位于阿姆斯特丹約旦區的最時髦地段，普利策酒店Pulitzer Amsterdam 則是這番探索與發現的最佳縮影，只是更加華麗和有趣。1960 年，Peter Pulitzer 先生（普利策獎創始人的孫子）在阿姆斯特丹運河邊上許多廢棄的老房子中看到潛力，一次性買下了 12 座聯排老屋，以此建立了阿姆斯特丹史上最早的五星級酒店。隨著與鄰居們不斷的協商和努力，最終收購了周邊共25座房子，在這片足有400多年歷史的建筑群中，經過一年半徹底的整修，全新的普利策酒店于2016年誕生了。
樓與樓之間以樓梯連接，若在樓層間探索，會發現每面隔墻都被漆成了不同的顏色，每棟房子的走廊也鋪著不同顏色的地毯，以此讓客人能夠有所分辨，當然，在其中迷路也是普利策體驗的一部分。房間內部同樣引導著客人自主地發現那些隱藏的小心思，比如書桌上的自行車修理盒阿姆斯特丹家庭的必備品，配有調酒說明的復古雞尾酒推車，以及洗手間來自Le Labo為酒店定制的洗護，是我最喜歡的Santal 33號
倘若在時尚精品店聚集的九區走動，也許會邂逅普利策酒店的Jansz餐廳。以建筑曾經的主人Volkert Jansz命名， Jansz餐廳繼承了這位17世紀手工藝者的好品味，在傳統復古的餐廳布置下演繹現代而美麗的創意菜式。不論是閑適的早餐還是正式的晚餐， Jansz熱情活潑的侍者們總能為你找到不錯的選擇。
Be an Amsterdam Dweller
For a visitor, exploring the Old Town of Amsterdam is both a headache and a blessing. The canals, arches and spires on each street are similar to each other. However, as long as you pay attention on the narrow alleys of the gravel road, you will find that every square meter in the old town is different. It will easily cost you a few hours just going around a unique little cafe or an art design store, let alone the redlight district and museums.
Located in the chicest neighborhoods of the Jordan district in Amsterdam, Pulitzer Amsterdam is the best epitome of this exploration and discovery, just more gorgeous and interesting. In 1960, Mr. Peter Pulitzer （grandson of the founder of Pulitzer Prize） saw potential in those abandoned houses by the canal in Amsterdam, he bought 12 townhouses at a time to build the frst fvestar hotel in the history of Amsterdam. With continuous negotiations and efforts with neighbors eventually a total of 25 houses in the surrounding area were bought. After a year and a half of renovations, the new Pulitzer Hotel was born in this over 400yearold building complex in 2016 .
The eclectic design of strong and lowkey colors and contrasting materials create an elegant, retro and modern blend.Inspired by the history of the 25 houses,the Pulitzer Hotel has created a rich story by imaging the residents of the past few centuries and their indoor environment. The 225 rooms are distributed in two rows of connected houses with a central garden. This arrangement respects each building‘s own characteristics while retaining some original parts, so no two rooms are same here, each one is a reflection of culture and history. The most iconic is the hotel‘s four collectors suites, where four different characters are installed –music collectors, art collectors,book collectors and antique collectors,each with a separate entrance, where you can enjoy the perfect combination of interesting design and intimate living.
Under the designer‘s ingenuity, the complex Pulitzer Hotel is like a labyrinth,allowing people to enjoy the exploring fun all the time. You don‘t have to go out and a wonderful journey starts from the hotel‘s door. On the side of the gate is the hotel‘s inhouse flower shop, where people can buy flowers to decorate the room, and the flower shop is adjacent to the internal library, which is filled with Pulitzer Prize winning books. When walking past the luggageshape front desk made up of blue and white mosaics, if you are not in a hurry to take the golden elevator back to the room, just continue ahead to Pause,the garden cafe in the lobby, and you will find the most charming part of the hotela garden divided into five parts by a glass corridor, designed by Copijn, now is one of the most loved gardens in Amsterdam.
The buildings are connected by stairs inbetween. Exploring the floors, you will find that all dividing walls are painted in different colors. The corridors of each house are also covered with carpets of different colors, so guests can distinguish,of course getting lost in it is also part of the Pulitzer experience. The interior of the room also guides guests to discover hidden designs, such as the bicycle repair box on the desk the musthave for Amsterdam families, the retro cocktai cart with bartending instructions, and the amenities from Le Labo, which is my favorite Santal 33
Walking around the Nine Streets where fashion boutiques are gathered, you might find the Jansz restaurant at the Pulitzer Hotel. Named after the former owner of the building,Volkert Jansz, Jansz inherits the taste of this 17thcentury craftsman and presents modern and beautiful creative dishes in a traditional retro restaurant setting. Whether it‘s a casual breakfast or a formal dinner, Jansz‘s warm and lively waiters can always find a good choice for you.
The Pulitzer‘s Bar, with both new era and oldtime elements, is the most civilized place in the hotel and a popular social location for the community. The velvet sofas and antique glasses under the low lighting exude a seductive atmosphere, and cocktails here with different contemporary elements are always surprising.
Finally, be sure to book a cruise of the Pulitzer Hotel from the concierge Different from most cruise ships in Amsterdam, this wooden salon boat that was parked in front of the hotel‘s canal was built in 1909. Not only can you explore the canal landscape, but you can also appreciate the gorgeous details of the wooden boat. When you receive the champagne from the captain, go ask him about all the interesting historical stories that happened in the boat.