The hotel built inside a dockside CRANE ... where guests can enjoy a picnic in the top cabin
This thrilling hotel in Harlingen, Netherlands, will provide a novel sleeping experience for guests if they have the head for heights to stay there.
It is the second crane hotel to open in Holland, with guests bungee jumping off the top of its twin, the Faralda Crane Hotel in Amsterdam.
A genuine dockside crane is converted here into a surprisingly luxurious getaway, or rather getup, with the old machine room transformed into a striking bedroom for two.
They said it couldn’t be done. And there were many hurdles that nearly prevented this mad concept from getting off the ground, but against the odds it succeeded. This then is a property of uncompromising character; a design hotel that pushed the boundaries of engineering to its limits.
A spokesperson for the hotel said: 'This is a genuine dockside crane which has been the recipient of intelligent engineering and dedicated devotion rarely seen in a private home - let alone in a hotel property'.
'It is an out of this world property - staying here guarantees you stories to tell your friends'.
The crane’s flashy exterior – painted red, yellow and blue – is anything but subtle, but inside it’s fascinatingly functional. There’s no reception room or lounge and the lack of communal space means there are few opportunities for aesthetic assertions; the rickety lifts certainly aren’t canvases for creative touches, but the suites they deliver you to are another story.
All suites are equipped with the usual mod cons - coffee machines, kettles, minibars, televisions and music streaming devices - while wetrooms boast rainforest showers and porthole windows, which allow you to admire Amsterdam while conditioning your hair.
Every room has spectacular views and because the crane moves in the wind guests often wake up with different vistas to the ones they had at bedtime. Suites from €435 (£371) per night, excluding b