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A relatively young and modern bridge house in the middle of a lively Amsterdam neighbourhood. With ribbon windows on three sides, Zeilstraatbrug feels like you’re floating above the river Schinkel. Expect many ships sailing by, as this is the south entrance for water traffic into Amsterdam.

Skip the street for breakfast and coffee, or cross the bridge for some local shopping. Take a 7-minute stroll to the popular green Vondelpark for a picnic, or cycle through it to end up at Museum Square (8 minutes). Directly accessible from Schiphol Airport by train (26 minutes) or from Amsterdam Central Station by tram (30 minutes).


  • 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
  • Crockery Cutlery and Crockery
  • checkCleaning Check
  • expand15 Square Meters

Architecture & History

From 2007 to 2017 the Zeilstraatbrug 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 2007: Kerste-Meijer
Architect 2017: Space&Matter
Architectural Style: Contemporary
Location: Zeilstraat
Waterway: Schinkel
Bridge Type: Drawbridge

Various bridge control buildings have stood on the site of the Zeilstraatbrug bridge house over the years. The original building by Pieter Lodewijk Kramer was demolished in 1966. This handsome brick structure was replaced by a modern, box-shaped building by Dirk Sterenberg, which was very similar to the Theophile de Bockbrug bridge house. Sterenberg’s building was partially demolished in 1995, leaving only the concrete foundations.

The architectural firm Kerste-Meijer, who also designed the Westerkeersluis bridge house and the Oosterdoksdraaibrug bridge house, was commissioned in 2007 to design a new bridge and bridge control building. Like Sterenberg’s building, this building is a box on a pile, but it is clad with ceramic tiles. The dark grey tiles contrast pleasingly with the orange-brown window frames of the ribbon window that extends over three of the elevations. There is also an eye-catching sun awning.

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
Photo of SWEETS hotel Amsterdam West Zeilstraatbrug bridge house interior entrance workspace desk



What's Nearby?

Photo of Di Bruno near Zeilstraatbrug SWEETS hotel Amsterdam - photo courtesy by Di Bruno
Di Bruno

Colourful Italian place that serves traditional dishes with a modern twist.

Photo of Rembrandtpark near Zeilstraatbrug SWEETS hotel Amsterdam - photo courtesy by Gemeente Amsterdam
Rembrandt Park

Named after the famous painter, this park is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day. Close to Museum Square and somewhat less crowded than the Vondelpark.

Photo of Pipes & Beans near Zeilstraatbrug SWEETS hotel Amsterdam - photo courtesy by Pipes & Beans
Pipes & Beans

These guys know what makes you happy. Try their bike-and-breakfast specialty: start the day with a yummy breakfast, then hop on your rental bike. Be sure to take their Greek-style iced coffee to go.

Photo of Albert Cuypmarkt near Zeilstraatbrug SWEETS hotel Amsterdam - photo courtesy by Gemeente Amsterdam
Albert Cuyp market

The biggest daily market of Europe! You can find almost anything here, from fresh flowers and fish to a new pair of shoes. Discover the many stalls while enjoying a freshly baked ‘stroopwafel’ (caramel waffle).


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


Gerben Wagenaarbrug

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

SWEETS hotel's bridge house Gerben Wagenaarbrug

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Theophile de Bockbrug

On the doorstep of the vibrant Vondelpark, perfect for watching locals on their daily bicycle commute.

Theophile de Bock bridge house on Amsterdam canals

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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

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