Hotel to Heart: Pulitzer Amsterdam

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy some time off. That was my main lesson of 2018. One of the highlights of last year was my weekend escape to Amsterdam in celebration of my birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer Amsterdam Hotel.

The hotel had been on my wish list for quite some time because of its award winning interior design and architecture. After a renovation of 1.5 years and a restyling of all the 25 Golden Age canal houses of which the hotel consists, the hotel reopened its doors in 2016. The 25 canal houses are all seamlessly connected into a labyrinth of corridors, courtyards and spaces boasting design, art and architectural masterpieces. Creative Director Jacu Strauss has combined authentic and historical elements with sophisticated contemporary design. Pulitzer Amsterdam is a true design gem due to its mix of eclectic details and design pieces, combined with the unique character of each individual canal house.

What I loved most about my stay in the Pulitzer Amsterdam was the experience of living in a canal house. The view on the canals is so romantic and picturesque! I literally sat in front of the windows for hours taking in the charm of the city, watching the boats passing by, or observing people on their bikes.  It was Amsterdam life at its best!

My suite was gorgeous; a parred down design with classic elements, retro accessories as well as contemporary design pieces from Moooi by Sjoerd Vroonland. It really felt like a home away from home. The bathroom was like a small spa with fluffy towels and Le Labo bath and body products.

Pulitzer Amsterdam bathroom

Another favourite spot in my suite was the mezzanine floor where there’s a Pastoe table to work or to put on your make-up in the morning. The 1953 design desk/dressing table by Cees Braakman is such a great design classic that will never loose its relevance.

Exploring the hotel is so much fun too! You can easily get lost. The lobby is always bustling with guests arriving and leaving, or guests crossing the lobby to go to the bistro cafe Pause. (read my blog post about Pause here) Others like to retreat in the small library. Outside the bar there’s a game room for board and card games.

Pause Café

25 townhouses connected – original details still visible. 

Game room


Jansz Restaurant

Breakfast is served at Jansz Restaurant. There’s an extensive buffet and you can order à la carte. I tried the French toast with fresh fruit and the eggs benedict. But Jansz is also the perfect place for lunch or dinner! Read by blog post about Jansz Restaurant for more info.

Jansz Amsterdam

Evenings at the Pulitzer

Go to the Pulitzer Bar to get some of the best cocktails in the city. The bar feels like you’ve stepped back in time into the early 20th century. Read my blog post about the Pulitzer Bar here.

Pulitzer's Bar Amsterdam

View from my suite at night

Pulitzer Amsterdam – Prinsengracht 323, Amsterdam

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