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.
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.
Kalvertoren Shopping Centre
Large shopping centre that hosts a whole bunch on famous brand names from around the globe.
Beaufort Jewellers
Looking for that special ring for that special person? Make a statement with a ring from Beaufort.
Reestraat
Your typical paved Amsterdam street that makes for lovely pavement-pounding in the sunshine.
Blue Boat Company
A long running company that cares about the environment as well, there is very little you can fault about these guys.
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.
Walsoordensestraat
It comes as no surprise that this street in the Red Light District plays host to shops that are veritable hoard of sexy treats.
Egelantiersstraat
You can never have enough handbags, and on Egelantiersstraat you'll find the perfect one to add the collection.
Huidenstraat
One of the Nine Streets, the shops here won't disappoint and vary from interior decorating to cosmetics.
Kalverstraat
From books to clothes to DVDs, this picturesque little street is a good one for an afternoon's wander.
Keizersgracht
A chance to see what some Dutch designers have to offer while enjoying the sights and smells of Amsterdam.
Van Gogh Museum
The Van Gogh Museum is wonderful way to gain an appreciation of the art and importance of possibly the most important artist of the 19th Century...
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.
Smart Fetish & Fantasy
Smart Fetish and Fantasy is Agent Provocateur-meets-sadomasochist-bondage-shop.
Haarlemmerdijk
Buy some funky frocks and tops and then catch a flick at the Movies Art House down on Haarlemmerdijk.
Daniel Stalpertstraat
Unique interior designs straight from the heads of the Netherlands best hide somewhere on this street.
Amsterdam ArenA
Up the Orange! This stadium is the heart of football in Amsterdam, and is where Ajax and the national team play. Also has a museum and is open for tours.
Spa Zuiver
If you can handle the sheer nakedness of Zuiver than it is full of good and wonderful things, a temple to personal relaxation.
Dam Square
Not only a very pretty square surrounded by monuments, also contains the biggest luxury department store in the city.
Rijksmuseum
One of Amsterdam's most famous museums, this is an art museum with many high points, from the Rembrandt collection, to Hals' The Jolly Drinker.
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.
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.
Spuistraat
Another fantastically named shop, United Nudes - which is actually a shoe shop - sits smugly on Spuistraat.
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
Jewel Cruises
A different way to enjoy the sights and flavours of Amsterdam, you can book evening dinner cruises with Jewel Cruises.
Elandsgracht
A broad, tree-lined street that is a good place to pick up some denim outifits.
Mike’s Bike Rental
A personal and friendly service with bikes to fit all shapes and sizes. Mike is the man.
Nana
Follow the sound of buzzing down Warmoesstraat to find 'the most vibrating shop in town.'
Prinsengracht
Amongst over high-profile stores, Prinsengracht is also where you will find the part-museum-part-boutique Denham the Jean Maker.
Cinema Pathé Tuschinski
An impressive old art-deco theatre that still functions in its original capacity as a cinema.
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 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 Weber
The place for late night drinking, staying open beyond the usual for Amsterdam bars. Despite its large size, you'll have to get there (relatively) early to catch a seat.
Amsterdam Museum
A fantastic museum in a city of museums, this one tells the story of Amsterdam from its humble origins in the 1200s to the present day.
De Luwte
Almost a Dutch cliché with a canal-side terrace with rickety tables and chairs, and an interior stocked with bare dark wood and art deco flourishes. Perfect for a sedate dinner.
The Movies
A restaurant inside a cinema, the best reason for coming here is the beautifully-preserved art deco interior. Food ain't half bad either.

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