The 290-room NH Amsterdam Noord is a large, modern, upscale hotel with unpretentious, if a little bland, interiors located north of Amsterdam. While it's far from ideal for exploring the city, a free shuttle service can ferry guests to and from the tourist center. Rooms are nicely finished in fresh contemporary styling and are mostly spacious, but beware a few are pretty small. The restaurant, bar, and coffee shop are all pleasant -- though dining options are limited. Overall, its location means it wouldn't be the first choice when looking for a place to stay in Amsterdam, but for guests not fussed about being right in the city center, or with business on the north side, it’s a good, reasonably priced option.