A warm welcome to the vibrant Amsterdam, but most of all welcome to Hotel Arena! We are happy to have you here!
I can clearly remember the first time I stepped into this extraordinary hotel. Monumental in balance with modern, grand but also intimate, in the middle of the city surrounded by the greenery of the Oosterpark. For decades, our iconic building has overlooked Amsterdam’s most beautiful park and tourists, locals, travelers and creative people meet here at this spot. In my time here, I have met and talked to many people from young to old who have their own memories of Hotel Arena.
From relaxed dinners overlooking the Oosterpark, catching a special exhibition, to meeting new people at a concert. From a business meeting to a good glass of wine on the terrace or just an unusual night’s sleep in one of our characteristic rooms. Whatever you feel like, you can do it with us. We’re here for you, so you can relax and enjoy all that Hotel Arena and Amsterdam have to offer.
Nice to meet you and share all the beauty of this place with you!
This is our story…
and you’re part of it
1886 – 1888
1888 – 1944
1944 – 1945
1945 – 1969
1969 – 1982
1982 – 1992
In 1992, Paul Hermanides opened an international centre for youth culture and tourism called Arena – an Amsterdam budget hotel with a pop stage, dormitories and a restaurant.