Stay in Stacks


The Innhotel Amsterdam, in Zaandam, is a striking spin of new taken from old. Completed in 2010 by WAM Architecten, the 12-story, square footprint building is made up of a collection of classic Zaan region architecture, all seemingly precariously stacked atop one another, in shades of traditional green from the region. Nearly 70 small “houses” make up the structure, with architectural nods to both estates and cottages. Sitting at the top corner of it all is a rendition of Claude Monet’s “The Blue House,” painted in Zaandam in 1871.