We chose this hotel because it was near to the ring road but also near to Amstel metro station, only 7 minutes from Central station. From Amstel station there is also a tram line that takes you easily to the Concertgebou concert hall and Rijksmuseum. It has underground parking at 20 Euros a day. The hotel is very modern and can be described as minimalist, or spartan, depending on your point of view. Having stayed at the Marriott in Gent for the same price the night before this hotel doesnt really compare very well but it was perfectly adequate. The room was a good size, the double bed was 'firm' and the bathroom had a shower but no bath. The staff were always very pleasant and helpful and we had a reasonable meal in the restaurant. The menu choices were very limited but my rib eye steak was very good however, my wife's plaice was cold and she wasnt excited about eating it after it was zapped in the microwave. Overall, given the high price of hotels in Amsterdam this hotel is a good çhoice if you are driving and don't want the hassle of central Amsterdam.