Inez and Roland -- Thanks for such a nice review and all of your kindness during our stay. We are back home now, after time in Paris to visit a friend - all things considered, with 2 conferences to attend and prepare for, and amidst all of the stressful things going on here before we left, I feel very fortunate indeed that everything went as well and smoothly as it did! We just loved Amsterdam and I want to come back when we can relax and REALLY kick back and enjoy it fully. Having such a great and homey place in which to stay, convenient to the conference and with bikes and warm hosts, made such a difference, because it enabled us to make the most of the limited relaxation time that we did have. I wish you both the best!