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Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

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General Information

Amstel Botel is a unique 3-star hotel moored at the NDSM Wharf on the Northern banks of the River IJ. This colorful dockside area houses workshops and artists' studios, hip cafes, restaurants, exhibitions, and performances. To explore the exciting city, this is a perfect place to stay. A free 10-minute ferry service to Amsterdam Central Station runs twice every hour to keep guests connected with the world outside. 

Hotel Information

This modern and luxurious floating hotel offers a unique experience, with all the facilities onboard. You can relax in the bar area and have a game of pool, darts or pinball. Car and bike rental services are available so you can explore more of Amsterdam. It has 24-hours reception, sundeck terrace, wheelchair access, shuttle bus service and a breakfast restaurant overlooking the waters of the river. It serves delicious breakfast buffet to start your day in a perfect way. They also have a multi-lingual staff to help understand needs of guests from different parts of the globe. They have 175 rooms.

Rooms Information

Rooms of Amstel, Botel come in two options; Standard non-smoking rooms and 5 uniquely designed loft letters. Loft letters are the conceptual stay options decorated by international designers. All of them feature either land or views over the River IJ. They are decorated to ensure a comfortable stay and feature air conditioning, satellite TV, hot/cold shower, attached toilet/shower, in-room safe, AM/FM clock radio, writing desk, complimentary in-house films, and a hairdryer. Free WiFi and lift facility is also available.

Please Note: Extra beds for children are chargeable.

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Hotel facilities


  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas
  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Billiards or pool table

Food & Drink

  • Coffee shop or café
  • Bar / Lounge

Services & Shops

  • Luggage storage
  • Currency exchange
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)

General Info

  • Television in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Photocopy machines
  • Multilingual staff
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Elevator/lift
  • No- smoking property
  • Eurocard
  • JCB International
  • Pets not allowed
  • No rollaway beds available
  • Check-out by 11:00 AM
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • Parking
  • Parking nearby

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Clock radio
  • Alarm clock
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic/magnetic keys

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Direct-dial phone
  • Phone
  • Satellite television service

Rooms & Comfort

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • River view
  • Wake-up calls
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Desk
  • Window opens
  • Cribs/infant beds available

Bath & Shower

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 1 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug



Attractions Nearby

  • NDSM Werf 0.26 miles
  • The Movies 1.14 miles
  • Westergasfabriek Culture Park 1.18 miles
  • Noorderkerk 1.43 miles
  • Noordermarkt 1.46 miles
  • Het Ij 1.56 miles
  • Herengracht Canal 1.67 miles
  • Sexmuseum 1.68 miles
  • St. Nicholas Church (Sint Nicolaaskerk) 1.71 miles
  • Electric Ladyland 1.75 miles
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Resort Info



Cheap Amsterdam Holidays

Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands is a popular holiday destination known for its traditional architecture, charming cobbled streets, iconic monuments and vibrant art scene. Tourists looking for low cost holidays in Amsterdam can visit the city in winters as it has a unique charm with frozen canals, quiet attractions and there is always availability of cheap flights and hotels. But summer is ideal for Amsterdam holidays since most of the visitor’s flock to this canal-filled city to enjoy the phenomenal scenery and top attractions like museums, quirky cafés and art galleries.

Choose your accommodation in Amsterdam wisely to be within easy reach from the popular attractions without paying the high prices for food and shelter. Neighbourhoods like Jordaan, Plantage or South Amsterdam are a good pick to look for affordable Amsterdam hotels.

About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a charming city and one of the most popular destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.5 million tourists every year. Featuring beautiful canals and a plethora of attractions including museums, coffee shops and a host of eating and drinking opportunities that keep visitors happily busy throughout their trip. The city’s vibrant artistic heritage and night life is very popular amongst tourists, seeking a good combination of exciting and relaxed holidays. The city is good to travel throughout the year as the it doesn’t have extreme temperature and it is fairly mild in winters. Make most out of your Amsterdam holiday by discovering the city’s antique houses, lovely bridges, famous canals and of course the list of cultural events of this most planned city of northern Europe.

Where to stay in Amsterdam

Whether you’re visiting the city for a day or a month, you can find a range of accommodation in Amsterdam, including hotels, campsites, hostels and short term Amsterdam apartments. Most of the accommodation choices on offer in Dutch capital are a great mix cool, contemporary design with intimate historical charm, making them the most exciting accommodation options in Europe.

Take your pick from lavish and sleek boutique resort, short-stay apartments or from a quirkier options like houseboats, a converted tram depot and even a crane, there is every possible accommodation available that can cater to even the most seasoned travellers. Cheap hotels in Amsterdam are also available in abundance to cater visitors on a budget. If you are planning for a cheap holiday to Amsterdam, book your stay with Alpharooms, where you can find some great deals even in the peak season in the month of July and August and during Christmas and Easter time. Some affordable hotels where you can book cheap hotels in Amsterdam are Flying Pig Downtown, Generator Hostel Amsterdam, WOW, Student Hotel – Amsterdam West, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy. Visitors seeking luxury stay experience can book the with Hotel de l’Europe, The Dylan and Waldorf Astoria, among others.

