Hg2 : The Hedonist


Despite the large red sign above the door, Nel is easy to miss, set back as it is in the corner of a leafy square. And the leafy, scruffy terrace area that sits in the shade of gnarled old oak trees belies the slick bar within. It’s gently lit with reds, blues and crème, and a long service area commands the main space. This is useful at weekends, when the narrow area in front of the bar gets packed quickly. It’s generally a slick local crowd who come for the good music and chatty atmosphere. There’s a very different, but equally popular, vibe on Sundays, when Nel hosts live music nights, typically playing jazz, but with singer-songwriters and purveyors of old-fashioned boogie-woogie given a run out too.

Amstelveld 12,
Canal Belt
+31 20 626 1199
Opening Times
Daily, 11am - 1am (Fri - Sat till 3am)
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