位于阿姆斯特丹约旦区的最时髦地段，普利策酒店Pulitzer Amsterdam 则是这番探索与发现的最佳缩影，只是更加华丽和有趣。1960 年，Peter Pulitzer 先生（普利策奖创始人的孙子）在阿姆斯特丹运河边上许多废弃的老房子中看到潜力，一次性买下了 12 座联排老屋，以此建立了阿姆斯特丹史上最早的五星级酒店。随着与邻居们不断的协商和努力，最终收购了周边共25座房子，在这片足有400多年历史的建筑群中，经过一年半彻底的整修，全新的普利策酒店于2016年诞生了。
楼与楼之间以楼梯连接，若在楼层间探索，会发现每面隔墙都被漆成了不同的颜色，每栋房子的走廊也铺着不同颜色的地毯，以此让客人能够有所分辨，当然，在其中迷路也是普利策体验的一部分。房间内部同样引导着客人自主地发现那些隐藏的小心思，比如书桌上的自行车修理盒阿姆斯特丹家庭的必备品，配有调酒说明的复古鸡尾酒推车，以及洗手间来自Le Labo为酒店定制的洗护，是我最喜欢的Santal 33号
倘若在时尚精品店聚集的九区走动，也许会邂逅普利策酒店的Jansz餐厅。以建筑曾经的主人Volkert Jansz命名， Jansz餐厅继承了这位17世纪手工艺者的好品味，在传统复古的餐厅布置下演绎现代而美丽的创意菜式。不论是闲适的早餐还是正式的晚餐， Jansz热情活泼的侍者们总能为你找到不错的选择。
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.