Pulitzer Hotel, Amsterdam
The revamped Pulitzer Amsterdam, a series of interconnecting 17th-century canal houses tucked into the fashionable Nine Streets neighborhood, oozes the nouvelle elegance of this quirky-cool city. Airy and bright, vintage objets d'art figure heavily into a design scheme best described as Golden Age meets five-star hipster. No two rooms are the same in size or decor but all tap into the historical verve of the property. Reserve the Book Collectors Suite, a riff on the city’s literary heritage. The sitting room is a private library equipped with a canal-facing writers’ desk, a vintage typewriter, a leather easy chair, and the requisite drinks trolley. Through a fanciful arch of vintage books is the bedroom where a bicycle (because, why not?) floats above the room, an artful reminder of Dutch adventures to come. Make sure to organize a tour in the hotel’s teak and brass canal boat, a relic from 1909.