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Candy House

By Hans van Bentem

Welcome to the Candy House, where one classic story is transformed into a two-story building full of colorful delight. Over the top decorations in ceramic and sculptured wood lure in whoever gets lost in the urban forest that is Rotterdam. This room represents all the sweet temptations a modern day hedonists may desire. From cookie windows and chocolate stucco, to more adult treats such as ‘rave sweets’ and liquor bottles.

It’s Hansel and Gretel on steroids, a chemical fairytale, or an average weekend for Dutch youngsters if you buy into stereotypes about our country some like to advertise. One thing is certain, no other hotel in the world has a room like this.

Room features

  • 2
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Private
  • 10
  • Free
  • Breakfast € 12,50

About the designer

Hans van Bentem has been creating an impressive oeuvre of monumental sculptures, large installations, and glass and light objects for decades. His pieces come to be both as autonomous work and commissioned, and can be found in public spaces, galleries, and museums. Van Bentem uses traditional materials and techniques to tell contemporary stories.

In 2012 he made six installations for the Municipal Museum in The Hague, called “Keep On Dreaming”. They have been a traveling exhibition on display at historical sites ever since. Recent works include a crystal objects for French iconic crystal manufacturer Baccarat, part of the entirely renovated Beurspassage in Amsterdam, and a Harbour Monument for Amsterdam

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