The Frederik Park House Amsterdam was the chosen location for my wife maria and I for our first trip to Amsterdam. The tripadvisor reports were my first call on the planning stage but I have to tell you even though the reviews are brilliant you "HAVE" to experience it to really understand what a gem we have here.The tranquil location is on a quite road overlooking a sweet park with fountains and play areas.We were met by a very attentive Martin who carried my very heavy case up to the superb library room overlooking the little garden. Shortly after settling in Martin arrived with a map and spent next half hour marking down places to go we had particularly asked for good restaurants as my 25 years in the Hospitality Industry demands that I eat well ha! ha! .You will not have to go far to find fine dineing as the street round the corner the "UTRECHSESTRAAT" has some great restaurants many with Michelin mentions (some a little old but many current ) The very typical dutch pub on the corner is a good place to peruse what I am sure will be a map tailored to your needs by Martin we did.You have to eat at "SLUIZER" Finally the typical and amazing Dutch breakfast delivered to your door is a great personal touch, as was the free wi-fi, great coffee making machine,docking station for I-Pod very resonably priced mini bar in reception ( if you wonder where all the biscuits went you may want to chat to Maria ) and the fresh flowers in the room. I could go on but I urge you to find our for yourself thank you Martin and Franz for inviting us into your home.