This family-owned hotel on the Keizersgracht is going to be a serious competitor for established high-end spots like The Dylan and The Amstel. The Toren has just 38 rooms, split over two seventeenth century canal houses. With its deep purple interior, massive chandeliers and classic furniture, this hotel is the perfect base for a romantic weekend. Both buildings breathe luxury, romance and comfort from the moment you walk in. Most rooms have been renovated to include a two-person jacuzzis. If you manage to book the Garden Cottage – it’s almost always fully booked – you may find sightseeing slips down your list of priorities. This unique space is separate from the main hotel, in its own yard, with a big bath, big bed and almost complete seclusion.