Amsterdam Sights

Hotel Arena ****

with garden rooms overlooking the park

Housed in a monumental building from 1886 that used to be the Catholic girls' orphanage, Hotel Arena is situated close to the Oosterpark, Artis Zoo and the Ethnological museum in Amsterdam Oost. Hotel Arena is easily reached both by car and public transport. There is a parking area on the grounds.

The Arena complex is home to a hotel, cafe, restaurant and events venue . Guests spend the night in stylish decorated rooms, where once the large dormitories of the orphanage were located.

Monumental staircases, long corridors with high ceilings and original murals give the historical complex it's unique atmosphere. The former chapel with its classic atmosphere has become one of Amsterdam's hottest dance-floors.

At the heart of the building you will find the cafe and restaurant with its sunny terrace and beautiful garden; a true meeting place for travellers, businesspeople and locals.

Hotel Arena has been around for 25 years but has undergone a thorough renovation this year. The new hotel entrance is now on the side of the park.


Hotel Arena offers Standard, Large or X-Large rooms. The rooms have high ceilings and large windows, sloping walls and wooden beams. All 116 rooms are different, vary in size and shape and are all decorated differently.


Online reservation

The cheapest way to book a room is directly via Hotel Arena's official website!
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the former chapel of the St. Elisabeth Catholic girls' orphanage with authentic frescos, marble pillars and balcony is being used as a place to dance, get married, show fashion, hold conferences and give concerts.

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Hotel Arena

's-Gravesandestraat 55
Amsterdam (Oost)

+31 20 8502400

official website

116 rooms

Rates: €89-189
double room, excl. breakfast and 5% city tax

Breakfast: €17.50 pp


nearby Attractions

Artis   the Amsterdam Zoo
Brouwerij 't IJ   beer tasting room and brewery in a windmill
Carré   theatre located on the banks of the Amstel river
Hermitage Amsterdam   satellite museum of the Hermitage in St Petersburg
Jodenbuurt   old Jewish neighborhood
Tropenmuseum   cultural anthropology museum

nearby Lunch places

Visbar Beet   €
Louie Louie   €€

nearby Restaurants

Visbar Beet   €
Elkaar   €€
Louie Louie   €€

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