Hotel Casa 400 is a clean, sleek spot among the cranes and scaffolding resulting from ongoing construction in the area. Situated in Amsterdam's Amstel district, the hotel is on the fringes of the city, about 15 to 20 minutes from museums and the maze of canals at the city's center. The atrium-style lobby is vast and bright with tons of windows, and colorful modular seating looks into an inner garden. It's a basic but modern property, with clean lines and minimalist decor. The rooms are mostly white with a piece or two of artwork and basic amenities (flat-screen TVs, tea kettles, and mini-fridges). They're more comfy and functional than stylish, with cozy white beds and modern all-white bathrooms. All the white can feel a bit sterile at times, but light from the windows makes the rooms feel more natural. A trendy bar and lounge upstairs features stylish seating offset by rustic wood floors. Circles, the cafe-like main restaurant, has a cool covered outdoor terrace. Bike rentals are a nice perk, as are the bunch of meeting spaces available to business guests. Because of its decentralized location, Hotel Casa 400 is perhaps more geared toward the business traveler; tourists should consider hotels closer to the main part of the city.