As a hotel, we offer guests around the world a wonderfully welcoming and cultural experience. Like us, our guests enjoy travelling, experiencing new beautiful places and discovering the world. A world we admire and want to cherish.
And as part of the Oosterpark, we at Hotel Arena have a focus on taking good care of our environment. We make every effort to harm nature and the environment as little as possible. Both in our hotel, restaurant and during our events.



Our monumental building
Renovation & Isolation

Our 1888 monumental building is iconic and beautiful, but from a sustainability point of view, it was not built the way we would be today.
In 2017, we thoroughly renovated and expanded our premises. For example, our restaurant and studios have been fully built to the latest standards, and we have better insulated our enchanting chapel.
Every year, we invest in bigger improvements to make our listed building more energy efficient. This is how we keep upgrading ourselves.








Our guests travel from all corners of the world to discover Amsterdam. To offset their travel emissions, we offer them the option to convert their CO2 emissions into planting trees.
Through our partner Trees For All. our guests can make their stay green and sustainable.
We encourage our guests to use bicycles or public transport in Amsterdam. To make this easier, we offer bicycles from our hotel. This way, they can discover Amsterdam like a local.
Our partner Sustainable Taxi Holland, takes our guests to and from Schiphol Airport with a sustainable 100% electric fleet.



Our energy

The most energy can be found in our team, of course! A lively hotel like ours needs a lot of energy, and we try to do our bit there too. Our electricity is green, sustainable and Dutch and is purchased from Engie.
We also have smart solutions to reduce energy consumption. For instance, we have energy savers in the rooms and offices and we have instructed staff to turn down or turn off appliances in the rooms, kitchen and on the terrace when use is not necessary.




Food and Drinks

Besides the fact that our food is prepared with love and attention, it tastes even better because we mainly use local, organic products and ingredients.

We are proud of our local suppliers,
who all contribute to sustainability in their own way. 

Our sourcing and preparation methods
are designed to minimise waste.
Our sourcing





Socially engaged

For 30 years, Hotel Arena has been a cultural meeting place where we connect our guests with art, culture and design. We are an open place where we offer young talent and established artists a place to exhibit their work to the general public. We support cultural institutions and initiatives with special rates or free use of our spaces.
We are also an active part of the neighbourhood network ‘De Plantage’. This organisation has a strong CSR policy, and is committed to informing and inspiring the entrepreneurs and local residents of Amsterdam East of everything that happens in East. From this organisation, there are many green initiatives to keep the Plantage a vibrant neighbourhood, save the environment and live and work more sustainably.
We also work together with the BIZ Oosterpark from a steering position. This Business Investment Zone is committed to interconnection (networking) and undertakes activities for the Oosterpark, such as installing Christmas lights at the entrances, organising school assignments around waste and safety and the purchase of an AED and support for neighbourhood festival Tropisch Oost.