As in most of the hotels owned by this American group, the Amsterdam Marriott offers a large range of services and facilities that are hard to come by in your traditional city hotel. For a start, there is the fitness centre, open 24/7. With its TV screens, its high-tech machines and its spacious rooms, this fitness centre is a paradise for sports enthusiasts. On the ground floor, there is a news stand that sells drinks, souvenirs and newspapers from around the world, as well as a business centre opposite the garden, with 5 computers and 2 public telephones. From the exterior, the 11 storey concrete building lacks charm. However, the reception area provides a more refined setting, with its big red and green armchairs, its fireplace covered with a mosaic depicting the city, its Empire style furniture and its paintings of Dutch landscapes.