5 Historical facts about Hotel van de Vijsel
What makes Hotel van de Vijsel unique is the abundance of wooden elements you'll find throughout. But what history lies behind the wooden facades of Hotel van de Vijsel?
Almost 40 years ago, Hotel van de Vijsel was a timber trade business known as 'Houthandel Van de Vijsel.' This property on Overtoom was owned by the Van de Vijsel family. People could purchase various DIY items here, such as tools and hardware, making it somewhat of an old-fashioned hardware store, similar to the Dutch traditional Gamma for example.
In 2005, the building was designated as a municipal monument due to its cultural-historical significance and, of course, its beauty. However, not long after this designation, the building became vacant...
The building looked like a real haunted house before the renovation. While the entrance used to be bustling with customers, it had now become an abandoned and graffiti-covered site. Take a look at the photo next to this text!