Some of the larger / Business 4/5 * hotels have had complete floors closed in the last year!
Often checking the search engines will currently bring up the better rates than for a 2/3 * as in Amsterdam currently. these have reached E 180!
Staying at the famous American Hotel Leidseplein, great Art Deco with a Grande Cafe, for E 94 a night, excellent.
Amsterdam has been overpriced & over-serviced with 350 hotels in a small area, business travellers are spending less or not staying, so leisure trips are a bargain for the hard working BT members now maybe?, Some are simply too large, 200+ rooms, in the current climate. So great deals are around, & such a relaxed great city, wonderful Dutch life, culturally rich, & one of the best Airports in the EU at Schipol to make travel enjoyable.