We have started! After a very long wait there was reason to celebrate: all the permits that were necessary to start rebuilding and to open a hostel were received. The next 3 months we will transform our already very nice building at Bierkade 22 into a modern and cosy hostel.
In the meantime, the sledgehammer has been used with some enthusiasm. Walls and ceilings, floors, doorposts and tiles, nothing was safe in the face of brute force. But the demolition is of course only the beginning, we cannot wait to start building again.
In The Golden Stork we will take care of every detail, and that means a lot of work. We have started by installing a new ceiling and by taking care of the pipelines necessary for water and electricity. Next up are walls, hallways, doors, sanitary facilities, a bar and much more. The electrician too will have quite some work to do, as every bed will have its own power socket and light. Speaking of beds, these will be custom made in the coming weeks. Out of wood, which we prefer over iron wobbliness. The luxury mattresses have already been taken care of, they are waiting in a storage to provide all our guests with untroubled nights of sleep.
Below this post you will find several pictures of the hostel and the work that is taking place now. And you can also get a first glimpse of the owners: Dennis and Marcel van der Plas. These two brothers, born and raised in the beautiful city of The Hague, are giving everything to make this hostel into a success. Soon we will publish an interview with them so that you can get to know them better and to find out what will make The Golden Stork such a special hostel.
Finally, we have also launched our Facebook page. Over there we want to keep as many people as possible up to date with how we progress during the construction. But most of all: once the hostel has been opened, it is where we will show everyone what you can experience with us and in The Hague. Make sure you don’t miss anything and like our page!