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Gerben Wagenaarbrug

Sit on high! A soaring 3-storey bridge house close to Amsterdam North’s favourite bars and cafés. Cocoon in this colourful bridge house with a view of the boats moored on the North Holland canal. This is the largest of all the bridge houses, including a living room, bedroom and bathroom. This bridge house is a perfect overnight stop for cyclists on the LF7 cycle route. Amsterdam Central Station is accessible by a short walk (12 minutes) and a ferry ride (6 minutes) or metro (12 minutes).


  • 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
  • fridgeMini Fridge
  • checkCleaning check after every third night
  • expand59 Square Meters
  • CutleryCutlery and Crockery

Architecture & History

From 1965 to 2017 the Gerben Wagenaarbrug 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 1965: Enrico Hartsuyker
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: New Objectivity
Location: Kraaienplein
Waterway: North Holland Canal
Bridge Type: Drawbridge

The Gerben Wagenaarbrug (bridge) and the bridge house were built in Amsterdam North in 1965, according to a design by Enrico Hartsuyker, as part of the plans for the IJ Tunnel. The square brick tower stands between the North Holland Canal and IJ Tunnel road. The building previously functioned as a bridge house, also housing the tunnel controller. The bridge keeper looked out over the canal through a window on the first floor, while the tunnel controller looked through an upper-floor window on the other side of the building.

House Rules

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

  • 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
  • City Tax (12,5%) is calculated after completing your booking (Amsterdam residents: please contact us to avoid paying these taxes)
  • It is not allowed to smoke or use candles, confetti or balloons in the bridge houses
  • Leaving behind excess waste and/or leaving the bridge house in overall disarray will result in a cleaning fee
  • For detailed information about house rules and liability, read our terms & conditions
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What's Nearby?

Café Keppler in SWEETS hotel neigbourhood guide
Café Keppler

Known for their rich coffee, Café Keppler roast their own beans for a delicious brew. They also have a small but hearty breakfast menu with some fun items like green shakshuka. (Photo courtesy of Café Keppler)

Restaurant Coba in SWEETS hotel neigbourhood guide Amsterdam

A fun Mexican spot with good cocktails, tasty salsa, street-food fare and a buzz. (Photo courtesy of Yourlittleblackbook)

Restaurant De Ceuvel in SWEETS hotel neigbourhood guide Amsterdam
Café de Ceuvel

In this former shipyard expect beer brewed from the local water source, vegetarian burgers, recycled and upcycled decor. De Ceuvel is a must see for anyone interested in the circular economy, reinvention and sustainability. Don’t miss the rest of this award-winning project that includes sustainable workplace for social enterprises. (Photo courtesy of Amsterdam Energie)

Photo courtesy of de Architect- Eye Film Museum (Meeuwenpleinbrug – Buiksloterdraaibrug – Gerben Wagenaarbrug)
EYE Film Musuem

This acclaimed architectural icon is impressive enough just to look at, but their incredible film archive, film line-up and film exhibitions are legendary too. Not to be missed! (Photo courtesy of de Architect)

Noorderpark in SWEETS hotel neigbourhood guide Amsterdam

A leafy oasis for locals and their dogs, a stone’s throw from your house. (Photo courtesy of Noorderpark)


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