What We Love
- Staying in a series of converted 17th- and 18th-century houses, right on the canals
- The attention to detail that elevates the hotel's dining experience
- Walking out your front door and being a stone’s throw away from many of the city's best attractions
What To Know
- Very close to one of Amsterdam's main attractions – the Anne Frank House
- Rooms are rather smaller but comfortable
- Pause, the lobby café, is a great option for a quick breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
When it comes to places to stay in Amsterdam, the five-star Pulitzer takes the ‘speculoos’. This 225-room city pad is set within 25 restored 17th- and 18th-century canal houses in one of Amsterdam’s hippest neighborhoods, right in the middle of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, the hotel oozes an air of effortless elegance. Designed by Jacu Strauss (who had a hand in designed the Mondrian London under Tom Dixon), rooms are sophisticated yet cozy, drawing inspiration from the moody work of Old Master oil paintings and traditional Dutch design details like Delft tiles and stucco ceilings while also incorporating more modern pieces like Maarten Baas furniture and Persian rugs by Piet Hein Eek. Pulitzer Amsterdam’s dining and drinking services can be enjoyed either at the lobby café, Pause, the signature restaurant Jansz, Pulitzer’s Bar, or in the intimacy of your own room. The chefs here are encouraged to create dishes as elegant and sumptuous as their surroundings, whether in the day’s buffet breakfast or a sophisticated evening dinner. When the sun is shining, head to the hotel’s garden and lobby café, Pause, for al-fresco drinks and nibbles.
In the Area
Pulitzer Amsterdam is located in the very heart of Amsterdam, easily within reach of many of the city’s most popular spots, including Dam Square, the Royal Palace, the Anne Frank House, and Nine Streets. There are also plenty of world-renowned museums nearby, such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. The nearest tram stop is Westermarkt, which is just a 2-minute walk from the hotel.
How to Get There
The Pulitzer is an outstanding hotel in every way. The staff went above and beyond to help out us many times. Location on the main canal was perfect. We were able to walk everywhere. Our room was lovely and well maintained with lots of extra touches such as turn down service at night, free water in the room, etc. Food in the restaurant was also quite good. This hotel is hard to beat.
A convenient, attractive and quiet oasis in the heart of a busy city.
The comfortable, but small, twin room proved a real treat to sleep soundly with open windows with added option to count local church bell chimes as the day's alarm clock!
The excellent breakfast buffet offers attractive and satisfying options for everyone, so your day starts well.
This is a very nice hotel in a great location and brimming with character.
However, it is not a great hotel when it comes to service.
We experienced poor service in the bar & restaurant and were disappointed with the limited food service when we arrived in the evening.
You expect hotels of this calibre and cost to provide exquisite service and little touches that make your stay special - this hotel fails miserably in this regard.
I suspect weak management and poor customer focus will prevent this good hotel from ever becoming a great hotel.