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Vita Nova
Ranked #148 of 338 Amsterdam B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This moored canal boat, the Vita Nova,is the only place to stay if you really want to experience Dutch culture, receive excellent customer service, be located 15 minutes walking distance from Central Station and within about 30 minutes walking distance to most of Amsterdam's popular attractions.
With spotlessly clean basic rooms, and equally as immaculate shared toilets and showers, you can take your time, relax and enjoy the sun terrace by day, and the moon terrace by night, maybe with a very reasonably priced cold alcoholic or soft drink from the mini-bar, which is always well stocked.
Choice of fresh foods offered by the full continental breakfast needs to be seen to be believed.
Roy and Jeffrey could not do enough for us to ensure we had a fabulous time during our trip, both on the boat and off.
I'm so impressed with the Vita Nova, that I'm going back to stay in April to celebrate my birthday!
When searching for accommodation, do not be put off by the cheap prices and value for money, that the Vita Nova offers.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my husband booked this boat without having any high expectations.
And boom! - Nice,clean and tidy. Breakfast made by staff-perfect! Rooms are clean,hoovered and got everything you need. All you need in Amsterdam -is just to fall on the bed after long day!
As it was warm outside we could enjoy drinks and views on the top of the boat.
Both Jefrey and Emil looked after us.
Always helped with advise where to go and what to do. They even made us sandwiches to go and gave us some soft drinks,as we were checking out 2.30am. Wouldn't choose anything else over this boat. Thank you for leaving only positive memories about this stay in Amsterdam!

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

Where else to sleep in Amsterdam than on an house boat? It's a boat, so there are bunk beds and shared toilets and showers, there's a sink in the room. Although it was snowing when we were there, it was not cold in the room. The boat is moored in the inner marina, so no waves or rocking of the boat or squeaking of ropes. The breakfast is a buffet with plenty of choices including fresh home made pancakes. The location is 15 minutes walk from the central train station, but Amsterdam is small, so you can cover the whole old town on foot from the hostel.

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  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

If you want a budget stay in AMS, this a good place. Booked last minute so not that bad. I stayed in the first floor which is the best, downstairs is very small and small tiny window. So if you can ask for 1st floor would be good.
(+) good location, good breakfast, clean
(-) the rooms can be small, so if you are big person, maybe an issue will raise. At night you can hear your neighbour cabin so can me annoying. However this the price when you sleep in a boat. The toilets and shower are shared.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

The vita nova is in a great location, quiet but close enough to the city centre that it is easily walkable. It is a stone throw from central station for all the trams and metro. It has a museum on it's doorstep - nemo museum and is close to the all the shops for souvenirs, pubs, snack bars and shops for booking trips. The breakfast provided is a good sized continental breakfast with cereals, yoghurt, milk, cold meats, toast, cheese and pancakes with sauces all available. Staff are very welcoming and showed us all of the amenities. They were very approachable and willing to assist where they could. Free WiFi is also available. Yes, the rooms are a little small and basic but they are clean. This is accommodation for people who are looking for somewhere clean and cheap to hang their hat while they explore Amsterdam. For the prices, it really can't be beat.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vita Nova

Address: Oosterdok 4, 1011 VX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Eastern Docklands (Oostelijk Havengebied) , Binnenstad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #148 of 338 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
Price Range: $61 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vita Nova 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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