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NDSM-plein 78, 1033 WB Amsterdam The Netherlands
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#89 of 393 B&Bs / Inns in Amsterdam
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"Welcome to the Faralda Crane Hotel in Amsterdam" MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE THE FARALDA CRANE HOTEL, hidden on top of the highest monumental harbor crane, three spacious 5- star suites. “Faralda is Amsterdam’s best-kept secret” Don’t expect a mainstream hotel: You’ll love it or you hate it It’s a crane! Faralda is a mind-blowing and a once in a lifetime experience. It’s excessive. Private & Invites only. Access is on request. Rent a suite with your Lover(s) and choose your suite: 1. Free Spirit, 2. Secret Suite, 3. Mystique Suite “The Faralda Crane Hotel, the most Romantic & inspiring place to stay” Enjoy your romantic weekend discreetly. Right in front of the crane and your suite, boats are sailing on the always busy river IJ. Enjoy the romantic 360 view over Amsterdam with the sunset up to the dunes at the end of the horizon. The former NDSM shipyard is a lively art district with numerous trendy restaurants, cafés and the largest graffiti museum in the world. The panorama elevator to the top even stops right into your suite. The heated JACUZZI is hidden on the top deck. “What happens in the crane, stays in the crane” Your stay with us will leave some unforgettable memories.
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Electric vehicle charging station
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
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Paid public parking on-site
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Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Adults only
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Special Deal:Free breakfast with your stay

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Ioanis P wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions22 helpful votes
I'm a youtuber that visited the hotel to have a great experience (as advertised) and when I was leaving to Madrid (hours after I left the hotel) I got arrested because the Faralda pressed charges of THEFT of an art piece that was part on the decor of the room. I was detained for 6 hours, lost my flight, and then the hotel said the Art piece appeared. It was the worst experience of my life. I feel that the hotel is too weird and shady in the way they operate. Please be careful.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Susanna B wrote a review May 2022
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When on vacation we love to find really interesting places to lodge at; the Faralda Crane Hotel is hands-down the most unique place we've ever stayed. Getting to the hotel: The instructions provided by the owner lead you directly from the Amsterdam Centraal train station. They guided us flawlessly to the Crane, and the ferry ride was quick and fun. Finding your room: Once you arrive at the crane, it's a bit of an adventure to reach your rooms. First, you need to enter your code in the keypad to unlock the door (hint: look for "password" to the left of the door). Second, you will take an industrial elevator up to the lounge deck, where you will need to locate a second elevator to ascend to your room. This second elevator is tiny, so depending on your luggage, you may need to make two trips. This second elevator will open directly into your room (we stayed on level 2, the "Secret" room). Accommodations: The accommodations are "sexy". Plush pillows, velvet drapes, cuddle nooks, etc. Amenities range from drinks to massage oil. The shampoo and other supplies smell lovely, and it's worth taking a bath in the copper tub. The hot tub on the top level has a fantastic view, and was pretty warm, though not hot. It's normally an additional 90 euros, however, it was complimentary for our stay (we are on our honeymoon, so worth mentioning special occasions). Service: The owner (Edwin) and his assistant (Olga) are very friendly. They are excited to show you the hotel and if you need help with anything, they are just a WhatsApp message away and will do their best to assist. Edwin even came up to help with the Sonos system when it wasn't working properly. Notes on value: It's definitely a unique stay! If you are looking for *luxury*, you may be disappointed. While the stay is very nice, it's not to the same standard as a stereotypical "five-star" hotel. To be fair, this is not a stereotypical hotel! If you love adventure, the experience is well worth a night or two. We have no regrets.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Victoria S wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
Although the view is extraordinary, the comfort and condition of the room was average. Unfortunately the water did not work well, neither did other items of the room and it was not very well cared for. In any case, it is worth the view and the visit to the city.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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paul c wrote a review Jul 2020
Croxley Green, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Amazing place, admittedly it's not conventional in the atypical hotel sense but the views are absolutely second to none, it's clean, smart, funky, comfortable and a 2 min walk to the free regular ferry service and you're transported to the central station, we had a blast when we went and will probably be back again next month for a few nights in a different room, the hilton hotel is on the doorstep for a good breakfast as well
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Smarshall wrote a review Mar 2020
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The faralda crane hotel is not just a hotel, it’s an experience all on its own! A hotel like no other, it has all round views of Amsterdam city and IJ river which change slightly with the movement of the wind. Each morning we woke up to different view. 5star design rooms, a jacuzzi spa on the roof and the cool, free spirited owner Edwin. On our last day we were invited to a DJ set in the cranes function suite but unfortunately we had to leave to catch our flight but hopefully next time. Thanks again edwin&the faralda Steve&anni
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Cranehotelfaralda, Manager at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam
Responded 8 Jun 2020
Dear Steve and Anni, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are glad that you enjoyed your full unique experience with us! There is no such place as The Crane Faralda, it is the most creative, artistic and romantic hotel, with an amazing view. We look forward to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Magda Grygoruk Crane hotel Faralda
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nadineheine1989 wrote a review Nov 2019
Sankt Goar, Germany15 contributions9 helpful votes
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I have been here with a friend for just one night. As we booked I thought it is quite expensive for only one night but it was absolutely worth it! The view over Amsterdam is absolutely phenomenal! The room was amazing! We had the room on top - if you book this one, make sure you take a bath in the sunset in the morning! And experience the Whirlpool at night with a glass of wine you find in your room. The Manual you get via email before is Long, but make sure you read it in Advance - the ride with the Elevator is spectacular! Don't be afraid it works :-) We were welcomed by the owner himself. He really has the best advices for your stay - make sure you ask him whatever is important for you! The breakfast in the Hilton is really good and you get an extra Discount if you tell them that you stayed in the Crane Hotel and Show the Reservation. Also you should visit the Amsterdam Lookout and take a ride on the swing there - most thrilling view ever :-) Ferries in Amsteram are for free and it is a nice way to experience more sides from Amsterdam as well! At least the Rooms are very cozy and extraordinary. You will find everything you need. Oh - if you make your way to the hotel - please don't be afraid if somebody seems to fall down from the top - there are Bungee Jumping Sessions going on from time to time :-)
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: The Mystique Suite is on the top Level - amazing view!!
