We've stayed here so many times; it's the only hotel we stay at in Amsterdam. This time we were again in the Mondrian room on the top floor during the third weekend of February. It's my favorite room as it's on the corner and has a larger bathroom than the floors below. And lots of 1/2 timbering in the room. No complaints/concerns about our stay. We'll be back in August, then again next February, etc. While Brouwer, like many hotels, has raised its prices, that's to be expected. The Netherlands is an expensive country for hotels; Brouwer's costs are fine for Holland. I'm sure you can pay less elsewhere and I know you can pay considerably more. For a reasonable cost, friendly service/personnel, and a more than adequate breakfast, stay here. If you don't, that's cool too as it makes it easier for me to book a room when I want to.