US$91 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 29 Mar 2015 Check-out 30 Mar 2015

Amstel Botel Amsterdam

3 stars
View map of NDSM-Pier 3, Amsterdam, 1033 RG

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
10 reviews
A pleasant free 10 minute ferry

A pleasant free 10 minute ferry trip from the central stqtion. Small but comfortable rooms. Great... See full review

  • Dave
  • 3 Jun 2011
I liked this hotel, purely for

I liked this hotel, purely for its uniqueness. The location was good, it was lovely and quiet and... See full review

  • Lee
  • 26 Jul 2010
Offering one of the most unique and memorable hotel experiences in Amsterdam, the Amstel Botel Hotel Amsterdam is a floating hotel with 175 large and comfortable rooms. In the city centre, you have easy access to all of the finest attractions such as Chinatown and the Dam Square, yet feel light years away from the hustle and bustle because you are lulled to sleep every night by the tranquil sounds of the water. With the Amstel Botel Hotel, you can create incredible memories of your stay in Amsterdam without stressing your pocketbook.
General

There is 24 hour reception, free newspapers, bike and car rental available, and the staff is multilingual. The area around the NDSM shipyard is a film, theatre, and art mecca. Many festivals take place around the neighborhood.



Location

The Amstel Botel Hotel is right on the river IJ, right down the road from the former NDSM shipyard.

Dining

An English buffet breakfast is served until 10:30. The Amstel Botel Bar is the perfect place to unwind or meet new friends, with pool tables, a pinball machine, and a juke box.
Rooms

There are twin, double, and triple rooms available. You can choose whether you prefer to sleep on the land side of the boat or the water side. Rooms are basic but spacious, and internet is available at a small charge.

Amstel Botel Amsterdam Rooms

Standard Room
Double room: a room with one double bed. Twin room: a room with 2 single beds. The room rate is inclusive VAT and exclusive city tax of 5% that needs to be paid at the hotel. City tax = 5% of the room rate, paid at the hotel, the rate is per room per night.

Amenities

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free internet
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Free buffet breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Services
In-Room Safe
Doctor on call
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

52.4006 4.8889
Area served
Amsterdam.
Nearby airports
Schiphol (AMS) 13.4 km, Rotterdam Airport (RTM) 57.9 km.
Area description

The Amstel Botel Hotel is right on the river IJ, right down the road from the former NDSM shipyard.

Nearby points of interest

  • IJ Hallen: 0.5 km
  • Himalaya Bookshop: 0.9 km
  • Amsterdam School of Architecture: 1.5 km
  • Museum of the Amsterdam School: 1.5 km
  • Westerpark: 1.7 km
  • Singelgracht: 1.7 km
  • EYE Film Institute: 2 km
  • Westergasfabriek: 2 km
  • Noorderkerk: 2.4 km
  • Noordermarkt: 2.4 km
  • The narrowest house: 2.5 km
  • Central Station: 2.6 km
  • Moooi: 2.6 km
  • The World Peace Museum: 2.6 km
  • De Rode Hoed: 2.6 km
  • IJ Hallen: 0.5 km
  • Himalaya Bookshop: 0.9 km
  • Amsterdam School of Architecture: 1.5 km
  • Museum of the Amsterdam School: 1.5 km
  • Westerpark: 1.7 km
  • Singelgracht: 1.7 km
  • EYE Film Institute: 2 km
  • Westergasfabriek: 2 km
  • Noorderkerk: 2.4 km
  • Noordermarkt: 2.4 km
  • The narrowest house: 2.5 km
  • Central Station: 2.6 km
  • Moooi: 2.6 km
  • The World Peace Museum: 2.6 km
  • De Rode Hoed: 2.6 km
  • ArTicKs Gallery: 2.6 km
  • The Whale: 2.7 km
  • Het Huis met de Hoofden: 2.7 km
  • The Chocolate Factory: 2.7 km
  • Amsterdam Tulip Museum: 2.7 km
  • Sex Museum: 2.7 km
  • Church of St. Nicholas: 2.8 km
  • Recycled Bicycles: 2.8 km
  • Fluorescent Art Museum: 2.8 km
  • Schreierstoren: 2.8 km
  • Anne Frank House: 2.9 km
  • Berlage's Stock Exchange: 2.9 km
  • Appie Baantjer Museum: 2.9 km
  • Galleria d'arte Rinascimento: 2.9 km
  • Homomonument: 2.9 km
  • The Jordaan: 2.9 km
  • Old Church: 3 km
  • New Church: 3 km
  • Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ: 3 km
  • Magna Plaza: 3 km
  • Single: 3 km
  • Lijnbaansgracht: 3 km
  • Bimhuis: 3 km
  • Condomerie Het Gulden Vlies: 3 km
  • Erotic Museum: 3 km
  • De Bijenkorf: 3.1 km
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam: 3.1 km
  • Dam Square: 3.1 km
  • Red Light District: 3.1 km
  • Gassan Dam Square: 3.1 km

