Hg2 : The Hedonist


As the name suggests, this little brown café has a Swiss influence, which is most apparent in its menu, and in particular its unremitting focus on fondue. Fondue being reasonably hard to find in Amsterdam, and this being a small bar, it can be tricky to get a table (they take bookings) but is worth a visit if you’ve got a craving for some melted cheese action. The interior is dark and twee (net curtains and faded images of Switzerland) and, given all the wood, probably highly flammable. Perhaps not the best spot for nervous diners, given tall the naked flames and flapping elbows. There is a small terrace with fairly pokey metal tables on it for fondue al fresco in the summer. Service is steady if unspectacular, and the clientele it attracts are a little more reserved than the confused red light tourists in a few other bars around Nieuwmarkt. But if you fancy a fondue, the sauces and meats here are delicious and the cheese version comes with stacks of good bread.

Nieuwmarkt 9,
+31 20 622 0034
Opening Times
Daily, 4pm-1am.
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