Amsterdam City Harbour Hotel


On an exceptional location adjacent to the waterfront and centrally situated in the Cruquius area, you find the Amsterdam City Harbour Hotel. The plan is developed by HBB Group and FRIS, and consists of a double-layered underground parking and four building volumes.

hotel and yachtdock

Three of the four towers house The niu Fender hotel (designed by Mulderblauw as well) and the fourth tower consists of 85 Yays service apartments. Moreover, the plan is provided with a marina with around 200 berths, where luxury yacht builder Wayer manages a full-service point for its customers.

The project is part of a large area development of the Cruquiuseiland, which will be transformed from an industrial area to living-working area in the coming years. The four building volumes of the Amsterdam City Harbor Hotel stand out from the surrounding buildings. As a result, the Cruquius area is equipped with a large-scale building, just as the neighbouring peninsulas.


vivid square

The cut that divides the building into four touwers seems to create two contrasting worlds: the rough, ceramic outer shell and the surprisingly soft, light courtyard.


The outer facade consist of unique ceramic tiles of 60 by 120 centimeters, that were developed in collaboration with Mosa epecially for this project.


lively and intimate

By creating a window pattern in which one window in each series seems to be omitted, a playful facade is created. From the outside, it can not be predicted how the rooms are arranged behind these windows.

open character

The openness of the building is characterized by the glass bridge sections that connect the three Novum hotel towers. On the seventh floor, where the restaurant is located, large windows treat the guests to a phenomenal view over the harbour, the IJ and the Eastern Docklands.

Mulderblauw was also the designer of The niu Fender. The hotel covers 246 hotel rooms, public spaces, a bar and a restaurant. You can read more about the interior design here.



project details

  • program

    246 hotel rooms
    Bar & breakfast restaurant
    85 extended stay apartments
    shopping area
    double layered parking garage
    dock with circa 200 berths
    Total 26,267 m² GFA

  • Brand

    the niu

  • Client

    VOF kopgebouw entrepot

  • In cooperation with

    Van Rossum Raadgevende Ingenieurs
    Overdevest adviseurs

  • Photography

    Muriel Janssen

  • Phase

    Completed in 2019

Did you know Mulderblauw has been around for 32 years?

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