The hotel is set near a major new development area in Amsterdam, the Zuidas, which merged the old districts of Oud-Zuid and Zuideramstel as of May 2010. This area is a cultural hub, featuring two of Amsterdam's "big three" museums and its main concert hall. Its parks also offer an urban oasis.
Recommended places to visit include:Rijksmuseum:
The country's "national museum" is a must-see in Amsterdam.Van Gogh Museum:
Houses the largest collection of the artist's work.Nederlands Filmmuseum:
Showcases 1,000 screenings a year in a gorgeous 19th-century building.Concertgebouw:
The 1888 building has near-perfect acoustics for orchestral concerts.Stedelijk Museum:
This modern art museum has interesting exhibitions throughout the year Museumplein:
This expanse of green is popular for picnics, pick-up football and just lounging.Vondelpark:
Runners, dog-walkers, rollerbladers and bikers all enjoy the city's largest park, which features cafés, ponds and English gardens.