Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Amsterdam

Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam
The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is a sophisticated, timeless and elegant property housed in six old canal palaces in the centre of Amsterdam...
Beaufort Jewellers
Looking for that special ring for that special person? Make a statement with a ring from Beaufort.
Scheel & Melkonian
Notable shop in the museum quarter Scheel & Melkonian sells authentic Chinese furniture and bric-a-brac.
AVEDA Dayspa
Maison De Bonneterie
On Rokin is De Bonneterie, an old-fashioned department store which remembers the importance of personal service.
Eerste Tuindwarsstraat
If you can squeeze yourself onto this narrow road, then you have the chance to pick up some one-off interior designs.
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.
Jewel Cruises
A different way to enjoy the sights and flavours of Amsterdam, you can book evening dinner cruises with Jewel Cruises.
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.
Hotel Amrâth
Don't let the intimidating exterior put you off, this hotel hides some of the best art deco interiors Amsterdam, all done up with a nautical twist.
Ambassade Hotel
Any hotel that has its own library is already somewhat more sophisticated than others, and this is especially true of the Ambassade Hotel, which has hosted some very literary guests.
Conservatorium Hotel
Stylish design-led modern hotel in the Neo-Gothic splendour of the old Conservatory of Music...
Vermeer
A uniformly excellent eating experience, which, while it might not surprise, will most certainly satisfy.
Panama
A major force in Amsterdam's club land, don't let the retro industrial exterior fool you, Panama is a slick, polished experience.
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.
Casa Rosso
If you must see a sex show in Amsterdam (and why else are you there really?) than Casa Rosso offers the least seedy and best-known location.
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.
Vyne
Not surprisingly at all given the name, Vyne serves a fabulous selection of fine wines from around the world.
Yamazato
The only Asian restaurant in the Netherlands to have a Michelin star. A refined and classy Japanese eating experience in the heart of Amsterdam.
Nevy
Nevy is a concept restaurant, so expect style in abundance. They serve seafood done to the customer's exact specifications.
Le Ciel Bleu
The only Amsterdam restaurant with two Michelan stars, this is the ultimate in hedonism - luxury married to pleasure.
La Rive
All the fuss and fabulous food you should expect from the Amstel Hotel - the opulent service and surrounds only serve to accent the Michelin-starred food.
Envy
At Envy, your meal will be built up from tiny but exquisitely formed dishes, sort of like a premium tapas place. Great food in a great location.
De Kas
To put it bluntly, one of the most revered restaurants in the country, you can sit in the glasshouse from which it is named and enjoy the surprise of your meal.
Christophe
Now serving a more imaginative and exciting menu than previous years, including classic dishes with modern twists, Christophe is a special place.
Bridges
A newly opened restaurant (as of 2010), Bridges serves some spectacular seafood with wildly diverging influences, from France to India.
The Park Hotel
The Park Hotel has reinvented itself with a recent refurbishment and is now full of 21st century design, turning itself into a far more welcoming hotel.
The Dylan
Not for no reason is the The Dylan considered one of the most luxurious hotels in the city. Sleep in the decadence of Amsterdam's golden age.
The Convent Hotel
Oddly enough, the Convent Hotel, once the site of some monasteries, it ideally placed for getting up to some nights of hedonistic excess.
Seven One Seven
Some olde world Dutch charm at Seven One Seven, which is indulgent and swanky in equal measure. An aristocratic but not austere embrace.
Sofitel the Grand
One of the best places to sleep in Amsterdam, with modern luxuries blended seamlessly with a building dating back to the 16th century.
NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky
Sharing space with the Amsterdam residence of the Queen of Holland, Krasnapolsky sits in one of the best locations in the city - between the Red Light District and the Canal Belt.
Intercontinental Amstel Hotel
It's telling that the Amstel Hotel is accessible by boat, given the famous names that have stayed there. Simply top of the range.
Hotel Okura
You get what you pay for at Hotel Okura, from views of the street to rooms with their own cinema and meals cooked by a private chef.
Hotel de l’Europe
Walk through the door of the Hotel de l'Europe and walk into the past, with old age opulence and class accented with all the modern conveniences.
De Toren
The perfect place to retreat to for a romantic, sumptuous weekend. Try not to wallow in the included Jacuzzis the entire stay.

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