The Netherland’s largest hotel is to house a retired B747 jumbo in its gardens.
Former KLM jumbo “City of Bangkok” will be transported from Amsterdam Schiphol airport to the nearby Corendon Village Hotel over the course of five days, where it will be transformed into a B747 visitor experience.
The 150 ton aircraft – which has been stripped of all serviceable parts (including engines) – will take its final journey over 17 ditches, the A9 highway and a provincial road, before coming to rest in the gardens of the hotel.
The plane has been painted in Corendon colours, and will open as the Corendon Boeing B747 Experience in the third quarter of this year.
The 680-room Corendon Village Hotel is the largest in the Benelux region, having opened in 2018 within the city’s former Sony headquarters.