One of the most satisfying hotel stays I've had anywhere--and I travel a lot. Hotel Larende sets the example for small European hotels. Beautiful contemporary design with high end finishes, beyond-immaculate housekeeping, genial, helpful staff who can't do enough for you--all at a great price point. The included breakfast is top rate. The restaurant also serves terrific pizza, salads and other offerings, made to order and delivered quickly. The staff will make your favorite coffee or tea drink 24/7 at no charge. There are no phones or Kleenex in the rooms, but consider such amenities as firm mattresses, high quality linens, thick, fluffy towels, a towel-warmer/radiator in each bathroom, jetted tubs--well, you get the idea. We stayed there at the beginning and end of our trip to Europe and both times had lovely, quiet rooms overlooking an internal courtyard. Hotel Larende is a great recommendation for anyone traveling to Amsterdam who is looking for a low key neighborhood that's within easy reach of all the sights and activities.