Being located on the top floor of this high historical building, means impressive views on the canal below, and the city across the rooftops. The impressive vaulted ceilings with the original beams and rafts visible, give the room a great sense of space and offered room for a small platform with a sleek, retro-inspired freestanding bathtub.
Its theme is cleverly implemented in the custom furniture pieces. There are two oak, miller chairs from the 1950’s that make up a small seating area. The nightstands are original wooden millstones, the legs designed by a local blacksmith. Above them the reading lights on the headboard, are repurposed covers of a mangle. Suspended from the ceiling is a large millers wheel, studded with cast iron rivets. Truly unique is the unusual Cologne gutter visible behind the bed.
The many wooden accents, combined with the subtle colour scheme, convey a vibe of elegance and craftsmanship. In this case a craft that is deeply linked with Dutch culture.
The Airplane Builders room, located on the top floor, oozes the glamour and luxury from when air travel was still only for the lucky few. It offers outstanding views of the canal, vaulted ceilings, a custom leather headboard, a shower and a striking full chrome freestanding bath to add to the appeal.
Much of the furniture is made with recycled airplane parts, making the comfortable room like a Pandora’s box of delight. The bar is an old air inlet from a 1940’s Starfighter jet captured in glass and part of a Pratt and Whitney engine, used in a Fokker F50 turboprop passenger airliner, was sawn in half to create nightstands. The Rolls Royce turbine blades from the engine of a Fokker F28 Friendship passenger jet were polished and got a second life as bedside reading lights. Clothes and other belongings are stored in a wardrobe made with emergency exit doors of the same jet.
The Aviation Room will offer guests the allure of an exciting industry combined with the luxury and comfort one can expect today.