Posted on: July 28, 2015
Next to the very popular canal cruises and walking tours, Amsterdam offers a brand new activity for you to view the beautiful city from a different angle: Bungee jumping! This is the first bungee jump in Amsterdam and currently the only bungee jump which is offered in the Netherlands. It’s located in the north of Amsterdam at the NDSM – a former industrial harbour. This bungee jump is even more special because you can jump off an old wharf crane!
The crane was built in the 1950’s and has been a landmark of the shipyard in the NDSM wharf for decades. When the docks were closed in 1984 due to financial ruin, the crane was coming apart from rust. On the ground a creative and industrious vibe arose with warehouses and art galleries springing up amongst the harbour remains.
In 2013, a new creative direction for the crane was found. Nowadays it consists of a broadcasting TV station and 3 luxurious hotel suites, one of which is located in the old engine room. That’s right, this harbor crane is now an exclusive hotel! On the roof of the crane is an outdoor jacuzzi, where the stunning view of Amsterdam and the river IJ can be taken in whilst relaxing in the hot water. This new and extravagant hotel is rated with a 8.5/10 on Booking.com and cost approximately 470 euro per room per night.
To realize this project, the derelict crane had to be dismantled and brought to another place for rennovation to meet the high hotel safety requirements. A funny fact is that the crane keeps spinning slowly in the wind to reduce its maximal wind load!
The bungee jump is the newest project of the crane and the only jump offered in Amsterdam. The jump is 50 meters (164 feet) high. You’ll have a free fall of at least 35 meters (115 feet)! before and during your jump you will have a breathtaking view of the IJ river with the beautiful old city behind it. The price of this bungee jump is 87.5 euros per per person.
Take this exhilarating 164ft bungee jump with the majestic backdrop of Amsterdam’s skyline behind you! Experience the awesome rush of the free fall as you plummet towards the ground at the former harbour in Amsterdam. An awesome memory!