First, I would say the is a very good hotel, definitely not 5 star, but a good 4 star hotel. It is very modern, very North American style new hotel, almost hip (but not quite) - if you like that, you'll be happy. But it is away from the charm of Amsterdam, not even close to being a romantic spot, you have to walk thru 15mins of vacant dockland to get to it. So, if you are looking for charm, romance and the Amsterdam experience, this is not your hotel. If you are looking for a great busines hotel, this is perfect. The service at the hotel is excellent, rooms are excellent, free wi-fi, business center - everything you need for business. Oh, and one other thing - make sure you don't get a room next to the elevators - you won't sleep - they are very noisy. I was given one these rooms, in 5 mins I called the front desk and put me in another room - and they were very good about it.