The Toren

Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, 1015 CZ, Netherlands | 4 star hotel
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Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by katieandchris

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It's a fresh morning and we're ready to explore Amsterdam. I must say, getting into the city last night was quite the experience. I only thought the Parisians were nuts when it came to driving. Now I'm of the belief that it's Amsterdam that takes the prize for obscenely confusing traffic. Just when you thought cars and perhaps a pedestrian or two …

Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by katieandchris

It's a fresh morning and we're ready to explore Amsterdam. I must say, getting into the city last night was quite the experience. I only thought the Parisians were nuts when it came to driving. Now I'm of the belief that it's Amsterdam that takes the prize for obscenely confusing traffic. Just when you thought cars and perhaps a pedestrian or two …

Yea...we made it to Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by katieandchris

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We arrived in Amsterdam and I have to admit, the traffic is crazy. It's not the cars you have to watch out for but the billions of bikes on the road! Good grief, they are nuts! Wow, our hotel is amazing. I'm just so thankful to be out of the moving car and into a nice comfy bed....tired....cranky. :-)

I'm not bitter, I'm bitterBALLEN. Day 2.

A travel blog entry by jennyblumberg

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... painting. I feel like I've been there before." That really struck me because for once I was really understanding how art can affect people. It's not something you view with your eyes and it conjures feelings, but it can cause other senses to perk up. You can feel the wind, smell the fruit, touch the pages of a book.

The next part of the exhibit in the Van Gogh museum was Félix Vallotton. I hadn't ...

Explorations Day 1

A travel blog entry by misneach

... We peered through the windows of Gassan (we did not bother with the Diamond Tour as we though we might do) and then headed off to continue another tour of the smallest/narrowest things. We visted 26 & 29 Kleine Trippenhuis which is the widest house in Amsterdam (29) at 22m wide and Mr. Trip's Coachmans house at 2.44m wide. As the story goes, one day Mr. Trip’s coachman proclaimed, “Goodness, I would even be happy with a house that is as wide as my ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, is near Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Cafe 't Smalle, Queen's Day - Local Holiday, and Claes Claeszoon Hofje.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Toren Amsterdam

    Good location

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    We recently stayed at the hotel and had booked two double rooms - one a luxury room with jacuzzi looking over the canal at the front of the hotel and the other a double with shower which was in the attic overlooking the courtyard garden. The attic room was of average size but seemed small once it contained a travel cot - the jacuzzi room was quite big by amsterdam standards and had a lovely view of the canal which is quite quiet both day and night. the staff were extremely helpful and knowledgeable and were more than willing to accommodate any request especially as we had a toddler with us - the only downsides to the trip were that there are a few steps up to the hotel and also steps up to the lift and to some of the rooms - this is not mentioned in the website - and this did cause a few problems as one member of our party had mobility problems and we had to manoeuver a pram. The hotel serves breakfast and snacks in the afternoon and evening, so you have to eat out for dinner. The facilities in the rooms were quite different - the jacuzzi room was quite well decorated and had air conditioning as well as the usual tea,coffee,hairdryer,toiletries,radio and alarm etc. the attic room however did not appear to have been given so much attention and did not have air con and the bathroom was minute. the minibar is quite cheap by hotel standards but did not have wines or spirits, and the pay per view channels are already turned on when you arrive and you have to request to have them turned off - they are good value at 4 channels for only 8.85euro from 11am to 11am. the hotel does have internet access and it is also possible to hire dvd players and video players - something we wish we had known in advance. The hotel classes itself as a business hotel but we found it to be quite an intimate family-friendly hotel which can boast a back garden in which the children can play and the adults can enjoy a drink from the bar.

    Great stay in Amsterdam

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    We stayed at The Hotel Toren in April 2004. The hotel was beautifully quiet, clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is well situated for a visit to the city. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting Amsterdam

    Snuggly bed, peaceful and convenient location

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    My husband and I stayed at the Hotel Toren for one night on March 22.

    Poor value for money

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    ToreN Hotel, AmsterdamMy wife and I spent 4 nights there Thurs 25th March to Mon 29th March 2004. We were allocated room 223 which was up in the attic. My complaint is purely to do with the room. Everything else about the hotel is fine.Room 223 is tiny. Far too small for 2 people. One tiny wardrobe and no other storage racks. No space between the twin beds. If not careful one might bang one's head off slanted ceiling and wooden beams. Bathroom was tiny. Shower was very powerful but the controls were broken so it was necessary to hold the shower in one hand while washing, otherwise the whole bathroom area got destroyed with water as happened on the first occasion I used the shower. Not very satisfactory and it meant I didn't bother to shower on 2 of the days. While sitting on the toilet one's head is over the sink. Again not very satisfactory.On a less important note the TV remote control didn't work properly and the manual controls had to be used.To summarise, I feel I didn't get value for the Euro 140 per night.

    Absolutely brilliant!

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    We had just had the best stay possible in Amsterdam - this hotel is a gem! You couldn't find a nicer hotel with staff to match. The rooms are a bit on the small size, but you could eat your food off the floor! The bedlinen is as white as snow and starched to perfection. They have a lovely little bar and breakfast room and the actual location is spot on. It is by one of the canals (naturally) and only 5-10 minutes walk away from the hustle and bustle of all the bars and the redlight district! We can't recommend it enough - go and experience it for yourselves...

    Toren Hotel is great!

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    We just returned from Amsterdam where we spent 10 days at the Toren.

    The July weather was very warm this year and a good feature of the hotel was that it is air conditioned. Our stay was very enjoyable: Staff friendly and helpful; upgraded rooms pleasant and comfortable (new bathroom). We had a canal view and it really added to the entire feeling of our trip. We feel that the history of the hotel should be shared more widely (used to be the home of a "patrician" family then the library to the old university: built in 1733). Many of the architectural features remain from those days.

    Very pleased

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    We splurged on a room with a view of the canal, and were very happy with it. The room was large, decorated in red and gold (very pretty- see their website for pictures) and well-maintained, with lots of natural light. The view was beautiful- we left the windows open all night. The bathroom was somewhat small, with a jacuzzi tub and new-looking fixtures; good water pressure in the shower, not much shelf space. Staff was friendly and helpful. The location is perfect- quiet and beautiful, but within walking distance of everything. Negatives: expensive if you want the canal view! But you probably already knew that.

    Nice Hotel - Great Location

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    I stayed at Hotel toren for three nights early in April of 2003. Most of the staff were nice, although one or two of the people at the front desk had something of a teutonic chilliness about them. The room was not terribly large, but it had a pleasant view onto the back garden (the Canal view rooms were way too expensive for me - starting at twice the price of the back rooms!). The pluses: Room was quiet, furniture was nice, location can't be beat, the common areas of the hotel are nice. Minuses: bathroom was a little too small, especially the shower, and although I was supposedly on a 'non-smoking' floor, the corridor outside my room stank of cigarette smoke. Also, the breakfast was a little too expensive, at 12 Euros per day.But it was wonderful to be so centrally located, and to have my nice quiet room with the pleasant garden view as a refuge. All in all, despite a few minuses, I rate this above average.

    Great Hotel

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    Great location - can walk to everything. Near the Anne Frank House. Friendly staff and nice rooms.

    Gem of a hotel

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    Stayed in Toren late Nov/early Dec this year.

    Recently uograded to 4 star.

    Lovely hotel can"t fault it.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Toren Amsterdam

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding