Then there are hotels you sleep in or don’t sleep in while you’re hovering over Amsterdam by crane.
Okay, there’s one hotel like that.
And here it is: Faralda NDSM Crane Hotel Amsterdam, a towering lodge spinning over the Dutch capital, taking reservations now.
So yeah, this is pretty crazy. Even for the Dutch. You’ll get here by finding your way to a wharf called NDSM. You’ll see a giant red crane looming over you. Look up. One of those three containers 165 feet in the air is your room. Inside it: weird things like mermaid goats. Also: a view out the floor-to-ceiling windows that constantly changes. Because you’re constantly rotating. Fun.
Once you’ve settled in, time to explore. Take the elevator to the top and strap on a harness and bungee jump off the arm of the crane. Or, if you’re feeling less bucket-list-y, just slide into the rooftop jacuzzi and let your gaze drift over the entire city.
But save some strength. Because in the summertime, the wharf turns into a site for music festivals, complete with a huge military-looking boat that throws out-of-control electro-dance parties.
As if there’s any other kind.