Its narrow structure has been transformed into a boutique luxury hotel with incredible views of one of Europe's most picturesque cities. Although it's positioned in what was once a derelict shipping dock, the area has recently been revamped, with hipster-happy bars, new restaurants and a thriving arts hub.

There are just three rooms squeezed into the crane's skinny proportions, at heights of 35-metres, 40-metres and 45-metres - those scared of heights need not apply. Each quirkily decorated suite - taxidermy peacock, anyone? - occupies two floors and guests can travel up to the crane's peak to use the hot tub at the top. 

Expect all the accoutrements of a boutique hotel - yes, there's a spa - as well as a few more unusual features: thrillseekers can order a round of bungy jumping with their room service.

New heights: an Amsterdam crane turned luxury hotel

New heights: an Amsterdam crane turned luxury hotel

New heights: an Amsterdam crane turned luxury hotel

New heights: an Amsterdam crane turned luxury hotel

New heights: an Amsterdam crane turned luxury hotel