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Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Arena Towers

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in Amsterdam for a 3 night and found this hotel was an ideal base. The hotel is a 5minute walk away from the nearest station (Bijmer Arena) and the hotel is 15 minutes on the train from Schipol airport, and about 15 minutes way from Amsterdam Central. The Hotel itself was very clean and tidy, and also very peaceful, and staff were very helpful and friendly throughout our stay. As we stayed during midweek, there were a number of business meetings, and business travellers, which the hotel is probably more catered towards. Breakfast was served in the mornings, and although selection was limited, it was perfectly acceptable.

nothing wrong with the Hotel, but it is at least 10/14 kilometres from Central Amsterdam where all the action is. If you want to see something at the Arena then your in a great spot and the hotel is a great choice. we wanted to be in Central Amsterdam, so we had to use the trains/metro every day easy transport links, we bought a kind of Oyster card 24 euro for us both and this gave us unlimited use of buses metro and trams for the 48 hours we were there. Easy to use and the public transport is amazing we caught the train from the airport to amsterdam central - was 5 euro each adn there are loads of ticket machines. once in Central we caught the metro M54 to the ARENA TOWERS. the hotel is around 5mins walk from the station. there really isnt anything around the area apart from the arena and a burger king though Hotel clean, comfy, the usual, continental breakfast the airport is ENOURMOUS!! took 20 mins to taxi on our plane to the runway. Loved Amsterdam, will definatley return and go to the places we didnt get time to go to take the river boat cruise - 12 euro each for an hour, not massively informative, but a lovely hour on the boat seeing the sights you can pay more if you want to visit the heineken factory etc same sort of GB we did ask if we could pay extra and go and stay at the Holiday Inn @ central Amsterdam but were made to feel a little like Paupers.. they said we couldnt as we had chosen to stay in the express at a cheap rate. -ooops room was excessively hot and the air con wouldnt go below 18.. windows dont open at all

It is 7 min from station Around 15 min by metro to Central Station (10 stops by M54) Big hotel Cosy rooms Nice shower in a bathroom Comfortable bed Friendly reception Complimentary breakfast It is one building for two hotels of Holiday Inn chain

Clean room. Friendly staff. Great location right next to the station. Ask for a room that doesn't face the railway though. Nice breakfast (limited but nice). Would happily stay here again when in Amsterdam. .

The room was clean, the staff was very friendly and helpful, answer to all our questions in a professional manner. The location of the hotel is just 20 min away with the Metro to city centre. It is in a very quiet neighborhood, a lots of shops around ( Lidl,Aldi, etc) which is very convenient. Also it is only 20 min away from the airport. The breakfast is not really great, it is very poor and also the check in time is very late 15:00, which makes very uncomfortable for the people which are arriving early in the morning ( if you wish to check in before 12 you have to pay) .

Stayed here for a surprise trip to the dam for my birthday. My girlfriend booked the holiday inn express but when we went to check in the found no such booking and told us we was in the normal holiday in. We went in a checked in staff spoke very good English and had no problems with the questions we asked. We went up to our room very clean just a shame it was 2 single beds for me and my girlfriend. Other than that the room was nice with a nice view of the Ajax stadium. Breakfast was great something for everyone to eat just a little bit of a wait if you wanted tea or coffee.

Great service, really friendly and helpful staff. Holiday inn express is as you walk in is the first turn on the left (blue wall) then go to floor 2 for reception. The main reception you see as soon as you enter is for holiday inn - not to be confused with the express. Lovely room although we were a couple and had two separate beds so we just ended up pushing them together and the cleaners never moved them apart for the rest of our stay which was nice. Tv, ensuite, kettle with coffee/tea, in room. Also where the catalogues are was this leaflet that has loads of vouchers to get some discount on tourist attractions - on some you only save a couple of Euro but still nice touch. Breakfast in the morning was so nice! Juice bar, coffee station, toast station, pastries, meats, cheeses, cereal, chocolate milk, yoghurt, fresh fruit, boiled eggs. 5 minute walk to the metro station and 10 minute journey to Centraal station from there. Sometimes the cleaners came in at strange times and on the last night they didn't show at all but overall no complaints and really nice place to stay.

The breakfast was excellent. Asa a member I was seated in a private area and enjoyed good food and a really pleasant staff. There was one staff member Clarita who stood out as someone who was very helpful and really portrays a good name for Holiday Inn Express. She made my day.

One start with a good break fast but get there early just a bit of advice more to choose from less people and the free ice to luggage mindingoverall a great hotel just no fridge or coffee in room well not enough for me I like real milk and more than one suger

The hotel seems to be located in a business park area which is great as there are a few shops/grocery stores/mini malls within walking distance- it’s 700m from the station (a quick 5 to 10 min walk) so you get to walk passed the stadium to the hotel. The room is quite spacious, comfortable bed and very clean. There is no safe option in the room we were in and no cupboard to unpack any clothes but there are a few hangers. Breakfast was okay, a variety of cold meats, pastries and yoghurts. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. It’s a 15-20minute train ride to central station so the location is not too far out

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Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Heineken Music Hall and Amsterdam ArenA
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Arena Towers places you within a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions such as Heineken Music Hall and Amsterdam ArenA. This 323-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Also nearby are Ziggo Dome and Museum Vrolik.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


All 323 soundproofed rooms provide coffee makers, phones, and desks. LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in pillow menus.

Property features

Built in 2014, the brand new Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam - Arena Towers offers free WiFi in public areas, 10 meeting rooms, and a conference center. Self parking is offered for EUR 20.00 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center and a computer station.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 921 reviews