Although the bar area was minimal and not very comfortable, the reception staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were contemporary, spotless and well-equipped (toiletries, minibar, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities. Great location: only 10 minutes walk from Central Station (airport connection). On key tram routes (1,2,5) to museums, Concertgebouw, Vondelpark (tram stop very close to the hotel - though only 30 mins walk). 5 mins walk to canal ring (Singel) or Dam Square/Royal Palace. 10 mins to Spui and Begijnhof.