The Toren

Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1015CZ

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The Toren's Royal Suite

By Fred Mawer, your Amsterdam expert

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#6 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Amsterdam
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Location:
4.5
4.5
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
3.8
3.8
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.2
4.2
Value for money:
4
4.0
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Honeymooners, Romance

Best for Romance - Expert review of The Toren

Dramatically designed canal house hotel, that is just the place for a romantic weekend.

Great canalfront location, lovely old building (dating from 1618, used to be a prime minister's home, and part of a university), top-notch service...There's lots to enthuse about with The Toren. But its prime attribute, in my humble opinion, is that it's a really rather sexy place to stay.

Location: 

Fantastic: on the tranquil western canal ring, just a couple of minutes' walk from the Anne Frank House, the Noordermarkt (colourful outdoor markets twice a week), and the charming Jordaan district.

Bedrooms: 

Individual, bijou and - particularly the "special deluxe" rooms and suites, which come with double whirlpool baths in the main body of the room - romantic. One suite - the Garden Cottage in the garden - also has its own private terrace. Throughout all 38 rooms, expect chandeliers, ornate mirrors, comfy beds, and good mod-cons such as Nespresso coffee makers. However, note that cheapest rooms can be small, and some rooms are in an annexe eight houses along the street.

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Public areas: 

A rather opulent bar/lounge - all purples and golds, with chandeliers, elaborate dried flower displays, and candles. You can also sit out in the garden courtyard.

Eating and drinking: 

Buffet breakfasts, eaten in the bar/lounge, are good value for Amsterdam at 12 euros. The Toren also has an arrangement with a nearby, upmarket restaurant called Christophe, for meals to be delivered to the hotel - you can eat them in the lounge or your room.

Service: 

Excellent: the hands-on Toren family have been here for four decades, and they and their staff are smiley, upbeat and professional.

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Who stays there: 

Mostly couples, of all nationalities.

Pros: 
Opulent, theatrical décor
Great location
Good service
Cons: 
Cheapest rooms can be small

More information on The Toren:

Price from:
£64
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1015CZ
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Pets Allowed, Room Service

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