The Arcade Hotel | Gamers, Amsterdam Is Your Next Holiday Destination

The Arcade Hotel | Gamers, Amsterdam Is Your Next Holiday Destination

Amsterdam has long been famous for its red light district, legalised weed, bicycles and Anne Frank. Now it’s a bonafide destination for gamers thanks to The Arcade Hotel.

The Arcade Hotel opened on January 16th with an outdoor gaming event and soft launch. Located in the De Pijp region of Amsterdam, a city renowned as one of Europe’s most culturally diverse, the hotel is perfectly situated for the museum quarter.

With 36 rooms at present and a further ten set to open later in 2016 The Arcade Hotel offers all of the style and amenities one would expect from a modern destination, but as the name suggests, this one comes with one or two unique attributes.

Each of the rooms comes with a games console. Handhelds are available on loan in the bar for multiplayer adventures and the hotel even has a library of comic books to enjoy throughout your stay.

Daniel Salmanovich took over the space in February 2015 and with his partner, designer Sandra Duran set about transforming the former Aalborg Hotel into it’s current form.

Re-born, the Arcade boasts retro-pop design elements, combining white brick walls and dark flooring. Lighting elements in modern bathrooms and rain showers. A combination of individually decorated one to four bedded rooms rounds off the transformation.

Consoles available include NES, Super Nintendo, N64, Gamecube, Game Boy, Playstation, XBox and Atari with a menu of games to play for each. Other services include a late checkout as standard, bicycle hire (the most popular form of travel in Amsterdam) and traditional Canadian cuisine!

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