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
My wife traveled with me on this business trip. We stayed 7 nights at the Pulitzer Hotel in Amsterdam. This is our 7th time together at the Pulitzer. The Hotel has several big location benefits: near shops, numerous cafes and restaurants, and convenience to museums. The building is old but the renovations of the hotel are kept up. The Hotel is a very good value for price. The Hotel has spacious rooms that are often oddly arranged but functional. I must complement the super staff, and nice breakfast. The Dutch (Pulitzer) do some odd things: like decorating the rooms with a lot of nicknacks like an extensive assortment of wine and bar accessories. They removed them upon our request to give more room for our stuff for our 7 day stay. They also brought into our room shelves for extra storage. On this latest trip I splurged and paid the extra $$ for an upgraded room: ANTIQUE COLLECTOR’s SUITE. This sure made our stay SPECIAL! Our next stay in Amsterdam will definitely be at the Pulitzer.
I booked this Hotel for 2 business meetings. All my colleagues were delighted with my choice. I stayed there a few times before and will come back whenever I can. I had a small room upgrade. The room was on the top floor in the attic. Very large, nicely decorated and a efficient pretty bathroom with walk-in shower which I prefer. The room even had a small outside terrace. The only disappointment is the restaurant Jansz. OK food in an OK setting.
Great staff, lovely ambiance but the one essential thing missing?
The one thing you really want, especially when you paying hundreds of euros a night ? A good nights sleep.
The clock tower is a problem, if your a light sleeper stay elsewhere it chimes and once you hear it you, can’t unhear it.
In fact, you wait for it, as it beautifully chimes loudly with a remorseless regularity taunting you in your sleepless state. Any minute now ... bong...
Seriously, I had one of the worst nights sleep in any European hotel I have ever stayed in. Add the lack of sound proofing, uncarpeted stairs and a selection of pillows each equally uncomfortable and that’s a massive problem when I’m paying this much for a hotel room. At this price, put a pair of noise cancelling earphones in the room