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Botel Amsterdam

Close to Amsterdam Central Station



96% of guests recommend Botel Amsterdam.

NDSM-Pier 3, Amsterdam Map

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Due to its convenient position at the NDSM-pier, the Botel offers rooms with a splendid view of the IJ river. The rooms on the boat are all equipped with a bathroom with shower and toilet, radio, television with in-house video, safe (at an additional charge) and telephone.

The NDSM-pier is a booming location opposite Amsterdam Central Station. Theatre festivals and art exhibitions often take place around this former NDSM wharf. The area also offers restaurants and bars. From the hotel guests can take a free ferry boat to and from Amsterdam Central Station. Cars and touring cars can be parked for free near the Botel. The A10 motorway is just 5 minutes away.

From the station it is just a short stroll to the Dam. Near this well known square one can find the royal palace Koninklijk Paleis, the shops of the Kalverstraat and Magna Plaza and the museum Madame Tussauds. By tram one can also easily reach the Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein and Museumplein.


The Botel is anchored at the NDSM-pier. This area has nice restaurants and entertainment venues. With a free ferry boat or shuttle bus one can easily reach Amsterdam Central Station. Enjoy a stroll along the canals and discover the beautiful architecture, interesting museums, nice shops and lively bars.

Food and Drink

The extensive English/continental breakfast is served from 07:00 until 10:30 h. The Botel has a cosy bar with jukebox, pinball machine, pool table, television and a public computer with internet. For a small fee e-mail can be checked and information regarding Amsterdam can be gathered here. The bar is open from 09:00 until 00:45 h.

Facilities and rules Hide Show
Number of rooms



from 15:00 until 00:00


from 00:00 until 11:00

Children & extra beds
  • Children/extra beds: One child under 3 years old can stay in the parents' room free of charge, providing use is made of the existing bedding. It is not possible to add an extra bed in the room.

  • Cot: On request / On request

  • Internet
  • Free Internet

    A public computer is available in the bar, which guests can use to access the Internet.

  • Free Wi-Fi

    Guests can make free use of wireless internet at the hotel.

  • Parking

    The hotel does not have a private car park.

    Public parking

    Public car park: You can park in the vicinity of the hotel on the street.


    Not allowed

  • 24-hour reception

  • Fax/Copy machine / On request

  • Groups / On request

  • Lift

  • Lounge

  • Luggage storage

  • Ticket service

  • Bicycles

    Bike rental: Bikes are available for hire at the hotel at a cost of €15 per bike per day or €8 per 3 hours.


    Breakfast (€ 10,00 per person per night)

    Food and Drink
  • Bar

  • Drinks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Snacks Vending Machine/Items can be purchased at Reception

  • Leisure

    Billiards table

    Smoking policy

    The entire hotel is non-smoking.

    Reviews Hide Show

    Reviewed by 844 guests

    96% of guests recommend this hotel











    Here you'll find the latest reviews by guests who have visited this hotel.


    Jaykumar Kansagara
    Young couples januari 2018

    Nice and cozy, but small bathroom

    Really nice and helpful service

    Quite far from city center. After midnight, it s hard to reach hotel because of Ferry non availability

    “My tip: Plan your city visit to finish before midnight. ”


    Donovan Cerminara
    Travelling alone mei 2017

    Spacious boat-based private rooms

    Swift service, great rates, spacious rooms

    The Centraal-NDSM ferry stops running at midnight, which may limit evening plans. (There is apparently a shuttle service from Buiksloterweg, however I didn t look into it)


    m gayton
    Older couples juni 2014

    Great style in a hotel on the river

    The staff were all well informed.Micheal was brilliant and sved us at least 100 Euros.Couldn t be better

    The boat next door was very noisy fri night,but dont know if someone complained as it finished very abruptly.

    “My tip: As botel is around 2-3 km out of the centre of Amsterdam,you have to factor in some extra travelling time,but at least the ferries are free from the train station.”


    Older couples april 2014

    Great price and comfortable

    Enjoyed being waterside. Room was basic but comfortable. Free ferry to from Amsterdam took 15 minutes and added to the fun. Free parking.

    Water didn t drain away from shower fast enough and it filled up.

    “My tip: Over the Ij river so not ideal if you want to stay right in the centre, although if you don t mind the short (free) ferry ride (last one about midnight) then definitely recommended. Saves the hassle and cost of parking in the centre.”


    Older couples september 2012

    comfortable room but en suite too small

    nice and quiet, good transport connections into centre

    not enough room in the en suite


    Older couples augustus 2012

    Great stay and will go again

    We were Very impressed with the Botel, Will recomend to others and stay again.

    Not a lot

    “My tip: Great stay and location”


    Samantha Allen
    Young couples mei 2012

    An unusual experience.

    It was beautiful to stay in a boat, and very romantic. The bartender was lovely.

    Much farther from the centre than is intimated and we had several problems, first with the room key not working due to the cross over in staff and the thought that we did not pay, and then when we went to breakfast in the morning, it took quite some time to find out that we had indeed paid for it to be included...

    “My tip: try to get on the lower deck, it's lovely to look out onto the sea.”


