Thursday, February 21, 2013

Het Arresthuis: A Dutch Prison Turned Into a Luxury Hotel

Het Arresthuis in the Netherland is a newly opened luxury hotel, that served as a jail between 1863 to 2007. The penitentiary has 150 holding cells which have been transformed into 36 luxurious rooms and 7 suites, including four special suites known as The Director, The Jailer, The Lawyer, and The Judge, all of which feature modern furnishings and neat details like exposed brick and barred windows. Also on the grounds are a fully-stocked bar, Restaurant Damianz, a sauna, a gym, and a central patio with olive trees, and an organic herb garden.

Prison hotels aren’t a new concept. There is one in Germany called the Alcatraz Hotel, and dozens others that Telegraph has rounded up in an article.

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via Neatorama and Gallivant

12 comments:

  1. is cool.Saludos desde Argentina :)

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  2. Just awesome, I want to stay in this hotel. All rooms are looking well decorated.

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  3. Is sodomy complimentary?

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  4. The Liberty Hotel in Boston is also a converted jail. Pretty cool to stay in with a awesome atrium.

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  5. Dat denk ik ook... beetje vreemd maar ja, toch cool of? Ik wil daar toch een keer logeren :)

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  6. Also a nice one in Helsinki.
    http://www.bwkatajanokka.fi/eng/home.html

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  7. Oh the karma that place must have... Consider all the violence, hatred, murders, attacks and other gruesome acts that took place there! It's got to be haunted...

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  8. I don't know if it's a good idea, to be honest. I mean. So much things happen in prisons and how can someone just turn one into a hotel? I don't believe in ghosts therefore it being haunted is not something I would believe, but ... I don't know.

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  9. finnaly rich folks in right place

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