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Located in central Amsterdam, the boat hostel Vita Nova is 0.6 mi from Central Station. It is next to the Nemo Scientific Center, and offers free WiFi in public areas.

The cabins at the Vita Nova boat are simply decorated and have carpeted floors. They all have heating, a hand basin with hot and cold water. The shared bathrooms are equipped with shower. Extra's include bed linen and towels.

Guests can start their day with a characteristic Dutch breakfast, including a variety of bread, cheese, pastries, and coffee or tea. Also guests can make use of the shared fridge, microwave, plates and cutlery. Across the street, guests have a variety of restaurants, from Italian to Ethiopian.

Guests can enjoy panoramic views of some of Amsterdam’s oldest and newest districts from the boat deck. A bicycle parking and a luggage storage space are also available.

The boat is located at the end of the central canal ring, declared UNESCO World Heritage. The Damrak street and the Red Light District are just a 15-minute walk away.

This is our guests' favorite part of Amsterdam, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.1 for a two-person trip.

Vita Nova has been welcoming guests since Jul 23, 2012

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Located in the heart of Amsterdam, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.0

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

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  • The staff speaks English

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Welcoming guests since Jul 23, 2012

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  • Is there an electric plug point in the room?


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    Asked about: Twin Cabin • Answered on October 13, 2019
  • is the twin cabin room a private room for 2 people?


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    Answered on March 18, 2020
  • Hi there, are the rooms secure and lockable? Just wanting to know about the saftey and if the boat is manned.


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    Answered on February 12, 2020
  • What does it mean shared toilet and shared bathroom? Will be they shared with other guests?


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    Answered on February 8, 2020
  • Are bed covers supplied


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    Answered on October 13, 2019
  • We are coming to Amsterdam by car. Is there a parking place near the ship? What should we do with our car?

    oosterdokparking is close by the ship

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    Answered on February 8, 2020
  • how many does the boat actually sleep? and will there be other people (apart from our party of 8) staying on the boat?

    in total 44 guest can sleep on the Vita Nova (so you cant have a party on board)

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    Answered on June 4, 2021
  • Dear VitaNova, My flight arrives early in the morning on December15. Is there any chance of an earlier check-in than the official 2pm time please, or at least leave my bags at the property whilst waiting for the room to be available? Many thanks, Jonathan.

    you can leave the bagss and come back later

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    Answered on December 5, 2019
  • How can I cancel my booking?

    you can put a request to cancell youre booking.

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    Answered on March 6, 2020
Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
What's nearby
  • NEMO Science Museum
    0.1 miles
  • Nederlands Maritime Museum
    0.2 miles
  • The National Maritime Museum
    0.2 miles
  • Library Amsterdam
    0.3 miles
  • TomTom
    0.3 miles
  • Shipping House Amsterdam
    0.3 miles
  • Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam
    0.3 miles
  • Gassan Diamonds
    0.3 miles
  • Dutch Resistance Museum
    0.4 miles
  • Artis Zoo
    0.4 miles
Top attractions
  • Rembrandt House
    0.5 miles
  • Basilica of St. Nicholas
    0.5 miles
  • Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder
    0.5 miles
  • Dutch National Opera & Ballet
    0.5 miles
  • Amsterdam Central Station
    0.6 miles
  • Dam Square
    0.7 miles
  • Rembrandtplein
    0.8 miles
  • Anne Frank House
    1.2 miles
  • Leidseplein
    1.4 miles
  • Van Gogh Museum
    1.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Schiphol Airport
    7.7 miles
  • Rotterdam The Hague Airport
    34.9 miles
How to get to Vita Nova from Schiphol Airport
    Public transportation
    Parking available
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Amenities of Vita Nova
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
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 14 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Dutch
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2:00 PM - 10:30 PM


6:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this reservation. During your stay, you can pay for any extras using Maestro, ​Mastercard, ​Visa, ​Debit card, ​ATM card and American Express .

The fine print

Please note that you can check in every day during reception opening hours, from 14.00 to 22.30.

Guests who cause disturbances for the neighborhood risk losing a part of their deposit.

FAQs about Vita Nova

  • Check-in at Vita Nova is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • Vita Nova is 0.8 miles from the center of Amsterdam.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Vita Nova (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Parking garage

  • Vita Nova offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • From the nearest airport, you can get to Vita Nova by:

      • Train 30min

    • Guests staying at Vita Nova can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • The prices at Vita Nova may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • Room options at Vita Nova include:

      • Twin
      • Single