History of the buildings
The Canal Houses interiors
The hotel’s decoration is inspired by the history of the buildings and who may have occupied them over the last 400 years; from the Golden Age to mid-century. Elements and features that tell a range of stories that inspire and intrigue guests and visitors define Pulitzer Amsterdam’s aesthetic, enhancing a romantic feel about the history of the building and how it gradually grew to take its most recent look. Every room and every corner portray hints of the past. Original and historical features include some architectural beams in some rooms, plaster wall and ceiling details on the Keizersgracht side, a grand wooden staircase in Saxenburg, ornately carved fireplaces in the Saxenburg Room.
Amsterdam brick methods have been used to create the typical understated look, while each canal house is identified by using a different wall color and a different carpet color as you walk down the corridors. Τhis way you know you are going from where one building ends and another one begins. Focus is on the fun of becoming lost in the labyrinth of houses as it is part of the Pulitzer experience, making every part of the discovery special, not revealing everything at once. Also, *this* entrance. The two buildings, where the entrance and lobby are currently situated, were typical Dutch warehouses in the 18 century. The new entrance building is the first new building in the Amsterdam UNESCO world heritage zone since 2011.
The secret garden
Art and Books
Pulitzer Amsterdam has a deep passion for elegant culinary craftsmanship. Restaurant Jansz. serves simple yet beautifully crafted dishes inspired by classic European cuisine. The entrance to the restaurant has been moved to what historically used to be a pharmacy on the Reestraat, one of the Nine Streets of Amsterdam. The historic and protected paneling and architectural details have been restored and brought back to life, giving a visitor a generous arrival experience.
This monumental building is a hidden gem that is not well-known, creating a beautiful arrival. It gives the connection that the restaurant is part of the Nine Streets with a shop entrance on that side. The restaurant has an understated but sophisticated feel that works for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An atmosphere suitable for all times of the day. The different rooms of the restaurant show simplicity and elegance; this pairs with the food offerings of the restaurant – sophisticated but simple meals: all your favorite classics. Jansz. has a richness and lightness to it. The restaurant has 3D diamond paneling on the wall which was inspired by the canal house doors.