If you are looking for a hotel room with a view in Amsterdam, this is it. Located in upcoming neighbourhood IJburg, bridge house Sluis Haveneiland has the most magical view across the IJ lake. Watch numerous sailing boats entering and leaving the harbour through the lock next to your bridge house, and enjoy sunbathing on the jetty.
Attention active travellers: there is a surfing centre at walking distance from your bridge house (10 minutes). Afterwards, cool down at the café on the beach. Directly behind Sluis Haveneiland, a ferry leaves for a 4-hour tour to the historic Fort Pampus and Castle Muiderslot. Tram 26 from Amsterdam Central Station takes you directly to Sluis Haveneiland (30 minutes).
Please note: 211 – Sluis Haveneiland is only bookable for two or more nights.
From 2009 to 2017 the Sluis Haveneiland 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 2009: Quist Wintermans
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: Contemporary
Location: Bert Haanstrakade
Bridge Type: Lock
Because IJburg, Amsterdam’s most recent expansion area, is built on a series of artificial islands there are a large number of bridges here. Striking about this design is that the bridges on IJburg were designed not by the municipal department but independent architectural offices, including Nicholas Grimshaw, Benthem Crouwel and Meyer and Van Schooten. In addition to several bridges, the architectural firm Quist Wintermans also designed the bridge control building on Sluis Haveneiland (lock). All of the bridges and locks on IJburg were operated from the building on Bert Haanstrakade (street).
The building contained a large control panel, from which the bridgemaster had a view of the bridges and locks via video screens. Moreover, the building was equipped with a modern public address system for communicating with land and water traffic. With such technical devices, the building was designed to represent the future of bridge control.
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With a terrace on the water and a blazing fireplace inside, NAP Amsterdam is an all-season favourite. Enjoy delicious meals and finger food inspired by places all over the world.
Directly adjacent to bridge house Sluis Haveneiland leaves a ferry with the name 'Sailboa' on a daily tour to Fort Pampus, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Stick around on the island for its popular restaurant (reservations recommended), or get back on board to continue to Castle Muiderslot. Be sure to check seasonal departure and opening times!
Large restaurant, lounge and club, located right behind your bridge house! With its shisha lounge, live music and trendy club, Marina Club offers entertainment from dinnertime to early morning hours.
Big, grassy park. Play a soccer game on the field or lay down in the grass.
Renowned museum about people, cultures and humankind. Housed in a magnificent monumental building and next to the charming Oosterpark.
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? Keep exploring other bridge houses.