Stay From €160 per Night

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Stay From €160 per Night


Nieuwe Amstelbrug

A cosy bridge house on the Amstel river in a vibrant neighbourhood near the local Albert Cuyp market. Stroll to local cafés in the fashionable neighbourhood of De Pijp or take a walk into the centre of Amsterdam along the Amstel river (25 minutes). The interior is divided into two floors with bathroom facilities on the lower level and a playful mezzanine bedroom above.


  • 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
  • fridgeMini Fridge
  • checkCleaning check after every third night
  • expand12 Square Meters
  • CutleryCutlery and Crockery

Architecture & History

From 1912 to 2017 the Nieuwe Amstelbrug 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 1912: Johan Melchior van der Mey
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: Early Amsterdam School
Location: Ceintuurbaan
Waterway: Amstel
Bridge Type: Bascule Bridge

The Nieuwe Amstelbrug (bridge) was designed in 1903 by Hendrik Leguyt with Hendrik Petrus Berlage acting as aesthetic advisor. The bridge house was designed 9 years later by Johan Melchior van der Mey. Until its completion, the bridge keeper operated the bridge from a basement near one of the bridge piers. The Nieuwe Amstelbrug bridge house is a small, rather ‘closed’ structure. It is notable in particular for its rich and skillful brickwork, making it an excellent example of the Amsterdam School. Because the Nieuwe Amstelbrug was in a very poor state of repair, Dirk Sterenburg designed a new bridge and bridge house in 1973. Following protests, however, this plan was withdrawn and the bridge was later restored in 1985. Although the bridge is named the ‘Nieuwe’ (new) Amstelbrug, there was never an old Amstelbrug. In 1903 it was simply the newest bridge over the Amstel (river).

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
SWEETS hotel Nieuwe Amstel, suites in Amsterdam on the water
SWEETS hotel Nieuwe Amstelbrug bridge house on Amsterdam canals - design interior close to Albert Cuyp market and De Pijp



What's Nearby?

3. De Ysbreeker – photo courtesy by De Ysbreeker
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)

Het Bakhuys, bread store, buy authentic bread in Amsterdam

Smell the freshly bread and pastries while you sit back with a cup of popular Amsterdam Bocca coffee at this popular café. We recommend their hearty soups in winter. A popular terrace in summer. (Photo courtesy of Het Bakhuys)

18. Rijsel – Photo courtesy by Yourlittleblackbook

A much-loved favourite amongst foodies, this French-Flemish restaurant has an ever-changing menu and solid wine selection. (Photo courtesy of Your Little Black Book)

Oosterpark Amsterdam in SWEETS hotel neigbourhood guide Amsterdam

A picturesque park with plenty of seating spots to take in the scenes. A couple of hotel terraces spill out into this park making it perfect for a tea or sundowner. (Photo courtesy of Park Zijde)

nieuw Photo courtesy of Rijksmonumenten – Tropenmuseum

One of the city’s largest museums with permanent ethnographic exhibitions of jewellery, visual arts, cultural and religious items, it is also a hub for world music. (Photo courtesy of Rijksmonumenten)


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


Van Hallbrug

Tiny bridge house in ‘Amsterdamse School’-style, situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood bordering the Jordaan area and Amsterdam Centre.

Center surroundings canal view.

Stay from €135



Romantic private island in the heart of Amsterdam – a once in a lifetime experience! Stare across the Amstel River from your bed and enjoy an enchanting view of the Skinny Bridge.

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam Amstelschutsluis terrace

Stay from €900



Eye-catching, cosy bridge house in between a lush green park on the riverside and an urban railroad bridge. An eclectic environment that resonates in the homely interior.

Pantry and seating area of SWEETS hotel's bridge house Omvalbrug, with coffee and tea facilities

Stay from €120


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