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 front desk and concierge knew and explained quite a lot of the hotel’s and Amsterdam’s history. The public artwork and furnishings around the hotel were museum quality and enjoyable to see. There was a small cafe that gave us more informal meals an smaller dishes without lessening the quality or presentation of the food. Mike and Sven at the front desk were most helpful.
If you have an appreciation for interiors, styled Instagram photos, fantastic service, cosy corners, fabulous flowers and Pinterest worth decor then look no further than the Pulitzer.
The hotel is just divine and really contemporary in style with photo worthy locations around every corner. The rooms themselves can be pot luck ( because it a protected structure) so there is not a major amount of consistency. Our room was really small yet had everything you needed however navigating the end of the bed area could be tricky.
The service and staff were faultless and the food was delicious. The location of the Pulitzer is within walking distance of everything and you will be glad to know that Amsterdam is very walkable / cyclable if that’s your thing.
One point worth noting is that the concierge could not do enough for us over our four days as they organized transport, recommended and booked all of our restaurants and even organized a private boat trip on the canals. Just awesome and in all of my travels they were by far the best ! Book this hotel ASAP as it’s unmissable.
We were set up perfectly for our stay in Amsterdam with a cozy suite connected to a double twin room. Plenty of space for our family of four for four nights. The people were very welcoming and the hotel itself was so unique, being made up of interconnected single family homes. Both restaurants were delicious and our 15 year old couldn't get enough of the chocolate eclairs. The concierges were extremely helpful with tickets (especially for the Anne Frank house) and dinner reservations.
Gorgeous hotel. Clean & in a great area. Check-in was not good. I booked our room through American Express Travel for my husband, my daughter & I. When checking in, they said it was booked for 2 people and 3 people are not allowed. They began whispering and looking at me. Then the lady checking us in disappeared. She came back & offered me another room but I had to pay over $300 for 2 nights for a rollaway bed and extra occupancy for my daughter. We had no choice but to take it. It was not handled professionally or with class, plus it made us feel very unwelcomed. Other than that, it’s a beautiful hotel.
Want a unique hotel experience? Pulitzer is your jam.
We arrived very early in the morning with the expectation that we would not be able to get into a room for several hours, but our check-in person was able to secure a room so we could drop off luggage, refresh, and get out to the city by 10am. We nicknamed him Gandalf for his room wizardry, and we so appreciated it. We actually got a little lost trying to find our room the first time, due to the multiple attached houses and walkways between them. Honestly, it could have just been jet lag, but we treated it like a treasure hunt and it was pretty fun to discover the most efficient route. The room was fully modern with a gorgeous shower and comfortable bed. It was SO quiet at night and we slept like logs. The location was optimal, close to a tram line but also a great walkable area. The bar was super-classy and run like a machine, breakfast an Jansz was a real treat, and we even got room service with great-quality food.
There are many fine hotels in Amsterdam, but I'm so glad we chose this one. So much more fun than the normal cookie-cutter hotel, and we can't wait to come back.