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.
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.
Reestraat
Your typical paved Amsterdam street that makes for lovely pavement-pounding in the sunshine.
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.
Rock Paper Scissors
Take a breath from all the canals and pick up some Scandinavian designs along this little street.
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.
Kalverstraat
From books to clothes to DVDs, this picturesque little street is a good one for an afternoon's wander.
Smart Fetish & Fantasy
Smart Fetish and Fantasy is Agent Provocateur-meets-sadomasochist-bondage-shop.
Daniel Stalpertstraat
Unique interior designs straight from the heads of the Netherlands best hide somewhere on this street.
Haarlemmerdijk
Buy some funky frocks and tops and then catch a flick at the Movies Art House down on Haarlemmerdijk.
Singel
Shop while walking alongside a beautiful canal and take the opportunity to pick up some fine Dutch cheese.
Dam Square
Not only a very pretty square surrounded by monuments, also contains the biggest luxury department store in the city.
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.
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.
Hartenstraat
Part of a network of good shopping streets, get your monkey-branded clothes here.
Runstraat
Where you will find the fabulously named Mensocks, where they sell socks...for men, amongst other high-end stores.
Magna Plaza Shopping Centre
Right by a canal and chock full of luxury and well-known names, a very central and convenient shopping centre.
Utrechsestraat
Well known names like American Apparel compete with local stores like Leuk on Utrechsestraat.
Nana
Follow the sound of buzzing down Warmoesstraat to find 'the most vibrating shop in town.'
Rozengracht
Very easy to come out the other side of Rozengracht looking cool if you take the time to shop there.
Prinsengracht
Amongst over high-profile stores, Prinsengracht is also where you will find the part-museum-part-boutique Denham the Jean Maker.
Lola’s
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 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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Harkema
With good-quality food and service that belies its size, Brasserie Harkema still isn't a place for a long and indulgent meal - better thought of as quick and delicious.
Eden Amsterdam American
The chain hotel experience, efficient and smooth, set in the monolithic grandeur of the Hotel American 's art-nouveau confines. Placed well for tourists.

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