04.27.2018

Sleeping Inside The Crane

A repurposed crane on the vibrant KNSM island in Amsterdam’s Eastern Docklands houses a beautiful luxury holiday apartment

  • Sleeping Inside The Crane
  • Sleeping Inside The Crane
  • Sleeping Inside The Crane
  • Sleeping Inside The Crane
  • Sleeping Inside The Crane
  • Sleeping Inside The Crane

There are only a few places in Amsterdam where the city’s past and present blend so well like on KNSM island, in the city’s Eastern Docklands. This man-made island built in 1903 used to house the Royal Dutch Steamboat Shipping company’s headquarters and docks, and although it is now a gentrified residential area with remarkable modern buildings and artist lofts, somehow it still oozes its original old harbor charm.
 
Surrounded by the vibrant atmosphere of this neighborhood, the Yays Crane Apartment is a beautifully designed holiday home housed inside a former crane named Figee 2868 that’s been serving the world trade by unloading ships for 20 years.
 
Spared from the transformation of the neighborhood into a residential area in the mid-Seventies, Figee 2868 was later restored on the initiative of a local resident, in cooperation with the Eastern district of Amsterdam, Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments, the Conservation of Historic Buildings and Sites and the municipality. Amsterdam based interior designer Edward van Vliet transformed the unique monument into an apartment, while maintaining its characteristic look and feel.
 
The crane is now back at its original spot on the Surinamekade, and available for rent to offer its lucky guest a unique experience. 
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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Amsterdam  | accomodation  | apartment  | KNSM island  | eastern docklands  |

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