Been to Amsterdam lots of times & quality of hotel (of the advertised same standard) can differ from terrible to fantastic. This was one of the BEST ive stayed in.. stayed for 2 days April 2013.. LOCATION - excellent, at the back of leidesplien square, everything walkable, 5-10 mins to Vondlepark & museum areas, 15-20in to Dam sq, RLD etc. if not the tram (2 & 5) are 2mins away & very frequent.. VALUE - Great, got a late deal & at £105 incl breakfast was a fair price..STAFF - so friendly & welcoming.. BREAKFAST - continental style, cold buffet, juices, cereals coffee, wouldve liked scrambled eggs option apart from boiled but that is minor point, very tasty & sets you up for the day. ROOM - A single in the basement was adequatetly furnished for my needs with TV. The only negative was that the bed, although comfortable but very soft, didnt have headboard so couldnt really relax upright in bed & watch the TV at same time.. Shared shower down the hall was small but again did the job.. Didnt hear much noise as my room was at the rear so cant comment on the front rooms..HOTEL was very clean all over.. SECURITY - important to me & this felt safe - a keyfob for the locked main door & free safe in the rooms was great..PS Check out the cool toilet on the ground floor - funky wallpaper indeed.. Would i stay here again? - YES!!