What to see in Amsterdam

Plan lovely day trips in the city and enjoy leisurely walk through the leafy gardens and get an opportunity to discover most inimitable corners of this amazing Dutch city. Don't miss a quick visit to the famous Anne Frank Museum, the National Monument, and discover the city’s history at the Rijksmuseum. Spend a day in exploring sun-dappled canals, chic bars, cosy cafes and lively markets after lots of sightseeing but you can enjoy everything at your relaxed pace. If you’re looking for budget-friendly holidays then get yourself an ‘I Amsterdam City Card’ for free attractions, discounts and free public transport. It would be easier for you to plan your Amsterdam Holidays this way. The best way to enjoy the city is to go for a bike tour, which is very popular with locals here. For shopaholics, there are many good markets to explore, especially the large street market, Albert Cuyp, featuring around 300 stalls. Apart from shopping some cool souvenir, experience the real multicultural Amsterdam in this huge market.

Popular Nightlife

Amsterdam's reputation as a city to party is well deserved owing to the host of cool dance festivals, club nights and chic pubs that are available in almost every neighbourhood. The city transforms into totally different place than in daytime. Whether you’re a party animal or a romantic, Amsterdam is a great city to have a good time as it offers the most sizzling nightlife scene in the world. Dam Square, Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein and Jordan attracts most of the visitors as these areas completely dazzles with cafes, discotheques and hippest clubs. Nightlife has long made Amsterdam holidays highly popular across the age spectrum as the clubs and clubs are filled with a different level of excitement. For an evening full of fun and a cozy intimate ambiance visit pubs and cafes like Cafe Weber Lux, BO CINQ and for music and dance head to MELKWEG.

What to eat in Amsterdam

There are many delicious Dutch delights which you must try during your visit to amazing city, Amsterdam. The Dutch food scene might not be very popular like French and Chinese cuisine but there are many tempting dishes that you can’t afford to miss. Whether you're after a quick snack while sightseeing or want to eat an afternoon pancake and a full scrumptious steak for dinner, you’ll find a variety of sophisticated and casual restaurants to satiate your taste buds.

In most of the Dutch pubs, the popular snack available in the menu are deep fried crispy meatballs, which are traditionally served with mustard dips. A variety of expensive Michelin-starred restaurants and cosy cafés are sure to grab your attention. Some cool restaurants that serves special culinary delight in an eccentric location, include an old greenhouse; Hotel de Goudfazant, Restaurant Freud, Bazar- which is an Arabic-kitsch café and Blue Pepper- an excellent Indonesian restaurant. And definitely do not miss these Dutch drinks to sample including Koffie Verkeerd, Verse Munt Thee ( fresh mint tea), Jenever and Dutch Beer, Heineken, Amstel and Grolsch a completely new style of beer.

What you need to know

Amsterdam is a fascinating and beautiful city to wander around on bikes. Rent a bike and cycle your way off the beaten path and all through the fantastic destinations, adoring the phenomenal scenery when you tour around Western Montana. We head to popular Amsterdam for bikes and boats, pancakes and play parks and culture that with origins dating back to at least the 12th century.

The city is famous for its red light areas and legalized marijuana, but if you are travelling there as a family, don’t worry as there is so much more to the city. They can enjoy canal tours, decorative bridges and over 50 museums. Families looking for cheap hotel in Amsterdam can book self-catering apartments which are budget friendly and offers you the opportunity to enjoy your stay like a local. See the city on two wheels, as bikes are most popular form of transportation here. Many hotels in Amsterdam have their own bikes which they offer on rent to the visitors or you can also rent it from private agencies. Going for any guided tour will be not only interesting but informative too.

Fast Facts About Amsterdam

  • Currency: Euro
  • Nearest Airports: Amsterdam International Airport
  • Flight time: 1 hr 10 minutes
  • Transfer time to each area: 20mins (train)
  • Official Language: Dutch
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7/10 Good

20 August 2018

A great budget hotel that allows for quick access to Amsterdam cental

The Amstel Botel first of all is a budget hotel, I must stress however their is nothing wrong with it being budget. The rooms are a little basic, shower slightly small and toilet a touch to close to the sink. However with this hotel you are getting a great value for money. The reception and bar area are beautifully done, the jukebox is a nice touch (But could do with filling up with more songs) and the staff are friendly and helpful. Rooms are cleaned every day and the cleaners did a brilliant job We had breakfast included in our stay and consisted of a buffet style breakfast served from 07:30 until 10:30 (A great idea serving breakfast slightly later then usual to allow party goers a chance for a meal) this had boiled eggs, bacon, sausages, beans (I'd avoid the beans if I was you) cornflakes, plenty of bread & rolls for toast, meats, cheeses, yogurts, teas coffee etc. Enough to give you a good fill up before exploring the city. We had a room on the ground floor which meant we was only a few meters away from the water this gives you terrific views of the resident ducks & geece. Nearby the Botel are other boats which have a variety of restaurants and bars on. The yellow boat directly opposite the botel has a 10% discount for those staying at the Botel and the food is highly recommended. The botel is located approx 10 miles from Amsterdam station, however there is a free ferry service that runs from 7am - 3am approx every half hour/hour from the NDSM (which is where the Botel is located) to the station. After 3am you have to get a replacement bus and another ferry but this is still an excellent service provided free of charge. If you are after a quirky place to stay, want good value for money, plan on spending your time exploring Amsterdam and just returning to your room to get changed, have a sleep and a wash then the Botel is perfect for that. A few constructive pointers for the Botel to perhaps consider are as follows - Room décor is a little dated in comparison to the reception so the rooms should be updated just for consistency - 20 euros to rent an Iron is a little steep, perhaps 10 euros is a more acceptable cost - maybe a few breakfast pastry's wouldn't go amiss - Another plug by the bed would be handy

