In the bustling heart of West Amsterdam, walking distance from the city’s fashionable cafés and bars. Cocoon in this intimate interior designed in the style of the 1920s Amsterdam School.
Sip G&Ts or sample Vietnamese spring rolls in the popular Foodhallen (food market) within walking distance (9 minutes). Amsterdam Central Station is directly accessible by tram (22 minutes). Reach the museum district by bicycle (8 minutes) or the popular Leidseplein square (9 minutes).
From 1936 to 2017 the Kinkerbrug 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 1936: Pieter Lodewijk Kramer
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: Amsterdam School
Bridge Type: Bascule Bridge
The bridge house at the Kinkerbrug (bridge) dates from 1936 and is typical of Pieter Lodewijk Kramer’s work. He positioned the bridge house in the ‘elbow’ of the bridge and he projected the white window frames from the brickwork, extending them around the corners. The windows are horizontal in shape on both the north and south sides, so that the bridge keeper had a view of the bridge to the left and of the Kostverlorenvaart (canal) to the right.
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An intimate café with tasty middle-eastern style dishes, including hummus and flatbread, falafel and roasted aubergine, meat and fish dishes. (Photo courtesy of Meneer de Wit Heeft Honger)
Anyone for buttermilk pancakes with blueberries? A laid-back spot for all-day breakfast, brunch and lunch, frequented by hipsters. (Photo courtesy of The Breakfast Club)
Housed in an old tram depot, the Foodhallen has a smorgasbord of dishes, ranging from fish burgers to Vietnamese spring rolls. Don’t forget to try their variation on the classic Dutch bitterbal and their oversized gin & tonics. (Photo courtesy of Foodhallen Amsterdam)
This is by far the most popular park in Amsterdam, always bustling - a locals hangout. (Photo courtesy of Holland.com)
The Netherlands’ most famous museum, the Rijksmuseum hosts a collection 8000 objects on display, which take you on a journey through 800 years of Dutch art and history; from the Middle Ages until Mondriaan. (Photo courtesy of Tickets Holland)
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