    Travelling alone februari 2012

    2 stars, not 3

    Peace and quiet, there's nothing else in a circle of at least 500 meters.

    Terrible ventilation, each morning windows were covered in dew. Bad beds. Breakfast was so-so. No kettle. Paper-thin walls.

    “My tip: Only stay here if you need to be on that side of the IJ, or if it's the last hotel in town and you NEED to be there.”


    Young couples januari 2012

    Fantastic Hotel with free parking & breakfast accessible by free f

    Free car parking, free breakfast, room was basic but still very clean and comfortable, free ferry to/from Central Station, free minibus to and from ferry stop after midnight (run by Botel), amazing view of Amsterdam skyline from bedroom window at night, free minibus and ferry to/from Botel to Cental Amsterdam

    noisy radiators if turned up high (made a gurgling sound), shower didn't drain fast enough so one stood in 4 inches of dirty water whilst showering! Botel is located on the north of the river Ij, so ferry journey is necessary to get from Botel to the main city. The ferry leaves from right next to the Botel and runs until midnight. After which a minibus runs all night to another ferry stop. Ferry & minibus are completely free of charge but extra travel may be considered an inconvenience for


    Jolanda Botterman
    Older couples september 2011

    Quirky, clean, comfortable, great location and fab breakfast

    Yhe breakfast was fabulaous and very good value The free ferry was a definite plus


    Other augustus 2011

    great low-cost experience

    the staff was extraordinary nice

    free wifi


    A C Toth
    Friends februari 2011

    Good cheap hotel voor short visit

    Very close to the center station and the ferry and bus was really effective, the shuttle bus works perfectly also in the night. Breakfast was better than I expected.

    Shower very bad! You take 10 minutes to get it in good temperature, or too hot or too cold! Irritant.


    Anette Glesner
    Young couples februari 2011

    Cheap and clean

    It was cheep and the view of the habour was cosy.

    It looked old and there was holes in the towels. Internet is very expensive, it costes 6 euro pr hour. To far away from the city center.


    joanne stevenson
    Older couples november 2010

    we really enjoyed our weked break here

    everything was clean breakfast was all you could eat

    bar was hard to get a drink in at times


    Young couples november 2010

    An expensive cheap hotel..

    Price was alright. Not too difficult to get to. Free ferry is pretty handy.

    Requested a double bed when booking but was given two single beds that weren't that comfortable. Boat woke us up several times during the night due to rocking and strange banging holiday. This is not a place to bring your girlfriend.


    Young couples juli 2010

    Basic but I liked it, I would go back again

    I liked it, it suited our purpose, we just wanted somewhere to use as a base and to relax. It was a bit of a hassle to get the ferry to and from the city centre(although there was always plenty of them), but in a way added to the experience.

    Breakfast was a bit to basic.


    Michel parmain
    Older couples mei 2010

    real perfect

    car park free



    Marina Carlucci
    Young couples februari 2010

    very clean, close to pubblic transportations.

    rooms really small.


    Herman van der Merwe
    Travelling alone december 2009

    A GREAT hotel experience on the Botel in Amsterdam

    't was great

    Access. Dependancy on a ferry - especially on Sundays and public holidays


    Families with older children november 2009

    Good location, but needs better maintenance

    Public ferry service from the hotel to Central Station in downtown Amsterdam is great and runs frequently.

    The rooms are painted light green, like a hospital room. Hotel looks a bit outdated.


    Young couples oktober 2009

    Good cost/performance ratio

    absolutely worth its money the free ferry that brings you to the central station within 15 minutes


    Young couples september 2009

    I will remember it both with the style and the movings!

    the style as a boat. the location is great (easy access to central station by free ferries). also we liked the breakfast.

    if you have problems with boats moving on water forget this hotel. imagine staying on a boat which is moving all the time.


    Young couples september 2009

    Hotels own night bus from harbour to the hotel.


    Groups augustus 2009

    Tutta apparenza!

    E' ottimo solo se si è in macchina, perchè il parcheggio è gratis e c'è una navetta gratuita e abbastanza frequente per tutte le 24 ore che porta alla stazione.

    Il prezzo è eccessivo per il servizio offerto. Siamo stati una settimana e non sono mai state cambiate le lenzuola!!! Ci sono cadute delle briciole sul davanzale dell'oblò e..sono rimaste lì!! Il bagno era veramente piccolo, forse un metro e mezzo per un metro, fra l'altro anche abbastanza vecchio. La moquette non è stata mai pulita (avevo fatto cadere una piccola carta vicino al letto ed è rimasta lì!). La colazione è un po' scarna, e quel poco che c'è non è di gran qualità. Ritengo che più che un tre stelle sia un due stelle a voler essere buoni e il prezzo giusto sarebbe stato di 75 euro al massimo per la doppia. Ci siamo rimasti solo per la comodità del parcheggio.


    Young couples juli 2009

    Nice and practical

    There is free ferry that takes you directly to the central station. Breakfast included in the price

    We asked for double room but had twin room and it was not possible to change it.

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    NDSM-Pier 3, 1033RG Amsterdam