Sleep in a crane-turned-luxury-hotel spinning over Amsterdam The Mystique Suite (PH: Denise Keus, faralda.com)

Sleep in a crane-turned-luxury-hotel spinning over Amsterdam

Once upon a time there was a large, abandoned crane....

by 13 June 2014

Once upon a time there was a large, abandoned crane, which went by the name of Crane 13 and lived in the port of Amsterdam.

Destined to be demolished, a businessman by the name of Edwin Kornman decided to save it from its terrible fate and acquired the crumbling structure for a mere euro.

The businessman then had an idea! An ingenious one - he would transform the crane into a luxury hotel and named it Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel.

Not long after - 3 high-end contemporary design suites, designed by Dutch designer Edward van Vliet, were carved out from the crane, where guests would live happily ever after. The Mystic Suite, Free Spirit Suite and the Secret Suite each have their own theme creating an unforgettable experience, affording great views of the IJ river.

Guests can also strap on a harness and bungee jump off the arm of the crane, which offers a swing of at least 90 metres! Or, if you’re feeling less brave, in the cranes boom, 50 metres off the ground, a jacuzzi awaits guests in the open air.

Crane 13 is an industrial monument that was part the former NDSM shipyard.