What are your criteria for choosing a hotel?
price? or location?
Choosing a hotel is one of the important choices when traveling.
When you’re looking for a hotel in the Netherlands, it might be a good idea to add the designability to the selection criteria.
The Netherlands is a country of design that is called Dutch design.
Staying in a uniquely designed hotel will be a valuable experience.
- Crane hotels
- Vehicle-type hotels
- Monument type hotels
- Dutch Design Hotels
- Castle and Church hotels
It is ideal for those who like construction equipment and those who like high places.
The most luxurious crane! Faralda Crane Hotel, Amsterdam
Faralda Crane Hotel is a renovated 50m high crane that was originally used in the harbor and has three rooms at 35m, 40m and 45m above the ground.
The Crane Hotel is a five-star ultra-luxury hotel with modern and luxurious interiors.
It seems to sway on windy days.
Comfortable crane hotel！ YAYS Crane Apartment, Amsterdam
YAYS Crane was built in 1958 and was used until 1979, but the residents wanted to keep it without dismantling it, so the renovation as a hotel was realized.
YAYS Crane Apartment is named an apartment, but it is a four-star.
Chartered Crane！ Havenkraan, Harlingen
Havenkraan, Crane Hotel in Harlingen, a town in the north of the Netherlands, has only one guest room. Yes, you can stay as if it were your own crane.
It is a hotel where you can stay on a ship or an airplane. Sometimes it’s important to be a kid again and just have fun.
Feeling like a luxury liner? Amstel Botel, Amsterdam
Amstel Botel is a 3-star hotel in a renovated ocean liner.
This hotel is conveniently located 15 minutes by free ferry from Amsterdam Central Station and reasonably priced.
Houseboat B＆B! Houseboat – Room with a view, Amsterdam
A houseboat on a canal is a traditional Dutch house. Staying in a modern houseboat is another uniquely Dutch experience.
The rooms at Houseboat – Room with a view overlook the Amstel River. Also good location for shopping at Albert Cuyp Market.
Stay in a Private Jet! Vliegtuigsuite, Teuge
Vliegtuigsuite is irresistible for airplane lovers. The room with the cockpit is a 40m long suite.
The view from the window is the adjacent Teuge airport runway. Enjoy your trip in a comfortable cockpit room.
Monument type hotels
These are weird hotels in Holland. It’s a spot that is likely to be introduced on a TV program, like “Can I stay in a place like this!?” .
Stay in the windmill！ Mondriaanmolen, Amsterdam
There are several windmills in Holland where you can stay overnight. Among them, Mondriaanmolen is located near Amsterdam.
Built in 1874, a converted windmill, the three-storey hotel is a quiet place surrounded by rivers and meadows. You can spend a relaxing vacation.
Stay at the lighthouse！ Seintoren Gooizicht B&B, Almere
Saintoren Gooizicht B&B in a renovated lighthouse on the shores of Lake Gooimeer in Almere, is a popular B&B with 360-degree views.
Stay at the water tower！ Watertoren, Gouda
Renovated from a factory water tower, Watertoren is the smallest house in the Netherlands.
The height of the building is 10m, but the room size is about 2m square. I worry that I might fall down the stairs while sleeping.
Stay in a wine barrel！ Hotel de Vrouwe, Stavoren
Hotel de Vrouwe is a 3-star hotel where you can stay in a wine barrel with a capacity of 23,000 liters. You can feel like a hobbit.
Dutch Design Hotels
The Dutch Design Hotel has a modern and stylish exterior and interior.
The largest hotel in the Benelux！ Hotel nhow Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam
Hotel nhow Amsterdam RAI is a new 4-star hotel completed 2019.
The shape of the building, which consists of three stacked triangular volumes, was inspired by the adjoining advertising tower.
Stacking houses！ Inntel Hotels, Zaandam
Inntel Hotels is a 4-star hotel with a façade of piled up of traditional green-coloured houses in Zaandam. It is a landmark of Zaandam.
Tilted buildings！ Cube House Stayokay, Rotterdam
Cube House Stayokay is a three-story hostel with walls tilted about 55 degrees.
It was designed with the hope that it would be a comfortable residential area for residents, neighbors, and people who go to town.
Castle and Church hotels
This is a hotel where you can experience medieval Europe. It is a special hotel that makes you want to dress up and visit.
Old castle hotel！ Kasteel Kerckebosch, Zeist
Kasteel Kerckebosch is a 4-star hotel in a renovated historic castle. The hotel has a beautiful contrast between the old building and the modern interior.
Super luxurious monastery！ Kruisherenhotel, Maastricht
Kruisherenhotel is a 5-star hotel in a renovated Gothic monastery.
The hotel is beautiful with its medieval history building and luxurious designer furnishings. And the restaurant inside the church is like a banquet hall in heaven.
Maastricht is famous for its Christmas markets, so this is the hotel which want to stay at during Christmas season.