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3 stars
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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C$ 87

rate per night

Thu 23/5
Fri 24/5
Room type
Nightly total
Double room
C$ 87
Standard Room
C$ 106
King room
C$ 246

About Botel

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
This unique 3-star hotel offers rooms aboard a boat located on the River IJ at the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam. The property includes a bar. It has a free 10-minute ferry service to Amsterdam Central Station twice every hour. The rooms have either land or views over the River IJ. Each room has a private bathroom and private restroom. A continental breakfast buffet is served each morning. Guests can relax in the bar area and play pool or video games. During nice weather guests can enjoy the terrace. The property is located at the NDSM-wharf. This former shipyard is now a place where modern life unfolds: festivals, events, art, flea markets, restaurants, bars and new architecture. Amsterdam Central Railway Station offers direct connections to Schiphol Airport in 15 minutes. From the station there are tram services to Dam Square and Museum Square which includes the Van Gogh Museum.

Latest deals for Botel

Thu 23/5
Fri 24/5
King room
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Double room
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Queen room
1 queen bed
Standard Room
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Deluxe room
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*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including GST, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at Botel

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Private entrance


  • Electric kettle
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Refrigerator
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)


  • River view
  • Family rooms
  • Seating area
  • Sofa
  • Lockers
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom

Services and conveniences

  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • TV
  • DVD player


  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Things to do

  • Bicycle rental
  • Cycling
  • Pool table


  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Terrace/Patio


  • Desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of Botel

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8.5 Very good
Pros:It was a boat that was a hotel!
Cons:The bar options. But it was understandable that they were limited due to the fact that it was a boat.
8.5 Very good
Pros:Breakfast was really good.
5.7 Fair
Pros:The ferry will drop you off very near Amstel Botel, so if you walked all around the city, it will not be tiring to get to your hotel.
Cons:The room was very basic and smelled like urine. It was not a pleasant stay at all. The front desk is not much help either.
6.8 Okay
Pros:The boat is in a really cool wharf area. There's some really cool bars and restaurant just outisde. If you don't plan to stay inside, the boat is ideal for travelers on a budget.
Cons:Pretty straight forward, you're staying on an old cruise boat. Nothing fancy but a room and a shower.
7.6 Good
Pros:Great location. Quiet area with easy access to the center of the city. I would definitely stay here again. Very cool Hotel-Boat...Botel :)
Cons:The last ferry from Central Station leaves at 23:45 and the first one leaves to Central Station at 07:00. But there was a free shuttle 5-7 min to/from the 24 hour shuttle. Had 2 single beds that could not be moved together.
7.3 Good
Pros:Shuttle service from the ferry after midnight.
Cons:The internet was so slow, I couldn't post videos (they always timed out) and single pictures could take 15-30 minutes.


Ndsm Pier 3, 1033 RG Amsterdam, North Holland

What's nearby

  • Anne Frank Huis2.9 km
  • Westerkerk2.9 km
  • Nieuwe Kerk3 km
  • Oude Kerk3 km
  • Red Light District3 km
  • Royal Palace Amsterdam3.1 km
  • De Dam3.1 km
  • Chinatown3.1 km
  • Nationaal Monument3.1 km
  • Amsterdam Museum3.4 km
  • Begijnhof3.4 km
  • Zuiderkerk3.5 km



Check in anytime after 3:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Essential information about Botel

Low season


High season


Average price (weeknight)

C$ 135

Average price (weekend night)

C$ 244
Cheapest month to stay with an average 45% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 122% rise in price.
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Average Fri. & Sat. price over the last 2 weeks.

When to book a room at Botel

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Top tips for your stay at Botel

  • If you’re after a cheap room at Botel, then you should consider staying during the low season. The cheapest deals can generally be found in May and July.
  • Prices can also vary depending on which day of the week you stay. For the best room deals at Botel, plan to stay on a Sunday or Tuesday. The most expensive day is usually Friday.
  • The cheapest price a room at Botel was booked for on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was C$ 81, while the most expensive was C$ 81.
  • How long should you stay at Botel? KAYAK users usually book their rooms here for 3 days.

FAQs when booking at Botel

  • What are the best rooms for guests to stay in at the Botel and why?

    For a room that is both affordable yet spacious, select one of the Double or Twin Rooms. Complete with private bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, electric kettles, and small terraces, these rooms are sure to have all of the amenities that you will need during your stay. If you will be staying at the Botel with a group, consider opting for a Triple Room instead, as they can sleep up to three people, have a comfortable working space, and contain either a wardrobe or closet.

  • Does the Botel offer any recreational activities?

    To stay active during your time at the Botel, there are several recreational activities that you can participate in. As Amsterdam is known for being a very cyclist-friendly city, the hotel offers free bike rentals for guests in order to help them navigate the region. There is also a billiards table, which is a convenient way to unwind and socialize with some friends.

  • Is the Botel within walking distance of any public transportation?

    If you would like to head to the northern side of the city, take a ferry from the Amsterdam, NDSM dock, which is just a 3m walk from the Botel. The bus is also a convenient way to travel through the region, and the Amsterdam, Klaprozenweg stop can be reached in a 7m walk and services lines 391 and 394. If you need to take a different line, the Amsterdam, Pomonastraat bus stop is a 10m walk from the hotel, and it services lines 35, 36, and 293. One-way bus tickets cost 3,20 EUR each (approximately 3.6 USD), and an unlimited day pass starts at 8 EUR (approximately 9 USD).

  • What attractions can be found near the Botel?

    To enjoy some of the city’s greenspace, go to Vondelpark, a large urban park that contains an open-air theater and is a 15m drive from the Botel. If you are interested in the region’s history, the Rijksmuseum is less than a 20m drive away, and features a selection of exhibits related to Amsterdam’s arts and culture. For a fun attraction that the entire family will enjoy, go to Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, a wax museum that contains replicas of celebrities and is only a 15m drive away.

  • What transportation options do visitors have when going from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to the Botel?

    If you are flying into Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, there are several ways for you to then travel to the Botel. For those that will have heavy suitcases, it is best to drive or grab a taxi. The trip generally lasts between 20 to 25m, and a regular ridesharing service, such as Uber, will cost you around 32 to 43 EUR (approximately 36 to 48 USD). To rent your own car, simply head to the Arrivals terminal of the airport, and you will find offices for companies like Sixt, Enterprise, and Europcar. To save money, consider using public transportation, such as the local bus and metro. If you take the Intercity Direct bus, the trip will only be 50 to 55m. (Prices checked 20/06/19).

  • Where is Botel located?

    Botel is located at Ndsm Pier 3 in Amsterdam-Noord, 3.1 km from the centre of Amsterdam. Anne Frank Huis is the closest landmark to Botel.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at Botel?

    Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM at Botel.

  • Does Botel offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, Botel offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is Botel from the airport?

    Botel is 13.3 km from Amsterdam Schiphol. Botel is 58.3 km from Rotterdam The Hague.

  • How does KAYAK find such great Botel hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at Botel in Amsterdam and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at Botel and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for Botel.

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Good to know

Value for money


Distance to downtown

3.1 km

Nearest Airport

Amsterdam Schiphol

Distance to airport

13.3 km