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gemeente Zaanstad
Pays Bas
Países Bajos
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North Holland
the Netherlands
Inntel Hotel

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Nederland - Zaandam, Inntel Hotel

Nederland - Zaandam, Inntel Hotel
I had heard about it and saw a lot of pictures of the Inntel Hotel in Zaandam, but never seen it myself. I have to say it is one of the most remarkable (modern) buildings in my country.

The very unusual building is located in the new centre of Zaandam. The external walls look like a lot of small houses, all piled up on top of each other. This spectacular design reflects the traditional architecture of the Zaan region with its cozy wooden houses. It seems that there are about seventy house fronts, each one on top of another. The walls are painted in several so called “Zaan-green” colours. Just one house has a blue colour, referring to “The Blue House”, a work by Claude Monet, which he painted in Zaandam in 1871

The hotel - opened in 2010 - was built as part of the so called “Inverdan project”, which started in 2003. The aim of the project was to restructure the centre of Zaandam. This traditional Zaan architecture is also found in other “Inverdan buildings” - like the new townhall of Zaanstad.

Günter Klaus, sunlight, Maria Lovasz, Erhard Bernstein and 80 other people have particularly liked this photo

85 comments - The latest ones
Maveda club
skurril - houses in houses!
4 months ago.
 Madeleine Defawes
Madeleine Defawes club
Superbe image de cet hôtel atypique ! Bravo à l'architecte !
Bonne journée. Amitiés
4 months ago.
 Hansruedi Voegele
Hansruedi Voegele club
Sehr schön, und sehr Interessante Beschreibung .
4 months ago.
 Martin Janßen
Martin Janßen club
Impressive building, nicely captured! Have a nice week ahead!
4 months ago.
4 months ago.
WiePet club
Ein sehr originelles Gebäude - als hätte man Häuser aus einem Freilichtmuseum übereinander gestapelt ; ))
4 months ago.
 Traktor 49
Traktor 49 club
Verrrückte Architektur!
4 months ago.
Berny club
fantastic construction!
4 months ago.
 Jean-louis Thiaudiere
Jean-louis Thiaudier… club
Superbe et originale architecture!!
4 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Nice picture and an interesting text, Jaap !
4 months ago.
 michael / nureinmoment /
michael / nureinmome… club
4 months ago.
 David Slater (Spoddendale)
David Slater (Spodde… club
Fantastic building and photo Jaap. Great!
4 months ago.
 Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma club
heel interessant gebouw, ontworpen door Wilfried van Winden lees ik net.
4 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Interesting building and excellent images Jaap, thanks for the notes.
4 months ago.
 Walter 7.8.1956
Walter 7.8.1956 club
Fantastische Architektur!
4 months ago.
 Riet Van Vliet
Riet Van Vliet club
Geweldig !!!!!!
4 months ago.
J.Garcia club
I really like the idea of houses inside the House and using traditional decorative elements from the past
Superb images and great information, Jaap!
4 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Piled high and very unusual Jaap. I like it!!
Happy Monday!
4 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Fantastic impression of this very unusual bulding. Like the look and architecture of the special little houses.
4 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Sublime et impressionnante architecture.
Bonne journée salutaire.
4 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Beautiful capture, wonderful building.
4 months ago.
tiabunna club
A fascinating and colourful building, the link with traditional building styles is very well done. A great image.
4 months ago.
 Stefani Wehner
Stefani Wehner club
Faszinierende Architektur!
4 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Amazing architecture..!! Three wonderfully sharp and detailed images Jaap..!
4 months ago.
Dinesh club
Beautiful structure. The balconies are a marvel to sit and watch the world!
4 months ago.
 Luc Reiniche
Luc Reiniche club
Super concept !
4 months ago.
 Gary Schotel
Gary Schotel club
4 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
★彡 Good work. Have a lovely new week 彡★
4 months ago.
cammino club
Starke Architektur!
4 months ago.
 Pat Del
Pat Del club
Très originale cette architecture !
4 months ago.
 Roger Dodger
Roger Dodger club
Makes a real change to see a high rise building actually reflecting the character of its location; very interesting Jaap.
4 months ago.
menonfire club
Was für ein imposantes Gebäude, Klasse
4 months ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Ja verrückt..und jeder hat dann dort drin sein eigenes Häuschen :) Tolles Ding...schön, dass Du uns das zeigst Jaap!
4 months ago.
 Josiane Dirickx
Josiane Dirickx club
Très originale comme architecture et comme hôtel !
4 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Wow, that's a house and a half Jaap. I wonder if all the windows are real and to real rooms but in any event they are striking here. (Ah my further research says yes, it does look like they are real enough with some rooms having multiple sets of windows.) Great stuff.

Have a great week. Herb
4 months ago.
Alltagsradler Teltow club
has replied to Herb Riddle club
Es ist auch die Frage ob der Baustoff durchgängig Echt-Holz ist?
Falls ja:
Da hat der Wehrleiter der örtlichen Feuerwehr besonders viel Arbeit gehabt einen Einsatzplan für den Katastrophen-Fall auszuarbeiten.
4 months ago.
Herb Riddle club
has replied to Alltagsradler Teltow club
We know all about building fire disasters here in England. It is to be hoped that Germany does it better! ~ Thanks for the further information.

