‘Het Scheepvaarthuis’ (the Shipping House) was built as a joint office for six Amsterdam shipping companies and completely finished in 1928.
Decorated with sculptures and wrought iron. Symbols include seahorses, dolphins, waves and anchors.
The four oceans are represented around the entrance of the hotel. Windows illustrate Neptune amongst other things. Staircases have been richly decorated with shells, octopuses and other figures.