This was my first trip to Amsterdam and my boyfriend's first trip in 20 years to visit his family that live in Holland. We arrived to a warm welcome from our delightful host, Ruth. Immediately, we were treated like part of the family welcomed with hot tea and an afternoon snack. Ruth provided us with directions around town, insights on safe places to visit in downtown Amsterdam. Every morning, Ruth welcomed us with a fine dutch breakfast of tea, pastries, meats, cheeses, or anything we requested. On mornings that we slept in late, Ruth was gracious enough to prepare breakfast for us to enjoy in our room. Noah's Ark is situated in a safe, clean neighborhood, a few blocks to the Dievendrecht train station (5 min to downtown Amsterdam). The rooms were clean and spacious. This was the perfect start to our European vacation. We plan to return this year and hope to see our dear friend Ruth again. Thank you for your hospitality!