Tchüß, Herbert
4 months ago.
photosofghosts club
An unusual but interesting architecture, nice point of view.
All the best
4 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo. Nicole.
4 months ago.
 Hélène Lombard
Hélène Lombard club
Etonnante architecture, comme un amas de maisons différentes !! Bon cadrage. Bonne semaine.
4 months ago.
 Nathalie D
Nathalie D club
Architecture originale et impressionnante !!
4 months ago.
Christa1004 club
That’s really impressive. Before reading your statement, I had the same thought: as if there are many houses built into the facade...
4 months ago.
RHH club
That is one of the most unusual buildings I have ever seen. Beautifully photographed and thanks for posting this, Jaap.
4 months ago.
Esther club
What a lovely tribute to the past.
4 months ago.
 Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira club
Stunning capture!
4 months ago.
 Silvana -Silvy 51
Silvana -Silvy 51 club
davvero originale e un po' strana l'architettura di questo hotel il quartiere è molto bello, così pure la casa blu di Monet.
ciao, Silvy
4 months ago.
 Simone Maurel
Simone Maurel club
quelle magnifique réalisation...
4 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
But how beautiful and original! It looks like a house in a movie!
4 months ago.
 Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨*
Valeriane ♫ ♫ ♫¨* club
un bâtiment splendide et coloré ! magnifique******************
belle fin de journée mon ami♫
4 months ago.
Billathon club
I wonder how it would feel to live inside a Rubik cube.
4 months ago.
 Leo W
Leo W club
Really an unusual and beautiful hotel.
4 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
wat een onwerkelijk gebouw JAAP--die erkers vindt ik geweldig..graag zou ik het ook eens van binnen zien---Ga er binnen een foto van maken---Goede Informatie !
4 months ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
I love this wacky architecture. All the best, Joe
4 months ago.
 Ulrich Dinges
Ulrich Dinges club
sehr interessante Architektur,
Das Gebäude erinnert mich an den Pavillon den die Niederlande anläßlich der Expo 2000 in Hannover errichtet hat
4 months ago.
Ecobird club
Incredible architecture Jaap. What a lovely building. Just like someone has built all these lovely little lego brick buildings and put them all together.
4 months ago.
RHH club
Have a good day, Jaap.
4 months ago.
Schussentäler club
ein faszinierendes Gebäude
4 months ago.
Schussentäler club
ein faszinierendes Gebäude
4 months ago.
Schussentäler club
ein faszinierende Architektur
4 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Muy original edificio basado en la arquitectura tradicional del lugar. Un saludo.
4 months ago.
 Patrick Brandy
Patrick Brandy club
Très belle architecture
4 months ago.
neira-Dan club
stupéfiant et spectaculaire
4 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
An incredible and completely "crazy" architecture inspired by the tradition of your country: I love it !!!!!!
4 months ago.
 Weard Bültena
Weard Bültena club
das sieht interessant aus.
Klasse fotografiert.
4 months ago.
 Marta Wojtkowska
Marta Wojtkowska club
What a brilliant idea to use old designs for a new hotel!
4 months ago.
 Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall
Wow that's beautiful and fun architecture and very well portrayed in your picture.
4 months ago.
RHH club
Thanks for your visits.
4 months ago.
RHH club
Have a good weekend, Jaap.
4 months ago.
Danielle club
De toute Beauté *************************
4 months ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
A slightly "dada" madness that does not lack charm! The shots are admirable.
4 months ago.
Gudrun club
Really extraordinary, as if the architects had played with building blocks:-)
4 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Very interesting architecture, Jaap !! Truly unusual !!!!
4 months ago.
 Jean Paul Capdeville
Jean Paul Capdeville club
J'adore. Beau et poétique. Amitié. Jean Paul
4 months ago.
RHH club
Have a good day and a good weekend, Jaap.
4 months ago.
 Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly… club
Wat een fascinerend hotel gebouw. :-)
4 months ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
strabiliante architettura ben ripresa !
4 months ago.
 Beatrice Degan(MARS)
Beatrice Degan(MARS) club
Amazing architetture!
Superb image !
4 months ago.
 Ernest CH
Ernest CH club
Wonderful shot !
4 months ago.
Guydel club
!!! Étonnant !
4 months ago.
 Denis Croissant
Denis Croissant club
Architecture with a sense of humour - what next??? Great shot!
4 months ago.
micritter club
A very impressive and beautiful hotel! Excellent photos, as usual.
4 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
Fantastic building!!
4 months ago.
sunlight club
Ein sehr interessantes und schönes Haus !
6 weeks ago.
timeghost club
in german“krasser Baustil“
10 days ago.
 Günter Klaus
Günter Klaus club
....wow,das schaut bei diesen Gebäude richtig edel aus lieber Jaap,als ob es mit vielen kleinen Häusern gebaut wurde,tolle Aufnahmen:))

......wünsche noch einen schönen Nachmittag,ganz liebe Grüße Güni:))
4 days ago.

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