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Stay From €810 per Night

Tip: no availability for multiple nights? Group 6Split up your preferred dates across different bridge houses and explore more of Amsterdam!

Stay From €810 per Night

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Amstelschutsluis

This is your dream destination: a peaceful private island in the heart of Amsterdam, perfect for honeymoons and other special occasions. Once arrived at this magical hotel suite in Amsterdam centre, life seems to reduce itself to only one wish: to stay here forever. Included in your booking are 2 single boat crossings per night (once at arrival and once at check-out) and a late check-out at 12.00h.

Built in 1673, Amstelschutsluis is a historic masterpiece from the time of Rembrandt. The interior was inspired by its heritage and contains a luxurious double bed, a fully equipped kitchen (with oven, dishwasher and fridge) and a rain shower.

Let the captain sail you to shore for a visit to Amsterdam’s famous Carré Theatre (next to bridge house Amstelschutsluis) or have dinner and drinks at one of the many cafés and restaurants the city has to offer. Amsterdam Central Station is directly accessible by tram (14 minutes).


Make your stay even more special with these extras:
– Full 2-person breakfast: €35 per night
– Decorated bridge house: €15
– Beers & Bites: €25
– Bottle of wine (red or white): €25
– Bottle of cava: €35
– SWEETS hotel book: €15
– SWEETS hotel tote bag (green or purple print): €10
– Extra single boat crossing: €75

Contact us for any custom wishes!

For practical information, see the Frequently Asked Questions below.

Features

  • bedDouble Bed
  • wifiFree Wi-Fi
  • showerShower & Toilet
  • playBluetooth Speaker
  • eco-toiletriesEco Hair & Body Wash
  • safeSafe
  • towelBath Towels & Slippers
  • CoffeeCoffee & Tea Facilities
  • hairdryerHairdryer
  • heatingHeating
  • tabletElectronic Tablet - with magazines, newspapers and neighbourhood guide
  • air-conditioningAir Conditioner
  • kitchenFully Equipped Kitchen
  • bathrobeBathrobes
  • checkDaily cleaning check
  • private-captainPrivate Captain
  • treeLate check-out (12.00)
  • expand24 Square Meters

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MANY CROSSINGS ARE INCLUDED IN A BOOKING?
Two crossings with our private captain are included in the price per night. For a one-night stay, this means one crossing at arrival and one at check-out. Each additional night adds two crossings, which can be used to sail back to shore during your stay. Explore the city, visit a museum, have dinner at a local restaurant — it’s up to you.

The captain is available between 7 AM (7.00h) and midnight.
An extra crossing or a crossing at a time between midnight and 7 AM costs €75 and can be requested by sending an email to post@sweetshotel.amsterdam or calling to +3120 740 10 10.

HOW DO I GET TO BRIDGE HOUSE AMSTELSCHUTSLUIS?
After your booking is made, SWEETS hotel will contact you directly to discuss your arrival time. Navigate to Amstel 300K (Amsterdam) at the time agreed upon; SWEETS hotel’s captain will be there waiting for you at the dock to sail you to bridge house Amstelschutsluis in about five minutes.

AM I ALLOWED TO TRAVEL TO BRIDGE HOUSE AMSTELSCHUTSLUIS IN MY OWN BOAT?
This is allowed; please inform SWEETS hotel prior to your stay.

AM I ALLOWED TO USE SWEETS HOTEL’S BOAT DURING MY STAY?
Only SWEETS hotel’s own captain is allowed to steer the boat.

WHAT KIND OF BOAT IS USED?
SWEETS hotel’s boat is a typical Dutch ‘sloep’ (small boat) with an electrical engine. The boat does not have a roof, but in case of bad weather, SWEETS hotel provides raincoats and umbrellas to comfortably get you through the 5-minute boat ride.

CAN THE CAPTAIN BRING ME TO PLACES SUCH AS RESTAURANTS OR MUSEUMS?
The captain only sails from the dock to bridge house Amstelschutsluis and back.

CAN I ORDER FOOD TO BRIDGE HOUSE AMSTELSCHUTSLUIS?
Unfortunately, couriers cannot make use of the boat. However, you can:

  • Prepare a (pre-made) dinner in the bridge house’s well-equipped kitchen (including a professional oven and dishwasher).
  • Make a request for professional catering on-the-spot. We know some amazing chefs!
  • Let our captain sail you to shore for a romantic dinner. Contact us for recommendations in the area!

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, WHO SHOULD I CALL?
Please call 112 for emergency services such as police, ambulance or fire brigade. In case of other emergencies, call the SWEETS office +3120 740 10 10 (available 24/7).

