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Oosterdok 2, 1011 VX Amsterdam, Netherlands – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 291 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Hotelschip Gandalf.
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Hotelschip Gandalf's staff speaks: Chinese, Dutch, English
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WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 5 per hour.
Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
Chinese, Dutch, English
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 6 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
This property only accepts cash payments.
Based on 291 reviews
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This unique hotel has simply-furnished rooms aboard a boat in the center of Amsterdam. Amstel Botel is on the River IJ and includes a bar.
Score from 1951 reviews Good
Great localisation. Very nice owners!! Breakfasts really good everyone can find something to eat. Clean. Adorable dog on the bord very cute. If I will be again in Amsterdam definetely going back there.
Small rooms and quite damp. But it is boat! Still would recomend that place to stay cause there is more positives than negatives.
The boat is warm and clean even during bad weather thank you to the staff we really enjoyed amsterdam because of good nights of sleep ;) I will come back if I get this chance cheers
I like the stuff. They were helpful and even if we left so early, italian lady woke up and prepare us something for breakfast.
The location is great, only 5min from central station and maybe 10min from the city center...braekfast is nice, from 9-11 a.m., cheese, salami, tomatos, cornflakes, tea, coffee,...you can use the kitchen if you want to cook your own food, you can take drinks, beer from the fridge, but pay of course
First I thought the shower+bathroom was too small, but its a cabin on a boat, so for that circumstances it was nice
You feel like you are at home
Lovely stay, informal and relaxed and very good value indeed.
the location of the ship in the harbor is most excellent, easy access to the city, canal bus, bike rental etc. The staff was excellent, very helpful and a language genius (I think): I heard him converse in 5 different languages; very helpful, talkative; great breakfast; fantastic low price for centre of A'dam
The cabins were small but we only sleep there, so no big deal. Our cabin was a little bit nosy with the arrival and departure of other guests on the gangplank right by our cabin - other than that; superb value for money.
The staff was very pleasant and helpful
It rained while we were there, and with no air-conditioning, and having to close the portholes, it got a bit warm in the cabin
Excellent and helpful host. Unique experience on the water. Small cosy cabin but was as expected. Really neat and different. Would love to try the bike and boat experience in the future. Thanks Carlos.
Would have liked access to cold water and slightly larger towels - but with space at a premium can understand why. Ice machine not working. Bit warm in cabin however the noisy fan did help.
The location is perfect, also the staff is very nice, they helped us a lot. Very clean.
The room is small, but this is a hotelship so it is ok for a 2 or 3 nights stay
This is the first time we stayed in a boat hotel and we like it. A special thanks to Captian Hans who insisted to prepare breakfast for us even though we say no need as we had to leave very early to the airport. And the breakfast was good.
The staff and dog were very welcoming and friendly.
No hot water for tea during the night.
Perfect stay for exploring Amsterdam. Excellent location, friendly personnel, comfortable "cabin" and flexible service. Warmly recommended for budget travellers who need an easy-going hotel in a canal boat next to Amsterdam Centraal.
Captain and his staff are very friendly and it's a pleasure to talk with them. They always make you feel free as you'd be at your home. The best is that they do that naturally even if you need to get informations and tips about Amsterdam and Netherlands. To stay in a ship during your journey was really a nice experience. You should try once! Please note that the breakfast is prepared by the captain and his wife themselves and is good and conspicuous.
Excellent value for money, great breakfast, lovely hosts, convenient location.
Heating was only turned on for the night after 11pm, so it was cold for a while in the evening in the bedroom, but I received another blanket and it was solved.
The place was lovely and warm, with free access to coffee and tea throughout the day and reasonably priced cold soft and alcoholic drinks. Perfectly placed and you had your own key so there was no curfew. Just 10 mins from the red light and central station and across the road from the NEMO science centre.
You could hear literally everything in the next room and in the corridor. This might prove problematic for couples or light-sleepers.
Everything was excellent!!!!! I surely recoment it!!!!! We will come back soon.
Great location in the heart of Amsterdam, very very nice hosts. Here you can feel the true spirit of Amsterdam :-)
Very friendly staff! as doma.spasibo
This is not a place for everyone but if You'd to feel the real atmosphere of Amsterdam the HSG is just for You. The host is very pleasant and helpful and the breakfast prepared by himself is wonderfull. The HSG is 15 minutes by foot from the Main station, the center of the Old Town and only 3 stops by tram from P@R Zeeburg.
Gandalf and his wife are Really nice people and they makr us fell Really confortable. We Will back!
Wow, we couldn't have imagined a better place to stay. The boat was lovely and warm, you were to help yourself to tea, coffee and fruit. For our stay the boat was docked in a very peaceful area close to the Grand Central Station (rail). The beds were comfortable, not sure why we left (oh yeah, work).
The warm environment provided by Hans and his staff.
The only negative was the toilet and shower for size. Which is understandable on a boat!
Location was central. Easy transport links from airport & generally travelling around. Breakfast was free & very good. Free tea & coffee available all day with free fruit. Cabin was clean & comfortable. Water for shower was hot. Very friendly hosts, Hans & Mieyan. It exceeded our expectations. We also met other guests whom we spoke to at breakfast and in the evening. The communal area was a good place to unwind and talk after an exciting day in Amsterdam.
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