It was so nice to be so close to the Museums and the galleries (you can walk to the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum from the hotel), to the shops and the canals, but what really sets this hotel apart from most of the other small 2 star hotels is the hospitality and friendly manager and his staff and the genuine feel of homeliness. Nothing seems to be too much trouble for the them, whether it be advising us on where to go and what to see. The rooms, though are not large but they are certainly beautifully clean. All to go to Old Amsterdam it is best to take a tram from next to the hotel. We loved our stay.