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Response from Cranehotelfaralda, Manager at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam
Responded 8 Jun 2020
Dear Nadine, Thanks for sharing your great experience with us. We do everything to make your stay one to never forget. We are happy that you enjoyed every aspect of the hotel, from the start of checking-in to the room and the jacuzzi and the service of Edwin! He is always there to help with everything needed. We look forward to welcome you back soon! Best regards, Magda Grygoruk Crane hotel Faralda
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acaller wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom77 contributions95 helpful votes
This is an impressive place to stay, but calling it a hotel, let alone a 5* hotel, is a stretch. It’s a small box perched 30+ m up a crane. A rickety pair of lifts accessed through an improbable door gets you to your room. Room layout isn’t great, with a dangerous flight of steps between the duplex in the room box. There’s no room service, no room phone, no USB charging port, no lobby... It’s not a hotel. It would be impossible to stay more than a couple of days. It’s secluded but not social, and when weird drunk people from a nearby shed wander towards you in the dark at night you’ll wish you weren’t there at all. Edwin — the owner I think — provides good advance information which isn’t quite sufficient. It’s hard to find the “safe” and the keycards are unreliable. Although I arrived at the time I’d said to expect me I was unable to reach anyone for help. Fortunately one of the other guests had a solution. Coming back to the hotel question, it’s not even a bed & breakfast — because there’s no breakfast! Surely it could have been possible for a 5* property to arrange a ‘delivery’ at least. Or a bar — even an honour bar. The question is whether the location and experience justify the cost or make up for the shortcomings? They don’t. This ‘hotel’ promises so much and delivers so little. It probably makes the most of what’s there but it’s more like camping than staying in a hotel. My advice, if you must stay near NDSM, Hilton Doubletree or Botel. Or stay in the city and Uber. That’s what I’m going to in future.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Cranehotelfaralda, Manager at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam
Responded 8 Jun 2020
Dear Acaller, Thanks for sharing your experience. The crane is indeed not an experience that suits everyone, however it is one that can only be experienced here. However we do our utmost best to provide everyone with the best service and information. We are improving our services daily, and will take your feedback very seriously. We hope you enjoyed Amsterdam on the side of your stay. Best regards, Crane hotel Faralda
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Ajamet wrote a review Oct 2019
Saint-Louis, Senegal3 contributions5 helpful votes
I must say this is totally wicked, when you have chance to sleep at (literally) crane, no chance this could be bad. Cosy rooms, interesting and helpful staff, great view from the crane, all in all very impressive! I would like to come again defo!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from Cranehotelfaralda, Manager at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam
Responded 8 Jun 2020
Dear Ajametajbaba, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to see that you enjoyed this great unique and raw experience! There is indeed no other place you can experience this and it is a must do! We really look forward to welcome back soon! Best regards, Magda Grygoruk Crane hotel Faralda
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Ellie wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
This is truly an extraordinary hotel. Comprising of three different self-contained apartments. The views over the city were amazing and indeed inspiring when appropriately viewed from our ‘free spirit’ apartment. Apparently we were lucky as we uniquely experienced the crane in gale force 8 winds. With a deep groan it turned about 25 degrees in the wind! Definitely for the adventurous in stormy weather. We loved it.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Crane Hotel F, Guest Relations Manager at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam
Responded 20 Mar 2019
Dear Ellen, Thank you for sharing your positive experience. It is nice to hear you enjoyed our amazing views over Amsterdam and the IJ river and our luxury Free Spirit designsuite. It's great that you were able to experience our crane turning in the wind. We loved having you and hope seeing you again.
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Klaas Hilverda wrote a review Feb 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands5 contributions3 helpful votes
Loved the room and the magnificent view. Our room was one of the, if not the coolest hotel room we ever slept in. Don't miss out. You will love and very friendly staff! In the Top of the crane you have a big jacuzzi with a 360 degrees view over all of Amsterdam. Wowwww!! Lots of great restaurants in the nearby (walking distance) vicinity.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from Crane Hotel F, Guest Relations Manager at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam
Responded 8 Mar 2019
Great to hear you enjoyed our romantic and inspiring place. It was nice having you and hoop to see you another time at Crane Hotel Faralda.
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$707 - $1,081 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
The NetherlandsNorth Holland ProvinceAmsterdamNoordelijke IJ-oevers / NDSM Wharf / Oud Noord / Amsterdam North
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam
Which popular attractions are close to Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam?
Nearby attractions include STRAAT / International street art museum (0.3 km), NDSM (0.4 km), and IJ-hallen Flea Market (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a hot tub, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pllek, Pollux Pacific, and IJver.
Does Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Concertgebouw (5.0 km), Portuguese Synagogue (3.6 km), and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (3.4 km).
Does Crane Hotel Faralda Amsterdam have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.