Travelled to Amsterdam with my husband in August 2013. We stayed at the NL-Hotel for 2 nights and really liked it. It is a great base from which to explore the big museums and is about a 5 minute walk from the Van Gogh, Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk museums. You can get to the hotel by taking the #5 tram from Central Station and getting off at the Museumplein stop. The hotel is maybe a 10 minute walk away. The people at the front desk were very helpful and gave us a map of the city along with recommendations to restaurants. (We ended up at a neighborhood pub at the end of the block where the hotel is located - get there early because it gets crowded.) The hotel is also about a 20-minute walk from Vondelpark which is a lovely park for a casual stroll. Breakfast at the hotel was reasonable at 10 euros and included coffee, juice, tea, several choices of cereal, yogurt, bread, rolls, croissants, cheese, cold cuts and hot hard boiled eggs. As mentioned in a few other reviews, the rooms are a bit small but welcome to Europe. The hotel is located on a quiet side street so there was very little noise at night. There was hair dryer in bathroom. Would definitely stay here again.