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Hotel Arena

51 Gravesande Straat
Amsterdam, 1092 AA, Netherlands
TEL: 31-20-850-2400

Built as the St. Elisabeth Orphanage in 1890, the brick building now houses the Hotel Arena, with its trendy restaurant, café, and nightclub. Some of the 116 rooms feature heritage elements like sloping rafters and high-ceilings. Natural light and wooden floors soften the color palates: soft gray and sharp white in the bedrooms, and black tiles and glass in the bathrooms. On the practical side, each room has wireless Internet, flat-screen TVs, and blackout curtains. The hotel café, with its outdoor seating, is popular for drinks, and the former-chapel turned nightspot at the hotel regularly hosts international DJs.

Room to Book:

In room 165, the bathroom is set behind a heritage brick archway.

Insider Tip:

Take in a concert, dance performance, or Dutch-language play at the 1887 Royal Theater Carré—a 12-minute walk from the hotel.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Business Center
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service

Number of Rooms: 116

Number of Suites: 7

Year Opened:



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