The Toren Hotel ****
The Toren hotel is a luxury boutique hotel situated on the Keizersgracht (UNESCO World Heritage List) in the centre of historic Amsterdam right amongst the grand 17th century canal houses. This hotel is probably the best 4-star hotel in the city, where service is a pre. Lots of mayor attractions are in walking distance of The Toren hotel, such as the Dam Square with its Royal Palace, Anne Frank Huis, the Jordaan district and the Red Light district.
Hotel The Toren consists of 38 stylish and comfortable rooms. All the rooms are charmingly furnished in their own unique way and provide you with a highly pleasurable stay. The Toren hotel offers Single Rooms, Small Double rooms, Standard Double rooms and deluxe rooms with whirlpool and view on the garden or canal.
Next to the standard and deluxe rooms you can be pampered and be surrounded in ultimate luxury in one of the Bridal Suites, Special Deluxe rooms or the Garden Cottage. All these rooms have spacious Jacuzzis and the Garden Cottage also contains a steam shower cabin.
To get an impression of The Toren Hotel please click here to see the video.Business meetings & offices
The Toren has a conference room with a maximum capacity of 16 persons with multiple setup possibilities. Next to this room you are able to sublet meeting rooms and business offices at sister company ‘The Mood’ (Multi Offices On Demand).
The Mood is also situated on the Keizersgracht, so is easy to reach from the hotel. They offer a large selection of office space ranging from fully operating units to merely clothed ones. The units range from standard to highly luxurious equipment, from affordable to highly exclusive prices and from 12 to 180 square feet.
This beautiful mansion was first built in 1618 as a typical example of the grand townhouses of its time. The big mansions, in the Golden Age, were used as homes and work places, with the basement usually reserved for the kitchens and servants’ quarters.
The most remarkable figure to have lived in the house was Abraham Kuiper, who lived from 1837 to 1920. In 1880 Kuiper founded the VU University and in 1889 the VU University bought the premises on Keizersgracht 164 for NLG 41,000. The adjacent buildings, numbers 160 to 166, also became part of the university. The ‘Heerenkamer’ (first door on the left after the stairs) was the so-called ‘sweat room’, the room where the exams were taken. The entire first floor was dedicated to lecture rooms. The massive library was situated on the top floor.
In the Second World War the house was used as a safehouse. The twenty people, who were sought by the Nazis for a number of reasons, all survived the war.
The Toren family bought Keizersgracht 164 in 1968. It promised to involve a massive amount of work turning the empty halls into hotel rooms. Mr. Toren wanted every room to be fitted with a shower and toilet, not a standard feature at the time. The first guests helped decorate the rooms. Some brought curtains, and others painted the windows. This is how the first rooms were rented, and the doors opened officially on 15 March 1969. The overall renovation eventually lasted three years, resulting in 34 rooms and one star.
The hotel received its second star in 1978 and in 1983 the second building (number 146) was added, to increase the number of rooms to 45. They were rewarded with a third star in 1988. Eric Toren has led the hotel since 1991. Under his management, the hotel has become one of the most beautiful four-star hotels in Amsterdam.
The Rooms & Suites at The Toren hotel are available from €95,- per room excl. taxes.
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