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
Although it has been open for many years the Pulitzer felt modern and was well decorated with a few quirky touches. Our room was comfortable but there were a couple of minor annoyances - for example there was only one reading light by the bed and only one accessible socket which meant charging our devices was a challenge. The concierge was helpful and all the staff were cheerful and polite. The hotel is very well located for exploring Amsterdam.
My wife and I are regular annual visitors to Amsterdam. This was our 1st visit to this most remarkable of hotels however. 25 17th and 18th century houses seamlessly connected.The Pulitzer bar is a most welcoming area to begin and end an evening; the waiting team are a pleasure to deal with.. So too the Jansz restaurant where we ate on three occasions.We dealt direct with hotel reservations and were therefore able to discuss the various room options available. Clearly with a hotel complex such as this it is to be expected that probably no two rooms will be identical. We chose a 'generous room with canal view'.It was a delight,beautifully appointed and situated above the bar(no noise) overlooking the Keizersgracht.
All in all a most satisfying experience;one which we hope to repeat soon.
Not cheap but good value nonetheless.
5 stars all the way.
The hotel was centrally located on a beautiful section of the canal. With each room being completely unique, it was a lovely place to stay. Having booked through Mr & Mrs Smith and paid in advance, we assumed there would be no issue on check out. However reception attempted to charge us (a party of 4) hundreds of euros for breakfast charges which we contested given that breakfast was included in my Smith reservation. I have also returned home to find a 75 euro charge on my Amex for ‘miscellanous’ which is completely incorrect aswell. They should not have the right to charge your card after you have settled the bill and checked out. A shame given how lovely the hotel was otherwise.
We were walking through Amsterdam and wandered in to see the inside of the hotel. Ron, the concierge, saw us and asked if he could help. Even though we weren't guests, he offered a tour of the hotel. The hotel and grounds are beautiful! Fascinating how the hotel consisted of 25 canal houses joined together. If all the staff are like Ron, the Pulitzer would be our choice for a unique hotel experience the next time we are in Amsterdam. Dank u wel, Ron!
First of all, I have to underline that the last time in this hotel (about year ago) everything was fine, that’s why we really wanted to come back.
But unfortunately, this time we faced a number of oddities.
Upon arrival, there was no one to help us with finding our room and with the luggage. The elevator doesn’t bring guests directly to the rooms and we had to carry our luggage upstairs.
Secondly, when we wanted to sit in the garden with cup of tea in the evening of the same day (about 10 o'clock), we were told that it’s impossible - the garden is closed, and we could either go and stand outside, or sit inside the lobby. This is rather strange for a hotel of 5 stars offering a courtyard.
The third inconvenience was that in our room we couldn’t raise the temperature above 21 degrees - no matter how hard we tried, it went down to the same level.
It’s surely possible that all of it was only a chain of annoying misunderstandings, but the impression was somewhat spoiled.