The Hotel Larende is a great place to stay. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the location is very handy: No 13 tram takes you to the centre and the train station and No 12 goes to Museumplein, both stop outside the hotel and run frequently. We bought a 48hr pass from the hotel for 12 euros each, great value. You can walk to the centre in about 20mins. The hotel is spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Our double was small but I think this is usual for Amsterdam as the buildings are tall and narrow, Our teenage children's twin room was a bit bigger. The bathroom was well equipped with walk-in shower, basin and toilet. plenty of clean, white towels, toiletries, hairdryer, heated towel radiator and slippers. The bed was very comfortable with white linen and cosy duvets. There were two radiators in the room, both had thermostatic valves which you could adjust very easily. The only thing I would have liked was tea making facilities in the room. Breakfast was very good, a mix of continental with omlette, boiled eggs and fruit salad. We had dinner in the hotel one night and it was very good. The food was very tasty with good sized portions and you get 10% discount as a hotel guest. We wanted to try different restaurants otherwise we would have eaten here again. I would definitely stay at the Larende if I visit Amsterdam again, I wouldn't even bother looking for anywhere else, and I am fussy, anything that jars puts me off but I really liked the Larende. It certainly deserves its TripAdvisor award.