famous for selling oysters, lobsters, and caviar and the operation of a  fancy restaurant for the elite. It was rewarded with a Michelin-star in 1957 and was famous for many years untill it had to close his doors in 1994.


Directions to the hotel

How do I get from the airport to the hotel? How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

There are different ways to get our hotel from Schiphol Airport.

By taxi: a taxi from the airport to the hotel should cost between € 50,- and € 60,-. We have a taxi company we work with who offer a fixed price for the trip. Please order your taxi with the reception.

By train: take the train to Amsterdam Central Station, in front of the train station you can take tram 2 or 12 to 'Prinsengracht'. The hotel is on your right side.

By bus: Take bus 397 from the airport to Amsterdam Leidseplein. The hotel is 5 min walk from the busstop.


Do you have on-site parking facilities? Do you have on-site parking facilities?

We do not have parking facilities at the hotel, but there are different options for you to park your car securely during your stay in Amsterdam.

Hereby different parking options:

  1. It is possible to park your car along the canal in front of the hotel. Please be aware that the centre of Amsterdam has daily paid parking. It is only possible to pay with maestro or creditcard (no cash). Costs are 67,50€ per 24 hours.


Parking de Hoofdstad (Prinsengracht 540, Amsterdam)

Parking The Bank (Amstelstraat 12, 1017DA Amsterdam)

P+R Parking Rai (RAI Amsterdam, Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam)

  • Metro 52 from ‘Europaplein’ to ‘De Pijp’, then tram 12 to Prinsengracht (stops in front of the hotel) (15 minutes trip)
  • Only valid with a public transport ticket
  • No reservation needed

P+R Parking Olympisch Stadion (Olympisch Stadion 44, 1076 DE Amsterdam)