- Sleeps: 2 per house
- Bedroom: 1 per house
- Bathroom: 1 per house
- Minimum stay: 1 night
Featured in the New York Times Magazine and Monocle Magazine, Amsterdam’s SWEETS hotel is an innovative collection of 28 bridge houses scattered throughout the city, all accommodating a maximum of two guests.
Former bridge keeper’s houses are set along the city’s famous canals and have been vibrantly transformed into one-of-a-kind suites by a team of renowned Dutch architects and designers to become, in the words of a SWEETS co-founder, “little architectural eye-candies”.
Some of the suites are listed national monuments, others are built only a decade ago, some are set within tranquil lakeside neighbourhoods, while you’ll find some located in thriving local hotspots. Ideal for intrepid explorers, each and every suite is startlingly unique, with custom-built, space-saving furniture, dazzling bursts of colour, and warm-toned décor that complements your surroundings.
Amsterdam is known for its quirky cutting-edge style, and SWEETS hotel proudly showcases some of the very best design examples through its suites. Think wraparound windows, pristine laminate flooring, integrated ensuite bathrooms, and hand-made wooden beds that cleverly masquerade as benches.
Bridge house 103 – Buiksloterdraaibrug may be hard to pronounce if you’re British, but you’ll have plenty of scope to practise from its tourist-free setting on a serene lake in the north of the city where your only neighbours are the local swans. Bridge house 301 – Westerdoksbrug, set close to the lively Central Station, resembles a periscope and contains a bright pink curtained bed that’s sure to be a talking point!
Meanwhile, bridge house 310 – Theophile de Bockbrug is set by the buzzing Vondelpark – ideal for cyclist-watching over fresh coffee! Or how about bridge house 207 – Nieuwe Amstelbrug, set on the Amstel river and ideal for visiting the bustling local markets?
In every bridge house you will find a mini fridge, hot drink making facilities, crockery and cutlery. Each suite also has a self-composed Neighbourhood Guide that’s bursting with local suggestions for drinks, eating and sightseeing.
Whichever bridge house you choose, you’re guaranteed some of the very best panoramic views Amsterdam has to offer, from your exclusive position along the canal.
The ethos at SWEETS hotel is for guests to experience the real Amsterdam from up close, in contemporary surroundings that present the city at its scenic best. So if you’re bored of the same bland hotel experience everywhere you go, it’s time to request a bespoke upgrade. The only problem you’ll encounter is deciding which tempting SWEET to sample first!
Things to note
No pets permitted. No smoking. Each house operates on a convenient mobile key system. Check in is from 4 PM and check out is till 11 AM. None of the bridge houses are wheelchair accessible. Only guests aged 21 and above are permitted to stay. No extra beds can be placed and no extra persons are allowed to stay.
At a glance
- A vibrant, architect-designed selection of 28 unique two-person suites, transformed from former bridge houses set on the canals of Amsterdam.
- The suites range from those set in quiet, tourist-free neighbourhoods, to those located in buzzing city hotspots.
- The buildings themselves range from ancient to contemporary (choosing your favourite is like selecting from a tempting box of chocolates!)
- Under 21s and pets are not permitted. There are no kitchen facilities inside the suites, and each contains a local neighbourhood guide with café and sightseeing suggestions.
- Adults Only
Bridge houses sleep 2, king size bed, en-suite bathrooms, mini-fridge, tea & coffee facilities, plates, cups, cutlery, furniture, free WiFi in each house. breakfast and wine may be pre-ordered, luggage storage facilities are available nearby each house.
Helicopter tours, museums, galleries, cycling, Anne Frank House, amusement park, festivals, canal cruises, shopping, beer tasting, art house cinema, markets, tulip fields.