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, HOW CAN I LEAVE THE ISLAND?
There is an emergency boat docked at the bridge house. Instructions on how to use the boat can be found inside the bridge house.

WHY IS THE PRICE FOR BRIDGE HOUSE AMSTELSCHUTSLUIS SO DIFFERENT FROM THE OTHER BRIDGE HOUSES?
Bridge house Amstelschutsluis is a national monument situated on an island, and is therefore only reachable by boat (also for our cleaning and maintenance staff!). The price per night includes 2 single crossings by our private captain. On top of that, the bridge house is equipped with a professional kitchen.

ARCHITECTURE & HISTORY

From 1673 to 2017 the Amstelschutsluis bridge house accommodated the city’s bridge keepers. In 2017 the bridge house started a new chapter as one of 28 suites for SWEETS hotel.

Architect 1673: Joannes Hudde
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: Dutch Classicism
Location: Amstel
Waterway: Amstel
Bridge Type: Lock

The Amstelschutsluis bridge house is situated in the Amstel River, opposite the Carré Theatre. This lock complex dates from 1673 and consists of various locks, a former lockmaster’s office and three service buildings, all designed by the mathematician and mayor Joannes Hudde. The locks made it possible to collect tolls from vessels entering the city, but above all, they refreshed the highly polluted Amstel and the burgwallen canals.

The former lockmaster’s office stands on the central lock island. The building has a square floor plan, brick elevations with natural stone cornerstones, sliding windows with white painted wooden window frames and a zinc pavilion roof. The entrance is situated in a wooden extension.

On each of the other two lock islands there is a small, square, former control building, clad with natural stone and capped with a small zinc pavilion roof. On the west bank there is a rectangular wooden building, which also has a zinc pavilion roof. This building probably served as a waiting room or as storage space.

The lock complex with service buildings, operating equipment, lock islands, bays and doors was listed national monument in 2001 because of its importance for the local history.

House Rules

Before you book a SWEET stay, please read our house rules:

AMSTELSCHUTSLUIS SPECIFIC

  • Guests are required to wear a life vest (provided by SWEETS hotel) while on the boat
  • Arrival time must be communicated in advance with regard to the captain’s planning

IN GENERAL

  • Each bridge house accommodates a maximum of 2 guests
  • All guests must be over the age of 21 years
  • Check-in time is 4 PM on your day of arrival (at the latest)
  • Check-out time is 11 AM on your day of departure
  • SWEETS hotel is smoke-free (in accordance with Dutch law) and candles are not allowed
  • Respect your SWEET neighbours and keep the noise down
  • Park your bicycle in the designated bicycle stands – never on the bridge
  • Take care of (y)our valuables: properly close the door of the bridge house at all times
  • City Tax (7%) and Tourism Fee (€3 PPPN) are calculated after completing your booking (Amsterdam residents: please contact us to avoid paying these taxes)
  • For detailed information about house rules and liability, read our terms & conditions
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What's Nearby?

Photo of De Ysbreeker Amsterdam near bridge house 206.Amstelschutsluis SWEETS hotel
DE YSBREEKER

Try a delicious cheese croquette or if you’re really hungry opt for the creamy risotto. Their burgers come highly recommended. Top it off with their house-blend coffee. While away your time on their dreamy terrace overlooking the Amstel river. (Photo courtesy of De Ysbreeker)

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NATIONAL OPERA & BALLET

Who says opera and ballet are old-fashioned? The Dutch National Opera & Ballet keeps surprising the audience with modern and traditional shows. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance; shows are usually sold out quickly. (Photo courtesy of National Opera & Ballet)

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HERMITAGE

Always dreamt of visiting the Hermitage in St. Petersburg but never had the opportunity? At Hermitage Amsterdam you can get a glimpse of the collection. The museum has one changing exhibition year-round with items from the original St. Petersburg’s collection. (Photo courtesy of Roy Beusker)

Photo of Koninklijk Theater Carré Amsterdam near bridge house Amstelschutsluis SWEETS hotel Amsterdam
ROYAL THEATER CARRÉ

Performing at Holland’s most famous theatre is every artist’s dream. Since its opening in 1887, many concerts and plays at Carré became legendary. The program offers plenty of international shows, but in case you don’t understand a word that’s said: the beautiful interior alone is worth a visit. (Photo courtesy of Carré)

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VONDELPARK

Songs have been written about this park. Many locals run, cycle and walk through on the broad paths, and on sunny days you’ll witness numerous groups of friends having a picnic. (Photo courtesy of Holland)

EXPLORE OTHER BRIDGE HOUSES

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Keep exploring other bridge houses.

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Nieuwe Amstelbrug

A cosy bridge house on the Amstel river in a vibrant neighbourhood near the local Albert Cuyp market.

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