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.
Reestraat
Your typical paved Amsterdam street that makes for lovely pavement-pounding in the sunshine.
Vondelpark
MacBike
Look for the bright red bikes, and you've found MacBike, which will even take you on a tour if you want to explore an alternative Amsterdam.
Amsterdamse Bos
A vast green space on the outskirts of central Amsterdam. There's a fair few things to do there, and plenty of space to meander around.
Rock Paper Scissors
Take a breath from all the canals and pick up some Scandinavian designs along this little street.
Kalverstraat
From books to clothes to DVDs, this picturesque little street is a good one for an afternoon's wander.
Gasthuismolensteeg
Glittering gold jewelry and beautiful shoes will vie for your attention as you wander down Gasthuismolensteeg
Damstraat Rent-A-Bike
Centrally located with a large range of different kinds of bikes to choose from - like tandems and scooters, you'll find what you need.
Fabulous and Vintage
For something a little off the beaten track, Van Ostadestraat has a sweet Bohemian vintage store that sells clothes and furniture.
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.
Amstelpark
A wonderful park for families with younger kids, with mini golf, pony rides and a miniature train.
Herengracht
Another canal-side street that plays host to the shops with the 'where did you get that' appeal.
Singel
Shop while walking alongside a beautiful canal and take the opportunity to pick up some fine Dutch cheese.
Haarlemmerdijk
Buy some funky frocks and tops and then catch a flick at the Movies Art House down on Haarlemmerdijk.
Dam Square
Not only a very pretty square surrounded by monuments, also contains the biggest luxury department store in the city.
Oosterpark
A less crowded park than the more popular choices, Oosterpark has its share of monuments and green space.
Bike City
Biking is a great way to get round Amsterdam, and Bike City lets you do it discreetly and in an eco-friendly way.
Eerste Tuindwarsstraat
If you can squeeze yourself onto this narrow road, then you have the chance to pick up some one-off interior designs.
StarBikes Rentals
Perfect for taking out for a picnic out in one of Amsterdam's many parks, with a little basket and with its own cute little café on the side.
Runstraat
Where you will find the fabulously named Mensocks, where they sell socks...for men, amongst other high-end stores.
Hartenstraat
Part of a network of good shopping streets, get your monkey-branded clothes here.
Beatrixpark
Perfect for those sunny days out when all you want to do is lounge around and appreciate the surrounds, Beatrixpark is tranquil and relaxing.
Westerpark
Magna Plaza Shopping Centre
Right by a canal and chock full of luxury and well-known names, a very central and convenient shopping centre.
Oriental Pearl
Cheap, no-frills and the real deal, you'll get a proper hands on massage that'll have you feeling relaxed and stress-free in as little as twenty minutes.
Mike’s Bike Rental
A personal and friendly service with bikes to fit all shapes and sizes. Mike is the man.
Utrechsestraat
Well known names like American Apparel compete with local stores like Leuk on Utrechsestraat.
Prinsengracht
Amongst over high-profile stores, Prinsengracht is also where you will find the part-museum-part-boutique Denham the Jean Maker.
Café Pakhuis Wilhelmina
This club sits right on the cutting-edge of Amsterdam's club scene with live music all the way through to drum n bass beat poets.
Café Smit & Voogt
If wolfing down on thickly sliced bacon in a delicious BLT whilst looking over Amsterdam's green spaces on a lazy Sunday afternoon sounds up your street, check out this café.
Café de Jaren
A large, airy café that is a great spot to prepare, or refresh, yourself for the throng and hubbub of the RLD.
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.
Café Thijssen
A nice large terrace here means you have a good shot at getting a seat and taking advantage of Café Thijssen's enviable location.
Café van Zuylen
This brown café's bridge terrace can sit a hundred customers and give them all a stretch of sun. Bask and enjoy a slow glass of Dutch beer.

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