Movie Night

Watching movies is one of our favorite things to do! It is a great way to escape, laugh, cry, dance or be scared. And on top of that, movie nights are a great way to snuggle up with your family or hang out with your “quarantine” buddy.

Movie night is more than sitting still and staring at a screen, it creates new memories. We are sharing 7 ways to make your movie night extra special.

Let’s start organizing!

1. Choose your movie wisely: Are you watching with kids? Disney Plus is your channel. Are you watching with your housemates? Comedy will do the trick. Or are you excited to scare a little? Thriller movies can satisfy your appetite.

2. Get comfy: Throw a lot of pillows, stuffed animals and blankets on your couch, wear your favorite lounge wear and relax.

3. Create the mood: Turn down the lights, light up the candles.

4. Pop the popcorn: A movie night is not complete without popcorn. Are you team salty or team sweet? Or would you like to step out of your comfort zone to try something new! Find the recipes below of The Marshmallow Peanut butter or The Rosemary & Lemon Popcorn.

5. Snacks and drinks for the whole evening: ‘We have too many snacks’ – said no one ever. Prepare yourself with nachos, pizza, candy bars, cookies, toasties, sodas in various flavors or a create your own cocktail.

6. Home alone? Download ‘Netflix Party’: The new way to digitally watch Netflix with a group. Chat with your movie buddies to share opinions, jokes and facts about the movie.

7. Movie & games: Make movie night playful, challenge everybody with the Pulitzer Movie Bingo! Who will be the first to yell ‘BINGO’?

The Rosemary & Lemon Popcorn:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cups Popcorn
  • 2 tablespoons of melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped Rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Pop the popcorn in the microwave or what method you will be using
  2. When the Popcorn is ready, stir it with the melted butter and sprinkle the chopped Rosemary and the lemon zest over the Popcorn

The Marshmallow Peanut Butter Popcorn:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cups Popcorn
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1,5 tablespoon peanut butter
  • ¼ tablespoon vanilla syrup
  • Marshmallows, how much you prefer.
  1. Pop the popcorn in the microwave or what method you will be using
  2. Put all the ingredients mentioned above in a pan and heat on middle high fire until it is melting so you can stir it together and take it off the fire.
  3. When the Popcorn is ready, stir it within the mix and let it cool down for 5 minutes.

Enjoy!

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Games

It’s time for game night. Play with your partner, flatmates or family you live with. Some games can also be played via Houseparty or another video-calling app with friends who you’re not with right now. Prepare for some good old fun. Tactics, speed or knowledge? Every game has its own traits and you decide what type of game you’re in.

We listed our favorite board and card games below.

1. Dixit

This game is made for daydreamers and fantasizing-fanatics. It includes a board, cards and bunny-pawns. The stories you tell about the beautiful and sometimes a bit odd cards stimulate the creative mind.

2. Set!

Nerve-wrecking, intense and fun. Set! is a card game you’ll be able to master the more times you play it. You can play alone or start a game with a maximum of eight people. It seems easy; just collect the right combinations, but don’t let your brain fool you.

3. Black Stories

When you ask the right questions, you can solve the spooky riddles. The game includes 50 stories, 31 crimes, 49 dead bodies, 11 murders, 12 suicides and a deadly meal. Your job is to find out how all of this could happen. Black Stories includes morbid, fiddly and mysterious riddles for adults.

4. Catan (Settlers of Catan)

A very popular board game where strategy is key. In this game, you take on the role of a settler and grow your settlement with trading and acquiring resources. The game is typically played with three to four players, add an extension pack and you can double the fun.

5. Ligretto

An extremely fast-paced game. Speed, the right combination and a quick response are essential for this card-game. Almost unexplainable on paper, so we advise you to just buy the game and discover yourself where all the Ligretto fun comes from.

6. Monopoly – Amsterdam edition

Does this classic board game still need an introduction? We don’t think so. Just make sure to opt for the Amsterdam edition and you might come across your favorite hotel in Amsterdam. Did we say too much?

7. What do you meme?

Do you always reply in memes instead of a normal sentence? Then this game is for you. If you are familiar with Cards of Humanity, you’ll know how to play this game. Lots of fun and laughter is guaranteed.

8. Ganzenbord (Game of the Goose)

Many think this is a traditional Dutch board game. Think again. It’s actually a typical European game. The game originates from the 16th century and has been around ever since. Roll the dice and let’s hope your wooden goose is the winning one.

9. 30 Seconds

This game brightens up everyone’s evening. Knowledge and a clear explanation are the key to success. When you already know all the cards by heart, it’s time to add an extension pack. Need to safe a penny? Just download the 30 seconds app in the app store for free!

Jansz. Family Sundays

The perfect setting to dine with family.

The early dinner in Jansz. is all about kids and their parents, speedy service, an extensive children’s menu and carefree blissful times. Since you can’t enjoy Jansz. Family Sundays these months, we thought we would give you some pointers on how to recreate the Jansz. Family Sundays experience at home.

