Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Amsterdam

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Bilderdijkstraat
A quirky boutique can be found on this road selling vintage fashion, and of all the things, Barbie dolls.
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.
Blauw aan de Wal
Hidden away in the Red Light District like an oasis of gastronomic serenity, Blauw ann de Wal serves classic, conventional fare done very very well.
Blue Pepper
Blue Pepper is an Indonesian restaurant that refuses to soften its flavours for the European palate, resulting in a much more genuine, and not to mention delicious, dining experience.
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.
Canal House
Called Canal House, Amsterdam's swishest new stay is found in a fashionable district that straddles the city's famed 17th-century canals.
Chez Georges
In a world full of concept restaurants and experimental flavours, Chez Georges is a breath of fresh air serving high-end Franco-Belgian fare in a homely little restaurant.
Chic & Basic Hotel
What more needs to be said? This hotel is both basic, with a laid-back service, and chic, containing rooms with a bit of flair.
Chocolate Bar
Perhaps surprisingly, the Chocolate Bar does not only serve chocolate and can make up a decent sandwich and a nice glass of wine.
CitizenM
A concept hotel, which we think means quirky design and strange features that will make you feel cooler by the minute. Good value for money and with easy links to the city centre.
Club 8
You get a slightly younger, less polished feel from Club 8 than some of the other, bigger clubs.
Conservatorium Hotel
Stylish design-led modern hotel in the Neo-Gothic splendour of the old Conservatory of Music...
De Bakkerswinkel
Cake! And scones and pastries and anything else that has to be baked, this place is worth fighting through the Red Light District for.
De Belhamel
A converted grocer's shop, De Belhamel serves high-end European dishes in beautiful art-deco surrounds.
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.
De Nieuwe Anita
Hard to describe, De Neiuwe Anita is not just an anarchic bar, but also a cinema and a performance space. Something very different.
De Struisvogel
A treat of a dining experience with a rich, pan-European menu. Look past the fact that the diners are squeezed into a small cellar and enjoy the stylish rustic décor.
Door 74
This is an appointment only bar dedicated to late night drinking and the perfection of the art of cocktail making and consumption.
Eerste Tuindwarsstraat
If you can squeeze yourself onto this narrow road, then you have the chance to pick up some one-off interior designs.
Foam Fotografiemuseum
A gallery of photographic images, where the only linking theme seems to be artistic excellence. Let yourself be captured in frozen moments.
Gasthuismolensteeg
Glittering gold jewelry and beautiful shoes will vie for your attention as you wander down Gasthuismolensteeg
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.
Hotel Roemer
A little different from the other hotels on this list, Roemer is a slick and modern boutique hotel.
Hotel V
An explosion of different designs and tastes results in a unique feel at Hotel V. A comfortable stay in a prime location.
Huidenstraat
One of the Nine Streets, the shops here won't disappoint and vary from interior decorating to cosmetics.
Jimmy Woo’s
East meets West at Jimmy's with a whole load of style. Beautiful, classy, and maybe just a tad smug.
Keizersgracht
A chance to see what some Dutch designers have to offer while enjoying the sights and smells of Amsterdam.
Kingfisher
A mainstay of the hip and fashionable area of De Pijp, Kingfisher doesn't get wrapped up in its own coolness that mixes a good cocktail.
Looks
Not in the place you would expect to find it, Looks is trendy dining at its best with a menu that changes week on week.
Mazzo
Housed inside a former Amsterdam nightclub, Mazzo is the latest venture from restaurant and hospitality group IQ Creative.
Morlang
A slightly trendier eatery that has spent some time concentrating on its aesthetic appeal. Usually quite busy.
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.
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.
Rozengracht
Very easy to come out the other side of Rozengracht looking cool if you take the time to shop there.
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.
Scheel & Melkonian
Notable shop in the museum quarter Scheel & Melkonian sells authentic Chinese furniture and bric-a-brac.
Segugio
Perhaps the best Italian restaurant in Amsterdam, Segugio serves up big flavours in big, airy feeling space that you will want to linger in.

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