Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Amsterdam

Zebra Lounge
Once a pole dancing club in a city of brothels and sex shows, the Zebra Lounge is now a regular club, though it retains the attractive young crowd.
Yellow Cab Watertaxi
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.
Wolvenstraat 23
This unnamed bar has a retro, bright style and is a quirky, fun place to spend an evening as you try to remember the lyrics to the 70s tunes being played.
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.
Winter Events Calendar
Westerpark
Werck
If you've ever wanted to make a Dutch friend, then Werck is the place to go, where the crowding on the wooden tables means you're likely to end up next to a convivial stranger.
Webers Holland
Sweeping down the Red Light District, you can find every description of sex-related device and costume in Webers Holland.
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.
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...
Vyne
Not surprisingly at all given the name, Vyne serves a fabulous selection of fine wines from around the world.
Vondelpark
Vondel Hotel
Small but perfectly formed and with a garden that is a delightful getaway from the otherwise busy tourist area. A calming influence.
Visaandeschelde
Really, one the best plaices for seafood in Amsterdam. Ahem. Plenty of variety, all of consistently high quality. A real catch.
Vijzelstraat
This road crosses at least four canals and will take you from the centre of Amsterdam all the way down to De Pijp.
Vermeer
A uniformly excellent eating experience, which, while it might not surprise, will most certainly satisfy.
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...
Van Delden
Utrechsestraat
Well known names like American Apparel compete with local stores like Leuk on Utrechsestraat.
Tropenmuseum
A well-respected anthropolocial museum set in the beautiful Oosterpark. Good reason to take a break from the centre of Amsterdam.
Traditional Chinese Massage
Tjing Tjing
A welcoming (and not too expensive) local hotspot, Tjing Tjing is packed with vestiges of South Africa, serves traditional Cape Town grub, and often puts on live outdoor music (African, of course).
The Park Hotel
The Park Hotel has reinvented itself with a recent refurbishment and is now full of 21st century design, turning itself into a far more welcoming hotel.
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.
The Hoxton, Amsterdam
The Hoxton, Amsterdam, is a trendy and laidback canalside hotel, with chic interiors and a noteworthy on-site Italian eatery.
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.
The Convent Hotel
Oddly enough, the Convent Hotel, once the site of some monasteries, it ideally placed for getting up to some nights of hedonistic excess.
The College Hotel
An interesting concept, the College Hotel is run by interns from various hotels schools, but that doesn't detract from its comfortable and contemporary design.
Tasca Bellota
Tapas that compares to the best you would get in Spain, with high quality ingredients and careful presentation.
Tamago
Exclusive little boutique offering vintage and undiscovered Japanese designs.
Suzy Wong
Unashamedly chic, but managing to avoid pretentiousness, Suzy Wong is a place for hedonist's to let their true colours show.
Surprise Bar
This is a local club for local people and is as about as close as you will get to the true Dutch clubbing experience.
Summer 2012 Fashion Hotlist
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.
Sugar Factory
'A cutting edge multi-disciplinary night theatre.' Why don't you head on down and find out what that means?
Stedelijk Museum
The historic Stedelijk Museum offers up an impressive collection of contemporary and modern art and design in Amsterdam’s Museumplein (Museum Square).
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.
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.

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