The Arena Hotel Amsterdam is in the former St Elisabeth building which was built in 1890 and was home to an orphanage. In 1999 renovations took place to convert the property into a modern four-star hotel with character. The hotels 116 rooms are all decorated in a contemporary, minimalist style with wooden floors and white walls. The building is also home to a beautiful nightclub, situated in the former chapel; it offers two dance floors and a mix of international DJ's and different theme evenings. Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is an exhilarating metropolis with beautiful architecture, ancient canals, numerous museums, restaurants, theatres, clubs and unique events throughout the year to experience and enjoy. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the centre of Amsterdam and close to numerous attractions including Zoo Artist, the Trope museum, the Dapper market and Oosterpark.