We loved the AMS Radisson Blu hotel! Although it is near Dam Square and the more tourist-traveled areas, the hotel itself is situated on Rusland, a quiet little street with three coffeeshops within footsteps from the front door (if you're into that sort of thing) and a cute little food mart that made the best tosti sandwiches ever! We began each day with a tosti and ended each day with a trip to Cafe Rusland and then a nightcap at the beautiful hotel bar. We loved that bar -- quiet, romantic, good service, food available, nice wines. The rooms were well-appointed with comfy beds and nice linens, flat screen TV (I wish it had CNN!), a Nespresso machine (it was temperamental), and a modern clean bathroom. The rooms were a bit larger than what I've grown to expect from European hotels. The room had a few cool lamps and overall had modern clean decor. The staff here were helpful in that very Dutch way of being helpful. "You go here, you figure it out, it's a ten minutes walk." People who live in AMS always say everywhere is "less than ten minutes walk". Between the location and the lovely rooms and the hotel bar, we will absolutely stay here for our next visit to AMS.