Liberation Day

Freedom is a precious thing and a privilege that cannot be taken for granted in the world. On Liberation Day, we reflect on our freedom and it is something we would like to celebrate with you.

05/05/2023 12:00 pm - 12:00 am


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Celebrate freedom with us

Hotel Arena is the perfect place to celebrate Liberation Day! On May 5th , we organise a range of festivities to celebrate our freedom and everyone from young to old is welcome. 
From 16:00, DJ Je Moeder & Bart Sevenhuijsen will provide a cosy musical atmosphere & tunes, the students of Hotelschool The Hague will serve delicious freedom soup with their own foodtruck called STREATS, we will be surprised by the Amsterdam Klesmer Band  and OOSTCAST organises history tours though the Oosterpark.
In addition, of course, delicious drinks, summer cocktails and tasty snacks, on our sunny terrace of PARK cafe/restaurant.
Come along and enjoy the freedom,
in the Oosterpark!

21 Seasons in the City – Didi Lehnhausen

The studio of artist Didi Lehnhausen will be on the terrace on 5 May. That day she will give the go-ahead for a special work of art and painting – 21 Seasons in the City.

Over the next five years, Didi will grow the canvas layer by layer, as long as the war lasted. A new layer is added each season, based on a story from the war that parallels the time of year at the time.

“21 Seasons in the City is both a painting and a performance. We often look at the war as a single event, but with this work I want to approach it as a succession of events in which freedoms were taken away on all kinds of fronts.”

From atrocities to heroics and everyday life that went on. Every three months a new image can be admired on the canvas, which will eventually be completed in five years.

See Didi go live May 5th!


We are living longer than ever before, and we are aging better than ever before. And yet, many people feel less valuable with each passing year. Why is that?

Aging certainly presents its challenges, just like any other phase of life. But why do we hold on to outdated and mostly negative stereotypes of older people?

With PR:OUD, the creators present a completely different image of aging. They highlight the strength, beauty, and wisdom of a person at an older age. Because having inspiring examples helps, and because aging is not a problem to be solved or a disease to be cured, but a natural, powerful, and lifelong process that unites us all.

This beautiful exhibition will be opened on Friday, May 5th at 6:00 PM in our Art Gallery.

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History Tour

Join us on a history tour about the Second World War through the Oosterpark. What happened in the park and its surroundings during the Second World War? Find out during this free informative walk in collaboration with OOSTCAST.
1st tour: 16:30 uur FULL
2nd tour 17:30 uur FULL

For the lucky ones there might be a spot available during the day!

Meeting point: Hotel Arena, ‘s-Gravesandestraat 55, 1092 AA Amsterdam. 
With a limited number of places available, we would kindly ask you to register.