"Rooms are advertised as luxury in fact they are extremely basic and no way luxury. The shower was minute with very hot/boiling water. Recommend never ... " More

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy the breakfast at Botel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from NDSM Werf. Features include free WiFi in public areas and a free ferry terminal shuttle, plus a bar. This 3-star hotel has 175 rooms over 4 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and satellite TV channels.

  • All rooms offer satellite TV, desks and ironing boards
  • Free WiFi
  • Enjoy drinks at the bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast offered for a fee
  • Wired Internet for a fee
  • Self-parking available for a fee
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, tour or ticket assistance and luggage storage
  • On-site recreation includes bicycles to rent
  • Guests have good things to say about the accommodation for the overall comfort and low noise level
  • Just a 3-minute drive from NDSM Werf and 10 minutes from Nemo Science Museum
  • Free ferry terminal shuttle service

Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£59 per night

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Botel ratings based on 16 verified reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Botel

Everyone (5) Couples (4) Family (4) Friends (1) Other (1)
3 out of 5

60th birthday treat

Rooms are advertised as luxury in fact they are extremely basic and no way luxury. The shower was minute with very hot/boiling water. Recommend never to leave children in the shower as the water changes from comfortable to scalding hot. The breakfast was disappointing. Could not watch the TV as the signal was very poor. Their Wifi was down on our stay,The location was good just to catch a ferry to the centre was brilliant, some staff was friendly when I complaint that the Botel had gone down hill and the rooms were not luxury I was told it is a boat and it has windows! I had put a deposit of 20 Euros down to hire a kettle. we had a good weekend and recommend a visit to Amsterdam. Beware booking the transfer shuttle booked with Bookers they never arrived.

Posted by , from UK on 6 Nov 2017

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5 out of 5
I was pleasantly surprised at how good this place is. It's very clean the room was comfortable and the staff very friendly and welcomin. The breakfast is great and the staff were very efficient in dealing with the large amount of guests they had to cater for.

Posted by , from cotswolds on 16 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Good value stay

We were 3 couples staying in Amsterdam for 3 nights and looking for good value accommodation. We were not disappointed with our stay on Botel. The rooms, although compact were exceptionally clean, with clean towels every day and very comfortable beds. The breakfast was excellent with a very good selection of cheese, meats plus hot items. Fruit juice good and coffee machine was good. Bar area was comfortable and closed at reasonable time (12.45am). Vending machines sell snacks and cans of soft drinks - very handy. As for the ferry trip to Central Station - what a pleasant experience every day! A free ferry running frequently day and night was never a problem. All in all we all thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay on Botel and would not hesitate to stay again or recommend to anyone.

Posted by on 7 May 2015

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4 out of 5

weekend break

a great place to stay easy access to central Amsterdam via free ferrys which fun 24 hrs a day very friendly staff and reasonable bar prices and the free breakfast was a bonus great value .....

Posted by on 29 Apr 2014

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Jan 2019

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2 out of 5
schmuddelig... das botel ist motel mässig, meiner meinung nach nicht mal 3 sterne verdient :( dusche katastrophal

Posted by on 2 Dec 2018

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4 out of 5

Nettes Hotel Nähe dem Stadtzentrum

Mir hat die Lage sehr gut gefallen. Auf dem Wasser gelegen hatte es "Meerfeeling" - haben morgens die Möwen und Enten vom Fenster aus gefüttert. Die Fähre ins Zentrum fährt alle 15 Minuten und man ist dadurch schnell im Zentrum. Das Hotel ist einfach aber sauber und originell weil es ein Schiff ist. Haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.

Posted by , from Weinburg on 12 Feb 2018

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7 Apr 2018 by P

thank you.

4 out of 5

Spezielle Unterkunft.... mit schmuddeliger Bar....

Cons: Schauen, dass sich der Barbetrieb massiv verbessert.
Ich war nun schon das 2.Mal im Botel. ist immer wieder ein spezielles Erlebnis. Leider ist hat sich nichts verbessert in der Bar. Weder mit der Bedienung noch mit der Sauberkeit. Lustlose Bedienung, welche lieber am Mobile Phone hängen, anstatt die Tische mit einem Tuch richtig zu säubern oder auch den mit Krümeln übersäte Boden zu reinigen. Echt schade.

Posted by , from Schweiz on 10 Dec 2017

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3 out of 5

Interessante Erfahrung

Pros: Sehr guter Service mit sehr freundlichem Empfang.
Ich habe meine Partnerin mit einem spontanen Trip nach Amsterdam entschieden. Für mich war es das erste Mal Amsterdam, aber ganz sicher nicht das letzte Mal. Das Botel habe ich zufällig entdeckt und war von der Idee sehr angetan und habe gar nicht lange überlegt. Ist mal was ganz anderes.

Posted by on 1 Aug 2016

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3 out of 5

Zweckgebundenes Hotel

Leider auf Anfrage ob ein Zimmer in den oberen Etagen machbar wär kam keine Antwort. Zimmer im Schiffsrumpf unter Speisesaal extrem laut!!!! Personal sehr nett.

Posted by on 10 Apr 2015

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Property Features

As a guest of Botel, you'll find a rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and vending machine. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Botel also features multilingual staff, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Parking is available for a fee. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Amsterdam hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 175 guestrooms or units
  • 4 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access - surcharge


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Amsterdam (AMS-Schiphol) (24.2 km / 15 mi)
  • Train station: Amsterdam Muiderpoort Station (8.3 km / 5.2 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free ferry terminal shuttle
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Botel offers 175 forms of accommodation with an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a shower. This Amsterdam hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer available
  • Safe (surcharge)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Boat tours nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Guests must take a complimentary ferry to arrive at the Amstel Botel during the day and may take a complimentary shuttle bus service to and from the Amsterdam Central Station at night.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Botel


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates). Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property/stay dates).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No pets or service animals allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A 6.422 per cent city/local tax will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 10 for adults and EUR 10 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR 11 per night
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 3 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Amstel Botel Hotel Amsterdam
  • Amstel Botel Hotel
  • Amstel Botel Amsterdam
  • Amstel Botel
  • Amstel Botel Alkmaar
  • Botel Amsterdam
  • Amstel Botel Hotel Alkmaar
  • Botel Hotel Amsterdam
  • Botel Hotel

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.