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AmicitiA
Ranked #71 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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52 reviews
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“Disappointing ”
Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

It was new and interesting to sleep on a boat, but overall I found the hostel to be below average compared to others I have stayed in.

Receptionist: friendly and helpful.

Room: tiny best describes them. The room periodically smelt of sewage, when a toilet was flushed. In fact the toilets and showers all smelt of sewage. Also very thin walls, so earplugs are a good idea.
Breakfast: simple toast and cereal, but ok.
Location: Good. You can walk to everything from here.
Atmosphere: little to none.

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Pleasant Ridge, Michigan, United States
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

This hotel boat was great. The view of Amsterdam is amazing. It is also about a 10 minute walk from the city center, which makes sightseeing easy and convenient. The breakfast is good and the staff is wonderful. One of the gentlemen even got us dinner reservations at one of the local restaurants.

The rooms are somewhat small and there is a shared shower. Everything is clean and the staff is accommodating. Plus, you get to stay on a house-boat in Amsterdam!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

We just stayed here for 1 night but it was the nicest place ive stayed. Its really close to the station and the views surrounding it on a night are beautiful! The woman we saw called mureal was really nice and friendly and chilled out. She also showed us some of the best places to go which was helpful! The rooms were small but it wasnt a problem you could still get changed and have a wash etc. The place was very clean and we had no complaints on hygine. There was a really nice breakfast in the morning too and sitting outside on a night with a drink and a smoke was bliss....definatly going to stay here everytime I come again no matter what my budget. Addorable place

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

It is cheap and good quality-price comparing with the rest of hotels in Amsterdam. However, if you don't want to walk 20-30 min to reach the city centre, don't choose the hotel. Moreover, it's not difficult to get lost to find it.
The blond girl in the reception is kind, warm and very friendly. She'll try to make your stay comfortable, despite of the tiny rooms you'll have to sleep. Be careful with the stairs as well, but this is Amsterdam.
However, I want to put emphasis on the good quality-price and the good service (and great breakfast, which was included). I don't know if I'll come back but I recommend it to rucksack travellers who want to live a different experience in a boat.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We spent two nights aboard the Amicitia and were very happy with the arrangements (two middle-aged women who don't do camping and who love their creature comfort). Delicious breakfast included in the price, free wifi throughout, and the best view of Amsterdam, this makes for a perfect base to visit the city. Plenty of hot water for showers and toilets that work the way they're supposed to, we couldn't ask for more. And so affordable (we paid 45 Euro for two people for one night...including breakfast and wifi!). Don't forget to play with the resident dog, Meneer, a fun-loving wire-haired Teckel!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Naples, Italy
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

A cheerful welcome greeted me, with all day (instant) coffee and tea ready to be poured on a misty day. The tables in the dining and hang out area are inviting to simply sit and read, surf, dine on take-out, and ultimately enjoy the best view of all the boats that are docked along the several piers. Keep in mind this is a hostel, simple accommodations at an excellent price. The tiny rooms have bunk beds, closet space and hooks, and a small sink. Shared bathroom facilities were clean. Breakfast was good, with bottomless coffee. The location is a 10 minute walk from the Central train station, as well as close to a supermarket, and all Amsterdam attractions can be reached on foot. This is the perfect solution for those of us not willing to give up our backpacks!

Room Tip: choose rooms 1 or 2, away from the stairs and on the dar side of the pier
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Spent a few days on the Amicitia again last week, and it was a pleasant experience as always :) So central and close to everything you need to be near to in Amsterdam, and the view from the top deck has to be one of the most amazing views of Amsterdam.

Merel, who works there, was lovely! Very friendly, really helpful and an incredibly nice person. Amicitia is always a favourite when needing to spend a few nights in Amsterdam, close enough to everything you need, but quiet enough to sleep and rest too!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Property: AmicitiA
Address: Oosterdok, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied)
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Ranked #71 of 234 Specialty Lodging in Amsterdam
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Number of rooms: 17
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Also Known As:
Bed And Breakfast Boat Friesland
b&b Boat Friesland Hotel Amsterdam

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