Op zoek naar toeristische 'hidden gems' © Davy de Lepper

You can check in, rent a room, shower and even sleep there. But Hotel Insomnia is anything but an ordinary hotel. Normally, the artists’ collective De Fabriek works on new pieces or offers space to other designers in this building that dates from the sixties. The old bookbinding shop is transformed into a hotel during the Dutch Design Week. From a cargo bike that guests can rent as a tiny house – to a more luxurious accommodation ‘with vintage sanitary facilities’. Hotel Insomnia has something for everyone. Budget guests can spend a night on the concrete floor in a Sheltersuit for a tenner. There are various performances and exhibitions to attend during the day. But when the guests check in, the doors are locked for the general public. The rest of the evening and night, guests immerse themselves in the world of several artists.

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Author profile picture Milan Lenters is a writer and editor. Through IO, he got to know his native city Eindhoven in a different way and sometimes looks with amazement at the many stories that lie ahead.