Combining the quiet of a residential area with quick and easy access to the heart of the city, the location is great for those who already know Amsterdam fairly well and prefer to be able to choose when they want to be in the thick of it and when they don't. Those seeking constant excitement just outside their hotel front door, or glitzy interior design and decoration, should choose a different hotel. If you do go, don't just jump in the excellent shuttle every time you want to go out. There are some intriguing, affordable neighborhood restaurants in the area that cater to locals. And if, like me, you love film, there's no better location to be within easy walking distance of the excellent EYE Film Institute.