The Albus Hotel certainly earns it's high ratings. The hotel delivers on the modern design "Boutique" experience. The service is very friendly and at a high level. The desk clerk checked us in and then escorted us to the room on the fifth floor and then presented the room. The room is good sized, quiet, very clean and modern chic. There is an Nespresso maker in the room for those who love coffee and flat screen TV for those who want to watch a lot of TV. The bathroom is very clean (it does not have a bathtub) and good sized for the centre of a European city. The bed was very comfortable with a duvet, down pillows and a pillowed top. We slept very soundly. The location is dead centre of the city. The flower market, Muntplein, the start of the grand canals is just two blocks away. The location can't be beat. The morning breakfast comes with the room and has a plethora of fresh baked goods, full english breakfast, fruit, juices and cold cuts. It was very good. If you are looking for a boutique hotel in the heart of Amsterdam, you cannot go wrong with a stay at the Albus. Pictures look true to form when you arrive.