We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful boutique hotel”
Review of The Toren

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
The Toren
Ranked #2 of 372 Hotels in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Loved the Toren, we stayed for three nights in a room in the annex building, it was large, beautifully appointed and overlooked the canal. Bed was extremely comfortable. Fantastic location. Staff very helpful, particularly the bar staff. Breakfast good. A shame that they don't have their own restaurant . We did eat at Restaurant Christophe (which they have some kind of arrangement with) one night but wouldn't recommend it - it was empty and the service was slow and rather surly - but there are lots of places nearby.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Pandora A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (2,634)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,275 - 1,281 of 2,634 reviews

Reviewed 26 January 2014

Perfect in every way, decor weird when you 1st arrive but it grows on you.
Staff and service 15/10
Expensive but worth it!
The food was absolutely amazing, our room was incredible mood lighting and a jacuzzi in the middle of the room, weird but very cool.

Room Tip: Choose the suite, worth it out the back, the owner used to live in it.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jonny21
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 January 2014

The Toren is dark and sexy. The staff are extremely well trained and seem to love working there. From the moment we arrived we were impressed, the room was fantastic, the service was great. The location couldn't have been better, a street away from bars, restaurants and walking distance into the centre of town. We only had breakfast in the hotel twice and found it good but typically 'continental'.

Before we left we completed the survey left in our room and was very surprised to get an email from the owners asking for more details on our comments. We gave them more feedback, which was not really critisism as we had had an amazing time. We had email communicaton a couple of times and they then refunded us for our time and effort! We were so impressed and would definately go back!

Highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: We opted to stay in a garden suite which we would recommend. Though we looked in on the rooms within...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank ma5ia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2014

Even Americans could learn about customer service from the team at The Toren. A truly warm, helpful and informative welcome to our stay followed by a discretional free breakfast upgrade was truly awesome. Well appointed boutique hotel which has exceeded our expectations.
We're actually two nights into our four night stay and couldn't wait any longer to write home about how perfect The Toren is....relishing every moment we are here.
Ideal location along the grachten with easy walking access over Amsterdam - never too far away from anywhere and no need for a taxi. One day we will return, in the meantime we are going to chill out in the in-room jacuzzi and raise a glass of champagne to the Toren Team - thank u! x

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank EBTLbisou
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 January 2014

My husband and I spent five nights in this lovely, perfectly located hotel and recommend it highly. We will definitely be staying here again on future visits to Amsterdam.

The proprietors and staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome and comfortable. The hotel is beautiful, charming and well-maintained, the rooms are large (at least ours was) and well-designed, and the location is ideal (at least for what we wanted—which was a nice, neighborhood setting but within easy walking distance to many sights). The Toren is just around the corner from the Westerkerk (a handy landmark to find your way back to the neighborhood) and from the Anne Frank House. The Jordaan district, filled with great restaurants, is right at hand. And it's a fairly short walk to Centraal Station and Dam Square, but a world away in terms of noise and crowds. We walked easily to Museumplein (although not a short walk) and other attractions throughout the central city. If you're not a walker, the Toren is also close to several tram lines, making it a very convenient location no matter how you like to get around.

We stayed in the Annex, which is a few doors down from the main building. It is a minor inconvenience to be in the Annex as opposed to the main building, where breakfast is available and where the bar is located. (The staff will be only too happy to accommodate your particular needs in terms of location within the hotel complex. Just ask when you book. At least that was our experience, and the owners are clearly very interested in guest feedback and suggestions. They followed up on more than one comment I made in the survey they sent us following our stay.)

Our room was on the second floor of the Annex, overlooking the Keizersgracht Canal. The view was absolutely beautiful and exactly what we were hoping for. Our room featured nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, which opened onto the canal and were the full width of the room. The room was very large, by European standards, and very comfortable, especially the bed. The closet had lots of nice shelves, a refrigerator, safe. The bathroom even had a large pullout drawer (in addition to a shelf above the toilet), which was very convenient. The room also had plentiful electrical outlets. In short, the management and owners have thought of many small extras that make your stay more convenient and enjoyable. The design of the room was dramatic and charming at the same time.

The staff of The Toren are really terrific, among the best we have experienced. When we first arrived, the handle on my husband's suitcase broke off as we were getting out of the cab. One of the staff members repaired it so it was usable again and took care of it almost before we checked in. We called the front desk for a couple of small things during our stay, and within minutes the staff had taken care of our request. Everyone (EVERY one) on the staff was friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: My only suggestion about getting a good room is knowing your own preferences, checking the hotel web...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
4  Thank Susie523
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

