We checked all the reviews for Amsterdam in January for our April trip. My advice is to book early! We did not make reservations until late February, and by then it was almost too late to get the rooms we wanted. Amsterdam is a very popular destination, especially in the spring, with all the lovely flower gardens in full bloom, and so much going on in the city. Actually if your trip is planned at any time be sure to book early! We originally stayed in the apartment at the front of the hotel, but found it very noisy. Henk immediately moved us to a lovely double room at the back, with balcony (room 5) where the cherry blossom and magnolias were in full bloom. It is a great, safe area, with lots of wonderful small stores within walking distance, great bakeries, organic groceries, etc. Wonderful people, excellent breakfast. Highly recommend. Very steep stairs though for some. Excellent experience!