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) Hotel Bazar

The 27 rooms of Hotel Bazar are bright and colourfully decorated in South-American, African and Eastern themes. Rooms come with a bathroom, TV and minibar, and the top floor has a balcony with a view of bustling Witte de Withstraat. Breakfast is served in the restaurant downstairs.

African themed room at Hotel Bazar

3) Wikkelboat

Sleep on the water in a cardboard house. The sturdy and sustainable ‘wikkelboat’ is made of 24 layers of cardboard covered by a ‘raincoat’ to keep everything dry. Inside you’ll find all the luxury you need. This floating tiny house even has its own terrace and hot tub.

a floating cardboard hotel

4) STROOM Rotterdam

This former power station in the hip Lloyd quarter does not have ordinary hotel rooms but tastefully and minimally decorated split level studios and urban lofts. One studio even comes with its own sauna. All rooms have comfy Cocomat boxspring beds. STROOM also has a restaurant and bakery.

interior of a room at Stroom Rotterdam

5) 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 15 minutes by train.

'the Iron Bird' room at hotel Vreemde Vogel

Van Baerlestraat 252, Vlaardingen

+31 (0)10 341 50 25


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