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.
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.
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.
Café 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.
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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