Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam
In Amsterdam everyone is talking about Hotel Pulitzer, a beautifully restored property that stretches through 25 houses between the gorgeous Keizersgracht & Prinsengracht canals.
Superbly positioned in Amsterdam’s most trendiest Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets) quarter, home to cosy cafes, stylish boutique stores and some of the best restaurants in town, Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam is the ideal place to start uncovering the timeless charm and quirky character of this enchanting European city.
This large, though privately owned Amsterdam hotel close to the Anne Frank House is no ordinary city bolthole. In fact, it’s a delicious & luxurious slice of old-world Amsterdam. Here, seek sanctuary, celebrate your own special moment and discover quintessential Dutch elegance in an intricate maze of twenty-five connecting Golden Age canal houses.
For shopping sprees, romantic interludes or just long luxurious weekends, this Style Junkies favourite offers unforgettable luxury. We’re crazy about Hotel Pulitzer’s tradition, style and service on a very high level. Its air of history prestige really cannot be beaten. The real star? The surprisingly big inner courtyard at Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam, the perfect place to unwind and escape the rat race of normal city life.
Reopened in August 2016 after an extensive makeover overseen by creative director Jacu Strauss, formerly senior designer at Tom Dixon’s Design Research Studio, this canal creation is luring stylish travellers searching for a true and authentic experience. Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam’s sympathetic renovation has enshrined the historical vibe while kicking in smart contemporary elements. Jacu Strauss’ idea was to create a space with reminders of the past inhabitants including wealthy families, Golden Age merchants, an art dealer, a musician and a book collector who lived here over the centuries. Eclectic & elegant, the new look of this Amsterdam luxury hotel is truly visually enticing. Expect a mix of authentic elements such as stucco ceilings, wooden beams, exposed bare bricks and antique Delft tiles, a palette inspired by the Dutch Old Masters from deep blues to pinky-plums and modern design pieces.
How about a beautiful bedroom to cuddle up and cocoon? Stay at one of the 225 rooms & suites, oozing Amsterdam’s charm. Again, the old-meets-new aesthetic is very nicely done. With all different shapes and sizes, the bedrooms at this archive of a rich past have either garden views or canal views. Room-tip: don’t book a ground floor room facing the canal as they are too noisy. Situated in canal house Prinsengracht 319, the cosy room where we stayed (336), was facing the serene inner courtyard and breathing tranquillity. We loved the complimentary ‘stroopwafels’ (famous Dutch cookies), vintage writer’s desks & telephones, gloriously comfy beds, Le Labo toiletries from New York and the choice of magazines including the British Vogue and our favourite luxury travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller. Looking for something really special? Go for one of the four themed suites (the Book Collector’s, Art Collector’s, Antique Collector’s and Music Collector’s), well-worth the extra splurge.
The reference to history with a touch of modernity continues at the hotel’s new all-day dining restaurant, Jansz. Chef Cassidy Hallman is surprising guests and locals alike with simple yet refined dishes such as our favourite roast cauliflower and wild mushrooms with hidden flavours of lemon and sweet pine nuts. Downstairs, the famed Pulitzer Bar is where you can cosy up in high style. For a pause and recharge throughout the entire day, go to the bright garden café. A buffet breakfast is served at Jansz, while Pause Café is the place to be for a quick breakfast or take away (try the delicious granola with fresh fruit and yoghurt).
Fitness freak? They have turned a two-storey little house in the middle of the courtyard into a large gym full of Technogym fitness equipment. Want to explore Amsterdam’s magnificent canals? OK, guess what? Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam has a classic century-old wooden boat perfect for discovering Amsterdam in style.
History, meets modern style, meets Amsterdam’s charm!