A Hotel High Up In A Crane

Soon, an extraordinary hotel will open its doors in North Amsterdam. Three amazing rooms will be built high up in one a monumental crane on the NDSM Wharf, a former ship-building area that’s developing into one of the city’s major creative hotspots.

The idea to build a mini-hotel in the 50-meters high crane comes from real estate entrepreneur Edwin Kornmann Rudi. The crane has to be totally renovated in order to accommodate a hotel. After completion, the three rooms will be all accessible by two elevators. Sponge Architecture, an office located on the former shipping wharf, has taken care of the hotel’s design.

One of the rooms will be located in the existing engine chamber and will be decorated in the existing industrial style. Above and below, two suites are decorated with glass facades, offering a great view over the harbor area of Amsterdam. Each 35 square meters room features a living room, a bathroom and a mezzanine. Construction is planned to start later this year. Those who can’t wait should definitely pay a visit to the Port Crane Hotel in Harlingen.