Amsterdam

The Toren

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Family-owned hotel on a canal in charming Grachtengordel
  • The property dates back to the 17th century & was a safe house in World War II
  • Guests can order in from the Michelin-rated restaurant nearby
  • There's free Wi-Fi available

Overview

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 historic Grachtengordel and is just a block from The Anne Frank House (book in advance to avoid the long lines).

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-paneled 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 colorful mood lighting. All have canal views, modern four-poster beds and Nespresso machines. Most also have Jacuzzi baths, some set in the middle of the bedroom.

Cheaper rooms can be small, as is common with historic canal houses. Opt for a Junior or Royal Suite for more room and conventional bathing arrangements, or upgrade to the Garden Cottage eight doors down -- described by Fodor's as "one of the city's nicest getaways" -- for your own private steam room.

Rooms & Rates

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Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • 100% smoke-free

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers
  • Bathtub or shower

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 2pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 19 for adults and EUR 9.50 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 70 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 45 per 24 hours

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: EUR 50 per night
  • A 6.422 percent city/local tax will be charged

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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.

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