This will be your new go-to after a walk in the oosterpark
With the opening of the new restaurant Park restaurant in Hotel Arena this hotspot has made a comeback. Sometime, long ago, Hotel Arena was one of the hottest places to go clubbing in Amsterdam. Because in here, you could go all out every weekend. And so we did ;-). But suddenly Hotel Arena lost its spark. Even worse, Hotel Arena became a faded glory. The clubnights got lost in oblivion and the rest got rebuilt and expanded. And with success, because Hotel Arena now proudly presents her new café-restaurant Park Amsterdam! We can certainly say that this is one of the best comebacks of restaurants we’ve seen in Amsterdam this past year.
Lounging and dining at restaurant park in hotel arena
And when we look at the interior of Park in Hotel Arena, we’re just as enthusiastic. Through the west entrance of the Oosterpark you’ll walk straight into these oasis of peace and design. The design of the new restaurant is by the well-known TANK Interior Design that worked with Team V Architectuur especially for this occasion. The result is three different settings: a lowkey lounge, a lively bistro and a classy restaurant with set tables.
And the calmness? That’s been created by the glass outer walls, the earth tones and the green. Lots of green, because Park Amsterdam wanted to extend the line of the Oosterpark straight to the inside. And so you’re surrounded here by beautiful evergreens: plants that have the colour of green the whole year through.
the menu x Restaurant Park in amsterdam
Besides the beautiful interior – where it’s perfect to either work of have a chat – the menu also looks good. A mix of Italian en French dishes that everyone’s familiar with and everyone almost always feels like having. At least, in our opinion. From a ceasar salad to the club sandwich, simple dishes but of high quality. What we’ve seen from the evening menu so far looks very promising! Will we see you there?
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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