Lucky enough to get to spend the weekend in Amsterdam before heading back to Helsinki, my work booked me into this great place ! Despite the negative reviews on this site my stay was great ! This is a great funky and good vibe hotel ! It is about nice 15 minute stroll into Dam Square and most of the "tourist" sites are also within a nice 30 minute walk in any direction.
I requested a high room and was happily accommodated. The room was just right - clean bed and bathroom - and remember that is all you need here as you should be outside exploring the city !! And yes....it does get a bit noisy in the night but you need to remember where you are located and the windows are fairly heavily insulated.
The staff were fantastic and it was good for them to explain that we can have the use of the computer and printer on the ground floor - this is great especially when you should book all of your entry tickets via e-tickets and avoid queing at the museums or Anne Frank House - plus printing out your boarding pass !!
I didn't indulge in breakfast and decided to explore the local areas for a bite to eat and a coffee.....but be aware not much is open until either 8am or 9am !
Happy to recommend The Albus to fellow travellers and explorers !!