The Dylan has the best location on any hotel in Amsterdam. It is on a quiet canal in the interesting 9 streets area. Hotel is understated but very stylish and Cate Blanchett's identical twin sister is one of the receptionists.
The only thing the hotel misses is a swimming pool. We stayed a week, and the hotel was peaceful and enjoyable and calm and over time we were one over completely by this unobtrusive but responsive little haven.
We checked out the new Andaz and Hotel D' Europe briefly but the Dylan won hands down.More