The location was ideal for us because we were attending a conference at the Rai center -15 minutes walk - and also touring Amsterdam. Dam Square was about 30 minutes walk. If one did not feel like walking, there was an excellent tram service. The hotel is a beautiful Amsterdam mansion from the 1800s across from a park. Guest rooms are in the bottom level and are spacious and well appointed. Guests also have access to the next floor up, containing a kitchen, dining room, and living room. Again, the space is beautifully decorated. Guests also have access to a garden in the back of the building. Breakfast is self-serve and the refrigerator and larder are generously stocked with yoghurts, eggs, cheese, bacon, cereals, coffees and teas. Guests are also welcome to have coffee or tea at any time and to bring take away food to eat in the dining room. Best of all was the friendly and hospitable manner of the hosts, who live above the guest areas. Their warmth and knowledge about Amsterdam and all things Dutch was most appreciated.