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To sinister tones, the camera wanders through the deserted building, with a keen eye to signs that were left on the walls. According to the last inhabitant of the Lloyd Hotel, the building was possessed by ghosts from the past. The trick is to release yourself from them, the old artist states, who considers his bond with the building mutual. The Lloyd Hotel, built in 1918, is on the threshold of a new existence at the start of the 21st century. Former occupiers give a guided tour through the vacated monumental property at the Oostelijke Handelskade in Amsterdam and bring back memories. The new occupants look ahead with the contractor and architects. Until World War II, Lloyd was a hotel for Eastern European emigrants, passing through on their way to the American continent. The German occupying forces used it as an interrogation room for the strikers of February 1941. Next, it served as a detention centre. A construction worker, who is now restoring the building, was locked up here for a while. After intensive alterations, the freshly refurbished hotel opens its doors.