Stay From €120 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 €120 per Night



Imagine yourself a Dutch painter from the Golden Age in bridge house IJdoornlaanbrug! Take a seat at the window by the bed and watch cloud formations float by above a windmill along the canal. On the other side, see the bridge – a work of art in itself – opening up for passing ships.

The comfortable interior of IJdoornlaanbrug consists of 2 storeys with custom-made wooden furniture and a spacious pink bathroom. Cocoon away in the cosy pillows reading your favourite book, or go out and explore Amsterdam and its surroundings. The typical Dutch area offers many popular walking and cycling routes – expect to see a lot of windmills!

This hotel room in Amsterdam Noord is the ideal starting point to visit both Amsterdam Centre (less than 15 minutes by public transport) and nearby must-sees like the Zaanse Schans and the historic towns of Volendam and Marken (15-20 minutes by car). Multiple affordable car parks are nearby, and part of the adjacent neighbourhood offers free parking on the streets.

SWEETS hotel’s IJdoornlaanbrug is within walking distance of bridge house 103 – Buiksloterdraaibrug.


  • 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
  • bathrobeBathrobes
  • expand24 Square Meters
  • CutleryCutlery and Crockery

architecture & history

From 1975 to 2017 the IJdoornlaanbrug 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 1975: Dirk Sterenberg
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: Structuralism
Location: IJdoornlaan
Waterway: North Holland Canal
Bridge Type: Drawbridge

The colourful drawbridge over the Buikslotervaart (canal) was designed by Dirk Sterenberg in 1975. The design of the accompanying bridge house is robust and functional. The horizontal, panoramic windows gave the bridge keeper a good view of the roadway and the North Holland Canal. The red and blue of the vertical posts, the ‘arms’ that lift the bridge deck, are repeated in the building’s window frames. On the other side of the roadway was a platform from where the bridge basement could be accessed. The IJdoornlaanbrug bridge house is the last that Sterenberg designed. In comparison to his first bridge houses, this version shows a clear progression towards a more economical and functional design. Like Pieter Lodewijk Kramer’s bridge buildings, Sterenberg’s work is characterized by a strongly architectural formal idiom. However, functionality increasingly predominates his designs.

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
Old picture of bridge house 104 IJdoornlaanbrug, which was built in 1975
Picture to show that bridge house 104 IJdoornlaanbrug has stairs



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