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Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam

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Art-galore, chic clientele and a killer location on one of the main canals - staying at Hotel Pulitzer is like having the key to Amsterdam’s chicest address … this is the place to be!

Wrapped around three sides of one of the prettiest blocks in Amsterdam’s Canal District, Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam is spread across 25 restored 17th and 18th century merchant houses. Between houses, the colour of the walls change! Originally founded in the 1970s by Peter Pulitzer (grandson of the founder of the Pulitzer Prize ) with the purpose of providing a base for KLM fliers, the hotel underwent a massive overhaul and re-opened in August 2016, revealing the wonderful work of interior designer, Jacu Strauss. Each of the 225 bedrooms (Strauss stayed a night in each one to ensure every detail was in place) is different, but with a common strain of bright upholstery offset against charcoal feature walls, clean lines and marble bathrooms. Food-wise there are three options: signature restaurant, Jansz, with perfect people-watching tables; Pause where you can grab a bite at any time (great if you miss breakfast); and the chic, low-lit Pulitzer’s Bar.

For You -

This is the sort of place you’d have stayed before children and, even better, its family-friendliness doesn’t eat into its charm and style. You can still feel super spoiled with a soak in the grey-marble bath (stocked with Le Labo products), and the food is delicious and un-fussy. Scrambled eggs on brioche for breakfast; charcuterie and wine in the bar; or a three course dinner will set you up – think duck tartar followed by lemon sole (with Dutch chips, of course) and cheesecake; once a month they lay on a family Sunday Lunch. There’s also a gym if you want to fit in a quick work out, and something for all the family is a city tour via canal on the Pulitzer’s 1900’s boat.

For Them +

Nothing is too much for the Dutch when it comes to families, and there’s no forced feeling either – just a natural, laid-back willingness to welcome families, which is noticeable from arrival at the airport (where you’re escorted to the front of the taxi queue). And who wouldn’t enjoy exploring the hidden village that makes up the Hotel Pulitzer?  Send older ones off on a mission to find the hidden wall that is lined with bicycles, or the Saxenburg house which was once a chocolate factory and has a diamond stuck to the ceiling. That is all yours if you can reach it without help; meanwhile, little guests can enjoy wooden rocking horses and stylish wooden chair swings in the main garden. The family rooms are split-level with twin beds upstairs, and there’s one beautiful family suite, too.