This quirky and quant accommodation is unique in many many ways. A historical staple in the up and coming Westerpark neighbourhood, and formerly part of the Municipal Water Company of Amsterdam. Built in 1897, it was eventually replaced by more modern facilities, and one hundred years later, in 1997, the surrounding storage facilities were converted to residences. Attention was then shifted to this rare, free standing building, and in 2003, the residents’ vision was brought to life through the Windketel.

Enter the 48sqm interior and take a couple steps downwards to a full service kitchen and dining area. Offering all the self catering options one could ask for a short or extended stay. There’s also a small bathroom for convenience.

Take the spiral staircase up to the next floor and you’ll enter a comfortable and cosy living space. Decorated tastefully by Dutch designers and refurbished in 2013, the room is welcoming and naturally lit by floor to ceiling windows. This space is about as cool as it gets, spiral staircases up and down, comfortable seating and views of the surrounding area from all angles. Chill out!

The top floor is the place to be after a long day of exploring Amsterdam! A bathtub and shower combo is creatively built into the octagonal shaped building. The double bed is perfect for a couple or a solo traveller looking to spread out.

The Amsterdam canals and tourist attractions are within close vicinity, and only take a few minutes by bus or tram (21 and 10 from Central Station respectively). However, it is also worth exploring the immediate area and soaking in local culture and cuisine. Westerpark is a centre piece of this “Eco-Neighbourhood”, and the streets are lined with interesting café’s, crafts and food markets. If you’re in Amsterdam any time, skip the chain hotels in the centre and enjoy a one of a kind stay in this national landmark.

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  • Franny

    So very neat! So glad to see neighbourhoods taking the initiative to restore heritage buildings and create useful spaces with them.

    • nadaCliche

      Hey Franny, couldn’t agree more. Without these creative individuals the world would all be the same.

  • Martin

    I really love the design of this place in such a unique setting. Really glad it was put to use in the public domain and not sections doff by government. Great find.

    • nadaCliche

      Hey Martin, I agree 1000%. Thanks for checking it out, hope you get to visit one day.