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Amsterdam Hotelboat
Ranked #54 of 343 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The room is very comfortable but the bed may be a tad short for taller person. The hotel is very clean and the owners were very friendly and helpful. Every morning they serve great breakfast and the common area is a very pleasant place to be. The location is very good as well as it is just 10 minutes walk from the Central Station.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Really good idea for a hostel, very clean and tidy. Helpful friendly staff and excellent breakfast. Room are tiny but sufficient. Toilet and shower facilities excellent - actually the shower was the best hostel shower I've ever used, great pressure considering its on a boat... Decent free wifi. Only negative is in my experience the sleep quality was terrible, as everything is wooden every sound is amplified so you can hear people clomping up and down the corridors all night long, and other residents talking all night. Room 17 is directly below the little kitchen, we were woken up at 6:30 am by the woman preparing the (excellent) breakfast, it actually sounded like she was wearing clogs and doing the riverdance it was so load. Sleep was impossible.

Room Tip: As far away from the kitchen as possible
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Scott D
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

I found this accommodation at short notice so was pleased with the pricing. The breakfast was ok and the hosts are great. They offered assistance on transport and were very kind to leave my room unlocked with my bag inside when I stayed out much too late on my first night in town.
There is no nearby tram, you have to walk about 10min to town but it is near the Orange Bike rental company.

Room Tip: Room 1 is right next to the shower and toilets so can be a bit loud.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Janine M
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

My boyfriend had booked the Hotel Boat t add a different experience to our trip. I was rather hesitant as I wasn't sure how weep. I would do in a confined space however, it was ten times better than expected.

The Hotel Boat was clean and fresh with a nice breakfast every morning and a great location. Room sizes were also a lot bigger than expected.

Would certainly stay again! Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ann-marie N
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Staying on the Amsterdam Hotelboat was quite a unique experience. Located a short 10 minute walk from Central Station, it was very convenient for accessing the heart of Amsterdam. We did not arrive until 11:30 in the evening, and the owner was waiting to welcome us.

The room itself was tiny. The smallest one we had during our travels throughout Europe. Barely enough floor space to put our luggage, so keep that in mind if you are traveling with lots of bags. There was a small sink & mirror in the room, which was helpful. We did not use the shower facilities, but they looked clean and well maintained. Don't worry about the boat being on the water, as it did not move, and so no need to be concerned about seasickness.

Unfortunately we were exhausted after staying up late, so we missed the breakfast, which I'm sure was good. Prior reviews stated that smoking was allowed on the deck, but a new family friendly policy now forbids it, which was a slight letdown. Plenty of places to do that in Amsterdam though, thus it was not a deal breaker.

Given the location and price, it was a good value for Amsterdam.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank SoCalMusicTraveler
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Reviewed July 11, 2011

We were looking forward to our stay because we had never slept on a hotelboat. We were pleasantly surprised when we checked in. The boat itself looked really neat, we were particularly impressed with the interior (the hardwood floors are notable). Our room was a bit cramped, but the bunkbeds had amusing charm, we were on a boat after all. The showers (shared) were very good and there was no shortage of hot water. The contential-style breakfast served was very tasty, especially the jam. Hertzen, one of the hosts, was super friendly and helpful, he was entertaining to talk to. All in all, our expectations of our stay on the boat were exceeded and we would recommend it to fellow travellers.

It is located in a wharf with very limited parking. If you have a vehicle, don't expect to be able to park nearby, or for cheap for that matter. Instead, park in one of the P+R lots. We parked at the Zeeburg one, which was considered the closest, and caught the tram back into the city cente (transit pass included in cost of parking).

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Shutterbug17
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Reviewed April 26, 2011

I went to Amsterdam with my boyfriend during Easter weekend.
Most of affordable hotels were fully booked when we were looking for some accomodation.
We found this place, relatively cheap regarding the average price of the city.

Good situation, close to Central Station (really convenient when you arrive late).
Tenants are very nice and helpful.
Breakfast is included.
Towels and sheets too.
No wifi access but the national library is 5 minutes walk.
Bathrooms are always clean, it was the point we worried the most about but we were really satisfied about cleanliness.
Rooms are...basic.
It's OK for friend groups but it's not a really romantic and charming place for a couple.
But we had no other choice so we made it anyway.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank stella_marti
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Additional Information about Amsterdam Hotelboat

Address: Postbus 16645 | Oosterdok, steiger 3, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied) , Binnenstad
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Ranked #54 of 343 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range: $63 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8

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