The spread sheet below was done by my daughter, November 29, 2013. The data in the table may very well become less accurate as time moves on. We offer this data only as an example of one method for deciding upon a place to stay in a foreign country. Not stated in the data sheet is the fact that we did some reading about Amsterdam and found that there are certain city sections that we wish to be close to. I strongly recommend that you do the same. First, look to see the sights that interest you and you just might decide to stay at a hotel that is within walking distance.
The Amsterdam Hotel spread sheet below is an example of how complicated finding just the right hotel in Amsterdam can be. The fields shown along the top will probably not be as important to you. For example, we have one party member that has a walking problem so we need a hotel elevator. We also want to know how close the hotel is to the attractions we wish to visit so we added distances. I have removed the hotel cost from this sheet as they would be out of date by the time you read this post. The ratings are from the Internet web sites and is subjective. I really recommend that you read the reviews that are posted and you can detect that there are some pretty tough individuals that are hard to please.