Hotel Botel

3 Stars

  NDSM-Pier 3, Amsterdam Noord - 1033 - Amsterdam, Netherlands View Map
Area: North

Moored on the northern bank of the river IJ, Botel, formerly known as Amstel Botel, is located in the heart of Amsterdam. This floating 3-star hotel is situated in a strategic position to easily reach the main points of interest of the city such as Dam Square and Museumplein. By booking at the Botel you can take advantage of numerous services including free newspapers, reception with multilingual staff, bike and car rental, bar area. The hotel offers a free ferry service to reach in just 10 minutes the central railway station of Amsterdam. Tastefully decorated, the rooms offer views of the river or of the city, and feature soft duvets, free Wi-Fi, a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Every morning a rich continental and English breakfast is served.

Hotel Details


Botel is the ideal place to spend a pleasant stay in the heart of Amsterdam, just minutes from the beach. The services available to customers include: bar, breakfast room, 24 hour reception and a roof terrace.


Set aboard a boat moored in the River IJ, offers for its guests rooms with city views or river views. Available services: private bathroom, hairdryer, wifi, safe and TV.


The hotel located at 23 km from Amsterdam-Schiphol airport, is located 7 km from Amsterdam Centraal Station. Thanks to the convenient position, during the stay guests can visit: the Van Gogh museum, the many canals, Dam Square, the Rijksmuseum, Vondelpark, Flower Market and the Jordaan district.

Hotel facilities

  •  Non smoking rooms
  •  Bar
  •  Check-in at From 14:00
  •  Solarium
  •  Voltage 220

The Hotel Botel offers a relaxing bar. There is a solarium on the premises.

Rooms facilities

  •  Television
  •  Hairdryer
  •  Safe Box
  •  WiFi

The Hotel Botel offers the use of a TV in the rooms. The Hotel Botel rooms offers the use of an hairdryer. Accommodation has a safe in all the rooms. The hotel rooms offers WI-FI wireless Internet service.

 Public transport

  • Airport: AMS
  • Time to the Airport: 40 MIN
  • Railway Station: AMSTERDAM CENTRAL
  • Time to the Railway Station: 10 MIN
  • Distance from the city center: 7 KM
  • Time to the city center: 10 MIN
  • Distance from the airport: 23 KM
  • Distance from Railway Station: 7 KM

 Guests' Reviews

United Kingdom

Good: 3.3/5 More Details

June 2018

Hotel is found by going behind the central station. behind here is a free ferry going backwards and forwards roughly every 10/15 minutes to the hotel.

hotel is a bit basic and a bit dated but shower and bed were both fine and a good breakfast set us up for the day.



United Kingdom

Very Good: 4.4/5 More Details

Nice quirky hotel

We picked this hotel for it's quirkiness and the price. it was basic but clean and the bed was very comfortable. staff were all very friendly and helpful. there is a free ferry that runs from behind central station to the hotel several times an hour and the trip takes around 12 minutes. our only gripe was breakfast. the food itself was fine but the onboard restaurant was being revamped so we had to go across the road to a smaller ship which just wasn't big enough to accommodate the number of guests. it was absolute chaos every day with people wandering around looking for tables. the staff who were working very hard couldn't fill the food trays quick enough either so there were often people waiting for refills. i would stay here again but only if the restaurant has been reopened.



United Kingdom

Excellent: 4.9/5 More Details

Excellent as ever

Quality accommodation at a fair price. fourth visit to the botel consisted of the usual efficient check in, high standard of cleanliness and service. the buffet breakfast is still sumptuous and sets you up for the day, and the ferry ride over to centraal station still runs like clockwork. recent renovations making this ideal amsterdam base even more fantastic. many thanks to all concerned we'll be back.



Maidstone, United Kingdom

Good: 3.3/5 More Details

For something different

Good hotel for the price, shuttle bus to/from other ferry when ndsm ferry not running. good selection of continental/cooked breakfast included in rate.
easy to hear noises from people talking or walking past, but that`s just because it is a boat without proper walls. i slept well though. nice restaurant nearby, not much in the way of scenery on this side of the water.



Southport, United Kingdom

Good: 3.4/5 More Details

A break from the norm

Great base to explore amsterdam, definately quiet on board at night, too quiet. take some cards if you are planning on a night on board. the ferry is regular and free and is a 10 minute journey across to the city.
the only food you can have on board is breakfast which is very good and you can buy burgers at lunchtime but no food available to buy in the evening.
shower is small but adequate, room was larger than expected.
all in all a good place to stay when you haven't a lot of cash and don't mind not being in the centre of the city.



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