Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Amsterdam

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.
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.
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.
Sugar Factory
'A cutting edge multi-disciplinary night theatre.' Why don't you head on down and find out what that means?
Paradiso
Another well-known live music venue - check out the London's Calling nights if you are craving the sounds of the capital.
Panama
A major force in Amsterdam's club land, don't let the retro industrial exterior fool you, Panama is a slick, polished experience.
NL
A club that attracts the beautiful and famous, including some actors, musicians and Dutch football players. Good-looking crowd at a good-looking venue.
Melkweg
One of the best-known venues in Amsterdam and a great place to mix raving to a visiting band and then dancing wildly to the club tunes.
Jimmy Woo’s
East meets West at Jimmy's with a whole load of style. Beautiful, classy, and maybe just a tad smug.
De Duivel
This club celebrates everything to do with hip-hop, from Dutch Nederhop, to beats from around the rest of the world. A different rhythm from the rest of the city's clubs.
Club Home
Themed around a home, with a living room and bedroom and a basement where all the action happens. A place for clubbers who like to dance.
Club 8
You get a slightly younger, less polished feel from Club 8 than some of the other, bigger clubs.
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.
Bitterzoet
A place for people who love to dance, it gets quite sweaty in the club area. Plays an eclectic and intriguing range of music that will, eventually, suit all tastes.
Barney’s Coffeeshop
If you are going to try puffing on a spliff in Amsterdam than the venues that Barney's runs are the best place to crash and get the munchies.

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