Myself and my (newly)fiancé stayed here in January and all I can say is WOW!!
If your looking for Romantic,Elegant,Classy, Stunning,Unique,Intimate,Friendly Professional, Clean and just an all round excellent stay, then The Toren is for you!
Im am terribly fussy about booking a hotel when I go away and would always book into a 5 star hotel as being a business owner myself and working extremely hard I like to spoil myself when we travel. Even though The Toren is a 4 star hotel something just struck me about it, also the reviews were so positive. The decor is truely beautiful.very much the Wow factor. Its very different to the big hotels we've stayed at with 500+ rooms and that what we loved about it.the staff are so welcoming and friendly and always smiling,but so professional.We also had a complimentary bottle of champagne sitting waiting for us in our room as I happened to mention we got engaged recently!
When booking our holiday I decided to break it up and do 2 nights in The Toren and 2 nights at a very well known and and might I add (way too expensive)€36.50per person for breakfast 5star hotel 5 minutes away.And although our stay was really nice here we were sorry we didn't book the 4 nights at The Toren and both agreed within minutes we preferred The charming and quirky Toren!
I hope this helps because if your fussy about where you stay like me and want the best,remember size doesn't always matter!! ;-)
Book The Toren!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
6  Thank lyonsy87
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I was staying for Christmas and New Year in Amsterdam with the person I love more than anything in the world and I wanted to find somewhere romantic and comfortable that would give her the break of her life and The Toren was the perfect choice. An historic 17th Century property -it was a perfect hideaway for a romantic break and Angela and I had the time of our lives. The hotel staff went out of their way to be polite and helpful and they delivered a high level of service straight from the heart. I was delighted to see how special they made Angela feel.....

The Toren is situated along a canal, and is a very quiet, though convenient for the centre of the city. A five minute walk to Dam square makes this an ideal location - ten minutes walk to the central train station....

Although there is no restaurant in the hotel, there are numerous fabulous eateries within walking distance. The hotel does, however, have an excellent bar where food is served throughout the day and late into the night. The food is extremely good and was always delivered hot and with a big smile...

The hotel reception is well versed on local restaurants and they have a well researched list of eateries to suit every taste and budget. Both Angela and I found that not only did they know what was available but also went to great lengths to recommend the sort of places they felt we might enjoy. They were always keen to know what we thought of the restaurants we ate in, which showed a refreshing level of interest. We stayed at The Toren for 10 days and did not have a disappointing meal the whole time. I have to say that both Angela and I felt that the staff were very well trained and researched everything very well. In short, they made us feel that we were special to them and that set the tone for an excellent break.

For local excursions, the reception were also terribly helpful and guided us is a very professional manner. It was a real pleasure in every respect.....

The facilities in the hotel rooms are exceptional with all manner of special wellness features - the double Jacuzzi bath and the steam room shower box were just superb and added to the romantic ambience. The heating/cooling system was intuitive and effective, as was the mood lighting system....the skylight blinds were controlled electronically and were excellent in the room we had.

For a very old building, it was amazing that so many lovely features could be incorporated and I have to say that the hotel help make this the happiest time of our lives. I cannot recommend the hotel too much...

This was the first time we have stayed in Amsterdam but it seems that we made the right choice with the hotel having heard what friends have said about the hit and miss nature of booking hotels in Amsterdam city centre. It was really important to me that Angela was happy and this hotel was the foundation of a truly memorable Christmas and New Year.

The staff at The Toren were exceptional and their kindness made the difference between a nice holiday and a great holiday.....

Both Angela and I would like to thank The Toren hotel and all the staff for such a splendid break -we have never been happier.

Room Tip: For a longer stay or for those looking for a bit of extra comfort, it is worth upgrading to an execu...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Tim-Everest
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Amsterdam hotels
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
#1 of 372 in Amsterdam
1,357 reviews
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Ambassade Hotel
Ambassade Hotel
#4 of 372 in Amsterdam
1,129 reviews
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Hotel Sebastian's
Hotel Sebastian's
#6 of 372 in Amsterdam
1,457 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Banks Mansion
Banks Mansion
#9 of 372 in Amsterdam
2,784 reviews
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Pulitzer Amsterdam
Pulitzer Amsterdam
#11 of 372 in Amsterdam
792 reviews
Centrum
Hotel Estherea
Hotel Estherea
#16 of 372 in Amsterdam
3,982 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to The Toren? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Toren

Address: Keizersgracht 164, 1015 CZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number:
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#2 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#3 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#4 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
Price Range: £169 - £378 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Toren 4*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Allow the award-winning hotel The Toren to charm you with an unforgettable, unique and memorable experience in Amsterdam. The Toren offers an elegantly designed interior and a warm welcome; this combined with the beautiful surroundings of Amsterdam's central canal area creates a special atmosphere and a safe haven for guests to completely relax. The hotel has been designed with your pleasure in mind! Worldwide tourists and business travelers familiar with the hotel will discover it afresh. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Odigeo, Travel Republic (UK), Agoda, TripOnline SA, Ebookers, HotelsClick and Evoline ltd so you can book your The Toren reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Toren - Hampshire Classic Hotel Amsterdam
Toren Hotel Amsterdam
Toren Amsterdam

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing