About the Hotel
Why We Love This Hotel
- Family-owned hotel on a canal in Grachtengordel
- The property dates back to the 17th century
- All rooms offer free Wi-Fi
- Guests can order in from the Michelin-rated restaurant nearby
A former safe house in World War II, The Toren is a petite family-owned hotel with a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and service that "often exceeds expectations" (Fodor's). The property is hidden on a quiet tree-lined street in Grachtengordel and is just a block from Anne Frank’s House (book in advance to avoid the long queues).
The hotel comprises two 17th-century townhouses that were revamped in 2008 with more than a nod to Baroque styling. The interiors are swathed in purple velvet and there are fringes and chandeliers galore.
Although there is no in-house restaurant, there is a decent morning breakfast spread and dinner can be ordered from the Michelin-rated restaurant, Christophe, around the corner (6.30-10pm, Tuesday-Saturday). Dishes such as roasted lobster with sweet garlic and salted crème brûlée are a definite step up from regular room service offerings and guests can choose to dine in the wood-panelled bar or in the privacy of their own room.
The theatrical theme continues in the bedrooms, where the décor is reminiscent of a "classy 19th-century bordello" (Frommer's), opulently finished, with colourful mood lighting. Many have canal views, modern 4-poster beds and Nespresso machines. Most also have Jacuzzi baths, some set in the middle of the bedroom.
Standard rooms are on the small side, as is common with historic canal houses. Opt for a Deluxe room or higher for more space.
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transfer (fees apply)
- Baby-sitting service on request
- Concierge service
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Mini bar
- Pay-per-view / movies on demand
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
- Bathtub or shower
Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.
Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.
Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available
Pets: Pets not allowed
Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Know Before You Go Fees The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Know Before You Go
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.