Former Dutch prison now offers refuge as hotel
The Movement Hotel, which opened this month in one tower of the Bijlmerbajes, once the Netherlands' most...more
A visitor takes photos inside the former The Bijlmerbajes prison turned Movement Hotel. The staff know their...more
View of a cell. For guests, the hotel offers an experience of a bit of Amsterdam history, complete with...more
Housekeeping Manager Ella Delsanto and Monjid, an asylum seeker from Syria, are seen inside the former...more
Asylum seekers, Monjid from Syria (L) and Bassit from Egypt, welcome a visitor. Rob Hoogerwerf, the Dutchman...more
Asylum seeker Monjid from Syria brings food to visitors. Rooms cost 99-140 euros ($119-$168) a night. Each is...more
View of a control room inside the former Bijlmerbajes prison. "We were looking for something different ... and...more
Project leader Rob Hoogerwerf poses inside the former Bijlmerbajes prison. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares
An unidentified asylum seeker prays inside the former Bijlmerbajes prison. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares
View through a window of the former Bijlmerbajes prison. Last week the city announced that next year it will...more
Housekeeping manager Ella Delsanto talks with an unidentified asylum-seeker. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares
An unidentified asylum seeker stands inside the former Bijlmerbajes prison. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares
View of the former Bijlmerbajes prison. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares
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