1. Cooking with kids

Kids are easily entertained, and cooking is a good way to do so. To make the cooking experience even better, we shared a recipe that your little ones will love: the Jansz. spaghetti with meatballs. Your children will become real chefs.

2. Ready… Set… Color

Children want to run, race, play, climb and scramble. For entertainment around the table, kids can entertain themselves with the Pulitzer coloring book (also for adults)!

3. Decorate the table

Before the early dinner can start, set the table with pink floral arrangements and let the kids decorate the garden, the balcony or the house with flowers, garlands and ribbons. Put on your favorite outfit for a special and unique Jansz. Family Sundays dinner at home.

Enjoy!

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The Easter Bunny changed his mind, and instead of hopping through Pulitzer Amsterdam’s inner gardens, he has left his Easter eggs some places else… was it your backyard?

Yearly, children are invited to participate in Pulitzer’s Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday. Before the hunt kicks off, children can festively decorate their egg collecting bag, while feasting on some lemonade and cookies. Afterwards, they are welcome to the Pulitzer garden to find the missing Easter eggs, including several golden eggs with a special prize for the lucky finder.

Let’s get creative
Little Van Gogh’s in the making! Let the kids (or not only the kids!) decorate a basket with ribbons and bows or a cotton bag with color markers, paint and stickers. The bags can be used for egg collecting. Let’s go!

The hunt
If you are one of the lucky few with a garden, hide the Easter eggs in the grass, in plant pots or near the trees for the kids. Otherwise, inside will give you plenty of places to hide these chocolate treats as well (Have you searched in your sock drawer yet?). To give the hunt a twist, add a couple of large (or golden) eggs and attach a special prize to them: a chocolate bunny, an all-day PJ day or the right to decide what movie is on tonight. Who’s in for a rematch next year?

Easter Brunch
While the kids are busy hunting, you have some extra time to get ready for an extensive, colorful Easter brunch. Set the table with freshly baked bread and croissants, hard boiled eggs, a homemade cake and fresh fruit juices. Check out our recipes for the Pause Pancakes and Pulitzer Tosti to give your Easter brunch table an extra Pulitzer touch!

Happy Egg hunting!

Kids in Pulitzer Suite

Schools are closed, sport clubs can’t be visited, and it is not encouraged to go to the parcs and playgrounds, what to do!? We believe that this is the moment to enjoy some actual, quality family time. We are sharing five ideas on what to do with kids in your own home, hotel inspired. Let’s make it suite!

1. Cooking with kids
Cooking boring? Not at all! Kids are easily entertained, and cooking is a good way to do so. To make the cooking experience even better, we shared a recipe that your little ones, and yourself, will love for sure; Pause Pancakes. Say ‘pancakes’ once and your kids will run towards the kitchen, getting ready to be a real chef. Extra tip: create a chef’s hat for your kids, for example out of old newspapers. Oh, and be aware: the kitchen is going to be a mess! Sorry not sorry.

2. Create your own Kids Treasure Hunt
Who doesn’t love to discover, right? What about creating your own Kids Treasure Hunt! Make an easy version for the younger ones with your own-drawn map of the house where a cross shows the location of the hidden treasure. Or design a more advanced hunt: hide letters on a few places around the house. Together, the letters will make a word that is the location of the hidden treasure. Check out Pulitzer’s Kids Treasure Hunt for inspiration.

3. Family workout
At Pulitzer, we believe that exercising makes you feel better. And, especially since you are spending most of your time at home, a good workout will get you energized. So, why not exercise together! Working out with your whole family is becoming a hot topic more and more. We’ve collected three of our favorite family workouts, for you and your kids to do at home. Put on your sporty outfit, create space in the living room and get ready to sweat!

POPSUGAR Fitness

Alo Yoga

KIDZ BOP

4. Family’s Got Talent
Do you have a secret talent? Now is the time to take the stage and shine! Dancing, singing, painting or comedy, set up a talent show for the whole family. Spend a little bit of time on the preparations, dress up and decide on who will be the host. Get creative and make a stage out of something you can find in the house: wood, blankets or even the sofa. Laughter guaranteed!

5. Play ‘hotelier’
Remember the time you played ‘teacher’ or ‘doctor’ when you were little? Think outside the box and play ‘hotelier’! Let your fantasy lead the way. You, as parents, can be the guests, your kids the employees. Decide on a name of the hotel, create a check-in desk and let your kids show the way to your rooms. Put on your bathrobes, order room service and go for a relaxing spa moment. If that isn’t the suite life… enjoy!

1. NEMO Science Museum
The NEMO Science Museum offers fun exhibitions, experiments, demonstrations and workshops for visitors of all ages to discover more about science and technology. NEMO teaches visitors the basics of science and technology in an interactive way. Visit the Energetica exhibition on the rooftop of the museum and explore the world of elements.

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