Very good 7.3
Based on 58 reviews

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About this property


This hotel is a cruise ship moored at the media wharf in the former NDSM shipyard, connected to the central railway station by ferry. The Amstel Botel in Amsterdam is docked at NDSM Pier 3, a lively area with artists’ studios, funky bars, and vibrant cafés and restaurants. A free shuttle bus operates during the night when the ferry is not running. The hotel offers very clean, airy cabins with satellite TV and free in-house movies, wireless Internet access, and canal or land views. The Pollux Café serves excellent Dutch and international food, and the bar stays open until 1am.
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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet parking

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area


  • Elevator
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Spanish
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-3 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 7.3 km
Distance to Airport: 23 km
Internet Usage Fee: 0 EUR
Number of Rooms : 175
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
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Verified traveler reviews

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Very good

based on 58 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 6.9
  • Location 7.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 6.7
  • Service 7.4
  • Value for money 7.4
  • Food/Dining 6.7
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Zaharrudin from Malaysia
Business travelers
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Great location. Peaceful. Less noise from vehicles. Free ferry ride to/from Botel to Centraal.
Reviewed August 04, 2016

Gaurav from India
Solo travelers
Twin Room
Stayed one night in July 2016
Small rooms, bad staff
Rooms are very small. You don't get much inside room. Our plan changed we wanted to extend one more day in Amsterdam but hotel didn't allow us. We asked receptionist if we can get taxi from this place and what's the basic fare and she was rude to tell that she is not a taxi driver. To get to hotel you need ferry from near central station. Last ferry is around 12. If you miss it like we did. You have to walk 45 minutes from the other place where ferry goes.
Reviewed July 10, 2016

Peter from United States
Families with young children
Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
Set the tone for a great visit
The botel was a great choice for us. Staff were very friendly and professional. The rooms are small (and the shower is tight) but it is a ships cabin after all. They were nice and clean, safe, and reasonably quiet. Well worth it for the character (my 11 year old loved it), we slept well, and the price was fair. Breakfast is simple and good. We never waited more than 5 minutes for the ferry (a 1 minute walk from the botel), then just a few minutes to centraal; it's a nice way to get to town. The neighborhood is fun and artsy, fantastic flea market on Sunday, a few restaurants and a great little fish and chip shop around the corner from the ferry landing. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
Reviewed July 07, 2016

Solo travelers
Double Room
Stayed 5 nights in June 2016
decent hotel
Excellent location, nice room, very clean, great bed, excellent breakfast. The w/c was tiny.
Reviewed June 24, 2016

Sharan from United Kingdom
Solo travelers
Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016
Great experience!
Reviewed June 13, 2016

intan from Indonesia
Families with young children
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
Not very friendly place to you and your pocket
Very small space and dangerous placement of bunk bed. Really have to keep watch of your head. Bathroom very tiny, really hard to move inside. Reception staf not very welcome, except their restaurant staf who are really helpfull and kind. Overall, i don't want to spend another time in this hotel if i have another chance to go back
Reviewed April 25, 2016

Elexia from United States
Business travelers
Twin Room
Stayed one night in April 2016
Excellent value.
Room size was More than sufficient, breakfast is more than varied, we stayed in a double room on the 2nd floor, the walls are a bit thin, so you may have busy neighbors, yet the staff were exceedingly friendly, the wifi was excellent, and the ferry ride consistent ,)
Reviewed April 14, 2016

shauna from United Kingdom
Double or Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
good value
comfort, staff, value for money
Great value for money. Staff are brilliant, we requested to be moved to a double room as we mistakenly didn't request one while booking online, they done this without a problem, stayed an extra night for a great rate. Free ferry across from central station to botel which only takes a few mins and they come every 20 mins or so... shuttle bus to the botel after a certain time when the ferry stops, I thought this would be an inconvenience but it wasn't at all.
Reviewed March 06, 2016

Thomas from United States
Stayed 5 nights in May 2015
Reviewed May 07, 2015

Jim from Australia
Stayed one night in December 2014
Amsterdam for the second time
Staff, breakfast and closeness to transport
Staff were excellent, made us feel very comfortable , room was fine and a good breakfast
Reviewed December 10, 2014


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