The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

Blogger Artem Achkasov writes:

The capital of the Netherlands is a sinful place. People from all over the world gather here, lovers of intense experiences, to unleash all their passions simultaneously in a semi-transparent atmosphere full of freedom. Perhaps this unusual hotel was created precisely for such people.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

Once upon a time, shipyard cranes hummed in Amsterdam, cranes grumbled, and ropes creaked under the load. Huge ships were built here. Then the shipyard became unnecessary (it closed in 1979), and soon artists, hippies, and all cranes were dismantled on its territory. Well, almost all of them.

Today, the former shipyard has become the official and favorite gathering place for partygoers - hipsters and just ordinary tourists inhabit the art-house atmosphere of former warehouses and container clusters.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam
The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

This place is one of the most popular party venues in Europe. It is also a real paradise for various photoshoots.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

The dominant feature of the district, quite literally, is the last surviving giant port crane, built by the Hensen company in 1951. When it was just crane No. 13, which remained abandoned for many years.

History is silent about what exactly prompted Edwin Kornman Rudy to buy the crane and turn it into a hotel, but it was done, and how!

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

The crane was completely dismantled and restored. After a three and a half year reconstruction (from 2011 to 2015), its total weight increased from 198 tons to 295 tons - almost by 100 tons! The structure was reinforced, elevators and new rooms were added. Namely, there are just three rooms, located at a height of 35 to 50 meters above ground level.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam
The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

You can reach the central platform both by elevator and spiral staircase.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

Excellent views of the former shipyard territory and the city can be seen from the stair platforms.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam
The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

The platform is equipped with a multifunctional room that serves a triple purpose: it houses an office, can host parties for 70 people, and also functions as a professional TV studio with an internet channel up to 1 gigabit.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam
The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

You can only reach the rooms by elevator.

The finishing of each of the rooms cost more than a million euros. And this is despite the fact that a large part of the equipment and materials were provided through barter, in exchange for advertising. In any case, the sum of over three million euros for three rooms is impressive and awe-inspiring. But the real shock comes when you see the rooms themselves, worked on by the best designers in the Netherlands.

The lower room, Free Spirit, measuring 36 square meters, is designed in an industrial style with light notes of total madness.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam
The craziest hotel in Amsterdam
The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

The bathroom with a view is located on the second floor of the room.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

The medium-sized Secret room has a similar area but is decorated even more hallucinogenically.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam
The craziest hotel in Amsterdam
The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

The "top" Mystic room is a combination of design and luxury, offering the most insane view of the city from a height of almost 50 meters.

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam
The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

But wait, the coolest view is not from this room, but from the giant open jacuzzi located at the very top of the crane!

The craziest hotel in Amsterdam

It is worth mentioning that the crane slightly rotates under the influence of the wind, so the view from the window constantly changes.

The hotel's services include a transfer to Amsterdam by private plane with subsequent delivery to the hotel by limousine. If desired, you can also order a personal bodyguard.

The pleasure of staying in such a hotel comes at a high price - from 450 to 1600 euros per night. But it must be said that there are almost never any available rooms in it. No wonder, as in this hotel, the concept of "get high" is perceived not only in a figurative sense, but also literally.

And for those who find this insufficient, the hotel owners offer the opportunity to bungee jump from the arrow for just 85 euros - with a 90-meter span!

Truly a crazy place!

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