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Game on in Amsterdam's new Arcade Hotel

Game on in Amsterdam's new Arc...
The Arcade Hotel combines a focus on gaming with the Dutch concept of "gezelligheid"
The Arcade Hotel combines a focus on gaming with the Dutch concept of "gezelligheid"
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The Arcade Hotel combines a focus on gaming with the Dutch concept of "gezelligheid"
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The Arcade Hotel combines a focus on gaming with the Dutch concept of "gezelligheid"
Guests at the Arcade Hotel are able to select from a variety of consoles to have in their rooms
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Guests at the Arcade Hotel are able to select from a variety of consoles to have in their rooms
Consoles available at the Arcade Hotel include N64s, Ataris, PlayStations and Xboxs
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Consoles available at the Arcade Hotel include N64s, Ataris, PlayStations and Xboxs
Among the other services available at the hotel are a comic library, bike rental and a flower service
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Among the other services available at the hotel are a comic library, bike rental and a flower service
The Arcade Hotel is located in the De Pijp area of Amsterdam
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The Arcade Hotel is located in the De Pijp area of Amsterdam
The Arcade Hotel will eventually have a total of 36 one- to four-bed rooms
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The Arcade Hotel will eventually have a total of 36 one- to four-bed rooms
Rooms at the Arcade Hotel range in price from €75 to €350 (US$81 to $378)
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Rooms at the Arcade Hotel range in price from €75 to €350 (US$81 to $378)
The Arcade Hotel has a "mid-century design" that includes retro-pop elements and white brick walls with dark flooring
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The Arcade Hotel has a "mid-century design" that includes retro-pop elements and white brick walls with dark flooring
The Arcade Hotel has modern bathrooms with colored lights and rain showers
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The Arcade Hotel has modern bathrooms with colored lights and rain showers
Some of the bathrooms at the Arcade Hotel have tubs in which for guests to relax
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Some of the bathrooms at the Arcade Hotel have tubs in which for guests to relax
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Fordedicated gamers, the thought of leaving their cherished consoles behind whiletraveling can be enough to spark separation anxiety. The owners of a new hotel inAmsterdam have recognized this, with their aptly named Arcade Hotel located inthe De Pijp area of the city offering in-room consoles and video game rental forguests.

The Arcade, sitting opposite the Sarphatipark public park, is the latest in a number of notable hotels to open in Amsterdam of late. Whereas CityHub and W Amsterdam have sought to innovate by catering to digital natives and providing a "Whatever/Whenever service", respectively, the Arcade aims to simply offer its guests simple gaming pleasure and a homely atmosphere.

Formerly the Aalborg Hotel, the Arcade Hotel was taken over by Daniel Salmanovich in February last year. Its transformation is ongoing, but once complete there will be a total of 36 one- to four-bed rooms ranging in price from €75 to €350 (US$81 to $378), with guests able to choose from a variety of consoles, such as N64s, Ataris, PlayStations and Xboxs, and rent a selection of games.

The hotel is said to combine its focus on gaming with the Dutch concept of "gezelligheid", which, loosely translated, refers to the country's culture of friendliness and togetherness. Its "mid-century design" includes retro-pop elements, white brick walls with dark flooring and modern bathrooms with colored lights and rain showers.

Among the other services available at the hotel are a comic library, bike rental and a flower service. There's a backyard terrace and garden in which to relax, as well gaming nights and comic lecture events.

The Arcade Hotel opened earlier this month with an outdoor gaming event, during which video games were projected onto the building's façade.

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ShreyanshTanna
This is amazing! I always wondered why can't we have consoles in hotels on rent so that we can enjoy in our rooms if we feel like not going out! More hotels need to follow this now!