History

 

The first Dikker & Co shop was founded in 1895 in Amsterdam by Fredrik Wilhelm Dikker and soon gained notoriety in the Netherlands for its high quality.

 

Henri Thijs became a partner in 1915 after being the assistant to the famous French chef Auguste Escoffier. They opened their first shop in the Kalverstraat.

In 1921, a new address was found for Dikker & Thijs.

They moved to the current majestic building, situated on the corner of the Prinsengracht and Leidsestraat.

Here, they became famous for selling oysters, lobsters, and caviar. 

The present owners of Dikker & Thijs took over in 1995. 

This happened exactly 100 years after Dikker & Thijs took over the business of J.C. van Laar in the Kalverstaat.

The 19th century former warehouse 'De Prins' is has been fully renovated to make room for ten classic styled room and  suites.

All rooms are characterized by their original wooden beams in the ceiling.

On the first floor you'll find our fitness area with a crosstrainer, treadmill, spinning bike, and more.

The main building dates from 1915 and has a stunning view on the Leidsestraat and the Prinsengracht.

 

There are 31 rooms and suites accessible by elevator.

The Penthouse, situated at the sixth floor, gives an unparalleled view of Amsterdam. 

Read this article (in Dutch) about the great history of the Leidsestraat:
https://www.amsterdam.nl/nieuws/achtergrond/leidsestraat/

FAQ

 

Check-in/Check-out

Q: Is it possible to check-in before 14:00 o’clock?

A: Official check-in time is from 14:00 o’clock.

If you arrive in Amsterdam before 14:00 o’clock, you can leave your luggage at the hotel and explore the city.

We will do our best to have your room ready as soon as possible.

 

Q: Before what time do I need to check-out?

A: Check-out is before 12:00 o’clock.

 

Q: Can I leave my luggage at the hotel after check-out?

A: Yes, we have a luggage room where you can leave your luggage after your check out.

Room facilities

Q: How big are the beds in the rooms?

A: The double beds vary from 140 cm to 180 cm wide, with the length of 200 cm.

The single (twin) beds are 90 cm wide, also with the length of 200 cm.

 

Q: Do all rooms have a view of the canal?

A: Rooms with a view of the canal are available at a supplement of € 20,- per night, subject to availability.

The Deluxe Double Canal View and the Superior Twin Canal View room have standard view of the Prinsengracht canal.

 

Q: Do all rooms have airconditioning?

A: All rooms have airconditioning.

 

Q: Is there WiFi in the hotel?

A: All our rooms, as well as the public areas offer free WiFi.

We will provide you with the login code upon your check in.

 

Q: Do you have family rooms?

A: We have two options for family rooms.

We offer a Family Suite, which gives room for two adults and four children, or four adults and two children. These suites have two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Another option is to reserve a Superior Twin Canal View with a sofa bed for two adults and a child.

 

Creditcard information

Q: For which information do you use my credit card details?

A: Three weeks before your arrival date, we will make a pre-authorisation on your credit card for the first night.

The pre-authorisation will be unblocked by your bank, a week after your arrival.

Hotel facilities

Q: Do you have on-site parking facilities?

A: No, we d not have private parking facilities.

We do offer Valet Parking from WeParc parking service.

They will retrieve and return your car right in front of the hotel. They have a secured parking where they can savely park your car. Please order the Valet Parking in advance of your arrival with the reception.

There are also possibilities to park in the area, with for example Parking De Hoofdstad you can park your car for €66,- per 24 hours. Their address is Prinsengracht 540, and they will park your car in their parking lot valet parking style, to secure the safety of your car.

 

Q: Are there smoking areas in the hotel?

A: Our hotel is a strict non-smoking hotel, which means it is prohibited to smoke anywhere in the hotel, and in the rooms. A violation of our house rule can result in a penalty of €150,-.

 

Q: Do you serve breakfast in the hotel?

A: We do serve breakfast in the hotel. Please do be aware that because of the current pandemic, our breakfast price and times can differ.

Our breakfast is served during weekdays from 7:00 until 10:30, and during weekends from 7:30 until 11:00.

When pre-booking our breakfast through our website, we offer a special rate of €15,95 per person per day. Our regular price is €17,95 per person per day.

 

Q: Do you serve dinner in the hotel?

A: We do not have a restaurant at our hotel.

We do however offer a room-service menu from restaurant Thijs, powered by Black.

 

Q Do you allow pets?

A: Unfortunately we do not allow pets in our hotel.

Directions to the hotel

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

A: A taxi from the airport to the hotel should cost between € 40,- and € 50,-. We have a taxi company we work with who offer a fixed price for the trip. Please order your taxi with the reception.

Travelling by public transport is also possible, the easiest is to take bus 397 from the airport to Amsterdam Leidseplein. From there, it is a small walk to the hotel.

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