The Arena Out grandstand at Zandvoort is on the inside of the circuit towards the end of the lap. It doesn’t have the best views which is why it’s one of the cheaper places to sit.
This article provides a comprehensive guide to the Arena Out grandstand based on my trip to the Dutch GP in 2023.
It includes a full seating plan of the grandstand, a video with examples of the view from multiple seats and my tips on which seats to go for and which ones to avoid.
Arena Out grandstand location
The Arena Out grandstand is located on the inside of the Zandvoort track layout towards the end of the lap. It’s on the right-hand side of the circuit between turns 12 and 13.
It’s called Arena Out as it comes after the Arena section of the track, which is turns 11 and 12. There are a number of other grandstands within the blue Arena area on the image below, but Arena Out is just after them.
Arena Out grandstand tickets for the Dutch GP
The Arena Out grandstand is part of the Bronze group of grandstands. These are the cheapest Zandvoort F1 grandstand tickets as they offer some of the least exciting views.
Lower down this article you’ll see why this is the case for Arena Out.
The other grandstands fall in to the Main Straight, Gold, Silver I and Silver II categories. The image below shows the ticket prices for the grandstands at the 2023 Dutch Grand Prix, taken from the official Dutch GP website.
A 3-day weekend ticket in the Arena Out grandstand costs about 125 Euros more than a 3-day Zandvoort General Admission ticket.
Zandvoort Arena Out grandstand details
The seats in this stand are chairs with folding bases and fixed backs.
There is no roof over this grandstand so it’s completely exposed to the elements. The only grandstand at Zandvoort that does have a roof over it is the Main grandstand.
No roof means it’s likely you’ll get very wet if it rains. In 2023 it rained almost continuously across the Formula 1 weekend and everyone got soaked, so dress appropriately for the Dutch GP!
There’s one TV screen directly opposite this stand. It’s opposite seats 55 – 65 but can be seen from everywhere in the grandstand.
There is also the large jumbotron on the inside of Turn 12 to the left of the stand that may be visible from some seats.
Directly behind this stand and all of the Arena grandstands is a big area with countless food, drink, F1 merchandise vendors and toilets.
Everything you need to survive the day is in this area and you don’t need to cross back to the outside of the circuit, unless you want to go to the Fanzone.
Arena Out grandstand seating plan
Below is the Zandvoort Arena Out grandstand seating plan.
As the plan shows the grandstand has a total of 28 rows, with row 1 being lowest down at the front and row 28 being highest up at the back.
The seat numbers increase from left to right (as you stand on the track and look up at the stand). They increase continuously across the full width of the stand.
Seat 1 is on the far left closest to Turn 13 and seat 144 is on the far right closest to Turn 12.
To get in to the grandstand you have to use one of the numbered entrances (basically just staircases at the bottom of the stand). These start at 1304 and go up to 1309 and are clearly labelled on the back of the stand.
Zandvoort Arena Out grandstand view
The image below shows the sections of track that can be seen from the Arena Out grandstand highlighted in pink.
From this stand you can see all of the straight between turns 12 and 13. You can just about see the exit of Turn 12 and the entry to Turn 13, and that’s about it.
The video below has examples of the view from a number of different seats in this grandstand:
- Seat 1 Row 28
- Seat 55 Row 16
- Seat 100 Row 9
- Seat 144 Row 1
As the video shows, if you sit in the back row on the right hand side of the stand then you have the benefit of being able to look behind you to see the Formula 1 cars go around Turn 13.
Unfortunately the trees inside the circuit block you from being able to see any more than the entry to Turn 14 or the start / finish straight.
Being higher up in the stand also has the benefit of giving you a better vantage point to see as much of Turn 12 as possible.
Even on the far end of the stand (seat 1) the back row has a great view of the final part of the Arena section.
Row 16 is just about high enough to give you a good view as well. This was seat 55.
But as you start to sit nearer the front of the stand lower to the ground you lose sight of Turn 12. The Arena Out stand is set a little further back from the edge of the track than the adjacent Arena 3 grandstand so your view is blocked by that.
This image was Row 1 seat 144.
Best seats in the Arena Out grandstand
If you want to see as much of Turn 12 as possible then you need to sit high up in the stand, ideally row 20 or above. Then I’d for seats in the 1 – 75 range.
Any higher seat numbers than that and you risk having your view blocked by the adjacent grandstand.
Sitting in the back row in the lowest seat numbers also gives you the bonus of being able to turn around to see the F1 cars go around turns 13 and 14 behind you.
Is the Arena Out grandstand a good place to sit?
The Zandvoort Arena Out grandstand is in the cheapest group of grandstands for the Dutch Grand Prix. And with the view being limited to the exit of Turn 12 and the entry of Turn 13 you can understand why.
The short straight between these two corners is not an overtaking opportunity so you’re unlikely to see any close racing F1 action here.
The best way to think of this stand is that a weekend ticket is only around 100 Euros more than a General Admission ticket.
For that additional 100 Euros you have guaranteed seats, a perfect view of a TV screen and the chance to soak up the atmosphere of Max’s crazy Orange Army packed in to the stand. Then it seems like good value.
This grandstand is fairly accessible from all three entrance gates.
The closest will be Gate 2 which is the nearest to the tunnel you need to go through. To walk from that gate to this stand is around 10 minutes.
If you’re staying in the official Zandvoort F1 camping area you need to use Gate 4.
Arena Out is grandstand 30 on the map below.
For information on getting to the circuit using public transport, bikes or car check out or guide on how to get to the Zandvoort F1 race.