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
I honestly can't say enough wonderful things about the Pulitzer Amsterdam. My wife and I stayed their last week for the week. The location is perfect (excellent neighborhood), the staff are amazingly friendly and helpful, the room (recommend getting one with a canal view) was lovely and very quiet, and the bar and restaurant at the Pulitzer first rate (we ate at a lot of top restaurants in Amsterdam and thought our dinner at the Pulitzer was the best). The hotel has the benefit of feeling historical yet updated and trendy, there is a vibe and energy about the hotel, and yet it is extremely relaxing with lots of beautiful spaces (lovely garden). Also, a huge compliment to our driver at the hotel, Mike. Mike and his limousine service were incredible and frankly made our visit one of the best trips we've ever had. We did two different day trips with Mike as our driver and guide. He is extremely friendly, courteous and polite, highly professional, and cares greatly about his guests and their experience. He took us to see picturesque and historic fishing villages, beautiful countryside dotted with windmills, fields of tulips, and to the shore/beaches. His attention to detail was incredible and his ability to show us special places away from the crowds was remarkable. He also was very, very knowledgeable about The Netherlands (his English was excellent), and we learned a great deal about the areas we were exploring. So if you are looking for touring in and around Amsterdam and surrounding areas/cities/towns, we would highly recommend Mike. I should add that my wife and I travel a lot and consider our experience at the Pulitzer in Amsterdam one of our best trips.
This unique hotel is perfectly located to enjoy and explore the beautiful city of Amsterdam. I had a delicious dinner in the restaurant and enjoyed drinks afterward in the Jansz Bar. The staff in all departments are professional, helpful and most pleasant. It was an extremely enjoyable experience to end to my birthday week celebration!
My wife and I stayed at the Pulitzer last week. It was truly a most excellent experience. The hotel is unique as it is comprised of a series of interconnected, restored canal houses. Its charm lies in the wonderfully restored architecture of the canal houses and the amazing artwork on display. A perfect blend of furniture, fabrics, patterns, old architecture, complete with wooden beams, glass and grills and an art collection worthy of famous museums. The walk from the lobby to our room was long but we didn't mind as it meant we could meander through the corridors to admire everything on display. I dare say that after 7 nights at the Pulitzer, there were still unexplored parts.
We had a canal-view classic room which was overlooking the Kaizersgracht. Spacious and tastefully decorated, with a nice blend of colours for the curtains, bedspread and wardrobe doors. The room was very comfortable and the atmosphere from the canal, especially with the window open in the evenings, simply added to its charm.
Additional standouts for our Pulitzer experience: the excellent from the Concierge team (Sven and Peter especially), Pause, the lobby cafe (and Raymond), which is the better venue for breakfast IMHO than Janz and the Pulitzer Bar with the mixologists and their astonishing cocktails and the excellent nut mix and crackers which come with the drinks.
Kudos to the team at the Pulitzer - you have a special gem on your hands
We recently got married at the Pulitzer hotel with a small intimate guest list. I would highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a true classic authentic Amsterdam experience. The setting and the rooms you can select from feeling like you are stepping back into the century and create a beautiful ambiance. Apart from that, Rosanne, was our sort of ' wedding planner' and she is absolutely amazing to work with. From thinking with you to organizing your wedding to the small details that make the wedding amazing.
Def check it out if you are looking for a venue!
I spent a long weekend at this wonderful hotel . A five star experience all around .the hotel is a n eclectic mix of old and new,lots of antiques and modern quirky touches.Food and service of the highest quality and all with a friendly and laid back vibe. If you are visiting Amsterdam stay here you won’t be disappointed. CD