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A dockside crane converted into a luxury hideaway for two
This is a genuine dockside crane which has been the recipient of intelligent engineering and dedicated devotion rarely seen in a private home – let alone in a hotel property. Replacing the external ladders with modern lifts to gain entry, the old machine room in the body of the crane has been transformed into a luxurious bedroom that would not be out of place in the most modern of design hotels.
It is an out of this world property - staying here guarantees you stories to tell your friends!
Managers, Willem and Carla have managed to keep the existing observation windows and industrial feel, but have added comfort, warmth and the latest flat screen and audio equipment to create a fantastic environment to enjoy a boyhood dream for many – your own personal, WORKING crane.
A fantastic breakfast is included, delivered magically via the internal lift to your bedroom.
The crane still spins when controlled from the cabin, but amazingly they’ve fitted a luxury double shower and designer loo the crane which still work when the crane is spinning!!!
Entry to the crane itself requires no exertion as lifts are provided to gain entry to the main bedroom area. The top picnic area and crane cabin are accessed via a ladder from the main bedroom, but you rarely feel enclosed or adverse to heights. This is a solid, trustworthy block of metal, and even when it’s rotating you recognize that it is capable of lifting tons of goods, so you and your bedroom don’t pose a problem.
Close to the city centre of Harlingen you’re only 10 minutes walk from the shops and restaurants of this thriving Dutch seaside town. Harlingen itself is only an hour by car from Amsterdam, or by train direct to the dockside (Dokkade) station, this is a must-try property, with an equally fascinating Lifeboat and Lighthouse hotel 5 minutes walk away.
Harlingen is a working dockside town, but you’re in the quiet historic port, next to the harbour master office and historic square rigger boats. Arrive promptly, and take advantage of the view, as rain or shine, this is a spectacular vantage point to view the old docks. With a crane at you disposal, you’re sure to find yourself spinning the platform instead of watching the supplied DVD’s.