Located on downtown Amsterdam's southwest side (across from the Marriott), NH is beyond walking distance of the Central Train Station, but is a convenient 2 blocks from the best jogging/walking in the city - Vondelpark. The property itself is designed and decorated in a modern and appealing style. Guest quarters impress with hardwood flooring, blackout curtains, clean-lined furnishings and fashionable baths. 24-hour room service is offered and WiFi is complimentary for all hotel guests.
If you prefer views over silence, request a room at the front of the hotel overlooking the busy square. If you're like us, always more interested in diminishing the chance of being awaken overnight by street noise, ask for a room away from the hotel's front. We have read complaints about easily hearing neighbors' toilet flushing, but are unable to verify.
NH's lower level fitness center is a large, hardwood-floored, white-walled room outfitted with good quality cardio and weight machines. Because it's underground, don't expect any windows or natural light. If you 're looking for more, check out Splash Healthclub & Fitness, located a quarter-mile from the hotel (€20/day; €45 3-day; €69/week).
Surprisingly, only one old treadmill is stocked but maybe that's because of the hotel's fabulous proximity to Vondelpark. If the weather is decent, joggers and walkers should choose Amsterdam's largest and most popular greenspace over an indoor sweat in a heartbeat. All of the other equipment is new and top notch!