13 December 2017

Unusual places to stay in Amsterdam

If you’re coming to Amsterdam for Arts Marketing Europe you’ll probably need a hotel. The city offers you lots of options, but here are a few unusual places to stay that you might not have considered.

Stay on a Houseboat
Amsterdam’s canals are world famous, so why not take the opportunity to stay on one of the cities many houseboats.

You can find options to suit most budgets from booking into a floating bed and breakfast through to hiring a whole houseboat.

You can find Houseboats across Amsterdam on this here or here.

Stay in a Windmill
What could be more Dutch than staying in a Windmill? This Airbnb offers you the chance to stay in a Windmill to the southwest of the city centre with views over a typical dutch green landscape, cows and sheep.

The host says is easy to get to the city centre with tram nr.13 or bus nr.69, within 15 minutes, so while you’ll have views of the countryside, you’ll be able to get to the conference in time for the first speaker.

Stay in Amsterdam’s ‘Cultural Embassy’
The Lloyd Hotel is probably Amsterdam’s most unique hotel, with rooms ranging from 1 to 5 stars and an eclectic design which gives each room it’s own look.

The Lloyd Hotel adds to it’s uniqueness with a cultural programme which includes exhibitions and events throughout the year.

While not right in the city centre, the hotel is right next to a tram stop which connects you to the station in a few minutes.

Stay up a crane!
A lasting icon of Amsterdam’s industrial shipbuilding heritage, the Crane Hotel Faralda is situated atop a monumental harbour crane beside the River IJ.

With three luxury suites overlooking not only the river but offering a fantastic panoramic view of Amsterdam’s city centre, it has become one of the world’s most publicised hotel experiences.

And at the crane’s highest point you’ll discover the Faralda Spa, where guests can enjoy both the Jacuzzi and city vista!

Sleep in a Tram Carriage or Spanish Villa
If you chose to stay at the Hotel Not Hotel, you could end up sleeping in an antique Amsterdam tram carriage, a Spanish villa or an abstract motel.

Every room here is a work of art, each with its own story and personality, dreamed up by the young designers of the Eindhoven-based collective Collaboration-O and the duo Arno Coenen/IRIS.

If you’re coming to the Arts Marketing Europe conference in Amsterdam, we recommend that you stay for the weekend and enjoy all that Amsterdam has to offer. Here are a few suggestions of what the city offers visitors.

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