45th Hotelvrijmibo – 10 year edition!

November 17th 2017 – Hotel Arena

A beautiful anniversary!

November 17th 2017

The 45th Hotelvrijmibo marks the 10th anniversary of Hotelvrijmibo’s passion for bringing people together. We want you and your colleagues to be part of the celebrations on this special day.


A lot can happen in 10 years time. The first Hotelvrijmibo took place in 2007 at the Vondel Hotel. Since then this unique network event has become a great success and a well-known name in the Dutch hotel industry. 45 editions, 36 unique locations and thousands of visitors: numbers we are very proud of.

The day after!

An article on the 45th Hotelvrijmibo

After an exciting time of organizing, promoting and brainstorming, it’s finally showtime, Friday. A nice dry day where you, the ambassadors and all the other members of the Hotelvrijmibo team were looking forward to.


Thank you all for attending! You have come in great numbers to the beautiful, in Hotel Grand Budapest style, decorated Hotel Arena.

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Soon the chapel filled up and the first drinks were handed out. After a delicious cold beer from Heineken, a shot of Heffer or a nice glass of wine, it was time to dance. The music was provided by various DJs including Venus Tunes, Team TNT and Barry Paf & Menno de Boer from RadioRave (radio 538). As can be seen in the aftermovie, the roof went off and everyone was having a good time.


Without you, there is no Hotelvrijmibo.
We hope to see you the 12th of JANUARY 2018 – 46th Hotelvrijmibo edition! Keep an eye on our website for more information!

Grand Budapest Hotel

Theme of the event

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

Main partners 10-year anniversary

34 years ago Tours & Tickets started as a small family business. Today, Tours & Tickets has become a leading tour operator in the Netherlands. With a wide range of tickets for museums, attractions, Amsterdam trips, tours and excursions in the Netherlands and Belgium, Tours & Tickets can offer the complete package. Despite the growth of the company, quality and attention to detail remain core values ​​for the daily operations.

Read more about Tours & Tickets

Tours & Tickets wants to give everyone on a holiday or a day out in the Netherlands a unique experience, that is why we offer the best products. Almost all of the major attractions and museums in Amsterdam are in the assortment and are often offered with fast-track access. Tours & Tickets tour guides and shop assistants are all multilingual experts who are trained to serve the customers in the best way possible.


Tours & Tickets also offers exclusive combination packages, which often make it possible to offer a low price.


Annually, Tours & Tickets sells more than 5 million tickets. In addition to the ticket sale in the various Tours & Tickets shops in Amsterdam, there is also an online platform where tickets can easily be ordered. Tours & Tickets also works with the majority of all hotels in Amsterdam and its surroundings. These hotels have the opportunity to sell tickets independently and easily, which is an extra service to their guests.


For more information, visit tours-tickets.com.

Established in 1996 in Amsterdam, Booking.com has grown from a small Dutch start-up to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. Part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), Booking.com now employs more than 15,000 employees in 204 offices in 70 countries worldwide.

Read more about Booking.com

With a mission to empower people to experience the world, Booking.com invests in digital technology that helps take the friction out of travel. At Booking.com, we connect travellers with the world’s largest selection of incredible places to stay, including everything from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&Bs to 5-star luxury resorts, tree houses and even igloos. The Booking.com website and mobile apps are available in over 40 languages, offer 1,474,378 properties, and cover 121,180 destinations in 228 countries and territories worldwide.


Each day, more than 1,500,000 room nights are reserved on our platform. So whether travelling for business or leisure, customers can instantly book their ideal accommodation quickly and easily with Booking.com, without booking fees and backed up by our promise to price match. Via our customer experience team, customers can reach Booking.com 24/7 for assistance and support in over 40 languages, any time of the day or night.


Visit the website for more information

Partners 10-year anniversary

Read more about Blue Boat

Blue Boat Company is a medium-sized tour boat company based in the south of Amsterdam, in the heart of the Museum district. We have two departure locations at the Stadhouderskade, the rst opposite the Hard Rock Café and the second opposute the Heineken Experience. These both locations are easily accessible from the A10 Ringroad.


Canal Cruises

Our luxurious boats are ready to guide you through Amsterdam’s many canals. Our canals have been awarded UNESCO’s World Heritage status and taking this 75-minute City Canal Cruise will reveal why. Passing all of the city’s highlights, a canal cruise is simply the most relaxing and fun way to see the city.


Audio story in 20 languages

On our City Canal Cruise, our (audio)guides Ron & Nel will accompany you on your tour through Amsterdam, or “Mokum” as the locals call it. Ron & Nel are born & raised in Amsterdam and love to tell you all about their beloved city. In this original audio commentary filled with humour, sound effects & music they accompany you on your trip through the history and present-day Amsterdam.


Themed stories

Besides the 20 languages, we also offer themed stories for you to enjoy.
The “Wanted: Freshwater Pirates” kids cruise (available in English & Dutch through our Personal Audio System on both locations and through our Guide App)
The “Rijksmuseum Canal Cruise” (available in English & Dutch through our Personal Audio System on location “opposite Hard Rock Cafe” and through our Guide App)


Tour groups & private cruises

As a medium-sized business, we are perfectly equipped to put customers’ wishes into practice without dif culty, by combining the volume of a large eet with the strength and exibility of a small business.


Environmentally friendly propulsion

All our ships are propelled by clean diesel motors which comply with European regulations. Two ships are powered entirely electrically and contribute even more to a clean city centre with a better quality of life.


Flexible interior

Besides ships with benches that can seat up to 90 persons per boat, we also have ships with exible interiors. This means that various layouts are possible, such as layouts for a reception or a long dining table suitable for an intimate dinner.

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Hotel Arena

25 years

Hotel Arena is a city hotel extraordinaire. Deeply rooted in Amsterdam, with the Oosterpark at its feet. A place with an urban crowd and a village feel, where the lines between park and hotel, City Centre and Amsterdam East, day and night, work and play, friends and strangers are blurred. Our monumental building is a green hideaway where we celebrate the contrasts that colour our city. We are the place you go to eat, drink, work, sleep and dance. Where you talk and listen, discover and admire, come home, go out and broaden your horizons.


Hotel Arena has 4 stars, 139 rooms and a monumental building dating from 1886. It has been thoroughly renovated and expanded recently.There is a whole new wing added with studios and the Patio is more beautiful than ever. There is also an original, restored chapel, complete with stained glass windows. This dates from the time when Hotel Arena was a Catholic girls’ orphanage. Later, the chapel became a music venue and the orphanage turned into a Sleep-in with bunk beds and full of young people. With the expansion of the hotel, the Oosterpark is now the natural entrance to Hotel Arena. The parking garage has gone underground, making the green area flows seamlessly into the park.


Hotel Arena is a place with an urban crowd and a village feel, where the lines between park and hotel, City Centre and Amsterdam East, day and night, work and play, friends and strangers are blurred.



Hotel Arena