Location: Amsterdam – The Netherlands
Classification: 4 star hotel deluxe
Official website: thetoren.nl/en
Rated as the number 1 hotel in Amsterdam on Tripadvisor, the Toren hotel is a jewel in the middle of the city center. Located right at the Keizersgracht, you really can’t beat this location. The Anna Franks House is just a few minutes away and also other famous attractions are nearby. This hotel truly is what an Amsterdam’s hotel should look like. Initially it was a one star hotel runned by the Toren family. Nowadays, the hotel is an up to date luxurious four star hotel with all the amenities one could wish for.
The Toren hotel only has 38 rooms which gives this hotel a true boutique feeling. From the moment I stepped in, I was pampered. The small lobby area is very accommodating, cosy and decorated with style. Although Amsterdam has a lot of large famous brand hotels, those small hotels offer an exceptional and personal experience. As you could expect, service at the Toren hotel is top notch and probably is the key factor why this hotel is rated as the best hotel in Amsterdam. Every single staff member I met was so kind and yet professional. Everybody will do their upmost best to make you feel at ease!
Although there are only 38 rooms (which is a good thing!), the hotel does have 15 different types of rooms. We stayed in a special garden suite with an amazing garden view. The garden suite we stayed in was very luxurious featuring high quality materials and furnishings. The bed was among the most comfortable I have slept in and the 2 persons Jacuzzi was to die for. A walk-in (rain)shower was available too and works as a luxurious steam shower as well. Without doubt, one of the best showers I have ever experienced in any hotel! High quality toiletries are provided as well. It definitely was one of the most romantic rooms I stayed at in Amsterdam! We had direct access to the peaceful garden which is the best place to hang out after a busy day in Amsterdam.
The garden is a hidden gem at the Toren hotel. You wouldn’t say you are in the center of Amsterdam. It was so quiet and peaceful. I enjoyed drinking a cocktails outside, definitely check out their cocktail menu! They have one of the best cocktails in Amsterdam! Even if the weather does not permit, the bar inside the hotel is such a beautiful place. Decorated with large drapes and chandeliers, it is the perfect place for romantic moments. It is nice to just walk around in the hotel as there is a surprise waiting for you behind almost every corner.
There is no full service restaurant on site, but the Toren hotel does offer a small menu with several cold and hot dishes such as light bites, burgers, etc. When you are in Amsterdam, you definitely should try the fried snacks, they are to die for and are the perfect pre dinner snacks!
Every morning, a buffet breakfast is serves downstairs in the very stylish breakfast room. Again, I loved the typical Dutch decoration and touches. The food itself was outstanding and they offer several healthy options such a lot of fruit, juices, etc.
No wonder that the Toren hotel is rated among the best hotels in Amsterdam! It is one of the most beautiful four star hotels I have stayed at and highly recommend to book your room here if you’re looking for a typical Dutch hotel in the middle of Amsterdam! It felt like a home away from home and that truly is unique! Can’t wait to stay here again!