The Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - South is a clean and basic chain hotel near the financial district of Amsterdam. It's not exactly ideal for tourists because of the mostly residential neighborhood and distance from Amsterdam's famous landmarks -- about a 20-minute tram ride to the canals. Those with a car will appreciate quick access to the highway, but should note that the hotel does not have a parking lot. The rooms are modern and comfortable with pops of blue and flat-screen TVs. Continental breakfast is included with the price of a room and kosher breakfasts are a nod to the Jewish neighborhood.