Dining

Breakfast
Breakfast is available from 7.00 hrs to 10.30 hrs. The buffet includes both English and continental food.
Bar
Trendy Amsterdam starts at the Amstel Botel bar, which is open from 9.00 hrs to 00:45 hrs. The bar has a pool table, a pinball machine, a juke box and PacMan. There are also computers that can be used to view digital photos, find information about Amsterdam or surf the Net. The Internet connection costs 20 Euro cents a minute.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.7

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Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Budget Boy
Business
UK
9 Jun 2012

Good for a city break

Location good, as long as you don't mind a 10 minute free ferry ride each way to the city centre (we didn't). Room walls a little thin, so if you have noisy neighbours you might suffer. Staff helpful & informative. Very limited facilities in the hotel vicinity - you really need to go into the centre. Overall good value and I would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anthony
Business
Not Provided
30 Jun 2011

It was an interesting experience

It was an interesting experience staying on the water. Our room was a little close to the main stairway and bar but the gentle motion of the boat got us to sleep while people were still having a good time. All in all it was a good stay. The room was clean, the water was hot at all times, the bar very reasonably priced and in how many places can you open the curtains in the morning to the sight of an old Russian submarine?

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dave
Business
Not Provided
3 Jun 2011

A pleasant free 10 minute ferry

A pleasant free 10 minute ferry trip from the central stqtion. Small but comfortable rooms. Great for an Amsterdam holiday

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ross
Business
Not Provided
1 May 2011

The Botel is a 20 minute ferry

The Botel is a 20 minute ferry ride from Amsterdam Central. The ferries run every half-hour from 7:00AM to Midnight, and are free. The rooms (cabins) are small as is the en suite, but adequate. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
margaret
Business
Not Provided
23 Aug 2010

Hotel ok, rather thin walls and

Hotel ok, rather thin walls and rooms get very stuffy. Novelty factor good, the ferry over is very regular and good service but this gets to be a bit of a bind to get to and from Amsterdam.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Lee
Business
Not Provided
26 Jul 2010

I liked this hotel, purely for

I liked this hotel, purely for its uniqueness. The location was good, it was lovely and quiet and fantastic views from both sides of the boat (I had a beautiful sunset view from my room on the top floor). The only downside was travelling to the centre, which I think was just me being lazy. Transportation to the hotel is fantastic. There are free boat/ferries that take you to a dock, next to the boat which take around 10 mins to get to each side, then after midnight the Botel offers a free bus shuttle from another dock (as boats stop to the main one). The boat did rock slightly when other boats passed, but this all added to the fun of staying on a Botel! We all found ourselves rocking whilst out during the day! The room was small (especially the bathrrom) however was clean and beds were comfy. I would return again, it was an experience!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Breeanna
Business
Not Provided
16 Jul 2010

Although not exactly centrally

Although not exactly centrally located, it is only a short free ferry ride direct from Centraal station, which makes it very easy to find. However aside from the fantastic service the rooms themselves were terrible. Uncomfortable beds, tiny t.v with a remote that was duct taped together. a shower that leaked and sprayed all over the rest of the bathroom, had no water pressure. a non existent a/c, our room as so hot and humid! you would almost be better off in a hostel. A least breakfast was included, however for the price I would have liked a coffee/tea service in the room. I will not stay again. However the staff were very pleasant and helpful and iI was glad not to have any "suprise fees" when I arrived.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Not Provided
1 Oct 2009

Have stayed in this hotel many

Have stayed in this hotel many time, but this is not a luxorious hotel as you now state , I found it to be dated, the location has changed and is now positioned away from the city itself, ferry OK every 1/2 hour but for the money have stayed in better places, wont be going back, upon check in no booking could be found in our name, eventually everythink OK

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Barrie
Business
Not Provided
8 Jul 2009

You need to be aware that there

You need to be aware that there is a further charge for city taxes when staying at the Botel which is not included in the quoted price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Amstel Botel Amsterdam

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andy
Business
Not Provided
30 Jun 2009

We really enjoyed our stay at

We really enjoyed our stay at the Amstel, we stayed for 10 days and found that the breakfast became very boring after a couple of days, more variety would definitly help

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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