Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam, Holland

Claus en Kaan Architecten
Date Built
Piet Heinkade 11
The Amsterdam Movenpick Hotel sits beside the IJ with the Muziekgebouw & BIMhuis on one side and the Passenger Ship Terminal on the other .  As such, it is ideally placed to attract visitors frequenting both venues.  This 65 metre high, four star hotel offers its visitors a choice of 408 rooms, " ... with spectacular views over the historical city centre of Amsterdam or the river IJ."

The Mimeo website says of it that, "... On top of a red ceramic-clad plinth, which runs through to the Passenger Terminal, stands the nine-storey hotel tower. The façade of the hotel is made out of horizontal strips of glass, granite, marble and white concrete. Due to the stripe pattern and the materials, the façade is unusually abstract: neither the floors nor the function can be read from outside."