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Vita Nova
Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Binnenstad)   |  
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Ranked #139 of 323 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
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3 hotel reviews
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“Really cool place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013 via mobile

This is a really good place to stay while exploring what Amsterdam has to offer. We stayed as a couple in a small room but very clean the (boat)el) comes with friendly staff and easy to access rooms at any times.
Great value you for short stays definitely would stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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75 reviews 75 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

It is a unique experience, staying overnight in a very small and tiny place. Not good for the claustrophobic. Two beds, but separate. If you are a couple, no possibility to sleep in the same bed. Good for single traveler with great possibility to have discussion with other fellow passengers.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Namur, Belgium
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59 reviews 59 reviews
57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

If you are looking for an original accomodation, the Vita Nova boat is the place to be in Amsterdam ! It's a simple boat with tiny cabins but so authentic. It was a pleasure to lodge there. Old cabin but clean (all the same with a tiny cupboard and a sink !). Share "bathroom" (in reality, just a tiny shower) but it's not a problem (very old but clean). Free wifi. Good breakfast. Very pleasant owners who trust in their clientele... For example, if you want to have a drink, you serve yourself and you put money in a little box. Great ! You can also relax on the outside deck, have a drink,... The price is really attractive and the boat is located at 10 minutes (by foot) to the main station of Amsterdam. There is on this boat a very friendly atmosphere and we really appreciate it. In conclusion, a very good alternative if you don't want to spend a lot of money or if you want to feel like a real sailor in Amsterdam !

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Roy is wonderful! He is dedicated to making sure his guests have a pleasant stay in Amsterdam, and he prepares the most amazing breakfasts! The breakfast area, rooms, bathrooms, and showers are clean, and there ARE towels provided for showers. (If you can't find them, just ask Roy.) The upper deck is perfect for enjoying a late-night bottle of wine. The location is convenient and gorgeous. We loved our two-night stay! I was worried that the boat would rock and make sleep difficult, but because there is no boat traffic in Oosterdok, the boat doesn't rock at all.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Seoul, South Korea
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

This is a great location if you just want a place to sleep. Not recommended for an extended stay as room is small and toilet and shower facilities are at the end of the hall. If you are just passing through it is a little different and ideal for a night. If you are in Amsterdam why not sleep on a boat? It is quiet, centrally located and easy to get to. Train from airport to Central station, walk out the front door and turn left towards NEMO and you are there in 10 minutes. Rooms are just big enough for 2 bunks and a sink but that is all you really need anyway. Staff is friendly and breakfast is a good Dutch breakfast. Lots of deck space and nice scenery.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Belgrade, Serbia
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Spent a night there. The cabin is very small but clean. There are no towels.Shared bathroom and toilets are at the end of corridor. Shower is so small that you have to be very careful with your clean clothes. You can put them on the door from inside but it is very small. Roy, the host is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was unexpectedly great. I would recommend this place just for a short stay. Excellent location. I think that the price of 33 euros per person is a bit high. Anyway we had some great time in Amsterdam and we were so tired that I did not complain on anything.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed last year and it was great, the owners are very friendly and helpful giving us maps and drawing a rough guide to the various areas of the city on them. It was nice and quiet being on a boat so away from the roads. Breakfast buffet had lots of things to choose from. Thing's are a bit rough as you can probably see from the pictures but it is still comfortable and being different it is a stay we will remember. Location is great, come out of the station and go left towards the nemo place, if you get drunk/lost ask for/head towards the nemo place and stop before you fall in the water.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Oosterdok T O 4, 1011 AB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #139 of 323 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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