There are lots of art and cultural day- and nightevents organized by Hotel Arena. In this agenda, you can find all activities organized in  Hotel Arena ánd all events scattered around in city of Amsterdam. 

30 Dec Art in Redlight

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Between shopping the sales and spreading holiday cheer, don’t miss the 10th edition of Art in Redlight from 27 to 30 December 2014 at Amsterdam's Beurs Van Berlage. The eclectic art fair features visual art, design, dance, video, light installations and music.

Art in central Amsterdam
A range of exciting events and exhibitions will be spread throughout all the halls of the historic Beurs Van Berlage. Head to the great hall for an art fair featuring established and up-and-coming artists; there are great choices for first time buyers, allowing a bit of dabbling before committing to serious collector’s status. Refreshments will be on offer in the central hall to fuel your browsing and the concert hall will host artful debates.


31 Dec Christmas markets in Amsterdam

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The nights may be long and dark in winter but you can always brighten up any day with a visit to a Christmas market in Amsterdam. Whether you’re seeking shopping inspiration, ice-skating fun, or just a sweet snack under the fairy lights, there are seasonal treats to be found both in and outside Amsterdam.

City centre festive shopping

Located at either end of the Leidsestraat, both Leidseplein and Koningsplein are home to various festive market stalls. The ice rink and food stands are usually at Leidseplein until early January. Amsterdam’s neighbourhood markets run throughout the season and are a good bet for seasonal gifts and snacks.

Flower market

In December, Christmas trees – big, small, quirky, insanely green – are available in their dozens, making the floating Bloemenmarkt the ideal place to pick up your living room pine. And as a bonus, the Christmas Palace, Amsterdam's unique emporium of festive goodies, is located alongside the market.

Sunday markets

Already well on their way to becoming an institution in Amsterdam, the Sunday Markets get festive with the Funky Sinterklaas Market (30 November) and the Funky Xmas Market (14 December). The brand-new De Hallen complex, full of design and industrial charm, hosts a festive version of its fortnightly food and design market: the Local Goods Christmas Market on 20 & 21 December. For organic produce and sustainable gifts, head to the Pure Winter Market on 14 December (Amstelpark) & 21 December (Park Frankendael). And held right in the centre of Amsterdam, on the picturesque Beursplein and the neighbouring Damrak, the Winter Market Amsterdam is a great place to enjoy mulled wine and hunt for trinkets (check the Facebook page for dates nearer the time).


18 Jan Amsterdam Light Festival

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27 November - 18 January

This winter, Amsterdam will light up once again up during Amsterdam Light Festival. This is the third edition of the winter light festival for young and old. For more than fifty days, the historical center of Amsterdam will be the unique décor for this international festival.

Boat and Walking Route
The city will be complemented by light sculptures, projections and installations by contemporary (inter)national artists. The boat route, Water Colors, will take visitors past artworks along Amsterdam’s canals and the Amstel. The walking route, Illuminade, winds through the city center. During the festival, light will play a central role in the city as museums and institutions organize light-related activities, introducing visitors to innovations in light art.

The theme for this year’s festival, ‘A Bright City’, challenges artists to create a tribute to life the city. The resulting artworks present a unique take on the modern city of Amsterdam.

For more information check here.