I'll be staying at the Herengracht 21 Bed and Breakfast before and after the RS Best of Scandinavia tour that begins 10 June. I'll be in the Canal Room. I learned about this B&B from a post on this forum.
This is far more central than the apartment near Vondelpark where my husband and I spent a week in 2013. I hope I won't encounter anything that will make me regret staying so close to the train station.
Based on our experience, the tram and bus system is great until the tram you planned to take doesn't show up and after waiting seemingly forever you finally realize that the line is being worked on.
I must complement the tram and bus drivers. One of the former let us ride down to the train station to get tickets when we learned that what we read about buying them on the tram was incorrect. And in the dilemma described above, one of the latter diverted from his route and took us as close to our apartment as he could get in his bus.