We arrived at the hotel in bright sunshine and had to rapidly adjust our eyes to the black walls and ceilings in the bar/ reception which really were impressive
Free cocktails ( sadly non alcoholic) on arrival was a nice touch.
The walk from central station took 15 mins but helped us familiarise ourselves with the surroundings.
The hotel was situated on a picturesque canal a 5 min walk from the Anne Franks house and the nine streets shopping area . The staff were very pleasant and extremely courteous . Breakfast was included but if you required anything cooked it was extra.
We had a "good" room which overlooked the very pleasant back garden patio area.
however our room was too small, the bath was in the room as was two wash basins . Thankfully the toilet was in a separate room! The room was a design exercise gone wrong, it looked every part the boutique hotel with a Bose docking system , Nespresso coffee machine etc. but totally not user friendly. We were shuffling around each other and constantly in each other's way. We only stayed for two days so it did not matter but if staying longer I would opt for the bigger rooms. There was no room to stow suitcases except side of bed.
However all the other areas ,the restaurant ,the bar, outside patio and summerhouse were very pleasant.