Don’t let the size fool you, this modest room is packed with big surprises. First of all, it offers spectacular views over the canal through its large windows. Moreover, its decor and interior is a book lover’s dream.
The desk was made with antique, highly decorative books, some of which were found in the hotel during its extensive renovation process. These books were poured and captured in clear epoxy resin, so they can be admired for an unlimited period of time. Another gem found during the renovation was an old Martyr’s Book. These books documented the persecution and suffering of West European protestant martyr’s after the reformation in the 16th Century. Its pages now line the walls; doubling as almost mythical wallpaper. The reading light unfolds like a book, revealing a different colour each time it is turned on.
The Bookbinder Room is modest in size, but mighty in appeal. Could there be a more suitable place to crawl into bed after a long day than this booklovers’ dream?
Good things come in small packages. That certainly applies to this charming Single room. Most impressive is probably the mighty view over the canals but the bathroom leaves nothing to be desired either. Nevertheless, it is the decor that gives this room two big thumbs up.
Above the comfortable bed, a reclaimed trumpet got a second life as a bespoke and enchanting reading light. Old piano keys, arranged in an organic pattern, were poured in clear resin to create a unique writing desk, completed with two Dutch antique office chairs. The coat rack once supported the coats of cinema-goers in Amsterdam’s astonishing landmark Tuschinski Cinema.
If this sounds like music to your ears, this room will certainly not disappoint you.