This hotel has everything for a relaxing and trouble free stay in Amsterdam. The staff are very helpful and rooms are excellent with everything you would expect from a prestigous hotel chain like Moevenpick. The breakfast certainly sets you up for the day with every type of taste catered for. We had two rooms both of which overlooked the river and it was most entertaining watching the different types of water transport. Transport is easy with tram stop opposite the Hotel and only one stop into Central Station area where you can catch a bus or tram to anywhere in the city, or train if feeling more adventurous. The canal boats stop nearby too, although it is only a 10 min walk to the station anyway. Haarlem is well worth a visit and only costs 7 euros return, we went on a Saturday when there was an excellent street market. Both bikes and Segways can be hired from closeby the hotel, although the latter is quite expensive and we did not see anyone on them in Amsterdam.