This small boutique hotel is in a quiet neighborhood that's a 10-minute tram ride or 45-minute walk from the city center of Amsterdam. But if your main purpose is to go to the major art museums (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the Stajdmuseum) then this is an outstanding choice because it's just steps away from all of those sites.
The hotel has a great staff and a lot of personal attention. I was impressed by how eager they were to help if I had a question about bike rental, buying a Museumkaart (which was a terrific deal, incidentally), or booking a canal tour.
The hotel is near a lot of restaurants in the museum area, which is a little expensive, but if you're willing to walk just a bit farther to the Leidesplein area there are many dining options, some of which are cheaper. It's about a 7- to 10-minute walk to the Leidesplein. Also, just off the Leidesplein is an entrance to Vondelpark, which was a BEAUTIFUL park. Riding a bike there on a Sunday morning as the city was waking up will be one of my favorite memories of Amsterdam.