This hotel was in a perfect location for us. A 15 minute walk took you into the nearest station for the 'water bus'. On arrival at the hotel (late arrival) the lady at the reception was extremely helpful. Our room was perfect for us - a little small - but managable with ensuite facilities. Breakfast was great, with a selection of cereals, fruit juice, fresh fruit basket, breads, croissants, ham and cheese - wonderful coffee !! Great value for money. The staff were very helpful, giving advice on tourist attractions and supplied us with a map. You can purchase tickets for some of the museums, etc at the hotel, which saved us standing in a queue for the VanGogh museum. When in Amsterdam, buy the 24 hr hop-on, hop-off ticket which takes you around the waterways of the city and from there you can get your bearings as to the proximity of one attraction is to another. Anne Frank's house and the VanGogh museum is a must. The streets off Dam Sq are fabulous for shopping. Wonderful restaurants to suit all tastes opposite the Central Station waterbus - opposite the Grasshopper hotel, which leads into the redlight district. The hotel also offers taxi transfers to the airport at a set rate - we paid 40 euros on our arrival at the airport but on our departure, the hotel arranged the transfer and the rate had been set at 30 euros. Definately a great hotel in a quiet location but within walking distance to the main city centre.