Edward van Vliet converts crane into three-storey holiday retreat in Amsterdam

A crane overlooking Amsterdam’s IJ river has been transformed into a luxury rental apartment, featuring three stacked shipping containers accommodating living spaces designed by Edward van Vliet to reference the area’s industrial past.

The rental apartment is operated by local firm, Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments, which oversaw the crane’s refurbishment in collaboration with the local municipality, and an organisation dedicate to the conservation of historic buildings and sites.

The crane is located in the Eastern Docklands area of the Dutch city, which was heavily bombed during the second world war. Following the war, the Royal Dutch Steamboat Company (KNSM) commissioned the construction of several new cranes, including Figee crane 2868.

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