Amsterdam Sights

The Toren ****

a romantic luxury boutique hotel characterized by a warm design

The hotel's elegantly designed interior and warm welcome, combined with the beautiful surroundings of Amsterdam's canal belt create a special atmosphere: chic, theatrical and slightly mystical.

This canal-house hotel has an ambiance, in which style, warmth and comfort unite. The 38 guest rooms are all different and vary from small and elegant to spacious and stunningly beautiful.

When available, you can have a room with canal view for €50 extra per night.


Hotel Toren is located in the historic centre of Amsterdam, right on the Keizergracht, one of the main canals of Amsterdam, around the corner from Anne Frank's House and near the Jordaan quarter. Five minutes walking from the Dam Square.

The Toren The Toren
The Toren The Toren

History of the building

From 1830 to 1882 the house was in the hands of the Bienfait family, descendents of the Huguenots who had been driven from France and had acquired their wealth in the 19th-century sugar import industry, for which they kept their own ships.

The most remarkable figure who have lived in the house was Abraham Kuyper, who lived from 1837 to 1920. He was the founder of the Dutch Antirevolutionary Party (ARP) and became Prime Minister for the Netherlands in 1901, after which he moved to The Hague. He was also a preacher and leader of the orthodox-reformed community in the Netherlands. In 1880 Kuyper founded the VU University (VU), the 2nd university in Amsterdam.

In the Second World War the house was used as a safehouse. The 20 people, who were sought by the Nazis for a number of reasons, all survived the war.

The Toren family bought number 164 in 1968 and turned this huge building into a hotel. The family, which comprised the parents and their 5 daughters and 1 son, moved to Keizersgracht and used the VU's former teaching room erected in the garden as their home.

Today The Toren Hotel has become one of the most beautiful four-star hotels in Amsterdam.

The Toren The Toren
The Toren The Toren

Family-run design hotel, located on the beautiful Keizersgracht.

Online reservation

Hotel The cheapest way to book a room is directly via The Toren's official website!
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The Toren

Keizersgracht 164
Amsterdam (Canal Belt)
+31 20 6226033

38 rooms and suites

Price: €243-315
standard double room, excl. breakfast and 5% city tax

official website

nearby Attractions

Amsterdam Museum
Anne Frank House   hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during WWII
Jordaan   neighborhood with many cafés, restaurants, galleries and small shops
Lapjesmarkt   patch market
Royal Palace   built as a city hall on Dam Square in 1648
Westerkerk   17th century protestant church in which Rembrandt was burried

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