Located in the historical heart of Amsterdam, Hotel Amsterdam has a unique location in the middle of the financial, business, shopping and entertainment district and is one of the few remaining privately-owned hotels in the city. Famous Dam square (the real centre of Amsterdam with the Royal Palace, the New Church and Madame Tussauds) is only 50m away while Amsterdam Central Station is within walking distance at just 700m from the doorstep. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the Beurs van Berlage cultural centre as well as Amsterdam''s leading De Bijenkorf department store are opposite the hotel. All major streetcar lines bound for the major points of interest including the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre stop in front of the hotel or very close by. The Schiphol airport hotel shuttle stops in front of the hotel and guests can enjoy a discount on the fare. Restaurant De Roode Leeuw dates back to 1911 and enjoys an outstanding reputation, renowned for its Dutch regional specialities. With its dark panelling, Art Deco features and wooden carvings, it can be considered an Amsterdam landmark. The restaurant, which underwent a full refurbishment in 2006, is a unique meeting point in the heart of the city. At any time of the day you can enjoy a business appointment or an intimate meal - or a simple drink or snack. The 79 rooms are elegantly appointed and offer an extensive array of modern amenitie All rooms have wired broadband Internet access and they also provide the possibility of accessing the Internet with a keyboard and the LCD TV screen, which also allows guests to access television programmes in many languages and to view digital quality movies or listen to a large selection of stereo music CDs. It also allows guests to view their bill and to place wake-up calls. Please note that smoking is prohibited by law within the premises.