Now a deluxe branch of the Amrâth hotel chain, this building is a remarkable example of Amsterdam’s experimental early-20th century architecture. De Klerk and Kramer helped design the fantastic structure, and the result is something resembling a cross between gothic church, Parisian tenement, and art-deco office building. On the exterior, nautical motifs are relics from the 70 years when Amsterdam’s shipping lines were based here. If you’re thirsty after gazing upward for too long, step inside and grab a drink at the hotel’s bar.
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