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Destination Guide

Amsterdam

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

The W Lounge at W Amsterdam is the heart of the hotel. You will have an amazing view over Amsterdam sipping on a cocktail while the DJ is playing his grooves.

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Take your chances

Talk Like A Local

Know the slang from the streets.

Gappie

/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
wamsterdam.com

Ultimate Access To Amsterdam

This is Amsterdam for those in the know

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Paardenstraat 15

The first speakeasy fine dining restaurant in Amsterdam hidden in an old diamond factory where you only get access if you have a QR-code.

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Reach out to us to get a table in this hidden gem!

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Restaurant Daalder

Lindengracht 90

Michelin star quality food in a relaxed atmosphere. They serve a 5, 6 or 7-course menu, prepared with beautiful fresh ingredients that Dennis Huwaë, the chef and co-owner, selects by himself.

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Have a drink afterwards in the ADAM Tower to enjoy an amazing view over Amsterdam!

Mickkeus

Mickkeus

Bergstraat 3

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

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

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Restaurant Daalder

Albert Cuypstraat 129

It seems like a takeout burger place (with the most amazing burgers), but there's also a speakeasy bar behind the walls.

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Ask us to get the password for access to the Secret Butcher Bar.

Either / Or

W Amsterdam FIT

DETOX

W Amsterdam

Spuistraat 175

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

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RETOX

Mad Fox

Spuistraat 175 B

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

Amsterdam Essentials

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Everything you need for an escape to Amsterdam.

1. Umbrella

In case you don’t feel like kissing in the rain.

2. Napapijri Jacket

Fashionable protection against cold, rain and wind.

3. Dr. Martens

These boots will survive any tour, club, bar or festival.

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.

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EYE

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.

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Izakaya

Albert Cuypstraat 2-6

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

amsterdam bars

HappyHappyJoyJoy

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

XBANK

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

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

Supperclub

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.

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Club ABE

Amstelstraat 30

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

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NYX

Reguliersdwarsstraat 42

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

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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.