We were greeted on the morning of our arrival by manager, Murat Gedik with tea, coffee or soft drinks. Even though we were very early, Murat assured us that he would bring our luggage up to our rooms so we could begin sightseeing! He gave us wonderful directions and had tram passes for sale right there so we were all set! After a full day of doing museums and various attractions, we returned to the hotel for dinner. It was excellent! Murat had an appetizer for us of a special cheese he had purchased that day, yummy!, and we ordered various house specialty pizzas and Spaghetti Bolognese - which was one of the best ever! The wine , beer and booze selection at the hotel was very complete. Our rooms had little balconies and were very nice and quiet!! We spent 2 nights at the Larende and would stay again when back in Amsterdam!! It's so close to the museum district, Vondle Park and other attractions that one could walk if it weren't so much fun to take the trams! Murat arranged a large taxi for us to get to our ship and got us a very good secured price too!! He was very personable and really wanted us to have a great experience at his hotel and in Amsterdam too...... and we did!!!! We would definitely stay at the Hotel Larende again in the future!