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
A lot of hotels pride themselves on sevice. I think Pulitzer has it ingrained in their DNA. Their check in desk is actually a series of stands. The clerks step around those desks on a regular basis to lend a hand to guests looking for imformation, places to stow bags or whatever. They helped us out a few times. While waiting for our bus at the end of our stay, I saw them in action over the course of an hour or so, helping out in many duifferent ways.
Our room was on the 2nd (third level) floor overlooking the canal. It was not spacious but was very comfortable for the two nights we spent there.
My wife and I spent 5 delightful nights at this quirky but excellent hotel. We stayed in a canal facing room which added to our pleasure. Our room (#419) was extremely quiet and nicely appointed. The service was uniformly outstanding and all of our requests were happily and quickly satisfied. Finally, we enjoyed several outstanding meals at their Jansz Restaurant.
This hotel sit between two canals and is within easy walking distance for most attractions. A tip - if the porter offers to help with your bags - it's probably a good idea to accept! Once I came out of the lift, my room was up a narrow set of stairs, across the roof between the buildings and then up two more flights of stairs!
The bed was very comfortable and there was a nice sized bathroom.
There was a bike suspended from the ceiling in my room.
The staff were pleasant and overall this was a very good stay
Good location BUT with some problems.
We stayed in room 170 - very noisy room, no soundproofing at all. Were woken up around 6am every morning by noise from passing quest. This continued till 11/12 at night 👎. If you want to rest this hotel should not be on your list.
At the price there is much better choices around.
Great classy hotel near everything but not too close to Red Light or Pot cafes so it doesn’t smell in this area. You can walk everywhere from here. The beds were super comfortable and breakfast great. The bar is fun and happening. The only negative is my room was above the bar! A bit noisy. There are many stairs so if this is a problem let them know ahead of time for your room selection.