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Jacu Strauss

Photo: Emily Andrews

Jacu Strauss is responsible for the re-design of Pulitzer Amsterdam and many other design hotels such as the iconic Sea Containers London and recently opened Riggs Washington DC.

Jacu lived in Amsterdam for four years and completely immersed himself in the city; the place he now calls his second home. Use his inspiration and let the designer emerge within yourself. Dream now, discover later.

“I want to share my favorite places with you – where I shop, wander around and gather inspiration as a designer.”

Interior & inspiration

1. Anouk Beerents – Since 1987, Anouk Beerents has specialized in the import and export of antique mirrors. Most of the authentic quality mirrors have a French or Italian origin with gilded gold or silver leaves. The amazing studio of Anouk Beerents is a real hidden gem in the nine streets.

“It’s one of my favorite places in the world. We have a few of her mirrors in Pulitzer’s Bar, lobby, -and Collector’s Suites among others.” – Prinsengracht 467, anoukbeerents.nl

2. MENDO – MENDO is a candy store for book lovers. They specialize in the specific categories of fashion, photography, interior, traveling, food and graphic design.

“A stunning bookshop. It’s just done really well and they have an amazing collection of books. You can’t help but spend some time in there.”- Berenstraat 11, mendo.nl

Get dressed

3. Bij Ons Vintage – A large collection of original vintages for men and women with new arrivals every day. Check out their Facebook page to stay on top of the special offers every week.

“One of the things I love most about Amsterdam is it has really amazing vintage shops.”- Reestraat 13, bijons-vintage.nl

4.PRJCT AMS – A multi-brand store for men, selling an on-going mixture of casual chic clothing and garments, with a strong focus on ‘the perfect basic’. Innovative brands and upcoming designers who value quality, can be bought at PRJCT AMS.

“A small nicely designed store with a good collection of clothing that’s clean and simple.” – Gasthuismolensteeg 18, prjctams.com

The finishing touches

5.Marie Stella Maris – A beautiful shop offering luxurious, natural care products and a fine selection of home fragrances for a unique experience at home. The Amsterdam-based lifestyle brand donates a fixed amount towards clean drinking projects for each product you purchase.

“The store is great, the toiletries are dazzling, and the packaging is absolutely brilliant.” – Keizersgracht 357, marie-stella-maris.com

6.Le Labo at Skins Cosmetics – In every bathroom of Pulitzer Amsterdam, you will find a selection of Le Labo Fragrances. From a solid soap kit, to a body lotion, to a conditioner, Le Labo will pleasantly surprise you.

“This is a brand that I’ve always loved and I was thrilled that we were able to offer it in the hotel. One of my favorite perfumes is actually a Le Labo one.” – Runstraat 11, skins.nl

 

Pulitzer Amsterdam

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Bootyclub

Photo: Booty Club

Your weekly gym routine might not be the same due to all the gyms being temporarily closed. There’s no need to stress about that because many sport clubs and fitness instructors have got you covered with creative alternatives for you to stay fit, while staying at home.

Find our favorite Amsterdam fitness picks below.

  1. @bootyclub.nl
    A combination of (high-intensity) exercises that focus on the glute muscles make this workout a unique blend of activity which will make you sweat and give you a peach-shaped bum. If you’re lucky, June and her trainers might also add some exercises that work the abs for the ultimate burn. No equipment necessary. If you happen to have a resistance band, do use it to get the glutes fired up.

    When?
    Three days per week. Usually Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

    Where?
    Live Insta story and IGTV.

  2. @rowenaida
    Expect a great variety between strength, cardio, and stability training. With different focusses on the upper body, lower body, and glutes. She’ll also throw in a guided meditation every now and then. Rowen’s enthusiasm and motivational lines make sure you sweat, burn and most of all enjoy all her classes. Every next-day schedule is released the evening prior. She does classes every day of the week; a true fitness inspiration.

    When?
    Varies every day and every week. Just check out Rowen’s Instagram for her latest timetable.

    Where?
    Live Insta story.

  3. PLTS
    PLTS is a household name in Amsterdam. This workout, loved by models, tones and sculpts your body by using a special Pilates machine. This is not something you have at home, so the boutique studio has created home workouts where all you need is your body and a towel. Sliders (or cardboard) and low-weight dumbbells (or water bottle) are optional. The workouts leave you just as fulfilled as your normal PLTS class would do.

    When?
    Daily new workouts released at 10AM CET.

    Where?
    IGTV

  4. High Studios
    This high-intensity interval training makes you sweaty and strong. The normal workout takes place in one of High Studios’ boutique gyms and makes use of a treadmill, box, and weights. Their training on YouTube and Spotify are adjusted so you can feel the same high without training in the studios. Different trainers will take you through various strength and cardio exercises. Muscle strain is guaranteed the next day.

    When?
    Always available online.

    Where?
    YouTube (home workouts)
    Spotify (outside workouts, do keep your distance)

  5. Saints & Stars
    Luxury gym Saints & Stars has come up with alternative ways to stay fit while being quarantined. You can expect uplifting music paired with killer workout moves. The enthusiasm of the trainers will make sure you complete each set; it almost feels like they’re in your living room coaching you through the session. Sweat, burn and fun is what you’ll go through.

    When?
    Every day at 10AM CET.

    Where?
    Live Insta story and IGTV.

  6. Equal Yoga
    Equal Yoga enables you to take your practice home. The studio known for their classes in hot temperatures, enables you to practice the same strength and flexibility movements without equipment. The teachers will guide you through the sequence with ques on breathwork as well, movements are suitable for beginner and advanced yogis.

    When?
    Every day at 10AM CET.

    Where?
    Live Insta story

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!

Rijksmuseum Nachtwachtzaal

Travelling all the way to Amsterdam to see your favorite museums has to wait. No worries! You can now admire Amsterdam’s finest art from the comfort of your own home, digitally. Why is this even better, you may wonder? No lines in front of the museums, all the art just for yourself and you can enjoy the art with a snack for a change. 😉

Let us guide you through four of Amsterdam’s well-known museums.

  1. Anne Frank Museum

On a stone’s throw distance of Pulitzer Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House is situated. Now, the Anne Frank Museum is close to you too – on your phone, tablet or computer to be exact. Learn more about the Jewish girl that hid in 1942 from the Nazis during the occupation of the Netherlands, her diary and the Secret Annex with the virtual tour of the Anne Frank Museum.

  1. Van Gogh Museum

The virtual Van Gogh Museum offers something for everyone! There’s a lot to (digitally) do for children, art lovers and the curious. Get to know not only Vincent his art work, but also read about personal stories, and his relationship with friends and family. It is a fun, interactive and educational way to get to know the post-Impressionist painter whose work was notable for its beauty, emotion and color.

  1. Moco Museum

Pink, funky and modern art with a wink is what can describe Moco best. This boutique museum showcases inspiring modern and contemporary art. Virtually wander around pieces of the mysterious Banksy, contemporary Andy Warhol or colorful Jean-Michel Busquiat. The Moco Museum shared a video for you to enjoy their exhibitions at home!

  1. Rijksmuseum

This museum shows worldwide known master pieces from Amsterdam’s Golden Age to recent artistic innovations. Digitally stroll through the Rijksmuseum along The Milkmaid, Marten en Oopjen or The Night’s Watch. Take all the time you want to indulge in 80 galleries with 8,000 objects that tell the story of 800 years of Dutch art and history.