let's be tourists: Hotel Pulitzer

The Prinsengracht canal with Hotel Pulitzer on the right.

The Prinsengracht canal with Hotel Pulitzer on the right.

My own version of room service—salad, berries, bread and chocolate—brought home from the grocery store around the corner.

My own version of room service—salad, berries, bread and chocolate—brought home from the grocery store around the corner.

The packaging looks better than the taste!

The packaging looks better than the taste!

The hotel is made up of 25 canal houses connected through atriums and passageways.

The hotel is made up of 25 canal houses connected through atriums and passageways.

No view of the canals from my room, but inside it was very comfortable.

No view of the canals from my room, but inside it was very comfortable.

Exploring the halls and connections of the hotel led to some buildings with more ornamentation such as this on a ceiling overhead.

Exploring the halls and connections of the hotel led to some buildings with more ornamentation such as this on a ceiling overhead.

Transient
Transient

All my print bills get put on my credit card and so the associated loyalty points add up to quite a bit. So that I wouldn't have to outlay any cash for my accommodations in Amsterdam, I stayed at the only (swanky) hotel available through the credit card points system. In a great location, Hotel Pulitzer was a nice splurge (though their wifi was very expensive and they had an annoying mini bar that wouldn't allow me to store my fruit without it charging me.) I suspect that you have to pay some "real" money instead of points to stay in one of the grander houses!

A view into the hotel's courtyard.

A view into the hotel's courtyard.