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Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)
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Ranked #128 of 305 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kaliningrad, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing view, friendly and helpful stuff, really peaceful place. Rooms are very small, but it's a boat. Close to Nemo, Bimhuis and Public library. Good for budget travellers. I definitely wanna come back)

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent two nights here and I'm not gonna lie, this is my first time sleeping in a boat. Before arriving, I thought it was like a yacht; spacious and awesome. However, upon getting to our room, the room sure was small, and we were lucky to have a small shower in our room. Some other guests don't so they have... More

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a very different experience from other hostels and it was a lot of fun. The rooms are tiny, but it is a boat, after all. Nice breakfast and the host is great. After a day of sightseeing, it's very relaxing to hang out on deck and watch the sun set behind the Amsterdam skyline. The location is excellent... More

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Hong Kong, China
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I spent 2 nights in Vita Nova and it gives me a very different perspective of living when comparing with hostel or hotels. Firstly the location is excellent, a great sense of comfort when you walk out of the boat everyday to explore Amsterdam. Though a bit tough if you carry heavy luggage and walk from Amsterdam Centraal, with walking... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The boat is located near Nemo museum, which is close to Chine town and Red Light District. In general - it's clean, but you have to remember it's a boat, so everything is really tiny - the cabins and showers. If you don't mind it - you'll surely enjoy it. The breakfast is great - really wide choice, also the... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I spent my 1st night of my trip here. Great location very near the train station and the Nemo Museum. Friendly greeting by Brad, with lots of good information provided. My cabin was all I needed. The boat was clean and comfortable. The included breakfast was really good. I highly recommend the Vita Nova.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I lodged three nights at Vita Nova in Amsterdam and would recommend it highly. Monica and Brad run a welcoming hotel; both were very helpful. The Vita Nova breakfast is one of the best I have had; lots of food, drink and variety. One heads up and one suggested improvement. Like many boats and ships, the bulkheads are thin and... More

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

very nice staff, but the wifi worked not very well, the bathroom was way too small so I chose not to take a shower that night, the biggest problem is the noise, OMG the noise! I could hear people talking in other rooms. It was horrible when people went by my room each time. Even in the morning I could... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It's very obviously a budget hostel but in a great location. Room was TINY but awesome. I imagine it would be pain to spend any amount of time in but just to put your head down it was great. Certainly not a party boat as the shared area closes around 11ish. The single toilet certainly adds a level of 'excitement'... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It was cool to sleep thinking I was on a boat hotel. The boat itself is next to a deck that reaches out to a canal. You get a great view from the top of the boat. The room is really small, I was in there with another friend and we had to struggle for space. The room has a... More

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Address: Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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