New heights: an Amsterdam crane turned luxury hotel
The ultimate makeover
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.
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