The 5 most unusual places to sleep in Amsterdam
1) Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel
Sleeping in this monumental dockside crane is not for the faint of heart as the three suites are 50 metres above the city. There’s a rooftop pool and thrill-seekers can even bungee jump from the crane. The rooms are lavishly decorated, with a golden ceiling, a stuffed peacock next to the bed and a blue and purple love nest.
2) Hotel Not Hotel
In this hotel in the western part of town, a room isn’t just a room, but an art installation. A group of young designers created intimate sleeping spaces. You can sleep inside an old tram car, in a crow’s nest, or behind a secret book case. While the rooms are small, there are enough nooks and crannies in the hotel to relax in.
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3) Flores & Puck
Astrid and her daughter Sammy run this bed and breakfast. The cottage at the end of their garden has its own entrance and a sunny terrace where, weather permitting, breakfast is served every morning. Astrid always has good tips for exploring Amsterdam. You can also rent a bike.
4) Iron Horse Hotel
Why not sleep in a horse-themed hotel? You’ll find photos of our four-legged friends in practically every room and with good reason: the building used to be the headquarters of the mounted police. If you’re really into horses, visit the nearby Hollandsche Manege on Vondelstraat 140, the oldest riding school in The Netherlands.
5) B&B Zuid Oost Heesterveld
BnB ZOH consists of four arty apartments (10 rooms in total) and is part of a colourful creative community in a vibrant multicultural part of Amsterdam (close to metro Bullewijk and Nelson Mandela Park). There’s a gallery next door (GLLRY ZOH), as well as a cosy restaurant called Oma Ietje (‘Grandma Ietje’).
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