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Destination Guide


Wake up to a new Amsterdam where design, fashion, and music connect to create an extraordinary dynamic for the city of canals.

Destination Guide Amsterdam

When in Amsterdam, You must

Know Before You Go

Follow our Party Spy through the twists and turns of W Amsterdam's film noir themed celebration for the opening of the BANK building.

W Amsterdam parties

Take your chances and see what's inside

Talk Like A Local

Know the slang from the streets.


/ɡap/ /pē/ informal, noun
Friend, mate, dude
Hey gappie! Alles goed?

Neighborhoods to Explore

Find your way outside the city center to be drawn in by Amsterdam’s street life and its mesmerizing green parks. Hang out with locals and uncover each area’s very own character.

1. De Pijp

Immerse yourself in the eat-street of Amsterdam.

2. 9 Straatjes

Shop at the "9 little streets,” with a variety of independent boutiques selling authentic local and international brands.

3. West

Hipster-proof Amsterdam West is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in town. Go there to experience the Foodhallen or enjoy the cozy coffeepots.

4. Oost

Amsterdam East is one of the most upcoming neighborhoods in Amsterdam. It seems that a new hotspot pops up almost every day. A drink at the rooftop of The Volkshotel is a must, or try a great cocktail at the trendy Louie Louie.

W Amsterdam
Spuistraat 175, 1012 VN

Ultimate Access To Amsterdam

This is Amsterdam for those in the know

Joseph and James

Joseph and James

Bloemgracht 2

This brand new gallery will introduce you to some of the greatest along with up-and-coming photographers.


Daan & Oreste / Insider

Take a pic on their funky camera bike and share on Facebook to win a photo of your choice.



Kerkstraat 96HS

Need a break from shopping? Grab a coffee at Bocca which is situated in the middle of the city center! They roast their own coffee beans, working with fair and sustainable products from local farmers all over the world.


Daan & Oreste / Insider

Order a double espresso with the sea-salted brownie on the side. The creamy coffee goes really well with the salty pure chocolate flavor!



Bergstraat 3

Mickkeus is all about re-appropriating vintage Levi’s 501. And with custom made jeans, you'll find the absolute perfect fit.


Daan & Oreste / Insider

Take a sneak peek at their look book for some extra inspiration.

The Duchess

The Duchess

Spuistraat 172

A recent recipient of a Michelin star, The Duchess resides in one of the best-kept historic gems, the former KAS Bank in W Hotel Amsterdam. The Duchess offers guests the elegance of traditional London hospitality, balanced with Viennese grandeur.


Daan & Oreste / Insider

Don't feel like dinner or lunch? Go for the afternoon tea featuring macaroons, eclairs, truffles, and cotton candies.

Either / Or

W Amsterdam FIT


W Amsterdam

Spuistraat 175

Supercharge your routine with one of the personal trainers at the FIT gym in W Amsterdam.



Mad Fox

Spuistraat 175 B

A secret passage to this exclusive underground club lies beneath W Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Essentials


Everything you need for an escape to Amsterdam.

1. Fedora

Dress it up or down, a Borsalino is an all day accessory.

2. Denim Shorts

Your go-to uniform.

3. White Sneakers

Get a shoe that goes with everything and can go everywhere. Like Koio.

4. Picnic Blanket

Sit on the banks of the canal and see how the city passes by.

Spotted in Amsterdam

Amsterdam museum guide

Amsterdam Museum

Kalverstraat 92

A blend of old and new, the Amsterdam Museum focuses on the eclectic nature of the city, from historic exhibitions to interactive installations.

amsterdam photography museum


IJ Promenade 1

In a unique building, across the river in the upcoming area of Amsterdam Noord, EYE is part movie theater, part museum.

dutch food

Lt. Cornelis

Voetboogstraat 13

Enjoy a special Dutch meal in an atmospheric environment where all guests experience the absolute delights of the Dutch cuisine.

japanese food amsterdam


Albert Cuypstraat 2-6

Izakaya is one of the trendy hotspots, known for its fabulous Japanese cuisine.

amsterdam bars


Bilderdijkstraat 158hs

This Asian-inspired restaurant offers street food dishes from all over Asia.

amsterdam brunch

G’s Brunch Boat

Goudbloemstraat 91 & Linnaeusstraat 88

Skip those touristy canal tours and join G’s Restaurant on their brunch boats to experience a different way to discover Amsterdam.

amsterdam seasonal cuisine

Guts & Glory

Utrechtsestraat 6

With a menu offering four to seven courses inspired by one seasonal product or cuisine, you know you’re getting the best from Guts & Glory.

amsterdam breakfast

Bakers & Roasters

Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54

The place to go to if you love breakfast. Recipes from New Zealand and Los Angeles will make sure your day starts with a bang (or bangers).

amsterdam fashion


Spuistraat 172

The biggest shop for Dutch design, art and fashion in Amsterdam. This wonderful place is located in the Bank building of W Amsterdam.


Tenue de Nîmes

Elandsgracht 60 & Haarlemmerstraat 92-94

This heaven for denim lovers sells exclusive items hand-dyed in their shop. Perfect for that unique piece for your outfit.

amsterdam bookstore

Mendo’s bookstore

Berenstraat 11

Books at Mendo’s aren't only for reading, they are pieces of art. Search for visual beauty and inspiration in a great selection.

amsterdam fashion boutique

United Nude

Molsteeg 10

This big store hidden in a small alley offers a lot of amazing shoes that will make any outfit outstanding. It’s worth the hunt.

amsterdam party scene


Singel 460

A restaurant with very unique dinner shows that turns into a beautiful club. Monday nights are their best nights.

amsterdam club scene

De School

Dr. Jan van Breemenstraat 1

Amsterdam’s newest talk of the town, this club is located in an old school building that also hosts a restaurant, a café and a gym.

amsterdam clubs

Club ABE

Amstelstraat 30

A luxurious club next to the Rembrandtplein, ABE makes a perfect chic night out to explore Amsterdam’s nightlife.

amsterdam clubs


Reguliersdwarsstraat 42

Located at the gay quarters of Amsterdam, NYX is a great place to explore. See and be seen!

amsterdam club guide

Jimmy Woo Korte

leidsedwarsstraat 18

The interior here is out of this world. Worth a visit no matter if you’re out for a chill drink or a raging dance party.


Lead image by Milad Alizadeh