The Moevenpick Hotel was our (pre-Rhine River cruise with Viking Cruise LIne) Amsterdam excursion hotel. When I first tried to look at the hotel location on the map, it looked a little far from downtown Amsterdam. But I was pleasantly surprised. The hotel's location was actually good, on the water with a great view toward the North Sea. The Moevenpick provides a shuttle to the Centraal Station every half hour (make sure to reserve your seats!) which is very convenient. There is also a tram stop in front. The hotel was very modern, clean with everything we needed. The breakfast buffet was included with our stay -- great service, wonderful selection of tasty food. The staff at the concierge desk was wonderful: ready to help with luggage, reservations, directions, information. The shuttles were so convenient and on time. There are two concierge staff that I want to compliment, Frits and Daniel. They went out of their way to make our first stay in Amsterdam more enjoyable. Also, when we had a problem with our television (brand new Philips HD flatscreens), the security oficer came up on Saturday night and fixed it with a smile. Also a plus, just down the street from a great restaurant, Fifteen owned by Jaime Oliver. We would definitely stay there again. Good choice of hotel, Viking Cruise Line!