We've been to Amsterdam many times (my wife lived there for several years) and have always stayed closer to the train station on Herengracht near Brouwersgracht. While searching through the internet we stumbled across the Triple Five Guesthouse and we are so happy we did! It is ideally located in one of the most charming areas and on one of the nicest canals, the Prinsengracht. The evening we arrived we were greeted by Ton and when we stepped into the room, we had this beautiful view of the canal (see the evening photo). After a few moments, we both said we wanted to move to Amsterdam!
All the old brown cafes in the neighborhood have turned into wonderful restaurants (see photo of Het Molenpad) and you are on the outskirts of the Jordaan where you can find everything you need (eg. health club is 2 minutes away, laundromat, grocery store, etc.).
We are definitely staying here again...
(Being a guest house, there is no concierge and no breakfast however Ton is very helpful and pointed out restaurants, shopping, etc.)