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Tip: no availability for multiple nights? Group 6Split up your preferred dates across different bridge houses and explore more of Amsterdam!

Stay From €148 per Night

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Westerdoksbrug

A playful 3-storey bridge house with 360° views over the river IJ, located at walking distance from Amsterdam Central Station (6 minutes) and therefore a perfect hotel room when you’ve just arrived from Schiphol Airport. Don’t let the industrial exterior of bridge house Westerdoksbrug fool you: on the top floor, you’ll enter a bright and colourful living space. Marvel at some of Amsterdam’s newest architecture from your bedroom window — including the acclaimed EYE film museum and the Palace of Justice — or cocoon in bed by closing the pink curtains. Follow the spiral staircase down to find a pink-tiled bathroom.

Heading out? Take a stroll to the nearby Haarlemmer Street with some of the city’s best (concept) stores, bars, restaurants and patisseries. The popular Noordermarkt, open on Saturday and Monday, is a paradise for organic food lovers and antique fans at just an 8-minute walk from your bridge house.

Features

  • 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
  • bathrobeBathrobes
  • checkCleaning check after every second night
  • expand24 Square Meters

Architecture & History

From 1960 to 2017 the Westerdoksbrug 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 1960: Dirk Sterenberg
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: New Objectivity
Location: Westerdoksdijk
Waterway: Westerkanaal
Bridge Type: Bascule Bridge

The Westerdoksbrug (bridge), a continuation of Westerdoksdijk (dike), was built in collaboration with Du Croo & Brauns. This Dutch producer of railway materials provided the steel structure for the bridge, which is also one of the most important western entrances to the city. The collaboration with Du Croo & Brauns is typical of the sixties, a period in which new and innovative construction materials were sought. This innovative use of materials is also evident in the Westerdoksbrug bridge house, which was built in 1960 according to a design by Dirk Sterenberg. This functionalist building may lack aesthetic appeal, but the use of a light steel structure and aluminium and corrugated sheet exterior cladding was innovative for its day. The building’s base is clad with concrete tiles, a material that was first introduced in the fifties.

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 (7%) and Tourism Fee (€3 PPPN) are 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
  • For detailed information about house rules and liability, read our terms & conditions
SWEETS hotel Westerdokbrug, suite over canal in Amsterdam
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BAK

Fine dining with an amazing view and service. Veggies delight: their focus is on vegetables. (Photo courtesy of Restaurant Bak)

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Meneer Nieges

A cosy spot in winter with a fireplace. Always busy and vibrant. Cool hangout spot in summer. (Photo courtesy of Meneer Nieges)

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One of the best Italian restaurants in Amsterdam, be sure to reserve. (Photo courtesy of Restaurant Toscanini)

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Winkel 43

The best apple pie in town – with or without whipped cream. Freshly baked (most of the time) the pie is still warm. Combine your visit to Winkel 43 with a visit to the Noordermarkt (market) on Monday or Saturdays. (Photo courtesy of ENJOY the good life)

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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. Tip: Arrive early or buy a queue jump ticket online, as waiting times can be extremely long. (Photo courtesy of Anne Frank House)

EXPLORE OTHER BRIDGE HOUSES

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

304.

Kattenslootbrug

Bordering the popular Jordaan area and the heart of Amsterdam, a 1950s house in the late ‘Amsterdam School’ style.

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam bridge house Kattenslootbrug interior

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Gerben Wagenaarbrug

Sit on high! A soaring 3-storey bridge house close to Amsterdam North’s favourite bars and cafés.

Interior and view of the top floor of SWEETS hotel's bridge house Gerben Wagenaarbrug in Amsterdam Noord

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307.

Wiegbrug

Located in popular West Amsterdam, close to bars, cafés and shops with a bird’s eye view of a canal.

Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam Wiegbrug bridge house on Amsterdam canals - design interior with Sorella lamp

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