Great Hotel Catering to Gay Clientel
I stayed at the Amistad, when visiting Amsterdam for Gay Pride in 2006 and had a great experience. It is a smaller hotel, with a sleek simple decor, which gave it a very personal, homey feel. The room was cozy, comfortable and reasonably priced. Staffed by cute, friendly and very helpful guys. The hotel had one drawback, it is located right off of leidstraat which is a main pedestrian thoroughfare. Some of those peds can be very loud and obnoxious on their walks back to their hotels after a night of partying. Despite that one con, I would highly reccommend staying at the Amistad. Great price, comfortable, and charming.
Unique Quality: The Amistad is in a great location, within the concentric canal rings. It is just a few minutes stroll from all of the major attractions in the city center, and also just a short walk from the gay areas of the city. They serve breakfast until 1pm which is great when you don't want to get up early after a night of partying, and also a great way to meet, mingle and make friends with the other guests. After 1pm the lobby becomes an internet cafe, which is convenient for keeping in touch with friends and family.