Sleeping With the Fishes

In most cities there’s a lot to consider when choosing where to stay. But not in Amsterdam. Well, not for me at least.
Why? Because in the city of dykes and canals, I knew I wanted to stay on the water, in a Botel.
After checking out a few options, I settled quickly on the Passenger Ship Avanti.

And boy, am I glad I did!

The entire upper deck is a comfortable common area, with the cabins below deck. Each has a porthole, which provides surprisingly adequate ventilation. This isn’t for the spoiled – the rooms are very small. However, they’re perfectly comfortable, and I found myself waking up well rested each morning.

The guy who runs the botel is friendly, and the breakfast is more that sufficient. Plus, due to the compact rooms, it’s very well priced. What’s not to love?

If you don’t mind close quarters, and enjoy accommodation with a bit of character, look no further.