0.92km from Stichting The Network UniversityWe stayed in rm 221 (the piano room). What a funky room! It had a bed large enough for 10 people and table and chairs for 10 as well. The whole room is whimsical. The bathroom is downstairs and the shower is upstairs here’s also a grand piano with a funky (but cool) chandelier over it. The windows are 3 stories tall with a remote control that opens and closes them. We stayed over the first 2 weeks of March and it was blustery weather. Sometimes you could hear the wind howl but the hotel provided ear plugs (didn’t use them because it adds ambience). Then there’s the history of the place. It’s practically it’s own museum. I ended up climbing like 5 flights of stairs just reading and looking at the pictures on the walls which documented the history of the hotel. Fascinating! It’s been many things (detention center for immigrants entering the country, a hiding place for Jews during the war as well as a detention center for them later, a juvenile detention center, and an art community among others). The hotel restaurant is quite good and is utilized by locals as well. Make sure to try their bitterballen! The staff is amazing and concerned with your comfort. Every interaction with them was pleasurable. They’re very helpful in providing help with things to do and they’re happy to tell you where all the good places to eat are. They have the ability to print tram tickets (they get cheaper the more days you put on them so consider one for your entire stay!) as well as tickets to most venues (avoid standing in ticket lines!). I think it’s perfectly placed to ensure a peaceful stay. It’s right near the Reitland Park stop on line 7 that’ll take you directly in to town or you can take the escalator and catch 26 to the Centraal Station to take a free ferry over to north Amsterdam or the train to wherever you feel like going. Compare; $35-40 for an Uber/taxi to the airport to $6 by train. Then there’s the Spanish restaurant in front of the hotel and to the left that serves mainly seafood and tapas. Directly in front of the hotel is a little park with a canal boat stop for Lloyd Hotel. Across the street is a strip shopping mall deal with a grocery store, a CVS-like pharmacy, hair salons, and bank (ING) as well as a butcher, flower shop and others. Overall it was a lovely break from the stuffiness of the Ritz and the mediocrity of chains. Had a great stay!