The Toren

a romantic luxury boutique hotel characterized by a warm design

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

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Luxury boutique hotel on the poshy Keizersgracht near Westerkerk

The Toren hotel is actually made up of 2 historical canal houses, once home to the flamboyant lives of Dutch trade merchants. The 2 monumental buildings are located 50 meters from each other on Keizersgracht in the famous Canal Belt area of Amsterdam.

Rooms and suites

The Toren has 40 uniquely styled rooms and suites which 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.

There are 3 different room categories: cosy single (11-15m2) and double rooms (17-22m2), luxurious rooms (24-30m2) with more comfort and suites (25-46m2) with an in-room double Spa Whirlpool bath for a most unique stay. Some rooms have an internal view, other rooms overlook the interior gardens while the remaining rooms boast views over the prestigious Keizersgracht.

Many rooms have luxurious whirlpool baths for two and twin sinks. Most have walk-in rain showers, while some suites boast double-sized steam showers.



Hotel The 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 Dam Square.

The Toren

Keizersgracht 164
Amsterdam (Centrum)

How to get there

tram 13, 17 Westermarkt
local_airport 17 km to Schiphol Airport

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.

In 2016 family Toren sold The Toren to the boutique hospitality group, The Pavilions Hotels & Resorts .

Today The Toren Hotel has become one of the most beautiful 4-star hotels in Amsterdam.

Nearby Sights & Attractions

photo_camera Anne Frank House   hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during WWII

photo_camera Jordaan   neighborhood with cafés, restaurants, galleries and small shops

photo_camera Lapjesmarkt   weekly patch market

photo_camera Royal Palace   built as a city hall on Dam Square in 1648

   The 9 Streets   small interesting individual shops

photo_camera West India House   former headquarters of the Dutch WIC

photo_camera Westerkerk   17th century protestant church in which Rembrandt was burried


nearby restaurants

Spanjer en van Twist   €€
Pesca   Fish  €€€
Toscanini   Italian  €€€


Marketplace prices of fresh fish and seafood fluctuate during the evening at Pesca

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