I've been living in Amsterdam for 18 years and I've been to the Pulitzer bar a few times (very nice, especially in the summer when you can enjoy the beautiful garden). I never thought I would actually stay at the Pulitzer, until a few months ago when together with my husband we decided to celebrate our anniversary there. The first weekend of August the Prinsengracht becomes the colorful setting of the boat parade during Amsterdam's Gay Pride. And there's no better location than the Pulitzer to watch it.
The hotel's manager was very kind to make sure our room would have a good view of the canal. The upgrade to a canal view costs €50 and it is definitely worth it. The room was on the third floor and it had a fantastic unobstructed view of the canal. Our room (a deluxe double) was spacious enough, with a marble bathroom, very comfortable bed, and all the amenities you can expect from a luxury hotel.
Staying at the Pulitzer means living "the Amsterdam experience": not only because of the location, literally in the centre of everything, but also because the building is a perfect representation of what it means living in an Amsterdam house. With the advantage that instead of steep stairs and narrow hallways, at the Pulitzer you can take the lift and wander through the beautiful meandering corridors that connect the various houses together.
The staff is definitely among the most courteous and polite I've experienced; and although I know enough about the city to navigate it by myself, I was surprised by the knowledge of the concierge team. They know things about Amsterdam that even many locals don't!
Breakfast and dinner at the restaurant were excellent. The restaurant has beautiful views on the Keizersgracht and the Reestraat, one of the picturesque "9 streets" of Amsterdam. The interior of the restaurant will bring you back to the 17th century life. The restaurant is famous for its grilled meat, definitely worth trying. The gym at the hotel is on the small side but very well equipped. Those who like jogging can do so early in the morning along the canals.
I was truly satisfied with my stay at the Pulitzer, so much that I already booked the same room for next year. Compared to other luxury hotels, the Pulitzer expresses its charm not with golden finishes, but with truly authentic furniture and architecture, and outstanding service. Having visited many residences in the center of Amsterdam, I can honestly say that staying the Pultizer is a truly authentic and indigenous experience.
The upgrade to a canal view is absolutely worth it.
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Thank you very much for choosing Hotel Pulitzer as your destination to celebrate your wedding anniversary! What an honor! I agree with you that our hotel is one of the best locations to watch the Gay Pride boats float through the Canals.
Furthermore I am very happy to read you enjoyed the 'Amsterdam' way of experiencing the city. Not only when exploring the city, but also the interior of the hotel shows how we live in Amsterdam. Thank you very much for your compliments on our Ambassadors, I have shared your review with our team, it was a great motivator!
I look forward welcoming you again in Hotel Pulitzer next year!
With warm regards,
Alex van Gastel
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