Few Cities in the world capture the imagination and interest of travellers within the first few moments of setting foot in them. One such locales is the Dutch capital of Amsterdam. I have been fortunate to visit there several times, but unfortunately, each time only for a day or two at the most. Those brief visits, however, were most memorable and I would recommend the city to anyone.
It is important to note that hotels in large European cities differ from those at home although they have the huge, north American style inns, the smaller, boutique ones are preferred, as they are less expensive and are often found in the centre of activity.