The 5 most unusual places to sleep in Rotterdam

1) Euromast

Sleep under the stars in one of the most iconic spots of Rotterdam. The Euromast lookout tower has two luxurious suites, aptly named Heaven and Stars, with access to the highest balcony in town. Perfect for some romantic stargazing with a bottle of complementary champagne. Book at least three months ahead.

Euromast against an orange sky

2) De Vreemde Vogel buitenhotel

A lovely outdoor, child friendly hotel with ten very unusual places to sleep. Imagine laying down in a space shuttle, spending the night in a fire truck, or hunkering down in an elevated old timer caravan. All rooms come with well-made beds, a healthy breakfast and a free bird concert. Vlaardingen is 20 minutes by metro.

'the Iron Bird' room at hotel Vreemde Vogel

Van Baerlestraat 252, Vlaardingen

+31 (0)10 341 50 25


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3) Cocondo

Local entrepreneur, bunker aficionado and former photographer Peter de Krom transformed this former WWII-bunker in the dunes with a great eye for detail and a high standard of style and comfort. Lots of original details found their way into the modern and stylish interior. It sleeps two adults and two children, and has a lovely little patio. Profits are reinvested into maintaining and developing cultural heritage and nature.

Guest at Cocono bunker in Hoek van Holland

Kleinzand 6, Hoek van Holland

+31 (0)6 412 494 32

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4) Wikkelboat

Sleep on the water in a cardboard house. These sturdy and sustainable ‘wikkelboats’ are made out of 24 layers of cardboard covered by a ‘raincoat’ to keep everything dry. Inside you’ll find all the necessary amenities. The floating tiny houses have their own terrace and some even have a jacuzzi.

a floating cardboard hotel

Rijnhaven South, Wijnhaven

+31 (0)88 888 70 00


5) Culture Campsite

A campsite and architectural exhibition in one. At Culture Campsite you can sleep in the most fantastical upcycled objects. Don’t expect to see any tents or campers. Do expect a unique camping experience. Add the hot tub option to make your stay truly unforgettable.

a cozy camper at the Culture Campside Rotterdam
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