Hotel not Hotel Amsterdam

5 unusual places to stay in Amsterdam

Hotel not Hotel, Amsterdam

With canals dating back over 200 years, quaint cafe’s and great artistic scene, it’s no surprise that Amsterdam is hot on destination list of many travellers. No longer the stag-do capital it was once notorious for, in recent years Amsterdam seen a new lease of life as the red light district has transformed itself in to one of Europe’s most hipster hotspots.  Earth Uncovered shares some of the more unusual places to stay in the Dutch capital.

Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel, Amsterdam

The Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel is definitely one of the most unusual hotels in Europe. Soaring 50m above one of Amsterdam’s newest artistic districts (NDSM), the imposing grey, yellow and red façade of the crane inside which the Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel is housed is definitely something you can’t miss. The crane houses a TV production studio at the bottom and three high spec contemporary design suites, each with their own theme. Perched at the top of the crane is a hot tub for guests to enjoy, with spectacular views of Amsterdam. Adrenalin junkies can also bungee jump from the top of the crane. NDSM-plein 78, 1033 WB Amsterdam. €€€

Faralda NDSM crane hotel Amsterdam

Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel

Hotel The Exchange

Located on Damrak, one of the liveliest and oldest streets in Amsterdam, the interconnected buildings of Hotel The Exchange form somewhat of a design masterpiece in central Amsterdam. With interiors designed by eight students from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute, the weird and wonderful come together at Hotel The Exchange. Damrak 50, 1012 LL, Amsterdam. €€

Hotel Not Hotel

The great thing about Hotel Not Hotel is the amazing attention to detail the designers have given to the hotel rooms. Each room at Hotel Not Hotel is a work of art in itself, with its own story, unique identity and personality. You may end up staying in a secret room behind a bookcase, antique tram carriage or a Spanish villa, to name but a few of the design concepts. Located in a popular neighbourhood, the hotel is close to central Amsterdam, with close proximity to a great selection of restaurants and cafés. Piri Reisplein 34, De Baarsjes, 1057 KH Amsterdam. €-€€

Hotel not Hotel Tram Room Amsterdam

Hotel not Hotel

Amstel Botel

Amsterdam wouldn’t be the city it is without water. The Amstel Botel offers a unique experience allowing guests to stay in one of the 175 floating rooms that make up boat hotel. Docked at NDSM Wharf, the Amstel Botel is just steps away from the twice hourly free boat service connecting NDSM Wharf to Amsterdam Centraal Station. On a warm day guests can relax on the upper deck sun terrace with views of River IJ. Ndsm Plein 3, 1033RG Amsterdam. €-€€

Hôtel Droog

At the multi-use building that makes up the Hôtel Droog, the concept of a hotel has been completely reversed with only one room appropriately named the “one and only bedroom”. Instead, the Droog (design collective located in Nieuwmarkt) is a place where you can come for a drink, grab a bite to eat, shopping, explore exhibitions, take a stroll in the garden or indulge in a lecture series. The one and only bedroom offers a spacious apartment with spectacular views of Amsterdam and stunning attention to detail. Staalstraat 7B, 1011 JJ Amsterdam. €€

Hôtel Droog, Amsterdam

Hôtel Droog

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