Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…


Your typical paved Amsterdam street that makes for lovely pavement-pounding in the sunshine.
It comes as no surprise that this street in the Red Light District plays host to shops that are veritable hoard of sexy treats.
You can never have enough handbags, and on Egelantiersstraat you'll find the perfect one to add the collection.
This road crosses at least four canals and will take you from the centre of Amsterdam all the way down to De Pijp.
A chance to see what some Dutch designers have to offer while enjoying the sights and smells of Amsterdam.
Glittering gold jewelry and beautiful shoes will vie for your attention as you wander down Gasthuismolensteeg
One of the Nine Streets, the shops here won't disappoint and vary from interior decorating to cosmetics.
From books to clothes to DVDs, this picturesque little street is a good one for an afternoon's wander.
Daniel Stalpertstraat
Unique interior designs straight from the heads of the Netherlands best hide somewhere on this street.
Buy some funky frocks and tops and then catch a flick at the Movies Art House down on Haarlemmerdijk.
Shop while walking alongside a beautiful canal and take the opportunity to pick up some fine Dutch cheese.
Another canal-side street that plays host to the shops with the 'where did you get that' appeal.
Dam Square
Not only a very pretty square surrounded by monuments, also contains the biggest luxury department store in the city.
Eerste Tuindwarsstraat
If you can squeeze yourself onto this narrow road, then you have the chance to pick up some one-off interior designs.
Another fantastically named shop, United Nudes - which is actually a shoe shop - sits smugly on Spuistraat.
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.
Where you will find the fabulously named Mensocks, where they sell socks...for men, amongst other high-end stores.
Part of a network of good shopping streets, get your monkey-branded clothes here.
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.
A broad, tree-lined street that is a good place to pick up some denim outifits.
Very easy to come out the other side of Rozengracht looking cool if you take the time to shop there.
Well known names like American Apparel compete with local stores like Leuk on Utrechsestraat.
Amongst over high-profile stores, Prinsengracht is also where you will find the part-museum-part-boutique Denham the Jean Maker.
Cornelis Schuystraat
Slighty further out than other shops, Cornelis Schuystraat is beside the leafy green surrounds of Vondelpark.

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