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Stay From €135 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 €135 per Night

104.

IJdoornlaanbrug

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.

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
  • fridgeMini Fridge
  • checkCleaning check after every second night
  • bathrobeBathrobes
  • expand24 Square Meters

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
  • 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
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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Location

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What's Nearby?

103.

Buiksloterdraaibrug

On a cycle route in a rustic setting on a tiny lake in Amsterdam North, your neighbours are the local swans.

buiksloterdraaibrug (15)

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301.

Westerdoksbrug

A playful bridge house with 360° views over the river IJ, walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station.

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam bridge house Westerdoksbrug near Central Station pink interior

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306.

Beltbrug

An adorable bridge house overlooking a 16th century Dutch windmill, nestled close to local cafés in hip West Amsterdam.

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam bridge house Beltbrug interior

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