Last weekend I spend my Saturday night in hotel Arena Amsterdam. It was the first time that I slept in this hotel. I already heard a lot of good stories about Hotel Arena, but nothing is better than experiencing it yourself.
Hotel Arena is located on the edge of the Amsterdam center in Oosterpark. The hotel is a 19th-century monumental building. Last year the building was completely renovated with a balance between old features and characteristics with modern elements. The hotel has a cultural programme which stimulates the relationship between city, inhabitants and the hotel. It is a place where you eat, drink, work, sleep and dance.
Eat, drink, work, sleep and dance and repeat that sounds good to me! In the weekends I am such a lazy person. I just want to relax and read the newspaper in bed with a good cup of coffee. This hotel bed was soooooo nice and cozy. I wish I could have spent my whole Sunday in this bed.
Of course, there was not only a bed in my room. So…let me give you a tour of the hotel room. Look at this beautiful bathroom. I really love the minimalistic interior. It looks so stylish and classy.
AND I EVEN HAD A JACUZZI IN THE BATHROOM! OMG!! This was really amazing! I always dreamed of a hotel room with a nice jacuzzi. Well, I will tell you this jacuzzi was unreal. It was warm, was cozy, it had nice bubbles and you could change the light of the jacuzzi in different colors. My boyfriend and I spent a lot of time in this jacuzzi Saturday night.
Sunday we spent a big part of the day in the PARK restaurant. The PARK restaurant is part of hotel Arena and has an outside terras which looks over Oosterpark. I really love this restaurant. It is cozy with a beautiful view and the menu is delicious! The menu is full of light and fresh international and regional dishes. Besides that, they serve the tastiest cocktails.
So tasty that I couldn’t choose between a Gin Tonic and a Caramel Mule. Well if you can’t choose just take both
Yes I know, we didn’t take the most healthy or interesting lunch, but we were craving for delicious Sunday food. We can all have a cheat meal on a Sunday right?
Do you also want to spend a night at Hotel Arena or do you want the join one of their events? The upcoming week is perfect to experience the hotel as it is ADE (Amsterdam Dance event). The agenda of hotel Arena is full of parties and cultural activities;
Thursday, October 18: The Hidden People x FLMY. This is a techno party.
Friday, October 19: Back to Then. This is a party where all old hits are played from the 90’s and 00’s.
Friday, October 19: Opening of the exhibition Solipmission: This is a Virtual Reality exhibition about the experience of three men looking for an answer to the question ‘what is reality’ during the festival Burning Man. This exhibition can be seen until October 21st.
Saturday, October 20: Hakuna Matata
Saturday, October 20: Klassifest. A classical one-hour concert with short pieces of classical music, for the entry-level listener and the seasoned classic enthusiast.
I hope you will have the best experience just like me! <3