Stay From €175 per Night

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Stay From €175 per Night



A tiny character-filled bridge house in the heart of old Amsterdam neighbouring a traditional Dutch brown café. This adorable house is a stone’s throw from the river IJ, the Scheepvaart (National Maritime) Museum and the impressive NEMO Science Museum. The surrounding neighbourhood offers quaint cafés for a bite to eat or to sample a local brew. Amsterdam Central Station is directly accessible by bus (7 minutes). Heads up curious travellers, the shower facility in this bridge house is especially narrow, suitable for lovers of tiny spaces and hit-and-run showers.

Bookings for bridge house Scharrebiersluis include a SWEET little extra: 50% discount on tickets for the Maritime Museum!


  • 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
  • expand18 Square Meters
  • Crockery Cutlery and Crockery

Architecture & History

From 1906 to 2017 the Scharrebiersluis 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 1906: Public Works, directed by W.A. de Graaf
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: Early Amsterdam School
Location: Kadijksplein
Waterway: Rapenburgersluis
Bridge Type: Drawbridge

The Scharrebiersluis, a steel drawbridge over Nieuwe Herengracht (canal), was designed under the direction of W.A. de Graaf at the city’s public works department and has national listed status. Originally, a wooden bridge control building stood next to the bridge but in 1906 this was replaced by a brick building. With its sober form and simple brickwork, the Scharrebiersluis bridge house was clearly designed before the exuberance of the Amsterdam School. The original barriers for road traffic have been preserved, but modern barriers are now used when the bridge is open. The bridge takes its name from a type of beer, Scharrebier, which was traditionally consumed by workers. The beer was sold on this bridge to the large group of shipyard workers who often gathered here.

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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SWEETS hotel Scharrebiersluis - monumental closet with Gispen design interior



What's Nearby?

Café Scharrebier in SWEETS hotel neigbourhood guide Amsterdam
Café Scharrebier

Café Scharrebier is a spot for locals but feel free to join them for a cold beer with a typical Dutch Bitterbal before you go out for dinner. (Photo courtesy of Like a Local Guide)

Café Bakers & Roasters in SWEETS hotel neigbourhood guide Amsterdam
Bakers & Roasters

The perfect spot to have breakfast or brunch with culinary influences from New Zealand all the way to Brazil. Try the Eggs Benny, they’re irresistible. (Photo courtesy of Bakers & Roasters)

Photo courtesy of – National Martime Museum (Scharrebiersluis)
The National Maritime Museum

This museum is dedicated to the maritime history of the Netherlands containing many artefacts associated with shipping and sailing. (Photo courtesy of

Photo courtesy of Stefan Penders – Wertheim park (Scharrebiersluis)

A small, quiet neighbourhood park bordering the city's botanical garden. (Photo courtesy of

Restaurant Scheepskameel in SWEETS hotel neigbourhood guide Amsterdam

High quality food in a chic setting with a view of the water and a superb selection of German wines. (Photo courtesy of Scheepskameel)


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