Hotel Arena

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12 expert recommendations



The St. Elizabeth building (circa 1890) was a Catholic orphanage turned youth hostel until 1999, when it was upgraded into this happy, still-youth-centric hotel.

Standard rooms look like the orphans never moved out and are to be avoided.

DK Eyewitness

The restaurant, bar and nightclub are the stars of this former orphanage in a slightly out-of-the-way residential district, so the Arena is ideal for young trendies intent on socialising in situ.



This grand complex in a former 19th-century orphanage consists of a hotel, restaurant, and dance club (complete with frescoed walls that reflect its former function as a clandestine church). Full review →


Frommer's 33

A converted Roman Catholic orphanage from 1890 houses a friendly, stylish, youth-oriented hotel. Full review →



Holy trinity of hotel, restaurant and club in a former Catholic orphanage near Amsterdam's Oosterpark. Full review →


Lonely Planet

A modern, four-star, 116-room hotel with a trendy restaurant, cafe and nightclub. Full review →


Michelin Guide

Formerly an orphanage (1890), now an ultra-trendy hotel.


Oyster 4.0

The 116-room Hotel Arena is an historic landmark, built in 1889 as the Sint Elisabeth orphanage. Full review →


Rough Guide

This place has been thoroughly revamped, transforming a popular hostel into a hip three-star hotel complete with split-level rooms and minimalist decor.


Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

It's the ideal hotel for lazy young scenesters who are after a one-stop-shop of food, booze and boogie. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Built as the St. Elisabeth Orphanage in 1890, the brick building now houses the Hotel Arena, with its trendy restaurant, café, and nightclub. Full review →



On the menu, seasonal French and Italian café dishes, including a deliciously gooey croque monsieur, are executed with ‘pure simplicity. Full review →

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Hotel Arena

4 Star Hotel hotelarena.nl

's-Gravesandestraat 51, Amsterdam 1092 AA, The Netherlands

Contact 020 850 2400
  • Fitness Center
  • Multilingual
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conferences

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