This hotel was a great value for the money with a friendly and helpful staff. It is located within a 10 min walk to the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. There is also a tram stop close by to take you to the city center, flower market, Dam Square, Red LIght District, Central Station, etc. Lines # 2 or 5. There is a hairdryer with a 120v socket and they also had adapters for the recessed 220v sockets. The breakfast was included with my room when I reserved but they were asking 10 euros otherwise. Well worth the 10 if it's not included with your reservation. The hotel is located on the most exclusive street in Amsterdam with all the big designers having their shops here with the hotel at the top of the street. I was surprised to find the hotel on this street, but it added to the experience for me. It is also within waking distance of the hop on hop off canal lines. Three different lines to take you to most attractions in the city and a great way to see the architecture. One thing to be wary of is the cheese factory, clog and windmill tour sold through them. It is with a company called "Tickets and Tours" and they left myself and another person stranded at the windmills. We were 3, count them, 3 minutes late and they abandoned us. If this does happen to you, go to the right of the museum across from the windmills and you will find a bus to take you back to Amsterdam for 4 euros as opposed to 90 euros for a cab. The info desk is inside the museum. I've been on tours around the world and the all have a manifest and count heads to make sure that all are on board before leaving, so I was shocked. But part of the experience again I suppose. The elevator is a bit slow so the stairs might be a better bet. Free internet. The last night there was a bit of noise but it was a Friday night in Amsterdam. If it bothers you, contact the staff, they will help you out. I know the euros is high compared to the Canadian dollar but even so, a tip goes a long way. Also knowing a few phrases in Dutch helps. Great hotel, would recommend for sure.
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