Pulitzer Amsterdam Formerly: Hotel Pulitzer

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Smart and modern hotel with olde-world flourishes
An impressive 230-room hotel overlooking two of the city's more beautiful canals, the Pulitzer has provided an afterlife for 25 17th- and 18th-century townhouses. Original features such as wooden ceiling beams add to the hotel's already homey and luxuriant feel ("quintessential Dutch elegance"), and the "tranquil garden oasis" is a big thing here. It was Peter Pultizer who conceived of the original conversion. He sold the hotel in the early 1990s, but the facades of the individul houses and various interior aspects such as corridors, a staircase and the Saxenburgzaal (now a meeting rooms) are listed monuments. A new owner took over in 2015, with a new concept introduced in January 2016. In short, "upscale service with a dressed down Dutch attitude". The only possible snag, aside from the prices, is that the hotel is located a bit west/northwest of most things gay.


    • sheldont
      sheldont Over a year ago
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      I stayed here last year and cannot wait until my next visit in a couple weeks. Unfortunately I became ill when I arrived in Amsterdam, but believe me...this was the perfect hotel to stay in bed all day! Speaking of, I want to import one of their beds. Absolute heaven! My room was so quaint with French doors that led to my own private garden patio. The service was outstanding. Bonus: it was a 10-15 minute walk from the main street of gay bars.

    • YourPalPete
      YourPalPete Over a year ago
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      Upscale Hotel on a Picturesque Canal
      This unique hotel is a collection of 25 restored 17th and 18th century canal houses. Interior glass-enclosed walkways bring light into the hotel's central public spaces, and provide views of their gardens. My partner and I have stayed here three times and each room was different, all with a special Dutch ambience. The location on Prinsengracht (the Prinsen canal) is both picturesque and convenient. Walk out the front door, turn right and walk just a few minutes to two of Amsterdam's most important cultural sites: the Homomonument and the Anne Frank House. Westerkerk, where Rembrandt is buried, is also nearby. If you are looking for a hotel that offers real Dutch charm, this would be an excellent choice.