Theo van KampenNadia was invited for a lecture combined with a Chinese tea ceremony which was held in the Lloyd Hotel so we cycled to this remarkable building to check it out.
The Lloyd Hotel is a hotel building in the Lloyd-complex in the Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam. The building was designed in 1918 by architect Evert Breman, commissioned by the Royal Holland Lloyd (KHL). The hotel was built in an eclectic style, with influences from the Amsterdam School. After use as a hotel for migrants, refugees shelter, house of detention, juvenile detention and collective building of artists' studios, doing it today as a hotel. Nowadays it is a national monument.
Since this building had so many destinations you would think that the original interior is not much left but nothing is less true! We got a little guided tour and got really excited.....
The bedroom is upstairs and has not a double bed but a bed so big that there is enough space for eight person!
One of the great things about the Lloyd Hotel is that they organize lectures and exhibitions on regular base; These events take place throughout the building and can mostly be visited free of charge. This creates a constant interaction between guests, artists and citizens in Amsterdam. More information about this remarkable activity (for a hotel!) you can find on their excellent website.
Hotel website http://www.lloydhotel.com/en
website info Installation "Isla de Flores" http://www.lloydhotel.com/en/node/190