Hotel Pulitzer, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Amsterdam
Prinsengracht 315-331 · Amsterdam1016 GZ · Netherlands 
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The History of Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam, a Canal House Hotel.

Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam is a canal house hotel in Amsterdam that consists of twenty-five historical canal side houses dating back to the 17th and 18th century. They have been consolidated into a very special five-star hotel situated alongside the Amsterdam canals in Amsterdam center.

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, the area where Hotel Pulitzer is located was not yet built. In 1614 commissioners of the new fortification started allocating the plots of land in this block. It concerned the area situated between the Keizersgracht, the Prinsengracht and the Reestraat. Obviously the architectural details of the canal houses of the hotel have been heavily altered since the original canal houses were built almost 400 years ago. Most gables date from the mid to late 1700's, although some are considerably older and a number were altered as recently as around 1850. The façades of all our houses and most ground floor entrance corridors along the Keizersgracht, as well as the monumental Saxenburgzaal (now one of the meeting rooms of the hotel) and staircase of the Saxenburghuis are listed monuments, registered with the society for the preservation of monuments. The pharmacy room of the restaurant is one of only two original 17th century shop interiors remaining in the city.

Peter Pulitzer, a businessmen with a vision, spots the potential of the old dilapidated canal houses and purchases the first 10 canal houses along the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht. Over the course of 30 years the canal house hotel developed from 14 restored canal houses into a unique 5 star hotel accommodated in 25 houses. In the first half of the 1990s Peter Pulitzer decides to sell the hotel. There are many prospective buyers, but finally the hotel is bought by Ciga, an Italian hotel chain. The hotel became part of Starwood Hotels and Resorts in 1995 as a Sheraton hotel. Between 1998 and 2000 the canal hotel in Amsterdam was completely renovated. The authentic details have all been preserved or restored, whilst modern amenities and technology were introduced to make each stay as comfortable as possible whilst offering a uniquely "Amsterdam" experience. Fully renovated, the hotel joined the Luxury Collection brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2000, a collection of renowned hotels around the world known for their unique setting and ultimate hospitality.

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What is a luxury hotel without great concierge services? Led by Head concierge Ron Stoevelaar, the concierge team of Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam , The Netherlands offers four Clefs d'Or members with a combined 70 years of experience in delivering the best experiences. Available 24 hours a day, the team is pleased to provide you with intelligent and efficient assistance for a flawless and unforgettable stay.

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Discover the hidden treasures of Amsterdam

Discover the indigenous treasures and unexplored gems of Amsterdam with The Luxury Collection Concierges. Our concierges are today’s foremost destination authorities, the golden keys that unlock the very best of each place. Allow our destination experts to offer an insider’s look at Amsterdam's greatest travel experiences, share their hidden secrets and reveal stories of some of the most coveted landmarks.

Pulitzer Concierge Tour

Discover the hidden treasures of Amsterdam and see sides of the city one has never seen before. One of our Concierges will guide you through ‘his’ Amsterdam and together you will visit famous parts of the city, learn about interesting facts, stories and myths. Different stops will be made at famous establishments for tastings of typical Amsterdam delicacies. At the end of the tour you will receive a souvenir from Hotel Pulitzer to take home.

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Explore the canals of Amsterdam

Take the opportunity to cut the waters of the canals in the style in Hotel Pulitzer’s 1920's classic hotel boat, "the Tourist". This time-capsule of polished teak and brass, carpeted traditionally and adorned with marble, leather and bevelled glass is a memorable experience, that can’t be missed.  It is this very same vessel, Winston Churchill chose to tour our beloved city in 1946. The Tourist is electrically driven and is therefore very quiet and environmentally friendly.

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Museum quarter is the pinnacle of sophistication and home to the three major and most important museums in Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art and the Van Gogh Museum makes this an art lover’s paradise par excellence.
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A True Amsterdam City Center Hotel

This Amsterdam city center hotel is ideal for enjoying the city's recreational pursuits, and for experiencing the Dutch way of life. Rent a bicycle to explore the quaint little shops in the Jordaan district. The distance to the museums, such as the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and the Van Gogh Museum is very short. Do not forget to visit the flower market, Anne Frank House and the Royal Palace.

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The Weather of Amsterdam

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P.O.P. 90%
25   Thursday
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26   Friday
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Our Concierge Services Team bring you the best of Amsterdam

Once a guest has arrived at our Luxury Collection hotel, the concierge team stands ready to be of service seven days a week, 24 hours a day, dedicated to ensuring that each guest is able to unlock the very best of Venice. Each Luxury Collection Concierge is a bilingual, certified destination expert, proudly wearing “Les Clefs d’Or,” the gilt insignia of the celebrated international concierge society.

Other services that our concierge offers are: private transfers, ticket desk, guided tours, car rental, restaurant reservations.

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What is a luxury hotel without great concierge services? Led by Head concierge Ron Stoevelaar, the concierge team of Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam , The Netherlands offers four Clefs d'Or members with a combined 70 years of experience in delivering the best experiences. Available 24 hours a day, the team is pleased to provide you with intelligent and efficient assistance for a flawless and unforgettable stay. They are there to help you with your airport pick up or to provide you with sightseeing recommendations

A perfect day in Amsterdam

The guarantee of tranquility, allure of exclusivity and overall proximity to many of the main attractions in Amsterdam center are just some of the elements that make this hotel stand out among other luxury hotels in Amsterdam. The picture-perfect surroundings have been admired through the ages and uphold the reputation of being one of Amsterdam's chicest neighborhoods. Come and explore this historical heart of Holland in this Amsterdam City Center Hotel then retreat to the lap of luxury.
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This unique hotel reflects the rich heritage of Amsterdam’s canals and is comprised of a block of 25 restored 17th and 18th century canal houses converted into a luxury hotel with many historic details. Full of stories, it is truly an authentic Amsterdam experience.


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