Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam
Within an appealing stretch of one of Amsterdam’s most scenic canals, five minutes’ walk from the Anne Frank House and just three or two more to the Royal Palace on the Dam. It is in the Middle of this Negen Straatjes shopping quarter, and 10 minutes approximately from Museumplein from tram.
Style & personality
Back in the 1960s, local businessman Peter Pulitzer had the notion of joining 10 canal homes into a resort. He had been among those very first to do so. Now, Hotel Pulitzer runs through 25 distinct buildings, involving two main canals. It’s a delightful warren of passages, stairways, surprising open spaces, with lots of a distinctive attribute undamaged, but with a new, modern setting. Prints and paintings in the resort’s extensive modern art collection decorate the walls. Clean lines and muted colors predominate, and zany layout touches (many referencing Amsterdam and its own previous) pleasure at every turn.
Service & amenities
Staff are politely friendly, with no gushy, and there’s a solid team of concierges using Amsterdam in their hands. There is a good-sized fitness center, a peaceful garden courtyard, and lots of richly decorated events and meeting chambers. The Pulitzer has among the most amazing salon ships in the city: a 1920s mahogany vessel, aboard which you’ll be able to take a day tour of the canals.
Rooms are available in all sizes and shapes, together with (as ever in historic Amsterdam possessions) a few being around the ‘comfy’ facet, although others marvellously broad. Several have fine canal views, and all include a potted history of every hospital home you end up in. Contemporary art from the resort’s collection finds its way to the chambers, also, and color schemes are muted pastels and gold beige with luscious bits of lime, purple and yellow. The beds are gloriously comfy, baths adequately sized with Le Labo toiletries, there is a minibar and tea and coffee comforts… and a bike puncture repair kit.
Food & beverage
Restaurant Jansz. Ambles through a collection of rooms, just adorned with plain wood flooring, gray wainscots and bentwood chairs. Amsterdam’s foodies audience in for chef Cassidy Hallman’s elegant, basically simple dishes, filled with quiet surprises (for example, roast beef and wild mushrooms, together with concealed tastes of lemon and sweet pine nuts). Breakfast this is an excellent spread of locally sourced goods, in addition to classic egg dishes, ingenious omelettes and sandwiches. Pulitzer’s Bar is a town establishment, done up in gentlemen’s bar fashion, and serving great wines and traditional cocktails. There is also a lobby bar, with a nice garden courtyard.
Value for cash
Double rooms from $259 (#222) in low season; and from $359 (#307) at large. Breakfast $29 (#24) per individual. Free Wi-Fi.
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