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Dutch Prison Transformed Into Luxury Hotel [Pics]

Dutch Prison Transformed Into Luxury Hotel [Pics]
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The Het Arresthuis jail in the Netherlands now features forty guest rooms and four large suites.

Emma Hutchings
  • 4 march 2013

Ever wanted to know what it’s like to sleep in a prison cell, without being convicted first? The Het Arresthuis jail in the Netherlands housed criminals for 150 years before being transformed into a luxury hotel. This isn’t the first hotel we’ve seen take advantage of the built-in infrastructure of a jail, as PSFK has also reported on a converted courthouse in London.

105 cells in this nineteenth century prison were turned into forty guest rooms and four suites, which still keep their original doors. These open out onto the central prison hallway, now furnished more comfortably with sofas, tables and lamps.

Dutch Prison Transformed Into Luxury Hotel [Pics]

Dutch hotel group Van der Valk carried out the transformation. The four luxury suites are aptly named ‘The Jailer’, ‘The Lawyer’, ‘The Director’ and ‘The Judge’.

The courtyard is now a cafe and terrace where guests can relax, surrounded by olive trees and water fountains, and there is also an herb garden, sauna, and a selection of hotel bars. Click through to see pictures of the Het Arresthuis hotel:

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