My wife and I recently stayed at the Moevenpick Hotel in Amsterdam as part of an extended stay before our Rhine River Cruise. While the area immediately around the hotel is nothing special, safe however just plain, it is very close to the Central Train Station and downtown Amsterdam. A train stop is in front of the hotel and this makes it very easy to get around. It is also only a 15-20 minute walk to the Central station if you choose.
For access to the cruise ships, ocean or river, the hotel is ideally situated. Only a 5 minute walk to our ship! The staff was very nice and the rooms extremely comfortable. We would recommend this location and hotel especially if you are taking a river cruise. If you are on Viking, a Viking desk is located in the hotel lobby making coordination very easy.More