Have just returned from our fourth visit to Amsterdam after a very enjoyable time. We had booked for the Vongel Hotel, ( basic double) but for some reason we were given the junior suit in the sister hotel the Roemer. We always stay in this area, away from the noise but handy for everything.
The hotel was very nice, clean, plenty of hot water, lots of choice for breakfast ( I suggest that a previous reviewer did not notice the card on the tables that gave a varied list of food that could be cooked to order) staff pleasant.
The hotels in this area are old Amsterdam houses, so therefore you will not get large, made to order rooms. You will get various sized, and odd shaped ones. Also, show me a hotel in Amsterdam that do not have mice! I think it is something that goes with the city. We have stayed in a modern, four star hotel that had mice.
If you are young and want to "party" the area is a bit out of your way and not suitable. But if like ourselves you stay away from the main drag, and want easy access to places to eat, have a drink, visit the museums, walk around the park, markets, and all the little side streets, this area and the hotels here are suitable.
Would stay at the Roemer again, and recommend it.
Must be my age, but I'm not bothered about the internet when I am on holiday!