SWEET hotel Hortusbrug

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  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 1 private bathroom
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Stay in a three-dimensional Mondrian painting on top of a canal! A true icon in the middle of Amsterdam Centre, perfect for lovers of architecture and design, located in between quaint 17th-century canal houses and Amsterdam's historic botanical garden 'Hortus Botanicus'. The white cubical structure with its black, blue and yellow details reminisces of De Stijl and the famous Dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietveld. Free entrance to Hortus Botanicus included!

The space
From 1956 to 2017, bridge house 'Hortusbrug' accommodated the city's many bridge keepers. In 2017, the bridge house started a new chapter as one of SWEETS hotel's 28 hotel rooms. As with every SWEET, Hortusbrug's interior is inspired by its architectural history.

Architect 1956: Dirk Sterenberg
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: New Objectivity
Waterway: Nieuwe Herengracht
Bridge Type: Bascule Bridge

The building appears to float on the water, with a striking feature of two large cantilevers, the bridge control office on one side and a balcony on the other side. Underneath the office was a bicycle shed. Sterenberg positioned the building slightly away from the bridge, so that the bridge master had a good view of the bend in the Nieuwe Herengracht (canal). Consequently, the building is not accessible from the bridge, but via a flight of steps on the waterside.

Guest access
Guests have access to the entire bridge house, including a double bed, a toilet, a shower and coffee & tea facilities. The entrance is unlocked with the guest's own smartphone, by making use of a mobile key app and Bluetooth.

Other things to note
Listen to your favorite music by connecting your phone to the provided Bluetooth speaker!

A basic cleaning check is done every two days.

Please note that the bridge is still fully operational and might open and close during your stay. It is a unique experience to wave at the ships passing by, but be careful when going outside.

Because of safety regulations, the minimum age for guests to stay at SWEETS hotel is 21.

Licence number
Exempt
Stay in a three-dimensional Mondrian painting on top of a canal! A true icon in the middle of Amsterdam Centre, perfect for lovers of architecture and design, located in between quaint 17th-century canal houses and Amsterdam's historic botanical garden 'Hortus Botanicus'. The white cubical structure with its black, blue and yellow details reminisces of De Stijl and the famous Dutch architect and designer Gerrit Rietv…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom
1 double bed

Amenities

Air conditioning
Wifi
Hair dryer
Hangers
Heating
Essentials
Smoke alarm
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Doctor D.M. Sluyspad 6, 1011 PZ, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Since your hotel room is in the middle of Amsterdam Center, many must-sees are within walking distance: the Maritime Museum, NEMO Science Museum, the Skinny Bridge, the Hermitage, the vintage market on Waterlooplein… the possibilities are endless. Bookings for bridge house Hortusbrug include a SWEET little extra for plant lovers: free entrance to the beautiful 'Hortus Botanicus' next-door. Complete your nature and history-themed day with a visit to Artis Zoo at just a 6-minute walk. Check out our self-composed Neighborhood Guide on the tablet in the room for more recommendations!

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SWEETS hotel is a one-of-a-kind hotel located across Amsterdam in 28 different bridge houses. Each bridge house has been transformed into an independent hotel suite that accommodates a maximum of two guests.

For centuries, Amsterdam’s bridge houses accommodated the city’s many bridge keepers who were responsible for opening the impressive structures for passing water traffic. With building dates between 1673 and 2009, the bridge houses carry an extensive history. Visiting them in chronological order is like a journey through time: their various architectural styles reveal how the city developed and grew, when new quarters were built and even how people thought about city development at that time.

With the hotel room interiors, SWEETS hotel offers guests a unique and comfortable living space, while keeping the history of every bridge house in mind. All bridge houses are different, and so are the interiors. Every SWEET accommodates up to two adults and contains a kingsize double bed, a bathroom and coffee and tea facilities.

SWEETS hotel, first initiated in 2012 as an urban space project, is 8 years in the making. Over half of the 28 bridge houses are currently available for reservations, with more coming soon.

SWEETS hotel is an initiative and co-creation of the architecture office Space&Matter (known for De Ceuvel, an ecological hub), project development partner Grayfield and Suzanne Oxenaar and Otto Nan of Seven New Things, founders of Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy (the world’s first 1- to 5-star hotel) and Hotel The Exchange.
SWEETS hotel is a one-of-a-kind hotel located across Amsterdam in 28 different bridge houses. Each bridge house has been transformed into an independent hotel suite that accommodat…

During your stay

As this is part of SWEETS hotel (Amsterdam), we are always just a call away!

An electronic tablet is provided in every bridge house and contains (among others):
- Wi-Fi name and password
- User manuals for devices like the coffee machine and air conditioning
- Our self-composed Neighborhood Guide with recommendations on where to get breakfast, have dinner and sip on cocktails, but also where to park your car or rent a bike.
- Digital newspapers & magazines.
- Netflix
As this is part of SWEETS hotel (Amsterdam), we are always just a call away!

An electronic tablet is provided in every bridge house and contains (among others):
- W…
  • Policy number: Exempt
  • Languages: Nederlands, English
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within an hour

Things to know

Check-in: After 16:00
Check out: 11:00
Self check-in with smart lock
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide detector not required Learn more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit – if you damage the home, you may be charged up to £254

Cancellation policy