|Subject: Re: Amsterdam and Barcelona|
We had the same problem in Amsterdam. I received a hotel list from the Holland tourist office and chose several hotels, but nothing worked out. We resorted to the following website http://www.holland-hotels.com/ and rented through them at the Renaissance and it was great.
Another area that you may prefer is near the museums near Vondel Park. I don't have the booklet any more--I lent it to someone. However, the Eye Witness guide, or some other brightly colored one I borrowed from the library listed many hotels, locations, and if they were quiet or not.
Hope this helps. I may have a scratch sheet here that I can find of the possivilities from which we were choosing, but the Rennnaisance was not on the list, and I would return there in a heartbeat.