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.
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...
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.
Beaufort Jewellers
Looking for that special ring for that special person? Make a statement with a ring from Beaufort.
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.
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.
Blue Boat Company
A long running company that cares about the environment as well, there is very little you can fault about these guys.
Vondelpark
Egelantiersstraat
You can never have enough handbags, and on Egelantiersstraat you'll find the perfect one to add the collection.
AVEDA Dayspa
Vijzelstraat
This road crosses at least four canals and will take you from the centre of Amsterdam all the way down to De Pijp.
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.
Scheel & Melkonian
Notable shop in the museum quarter Scheel & Melkonian sells authentic Chinese furniture and bric-a-brac.
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...
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.
Amstelpark
A wonderful park for families with younger kids, with mini golf, pony rides and a miniature train.
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.
Fabulous and Vintage
For something a little off the beaten track, Van Ostadestraat has a sweet Bohemian vintage store that sells clothes and furniture.
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.
Amsterdam Old Course
Singel
Shop while walking alongside a beautiful canal and take the opportunity to pick up some fine Dutch cheese.
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.
Herengracht
Another canal-side street that plays host to the shops with the 'where did you get that' appeal.
Oosterpark
A less crowded park than the more popular choices, Oosterpark has its share of monuments and green space.
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.
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.
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.
Shanghai Beauty Massage Center
Dam Square
Not only a very pretty square surrounded by monuments, also contains the biggest luxury department store in the city.

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