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.
Vermeer
A uniformly excellent eating experience, which, while it might not surprise, will most certainly satisfy.
Jimmy Woo’s
East meets West at Jimmy's with a whole load of style. Beautiful, classy, and maybe just a tad smug.
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.
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.
Fyra
Although relatively new to the food scene in Amsterdam, this restaurant has a solid reputation and serves a dinner that is worth seeking out.
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.
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.
D’Vilff Vlieghen
A chance to taste really high-end Dutch cuisine in a grand old building. Never mind the name translates as 'the five flies,' this place is worth investigating.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Canal House
Called Canal House, Amsterdam's swishest new stay is found in a fashionable district that straddles the city's famed 17th-century canals.

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