Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Amsterdam

Sukha Amsterdam
The chic, all-white warehouse space that is Sukha Amsterdam is stocked with a carefully curated selection of ethical, Dutch-made fashion and lifestyle pieces.
Stedelijk Museum
The historic Stedelijk Museum offers up an impressive collection of contemporary and modern art and design in Amsterdam’s Museumplein (Museum Square).
De Hallen
Home to indoor markets, eateries and bicycle shops, Amsterdam’s recently refurbished tram depot, De Hallen, is now one of the city’s hippest cultural hubs.
The Hoxton, Amsterdam
The Hoxton, Amsterdam, is a trendy and laidback canalside hotel, with chic interiors and a noteworthy on-site Italian eatery.
Hôtel Droog
More than just a stylish place to stay in Amsterdam, Hôtel Droog is an expanded hotel experience, equipped with its own gallery, library and spa.
SOAP Treatment
Want to step into a shop and step out looking younger, less stressed and smoother? SOAP has all the modern treatments to get you looking your best.
AVEDA Dayspa
Rock Paper Scissors
Take a breath from all the canals and pick up some Scandinavian designs along this little street.
Scheel & Melkonian
Notable shop in the museum quarter Scheel & Melkonian sells authentic Chinese furniture and bric-a-brac.
Keizersgracht
A chance to see what some Dutch designers have to offer while enjoying the sights and smells of Amsterdam.
Gasthuismolensteeg
Glittering gold jewelry and beautiful shoes will vie for your attention as you wander down Gasthuismolensteeg
Huidenstraat
One of the Nine Streets, the shops here won't disappoint and vary from interior decorating to cosmetics.
Sarphatipark
Probably the prettiest park in the city, Sarphatipark is also one of the few parks that doesn't allow dogs, so leave Rover at home.
Tamago
Exclusive little boutique offering vintage and undiscovered Japanese designs.
Webers Holland
Sweeping down the Red Light District, you can find every description of sex-related device and costume in Webers Holland.
Eerste Tuindwarsstraat
If you can squeeze yourself onto this narrow road, then you have the chance to pick up some one-off interior designs.
Wolvenstraat
Vintage wares and a store with a Demin Bar so you can consider your choices over a thoughtful coffee are some of what you get on Wolvenstraat.
Westerpark
PC Hooftstraat
Walking up and down PC Hoofstraat will take you past all the high-end fashion brands you need, including DKNY and Tiffany's.
Rozengracht
Very easy to come out the other side of Rozengracht looking cool if you take the time to shop there.
Utrechsestraat
Well known names like American Apparel compete with local stores like Leuk on Utrechsestraat.
Lola’s
Café de Pijp
If you want to spend an evening exploring De Pijp, then this retro-styled Café is a good place to start.
Café do Koe
Everything you need for an evening out in one place, with a competent restaurant, a bar and even a hash café next door.
Café Shiller
A superior art deco bar with a comfortable, luscious interior that is a step above the usual tourist traps.
Conservatorium Hotel
Stylish design-led modern hotel in the Neo-Gothic splendour of the old Conservatory of Music...
Sir Albert Hotel
Housed within a converted diamond factory, the Sir Albert Hotel retains it's sparkling history, combining it with contemporary luxury and a location to write home about...
Chocolate Bar
Perhaps surprisingly, the Chocolate Bar does not only serve chocolate and can make up a decent sandwich and a nice glass of wine.
Bilderdijkstraat
A quirky boutique can be found on this road selling vintage fashion, and of all the things, Barbie dolls.
Foam Fotografiemuseum
A gallery of photographic images, where the only linking theme seems to be artistic excellence. Let yourself be captured in frozen moments.
Filmmuseum
Everything and anything to do with film, with screenings, an immense library, a collection of film scores and posters, and best of all, a very nice café.
NL
A club that attracts the beautiful and famous, including some actors, musicians and Dutch football players. Good-looking crowd at a good-looking venue.
Jimmy Woo’s
East meets West at Jimmy's with a whole load of style. Beautiful, classy, and maybe just a tad smug.
Club Home
Themed around a home, with a living room and bedroom and a basement where all the action happens. A place for clubbers who like to dance.
Club 8
You get a slightly younger, less polished feel from Club 8 than some of the other, bigger clubs.
Bitterzoet
A place for people who love to dance, it gets quite sweaty in the club area. Plays an eclectic and intriguing range of music that will, eventually, suit all tastes.
Morlang
A slightly trendier eatery that has spent some time concentrating on its aesthetic appeal. Usually quite busy.
De Bakkerswinkel
Cake! And scones and pastries and anything else that has to be baked, this place is worth fighting through the Red Light District for.
G-Spot
It might be tricky to find, but when you do, you are guaranteed a good time at the G-Spot. The main action happens in a hot little box of a room.
Kingfisher
A mainstay of the hip and fashionable area of De Pijp, Kingfisher doesn't get wrapped up in its own coolness that mixes a good cocktail.

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