The Most Freak and Amazing Travel Destination
- Controversy Tram Hotel - Hoogwoud, NH, Netherlands
City trams converted into 4 separate accommodation units. Frank and Irma Appel have created 4 wonderfully themed tram bedrooms in either end of 2 city centre tram railcars, that used to run on the streets of Amsterdam and Germany. With double bed, shower and toilet facilities and a sink top unit for drinks and snacks, these represent a fantastic Bed and Breakfast location. There are four different themed compartments; Italian (smoking), French (smoking), English (non smoking) or American (non smoking). Next to the trams is the Appel house, Controversy - named after their love of the similarly titled Prince album. You canâ€™t help but join in the lifestyle that Frank and Irma have created! They themselves sleep inside a London Double Decker bus, installed in the living room, and their kitchen and breakfast area is a converted French van. Their house is decorated with cars, and motor paraphernalia.
Outside the house, there are 2 trams, and a third railway carriage currently undergoing rebuild. There is also a Mig fighter plane â€“ providing a completely surreal view of the property from the surrounding flat land around Hoogwoud. They provide a library, that looks like a UFO â€“ but is actually the escape pod from an Oil Rig. If youâ€™re arriving by train and planning to say several nights, ask Irma if sheâ€™s able to pick you up â€“ or arrange a taxi from the local station. Both Frank and Irma are incredibly friendly, and staying here is certainly worth the trip to escape the busy Amsterdam life for a couple of nights.