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Quaint & Charming Small Hotels

I’m looking for a wonderful Amsterdam experience in December. Does anyone know of any small properties which have lobby fireplaces & a cozy ambience with large rooms?? I’ll be coming off of a River Cruise & would like to find a large twin room w breakfast. I want to be in a nice, safe area. The central station area seems to be too concrete & noisy, but is that the most central place to stay? I see that Sint Nicholaas has a fireplace, but do any other hotels have a traditional, warm atmosphere??
The Christmas Light Festival will be on when I’m there. Is there a good area to be staying in in order to enjoy it every night? My dates are 7 Dec-11 Dec. Two mature ladies who want to see the best of Amsterdam. Thank you!!

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If you like the Sint Nicolaas, you should book it. Amsterdam is not exactly overflowing with "small properties which have lobby fireplaces & a cozy ambience with large rooms".

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We felt completely safe walking all over Amsterdam. Hotel l’Ambassade has plenty of charm but do not remember if there is a fireplace. It is right on the Herengracht Canal.

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We stayed at Hotel Fita in museumplein. We had a large twin room, table and chairs. Their breakfast is the best breakfast we have had at any hotel. I have no recollection of a lobby area, but I imagine their site would show you. Fireplace…doubtful. The museums in the area were just a couple blocks away: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh, contemporary…and another that had Banksy at the time. Direct bus to the airport was just at the end of the street…maybe 2-3 blocks; I don’t recall exactly.