In celebration of the hotel’s heritage and association with the famous Pulitzer Prize, the iconic Pulitzer Amsterdam will be hosting a number of intimate gatherings with Pulitzer-acclaimed writers throughout 2019, as part of the Lunch & Literature Series.
Not only paying homage to the hotel itself, the series also aims to celebrate the life of its much-loved founder who was the great grandson of newspaper publisher and Pulitzer Prize founder, Joseph Pulitzer. Peter Pulitzer touched many people’s hearts during his lifetime and described the development of the hotel as a “labour of love”.
The Lunch & Literature Series will be held in one of the hotel’s stately Copper Rooms, which lend themselves perfectly to the series of intimate talks, thanks to their secluded location within the hotel’s maze of 25 interlinked canal houses.
Kicking off the series on Saturday 23rd February is Pulitzer Prize-winning author and poet, Tyehimba Jess, who won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his book Olio which focuses on the story behind America’s blues, work songs and church hymns.
Upon arrival, guests can enjoy a refreshing glass of cava, before settling in to listen to a Pulitzer Prize nominated writer discuss their works and career, detailing how and why the world-renowned prize is so important in the world of literature. Aiming to be informal and relaxed, guests will also have the chance to ask the writer any burning questions and open the floor up to discussion, focusing on topics that relate to the literary world over lunch from the hotel’s restaurant, Jansz. The three-course lunch will include dishes such as beef tartare served with a quail egg; orecchiette pasta with truffle and crème brulee as well as a glass of wine or soft drinks.
The iconic five-star hotel is steeped in a wealth of history with nods to the prestigious prize throughout and, after undergoing a quintessentially Dutch redesign in 2016, now boasts an eccentric yet luxurious lobby complete with a cosy library showcasing a whole host of Pulitzer Prize winning books, as well as a unique oasis in the form of the Book Collector’s Suite with its own private entrance, library and striking archway made entirely of books.
Address: Prinsengracht 323, 1016 GZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Price: €49 per person (including a glass of cava upon arrival, three-course lunch and glass of wine / soft drinks)
For further information and updates on future events, please visit https://www.pulitzeramsterdam.com.