The Toren

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Address: Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, 1015CZ, The Netherlands

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.4

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
4.5
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.2
90%
Value for money
4
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

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.

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.

Who stays there

Mostly couples, of all nationalities.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Pets Allowed
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Honeymooners
  • Romance

Pros & Cons

  • Good service
  • Great location
  • Opulent, theatrical décor
  • Cheapest rooms can be small
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