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Tiny Houses Getting Tiny Hotels In Amsterdam

by: Hans van der Broek
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Well, that’s it for me. I’ll never stay in a standard hotel in Amsterdam again now that 28 of the city’s bridge houses have been transformed into charming little hotel rooms. For over a century, these canalside gate houses accommodated the storied bridge keepers whose task was to conduct the city’s water traffic and allow boats to pass.

Tiny Houses Getting Hotel Accommodation

When a centralized bridge control system was introduced at the end of the 20th century, sure enough, the bridge houses became redundant. But Amsterdam is no stranger to evolution; for centuries, the historic city center has been repurposing its old buildings to fit the needs and preferences of each new generation– and fortunately, this generation just so happens to have a penchant for increasingly curious hotel accommodations.  

Amsterdam Is Turning Its Bridge Houses Into Tiny House Hotels

Bridgehouse, canal, Amsterdam
Photo by Mirjam Bleeker, Courtesy of Sweet Hotels

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Enter 'SWEETS Hotel,' an ensemble of modern hotel suites dotted around Amsterdam with cozy modern interiors and historic exteriors. Twenty-eight 'suites' will be transformed and will be added to the hotel’s locations.

Each bridge house is perched on a bridge with a panoramic view of the surroundings (thanks to the old bridge keepers who needed to keep an eye on everything that was going on around them on the waterways at all times). The suites are self-catering and operate with a mobile key system that allows you to unlock your reserved bridge house door via an application upon booking. 

Bedroom, white sheets, window, Amsterdam
Photo by Mirjam Bleeker, Courtesy of Sweet Hotels

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Good WiFi? Check. And each boat house comes with its electronic tablet unfortunately, it doesn’t work to maneuver the bridges up and down). Each house has been transformed into stylish, one-of-a-kind compact dwellings by a dedicated team of architects, designers, builders, and artisans.

SWEETS Hotel is the initiative and co-creation of an Amsterdam based architecture office Space&Matter (well known for transforming a plot of polluted land into a creative entrepreneurial eco-space) +  Grayfield. This developer focuses on the reinvention of underused or empty buildings or sites + the founders of Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, a resurrected 1920s historic building  (the world’s first 1 to a 5-star hotel and a cultural hub). 

Windows view canal

Photo by Mirjam Bleeker, Courtesy of Sweet Hotels

In 2012, they presented their plan for SWEETS Hotel to the city of Amsterdam with a vision to introduce travelers to new neighborhoods and unexpected experiences in the city. Some of the houses are national monuments, some situated at the heart of watery activity, and others are watching over a sleepy neighborhood canal. 

The architecture of these 'tiny house structures' are entirely diverse. The oldest one dates back to 1673, and more contemporary ones were built as late as 2009. All of them have faithfully kept watch over Amsterdam over the years.

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Amsterdam’s web of crisscrossing canals and waterways is connected with more than 1200 bridges, each with their own story to tell. From common to exceptional feats of engineering, they open on demand for passing waterway traffic. Bridge keepers were the conductors of this industrial ballet, operated from adjacent bridge houses.

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Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

Hans van der Broek, founder

Founder and CEO of WhatsOrb, world traveller, entrepreneur and environmental activist. Hans has countless ideas and has set up several businesses in the Netherlands and abroad. He also has an opinion on everything and unlimited thoughts about how to create a better world. He likes hiking and has climbed numerous five-thousanders (mountain summits of at least 5000m or 16,404 feet in elevation)

 

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Well, that’s it for me. I’ll never stay in a standard hotel in Amsterdam again now that 28 of the city’s bridge houses have been transformed into charming little hotel rooms. For over a century, these canalside gate houses accommodated the storied bridge keepers whose task was to conduct the city’s water traffic and allow boats to pass. Tiny Houses Getting Hotel Accommodation When a centralized bridge control system was introduced at the end of the 20th century, sure enough, the bridge houses became redundant. But Amsterdam is no stranger to evolution; for centuries, the historic city center has been repurposing its old buildings to fit the needs and preferences of each new generation– and fortunately, this generation just so happens to have a penchant for increasingly curious hotel accommodations.    Amsterdam Is Turning Its Bridge Houses Into Tiny House Hotels Photo by Mirjam Bleeker, Courtesy of Sweet Hotels Recommended:  Tiny House Plug-In-Plug-Out Boat Of Punta Del Mar Enter 'SWEETS Hotel,' an ensemble of modern hotel suites dotted around Amsterdam with cozy modern interiors and historic exteriors. Twenty-eight 'suites' will be transformed and will be added to the hotel’s locations. Each bridge house is perched on a bridge with a panoramic view of the surroundings (thanks to the old bridge keepers who needed to keep an eye on everything that was going on around them on the waterways at all times). The suites are self-catering and operate with a mobile key system that allows you to unlock your reserved bridge house door via an application upon booking.  Photo by Mirjam Bleeker, Courtesy of Sweet Hotels Recommendation:  Solar Powered Houseboats by +31Architects Good WiFi? Check. And each boat house comes with its electronic tablet unfortunately, it doesn’t work to maneuver the bridges up and down). Each house has been transformed into stylish, one-of-a-kind compact dwellings by a dedicated team of architects, designers, builders, and artisans. SWEETS Hotel is the initiative and co-creation of an Amsterdam based architecture office Space&Matter (well known for transforming a plot of polluted land into a creative entrepreneurial eco-space) +  Grayfield. This developer focuses on the reinvention of underused or empty buildings or sites + the founders of Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, a resurrected 1920s historic building  (the world’s first 1 to a 5-star hotel and a cultural hub).  Photo by Mirjam Bleeker, Courtesy of Sweet Hotels In 2012, they presented their plan for SWEETS Hotel to the city of Amsterdam with a vision to introduce travelers to new neighborhoods and unexpected experiences in the city. Some of the houses are national monuments, some situated at the heart of watery activity, and others are watching over a sleepy neighborhood canal.  The architecture of these 'tiny house structures' are entirely diverse. The oldest one dates back to 1673, and more contemporary ones were built as late as 2009. All of them have faithfully kept watch over Amsterdam over the years. Recommended:  Tiny Houses: About Having A Smaller Footprint Amsterdam’s web of crisscrossing canals and waterways is connected with more than 1200 bridges, each with their own story to tell. From common to exceptional feats of engineering, they open on demand for passing waterway traffic. Bridge keepers were the conductors of this industrial ballet, operated from adjacent bridge houses. Recommended:  Houseboats: Your Floating Mobile Tiny House Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about tiny houses? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input. Recommended:  Algae Canopy Miracle Works Better Than A Forrest: How? Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about biodegradable products and to compost? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input. Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about tiny houses? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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