We stayed at the Atlas Hotel in Amsterdam a few weeks ago and it seems to
meet your requirements. It is in the Vondel Park area, just a few minutes'
walk from the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and the Stedelijk Museum. The
Concert Gebouw is also very close. Tram No. 2 gets you easily to downtown
areas of interest. The rates at the Atlas are reasonable and the breakfast
is very satisfactory. We had a room which, by Amsterdam standards, was quite
large. If you want to get more information, check out their web site:
Re restaurants: If you like seafood, by all means have a meal of mussels ( 1
kg per person) at the Bark. It's within walking distance of the Atlas and it
is an experience you can't duplicate in Toronto.
Have a good trip.
Jean and Howard in Vancouver