Amsterdam may have earned itself something of a reputation as a stag and hen venue and backpacker’s destination, but the fact remains that under its slightly grungy exterior lies a sophisticated, modern metropolis served by one of the world’s largest airports and boasting a variety and vibrancy that is unmatched almost anywhere else on the globe.
The Hotel Pulitzer makes the perfect base from which to experience the other side of Amsterdam, the upmarket world of mouthwatering cuisine, cutting edge art and design and fine historical sites. Perched right in the heart of the city centre and overlooking two of the Amsterdam’s most attractive canals, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht, the Hotel Pulitzer occupies no less than 25 fully renovated and remodelled canal houses dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
A total of 230 guest rooms and suites have been tastefully designed in line with Dutch tradition, offering the perfect mix of authentic décor and modern five-star luxury. All rooms feature en-suite bathroom, bathrobes and slippers, signature luxury bed, hypoallergenic pillows, writing desk, wireless internet, flat-screen TV with in-room movies, entertainment system, direct dial telephone, hot and cold air conditioning, trouser press and a whole host of optional services such as room service, valet service and in-room massage treatments. And while most hotels have a no-pet policy, the Hotel Pulitzer even supplies pet beds to ensure yours enjoys the same level of five-star treatment as you.
The hotel is something of a destination in its own right, not just for visitors to Amsterdam but also for locals. The public areas include an art gallery and contemporary collection of works by local artists, providing quick and easy shopping for tasteful mementos of your trip.
Other facilities on site include a state-of-the-art gym and spa and some attractive gardens in which to relax and escape the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam life. There is a range of beauty treatments and massages available, either in the treatment rooms or in your hotel room itself.
When you are ready to get out and about and explore the city sights, the friendly hotel staff are happy to offer sightseeing suggestions, organise transport and pre-book tickets at many of the busiest attractions to ensure that your precious days are not spent waiting in line for admission.
The Hotel Pulitzer is something of a gastronomic destination, with meals here to be savoured. While breakfast can be delivered to your door and enjoyed in the privacy of your own room, many guests enjoy taking it in the downstairs Espresso bar where they can enjoy an aromatic coffee and sweet pastry while planning their day’s itinerary.
The main restaurant, Keizersgracht 238, offers sublime views over the Amsterdam waterways and is as much a destination for locals in the know as it is for its transient international clientele. The lovely courtyard gardens are open for diners to enjoy lunch, dinner and afternoon tea during the warm summer months, providing the perfect spot to savour the unique flavours of Amsterdam in unmatched five-star comfort.