Luxury Hotel Houses Amsterdam History

July 14, 2011

Hotel Pulitzer remains as one of Amsterdam's important historical treasures. Just blocks from the Anne Frank House, its guest rooms, restaurant, and banquet halls span across 25 houses along the Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht canals.

So named for Herbert Pulitzer, who once owned the property, the hotel's origins date from the early 1600s. Since then, the buildings have changed ownership many times among merchants, grocers, and a member of the board of the Dutch West India Company, serving as shops, office space and even a chocolate factory.

By 2000 the Pulitzer Hotel in Amsterdam had been completely renovated. Still, many of the guest rooms feature the original brick walls of the warehouses. Part of the hotel's restaurant retains the original 17th century interior of the pharmacy that was housed there. The fa?ades of the houses are all original as well.

Among its special amenities for guests, Hotel Pulitzer has its own art gallery with works of local artists and a hotel boat for tours.

See also: Hotel Pulitzer website

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