Collected by free "shuttle" at airport and taken to hotel. Room was excellent and suited perfectly.
We travelled to Amsterdam by local train (6 euro return for two of us at discount rate for pensioners). We also went to Haarlem and Zandvoort from same station for similar cost. The Rijksmuseum was superb on the Tuesday but the Van Gogh Museum on Thursday was overcrowded and uncomfortable. We ate locally in Zwanenburg which has Dutch, Italian and Chinese restaurants but we didn't notice any local bars. We had to pay for return shuttle to Airport as only available for free until 11.30am on day of departure. This cost 25 euro. Only other option was train to Amsterdam and then on to Airport but not practical as you have to carry your bags about.
Would consider stopping at Alex Rooms again as you get a more Dutch feel than staying in central Amsterdam