The best thing about my stay was...

Loads of things to see and do nearby without having to go into Central, novelty of staying in a boat
6/10 Good

06 March 2018

BOTEL stay

good cheap accommodation, you get what you pay for. Clean and basic. Breakfast was ok, although dont be too excited about the english breakfast, this was over cooked bacon, cold boiled eggs, small sausages and baked beans, but the food was fresh including fresh bread for toast. Other than the over cooked bacon each day, you cant really fault it. I was concerned the rooms would be noisey from previous reviews, but we didnt have any issues, obviously you could hear people in the corridor, but no more than any other hotel. Good comfortable night sleep and clean. location wise, it was a short ferry crossing from central station and once through the station you are in the main hub of amsterdam, so a good convienient place to stay at a good price. Ferry crossings are 24/7 although after midnight and later into the early hours there is a crossing to another port and then a short 5 min courtesy bus ride. The Botel was mainly students on their travels, but mixed families and couples of all ages.

The best thing about my stay was...

quite and convenient
7/10 Good

27 February 2018

Amstel Botel

Great value clean ample size rooms friendly staff great breakfast Free ferry to take you to mainland every 20 mins and great restaurant next door

The best thing about my stay was...

The novelty of staying on a boat
7/10 Good

26 February 2018

Budget is budget..... not luxury

The accommodation is clean,minimalist and comfortable. It's cheap and well worth the money you spend. Food is more than adequate, fry up or cheese/meat or cornflakes. Lovely fresh bread too! There are always complainers..... just enjoy it!! ITS AMSTERDAM....have a ball!!

The best thing about my stay was...

The price and standard of accommodation.
5/10 Average

12 December 2017

Good location

We stayed here for three nights, the location is good as it’s only a short trip on the ferry to the centre. We were not impressed with breakfast, the staff were not very quick at replenishing the hot food so we left a little hungry. When we checked in we weren’t told where our room was or the time of breakfast so this was not helpful! When we booked it stated double/twin but assumed we would get a double being a couple but this wasn’t the case (slight error on our part) we went to reception to see if they had any double rooms avaliable but were told bluntly there were no rooms......not 100% sure they even checked this before saying no! Given the price of this hotel you do get what you pay for. Undecided if we would return.

The best thing about my stay was...

6/10 Good

04 December 2017

You get what you pay for

Quirky idea for accommodation. It's cheap and cheerful. My 127 was very dated and a little noisy as it was under the bar. Breakfast was basic. Location was good and the shuttle boat always on time. If your looking to keep costs down the botel is perfect.

The best thing about my stay was...

It was cheap and cheerful
4/10 Average

21 June 2016

Amstel Botel

when i booked I had the option of single or double rooms so I booked a double room for single use.However when I arrived I found that I was assigned a twin bedded room which due to the bookings could not be changed - the reception staff were very dismissive and said a double room could be twin beds or a double. if I had wanted a single bed I would have booked a single room.

The best thing about my stay was...

apart from the issue with the single beds the rooms were OK (although no refreshment tray. and only one power socket). Breakfast was excellen
8/10 Great

13 May 2016

Motel review

Highly recommend. .very different accommodation

The best thing about my stay was...

The hotel is something different to try
8/10 Great

12 March 2016

A lovely stay

Stayed for three nights over a long weekend and it was very good. Room was lovely and warm, views were good and breakfast was more than ample. Good location as you can get a regular ferry straight to the station. Lots of hot water, good towels and the TV had English channels. For the cost, would certainly stay again. I took a travel kettle which was good. Enough sockets in the room to use it. Didn't find it noisy at all. Very friendly staff. Great free wifi but that is true for most of Amsterdam.

The best thing about my stay was...

Location and views
8/10 Great

07 March 2016

Clean & Comfortable

Just returned from a 3 night break at the Amstel Botel, the rooms(cabins) are basic, but clean, adding a kettle or the option to hire a kettle would be a good idea.. Reception were very accommodating in all information needed. A shelter outside on the quay would be helpful for the smokers, as they tended to hang around the entrance, which isn't nice for the non - smokers amongst us!! The ferries were great. The hotel can be noisy at weekends, breakfast was ample.. Just a bit congested around 9am .. We had an early flight home - so breakfast was too late for us!! I would stay again, as it was Central, comfortable & Cheap 😊

The best thing about my stay was...

Central location - quirky

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