This colossal hotel is spread out over nine historic buildings in the city centre a short walk from the Central Station. Pass the enormous chandelier at the reception area and walk through a labyrinth of hallways punctuated by colour photographs of Amsterdam to help you get your bearings. Standard rooms truly are standard with basic tourist-class furnishings including faux wooden furniture, white walls and dark brown wall-to-wall carpeting. The rooms also offer the usual amenities like phone, cable TV, wireless internet, hairdryer and light repulsing curtains. The bathrooms are small and offer only a drain in the floor instead of a proper washing area, but the showerheads are huge!