An architectural mashup of traditional houses, the 160-room Inntel Zaandam in the Netherlands looks as though it comes straight out of a fairytale.
The iconic green wooden houses of the Zaan region were the fount of inspiration for the hotelâ€™s designer, Wilfried van Winden (WAM architecten, Delft).
The newly opened Hotel Zaandam also includes a swimming pool, wellness center, Turkish baths and a restaurant-bar in the 11-storey structure.
The hotel is situated in Zaandam in North Holland, just outside of the Dutch capital Amsterdam.
Source: AFPrelaxnews, 2010 – Photos: Roel Backaert
Design: Molenaar & Van Winden architecten/ WAM architecten