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Inside Pulitzer Amsterdam’s new tulip-inspired suite

If you’ve always dreamed of being able to snuggle up in the petals of a tulip, look no further.. Just in time for tulip season, Pulitzer Amsterdam welcomes guests to its newest addition, the Flower Collector’s Suite, a bright, botanical retreat designed by Lore Group creative director Jacu Strauss, who oversaw the extensive project of renovation of the hotel in 2016.

The colorful rooms add to the hotel’s range of Collector Suites, a series of themed accommodations that delve into the imagined interests of Dutch aristocrats who might have lived within the walls of the hotel’s 17th-century canal houses. 18th centuries. Other Collector’s Suites include books. , music, antiques and art.

Founded in 1970 by Peter Pulitzer, grandson of the founder of the Pulitzer Prize, Pulitzer Amsterdam was originally 12 dilapidated houses on the Golden Age canals. Over the next 30 years, Pulitzer purchased 13 more and made the hotel the oldest five-star hotel in Amsterdam. Today, the hotel, located between two canals in the historic Nine Streets district, consists of 225 rooms and suites, a gym, a spa, a bar and a restaurant, as well as magnificent gardens designed by famous Dutch landscape architects Copijn.

Featuring a private entrance, the Flower Collector’s Suite is a joyful 430-square-foot sanctuary inspired by the city’s world-famous floral traditions. Guests enter through a grand stone hallway with a chandelier and vaulted ceiling. The walls are decorated with vintage mirrors with gold frames and dog statuettes stand guard atop the corbels. Fresh flowers welcome guests from their place on an ornate entry table.

With a pink and white palette and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the Keizersgracht, the widest of Amsterdam’s three main canals, the living room is cheerful and bright. A plush white sofa stretches from wall to wall, and in front of a white table, two fuchsia conical chairs mimic the shape of a curved petal. On the ground, petals seem scattered on the round cherry blossom pink carpet. Crown molding frames custom hand-pressed flower tiles on one wall and glass panels from vintage greenhouses on the other. Petal light fixtures hang from the ceiling and walls and sit atop a wooden storage cabinet

If the living area is the bud of the flower, the bedroom is the stem, with moody forest green walls, dark wood furniture, an emerald desk chair and a mint sofa. The walls are filled with horticultural paintings in gilded frames – most are antique and have been collected locally, but one was done by Strauss himself – and are arranged to imitate the Royal Academy of the late the Victorian era. An inviting superking bed features carved tulip-shaped finials on the headboard, which also appear on the sofa legs. Connecting the living and sleeping areas is a single-level bathroom clad in Carrara marble with dual pedestal sinks and heated vanity mirrors and fitted with DS & Durga products.

Thanks to Pulitzer Amsterdam’s central location, there’s no shortage of things to do nearby: the Anne Frank House, Royal Market, Dam Square and Flower Market are all within a mile . Or experience the city like a local, on two wheels (the hotel offers bike rentals and each room has a bike repair kit) or from the water, aboard one of two riverboats Pulitzer Amsterdam. After a day of exploring, dine al fresco in the verdant Pulitzer Garden before indulging in floral dreams in the Flower Collector Suite.

Photograph courtesy of Pulitzer Amsterdam.