Amsterdam Travel Tips by Toren Hotel

Courtesy of The Toren Hotel in Amsterdam

Here are some tips on where to go in the enchanting city of Amsterdam. Please see some recommendations from The Toren Hotel, Amsterdam.

Unique Amsterdam Shopping:

The Nine Streets – 5 minute walk from The Toren, De Negen Straatjes – is in the heart of Amsterdam’s canal district and is one of the city’s most delightful shopping areas. These picturesque streets straddle the 17th Century canals from the Singel to the Prinsengracht. Spend a fabulous day wandering from one to the next exploring the designer boutiques, art galleries, jewellers, gift shops, fashion shops, specialist businesses and there are plenty of great bars, cafes and restaurants to refresh you along the way. Website:

Also famous in Amsterdam are the outdoor markets satisfying all types of interests. Here is an overview of The Toren’s suggestions on the Markets to explore:

Flower market – The Dutch genuinely do love their fresh flowers. Mixed with locals and tourists and offering a variety of bulbs, flowers and plants. The fragrance of flowers makes the atmosphere lovely. Located on the Singel canal between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein with some floating stalls. Open Mondays through Saturdays from 9.00-17:30, on Sunday 11.00-17.30.

Magna plaza – Centrally located in Amsterdam , large shopping center for fashion, beauty, designer brands and close by the beautiful The Royal Palace, Madame Tussauds and the National Monument located in the famous Dam Square.

Spiegelkwartier – This is the place for lovers of antique articles and art. This area is located opposite of the Rijksmuseum. This place is a big boost for the business purpose of craftsmen.

Albert Cuyp market – This market is situated in the Albert Cuypstraat and is one of the most famous markets. Articles of all kind from clothes, handmade bags, fresh fruit and smoothies, hand crafted gifts can and much more can be found here.

Noorder Market –This is the best place to buy biological products. The market is also filled with unique stalls of second hand clothes and antiquities- located in front of the Noorderkerk.

Waterlooplein – This is a great place to roam about sections of classy second hand goodies. One can buy second hand clothes, art, a variety of accessories and an assortment of curiosities.

Classy cocktail recommendations:

Door 74 – A swanky cocktail bar that’s purposely hard to find and Only accepts patrons with reservations, This inconspicuous elusive classy cocktail lounge recalls a time when ladies and gentlemen sipped spirits in a chic, civilized setting. The service here is as spectacular as the skillfully mixed drinks made with seasonal and sometimes very unexpected ingredients.

The Toren Lounge – Enjoy a cocktail at the Toren’s beautifully decorated bar and lounge area with a cozy fireplace and sultry rich interior. The theatrical décor is divine, with intricate ornaments and elegant furnishings. The mystical atmosphere and design is the work of the fabulous, celebrated interior designer Wim van de Oudeweetering, who transformed this elegant townhouse into a warm and welcoming luxury hotel offering its guests a true inside Amsterdam feel.

Culinary Secrets:

Chez Georges – an intimate culinary gem located around the corner from The Toren on Herenstraat 3. This elegant ornate restaurant holds only 8 tables. This small but charming restaurant serves up an appetizing Belgian fare by Chef Georges Roorda. The interiors have a classic influence complemented with mirrors and attractive wallpapers and dim lighting. Address: Herenstraat 3 Phone: 020 6263332

Restaurant Christophe’ – nestled on the beautiful Leliegracht canal, Cristoffs is based on classic French cuisine  infused with unique spices and influenced by different regions of the Mediterranean. This beautiful restaurant is a special favorite of the Toren and highly recommended for a top class elegant delicious (‘’lekker” in Dutch) experience! Website: Address: Leliegracht 46 Phone: 020-6250807

Interested in a boutique hotel in Amsterdam?

The Toren Hotel, Amsterdam

Treat Yourself to an unforgettable experience:
Whoever wants to be treated to a unique and memorable stay in Amsterdam should stay at The Toren. The hotel’s elegantly designed interior and warm welcome, combined with the beautiful surroundings of Amsterdam’s central canal area create a special atmosphere and a safe haven for you to completely relax. The hotel has been designed with your pleasure in mind! Worldwide tourists and business travelers familiar with the hotel will discover it afresh.

Chic, theatrical, warm:
The Toren is prominently placed amongst the grand 17th century canal houses of the Keizergracht. They form a perfect backdrop to the striking transformation of the hotel. Well known interior designer Wim van de Oudeweetering took charge of creating a chic, theatrical and slightly mystical 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. The choice of room resides with the guests; all will find however a hotel atmosphere which inspires feelings of relaxation and well being.

Heartfelt dedication:
The management and staff of The Toren resolutely strive to make all guests feel at home. Upon entering this magnificent hotel, you will see that hospitality is top of the list, with true commitment to service being a priority. “We aim to fulfill your requirements 24 hours a day, wherever possible”. Whether this means bringing a bottle of champagne to your room, recommending places to go out or preparing breakfast according to your personal taste, Toren staff are there to help you.


The Toren hotel is located in the centre of historic Amsterdam right amongst the grand 17th century canal houses of the famous Keizergracht Canal. The Hotel is locate within walking distance to all major tourist attractions. The Tube/Tram ‘Westermarkt’ stop is only 2 minutes walk from the Hotel, while the Central Train Station is about 10/15 minutes walk. The Schiphol Airport is 30-40 minutes by taxi/train. – View Location Map.

General Information:

Category: Avantgarde Luxury [learn more]
Address: Keizersgracht 164, Amsterdam [view map]
Type: Boutique Hotel
Best Rate: 120 EUR [View Calendar]
Total Rooms: 38
Languages Spoken by Staff: English, German, Dutch
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