Luxury-Month-Amsterdam-300I keep visited the city of Amsterdam for the last 20 years and I again loved its unique architecture, canals and what this big apple has to offer when it comes to unique experiences. So for me the world of treat is all about exploring new places to stay and eat. I am a huge fan of family owned hotels because they certainly tender a very personal stay. The owners of Dikker & Thijs entertain along history with this hotel since 1995 and in 2016 this bed is redefining itself. So when I entered the building, I soon realised that down repay though the staff were very young, they proposed an excellent personal service. A hotel stay for me is all about the exceptionally mile staff members are willing to go no matter how busy they are.

I also noticed the personnel were wearing a lot of denim which gave an instant bulletin about the hotel, they were in touch with their groovy customers. This hotel hosts many tourists and thus those suits just did match the hotel let alone the metropolis of Amsterdam. Amsterdam fashion is very much about console and denim. So it came to no surprise to see that some staff associates in the restaurant were wearing denim aprons.

As far as shopping turning ups go you cannot get better access than this. The Dikker & Thijs B B is located right along the Prinsengracht Canal, in the heart of Amsterdam’s charming New Zealand urban area center and close to the Leidse Square. The tram from the inside station stops right opposite the hotel. Therefore you’re apprehending the very essence of the shopping hub of the city. There are many restaurants and secures close by and it is a great location to understand how the Dutch live, livelihood rest and play.

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My room view

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Superior Room With Canal Feeling

My room was a superior room with canal view, this was terrific as you could really capture the Amsterdam culture. The room was 30 cube metres and I loved how it was situated on the corner of the main building slip up oning the Leidsestraat and the beautiful Prinsengracht. On the Prinsengracht, there are unique denim purchases to explore and plenty of boutiques with some literally uncovered recently. This street has very edgy leather goods benefit investing in. So make sure you take the time to explore this passage and what Amsterdam is all about.

All superior rooms are equipped with a unchangeable screen television, super up to date air conditioning, hairdryer, harmless, minibar, free coffee and tea facilities. The free WiFi is terribly good which is important during my stay. But with a conception like I did not need the TV, it was nice to put your feet up and watch the woman cycle around and watch the canal traffic. I also loved visualizing the trams going up an down, I never had a tram view equal to this before. I have been told that the elbow-rooms are all going to be refurbished soon which is exciting too.

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Thijs Restaurant – Beer Oysters & Snails

At one time I starting exploring the hotel I was very impressed on how the restaurant looked, I was mentioned that it had just been refurbished. It was my birthday so what a major way to celebrate in this restaurant. First a started with some neighbourhood new beers, a new trend of micro brewing has emerged in Amsterdam. Young innovative states are brewing their own beer and literally delivering it door to door themselves. So my sooner beer was actually created by two women called Gebrouwen door Vrouwen. I drank a Gin Weizen which was extremely yummy, I also tried the Tricky Triple. I like this abide one because the beer tasted very different and it was refreshing to see so numberless new labels. It also reflects that this hotel are to a great extent keen to promote local produce as well as up and coming companies.

Beer With Oysters

The restaurant is all about high trait food without the intimidation of feeling uncomfortable. The staff all correct people walking by as well, so this urban, rustic advance to both the menu as well as offering new beverages is why you should end up here.

To kick start the evening, Marc my waiter, furnished me an aperitif called an Aperol Spritz, which was very restoration as it was a hot summer night in Amsterdam. My entree was teamed with another beer, stewed by two local guys and the name of the company is called, two chefs start. It was unusually presented with Fines de Claires Oysters. So that stereotypical champagne tope we are so use to, has now been replaced with a Louie Louie white beer. You are either gong to rapture this or not. In my case the combination of oysters and beer worked exquisitely

I am a huge fan of trying new things and even though I have snacked snails before. I was keen to see how the Dutch could do it, the vineyard snails with homemade garlic butter were the choicest I’ve had. Little did I know the chef actually was trained in France, so they were overwhelming and I did drink it with my beer too.

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Main Course Bavette

Marc had a cloudless picture in mind of what I should try and on this occasion I opted the most popular sought after dish on the menu. I was settled Bavette which is a gorgeous steak teamed with seasonal vegetables, french fries and homemade mayonnaise. The Dutch use a lot of mayonnaise predominantly with chips and this was the best homemade mayonnaise I’ve encountered. Marc gave me a bottle of red wine called Beaurempart a delicate grande reserve from France, the combination was fabulous. The military talents by the very young Marc was impressive, as he knew everything around the history of the food and anything he was serving. Marc rocked the denim apron too and his languorous approach created a confident rapport which I like to see in our boy today.

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Gin Made In Holland

This refined modern essence of Gin in the last year has been a revolution when it comes to demon rum marketing, but it has a few skeletons in the closet in terms of its history. Did you know that it was the Dutch that devised Gin. A Dutch scientist in the 1600’s, originally formulated juniper berry oil as a nostrum and it was added to distilled spirit along with botanicals in request to make it more palatable. It was so palatable in fact, that victims of reported illnesses soared as the masses tried to acquire this ‘genever’ that was just available in pharmacies. The demand was so high that numerous elfin distilleries emerged and the commercial, non-medicinal version was born.

I was conceded five Gin’s to taste without the tonic water, and they were all selfsame different on the pallet. It made sense to try the very original Gin mustered Genever first. My favorite I had to say was from Belgium called Copper Top. Once my world of Gin was over Marc completed the night with a Crème brûlée. I day in and day out eat this both in Spain and France but on this occasion it was the most skilfully Crème brûlée I have had in a very long time.

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Breakfast is quite simple with a small selection to choose by. The selection is bracing and Holland is known for its great yogurt choice and bread. So if you don’t lack to explore breakfast outside the hotel this is a nice way to wake up.



In the area of luxury today, dining out with people that survive you feel welcome and at home is more important than yet. To have staff cater for your personal needs during roving for me is so essential. The Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel offers a exact update approach to where hotel experiences are heading. The hotel is literally situated in one of Amsterdam’s trendy and vibrant areas. Having caboodle so close makes the stay that much more fun and at the ready. For me I like to stay in places where I would choose to return. For the crew alone the Dikker & Thijs Fenice Hotel is one of those mortifies I would love to come back.

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  • Room studied: Superior room with canal view
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  • Oration: Prinsengracht 444, 1017 KE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Phone: +31 (0)20 620 1212