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NDSM-Pier 3, 1033 RG Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-07-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#228 of 415 hotels in Amsterdam
Botel is Amsterdam's one of kind floating hotel. Stay in our hotel with unique design in appearance. We are located in the buzzling NDSM Wharf of Amsterdam, just a 15 minutes ferry ride from the Central Station, which offers a splendid opportunity to discover Amsterdam's history, culture and beauty. Botel has 175 rooms and 5 uniquely designed Loft Letters on top of the hotel.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Seating area
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Marina View
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English, Dutch, German


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Grade: 61 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
9Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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sendlukealetter wrote a review Aug. 2012
Caloundra, Australia39 contributions23 helpful votes
Showers small but okay, bed comfortable, sleep quality would have been good but for the bars noise upstairs (see traveller room tips), service was average, location was great, free 15 min ferry every 30 mins to central station in Amsterdam, advice.... Rent bike from hotel and use it the whole time your in Amsterdam, it is a boat and it was a novel experience all things considered.
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Date of stay: August 2012
antmcfc wrote a review Aug. 2012
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions3 helpful votes
stayed here nov 2011, rooms are ok, food was nice, restaurant was nice, friendly staff, would stay again, location great, ferry to boat, the ferry is every half hour until midnight, if you go back after midnight the botel has a mini-bus to pick you up.
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Date of stay: November 2011
1967Sandra wrote a review Aug. 2012
Glasgow, United Kingdom100 contributions60 helpful votes
After being told this hotel was right behind Centraal Station imagine my shock to discover that it really was right behind Centraal Station albeit 3km and a ferry ride away! My travel agent's fault and not Amstel Botel's. Despite that unpleasant surprise the hotel itself is very good to stay on. Rooms are clean and compact, typical cabin size. En suite bathrooms are exactly what you would expect on a boat. Staff are friendly and informative. They will supply you with plenty of advice on how to get free ferries/buses to Amsterdam and back again. Breakfast is usual continental fare in a buffet style. I was surprised to read that other reviewers felt sea sick. For me it wasn't all that obvious most of the time that I was staying on a boat. It is very well secured. One
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Date of stay: January 2012
Gaily1 wrote a review Aug. 2012
Manchester, United Kingdom244 contributions142 helpful votes
The first time i had stayed on a boat and i loved it! The reception staff were very helpful apart from the Chinese lady who could have made more of an effort. The Cabin / room was small but really nice, clean and comfortable. The bed was very firm and bigger than expected - the pillows were the only let down as they were very thin. The view from the room was excellent with a view of a submarine. Bathroom was a little small but shower had good pressure. A little bit of noise from other guests but to be honest it did not really bother us. There is a TV in the room, be aware this had an adult movie channel if you are traveling with children. No hairdryer and no tea and coffee. There is a vending machine for chocolate, beer and soft drinks and a great bar service.
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Date of stay: August 2012
JPW753 wrote a review Aug. 2012
Handforth, United Kingdom162 contributions92 helpful votes
We used this hotel for our three night stay in Amsterdam and really enjoyed our time there. The location might not to be everbodys taste as its on the Noord canal, and the area is a little industrial (old port area), but to be honest, I don't think it should put people off. There is a free ferry to Centraal Station, and this runs regularly during the day (after 12pm, there is a shuttle bus run by the hotel).We had a canal side double (you need to request your preference at time of booking, & canal side views are nicer).The room was basic, but decently comfy-big bed, tv with several language channels (BBC news channel & Olympics was sufficient for us), couple of chairs & a dressing table. The bathroom was tiny-shower, loo & sink and some may struggle with it. The shower took some
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Date of stay: August 2012
US$53 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamNoordelijke IJ-oevers / NDSM Wharf / Oud Noord / Amsterdam North
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