Our Weird & Wonderful wandering crew are now in Austria. And what was the first thing they checked out? Sewer pipes!
Yep, they have arrived at the Das Park Hotel, three converted sewer pipes where the stink has been replaced with style for a pleasurable hotel experience.
The crew’s next stop on the Netherlands section of their journey is to the town of Harlingen. Here they will visit a trio of Weird & Wonderful Hotels, starting at the Crane Hotel.
What really got the team excited was the fact that you can move the crane around from inside, they’re just big kids at heart!
After a short stop in Amsterdam, the Weird & Wonderful crew have made it to the Wine Cask Hotel of Stavoren.
As well as staying in these converted casks, I’m sure the crew will find time for some wine tasting too.
We’re all familiar with the contents of a wine cask, but what’s it like to be inside one? Well, we’re off to the Netherlands to find out!
The small town of Stavoren is where we find our hideaways. Behind these beautiful oak doors lie comfy twin beds lit by natural light during the day and lamps at night. But that’s not all – beyond the casks, you will find a superbly appointed living area as well as your own bathroom! A real home-from-home!
It doesn’t end there though – the beach offers superb aquatic sports holidays and the hillside forests and bicycle paths allow you to explore the region. For those wanting a more sedate holiday, watch the ships come and go while enjoying a superb meal at the ‘de Vrouwe van Stavoren’ conservatory restaurant.
Holidaying at the de Vrouwe van Stavoren Hotel really does offer opportunities for all!
Ever spent much time wondering what goes on inside a sewer pipe? Probably not! But, if you did, I bet you wouldn’t imagine this – people fast asleep!
In Austria’s Ottensheim region, you will find Das Park Hotel – three former sewer pipes situated on the banks of the Danube! But with not a single poo in sight, these pipes offer all the comforts of your own bedroom – full headroom, double bed, storage, light, power, blanket and light cotton sleeping bag. Life’s other necessities – loo, showers, mini-bar and café are just a short stride away!
So do something new and make yourself a more interesting person!
Got your builder’s head on? Great! Then let’s get over to the Netherlands and enjoy Harlingden’s Crane Hotel. Yes, Crane Hotel! A mini-hotel in a real crane!
Situated some 17 feet above the pier, this is a real one-off! Not only can two people enjoy some alone time, but they can also see that industrial does not mean uninviting!
Inside, the cabin is well-equipped with Charles Eames chairs lending a touch of glamour and a shower/bath for two being the icing on the cake! And for the big kid in you, you even get to move the crane! Imagine, in the unlikely event you should get bored with the view, simply move it around and start afresh!