Travel Tuesday | City living - Pulitzer Amsterdam
Pulitzer Amsterdam is a boutique hotel set within 25 restored and linked canal houses dating back to the 17th century. In 1960 Peter Pulitzer (grandson of Pulitzer Prize founder Joseph Pulitzer) saw great potential in the beautiful but dilapidated canal houses of Amsterdam, he purchased twelve houses along the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals and created Amsterdam’s first five-star hotel and over the course of the next thirty years the hotel grew from twelve restored canal houses to twenty-five.
The Pulitzer continues to collect elements that add to its unique and vibrant character: the intricate maze of historic houses, the exclusive restaurant, the gardens and the annual floating concerts on the Prinsengracht. The Pulitzer gardens occupy a surprising green oasis nestled at the centre of the hotel; away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it is a tranquil hideaway to relax, work or socialise.
In 2015 and 2016 the hotel went through the largest renovation in its history. The latest reinvention of the Pulitzer combines historical elements and classic beauty with contemporary style, resulting in a unique blend of traditional craftsmanship and modern comfort.
Take in the architecture from the canals on the hotel’s vintage boat or prepare for art at Amsterdam’s renowned museums in Pulitzer’s Collectors Suites, which are each decorated with impressive collections of art, antiques, books and music. Throughout the day, the Jansz restaurant on the canal offers classic bistro dishes and some of the city’s best people-watching.
Peter Pulitzer adhered to a simple motto: “The house of your neighbour is for sale only once”. And he took every chance he could to expand his Amsterdam empire.