The Wiechmann is a mid-sized, family-run hotel in a beautiful neighborhood, located at the cross of 2 canals, in inner-city Amsterdam. The hotel itself, about 30 rooms, is a series of 4 old houses stitched together over a period of about 60 years of continuous family ownership. This haphazard anastamose of buildings created a charming little hotel of steep stairways (no lift), short hallways and beautiful common rooms. It fronts the Prinzenstrasse canal, in the middle of several charming residential/commercial neighborhoods. It's just a block or two from the Jordaanplein and a few blocks from the Leidseplein. There are numerous small restaurants and esoteric little shops in all directions close by. It's very, very well located. We stayed in 2 different rooms, but I looked into several others. The rooms are small-ish, but they're well appointed with good beds, thick curtains, cute antiques and adequate heating. I think all the rooms are en suite. The baths are clean with modern new fixtures, plenty of hot water and awesome water pressure in the showers. Breakfast is served in a beautiful common room, surrounded by windows, overlooking the busy bicycle traffic at the 2 intersecting canals. Breakfast was a substantial buffet and the coffee was strong, smooth and excellent. As if you couldn't tell, I LOVED this place. I think it's the best 2 star (**) we've ever stayed in and we'll definitely be coming back. The staff is wonderful, english speaking, and they'll help you with your bags up those stairways.