Old army storage creates new memories

In the second quarter of 2022, WestCord Hotel Arsenaal by WestCord will open in ArsenaalDelft, the national monument on the peninsula between the Oude Delft and Nieuwe Delft. It is the fifteenth hotel for the Dutch family business and the second in Delft. Hotel Arsenaal will be a boutique hotel with 63 rooms, a restaurant, parking spaces and a courtyard. The original elements in the monumental building have been preserved and combined with a modern and stylish finish. The buildings that make up the complex were built over three centuries. The Armamentarium and the East Indies Warehouse were later added to the ammunition storage dating to 1602. Between 1989 and 2013, the complex housed the Army Museum, which eventually became part of the National Military Museum in Soesterberg. ArsenaalDelft is to become the new crowd puller in the southern city centre. With two new bridges and a floating terrace, the original peninsula becomes part of the urban public space again. A conference centre, restaurant, exhibition space and offices will be realized next to the hotel. Loetje restaurant has already opened.