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.
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.
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.
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.
- Business Centre
- High-Speed Internet
- Pets Allowed
- Room Service
- Culture vultures
Pros & Cons
- Good service
- Great location
- Opulent, theatrical décor
- Cheapest rooms can be small