Stay From €135 per Night

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Stay From €135 per Night


Van Hallbrug

What’s not to like about bridge house Van Hallbrug? This cosy and tiny hotel suite is situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood bordering the scenic Jordaan area. The nearby Westerpark – a local hotspot for festivals, picnics, coffee, lunch and much more – is at just a 10-minute walk from your bridge house. Amsterdam Centre is 15 minutes by foot and offers an endless number of shopping, dining and sightseeing options that are worth a visit.

Not in the mood for outdoor exercise? Tram stop Frederik Hendrikplantsoen is right around the corner! Hop on tram 3 and 15 minutes later, you find yourself on Museum Square. Bridge house Van Hallbrug is remarkably easy to reach from Amsterdam Central Station: bus 18 and 21 take you there in just 10 minutes.

Heads up tiny house lovers: Van Hallbrug is SWEETS hotel’s tiniest bridge house (only 10,5 m2) with the tiniest bathroom you have ever seen.


  • 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 Conditioning
  • fridgeMini Fridge
  • checkCleaning check after every third night
  • expand10,5 Square Meters
  • CutleryCutlery and Crockery

Architecture & History

From 1932 to 2017 the Van Hallbrug 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 1932: Pieter Lodewijk Kramer
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: Amsterdam School
Location: Kostverlorenstraat
Waterway: Kostverlorenvaart
Bridge Type: Bascule bridge

The construction of the Van Hallbrug (bridge) in 1932 created a direct traffic route between the neighbourhood Frederik Hendrikbuurt and Haarlemmerweg (street). Adjacent to the bridge, Pieter Lodewijk Kramer designed the control building, the Van Hallbrug bridge house, which stands prominently on Van Hallstraat (street). This is the third building in the series Kramer designed, after the demolished Zeilstraatbrug bridge house, and the Willemsbrug bridge house. The red bitumen roof is shaped like a peaked cap. The bridge was operated from a control lectern underneath the cap’s peak, which sheltered the bridgekeeper from the rain. Like many of the bridge control buildings Kramer designed, this building has wide, white window frames that continue around the corners.

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
Old picture of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam West Jordaan Staatsliedenbuurt Amsterdam Center Centre, bridge house close to Westerpark
Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam West Van Hallbrug bridge house exterior hotel near Amsterdam Center surroundings neighborhood



What's Nearby?

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam bridge house Van Hallbrug nearby coffee cafe Back to Black Photo courtesy of Back to Black-StancePhotography
Back to Black - West

High-quality coffee roastery and bar. Finalists of the Dutch Barista Championship are making your coffee here! In case you want another one of those delicious coffees while exploring Amsterdam: there’s a second location on the Weteringstraat. (Photo courtesy of Back to Black / Stance Photography)

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam West bridge house Van Hallbrug nearby Museum Het Schip - Architecture Amsterdamse School
Museum Het Schip

Did you know that your bridge house was built in the well-known architectural style ‘Amsterdamse School’? Find out more about this groundbreaking style in the building that is most famous for it: Het Schip. (Photo courtesy of Museum Het Schip)

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam West bridge house Van Hallbrug nearby take-away Pie-nong Thai
Pie-nong Thai

This is by far the tiniest Thai of Amsterdam. The hosts are very sweet and the food amazing. Only take away! (Photo courtesy of SWEETS hotel)

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam West - bridge house Van Hallbrug - nearby museum Anne Frankhuis Anne Frank house
Anne Frank House

The Anne Frank House shares the story of the Frank family with its visitors using Anne’s famous diary as a reference. Anne’s original writings, personal documents, objects and photographs are permanently on display. Attention: tickets for Anne Frank House can only be booked online in advance. (Photo courtesy of Anne Frank House / Photographer: Cris Toala Olivares)

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam West - bridge house Van Hallbrug - nearby restaurant Vleesch noch Visch - vegetarian gyros kiosk
Vleesch noch Visch

‘Vleesch noch Visch’ – a word joke based on the saying ‘Neither fish nor fowl’. At this little award-winning kiosk they care for humans, animals and the environment. That’s why they exclusively serve vegetarian and vegan dishes made with sincere honest ingredients. (Photo courtesy of Vleesch noch Visch)


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



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