Reputed for its innovation and creativity, Amsterdam has been a magnet for liberal and hedonistic types since the days of Vermeer. This hipster guide to Amsterdam will be your starting point to get to know the alternative side of the city.
It’s easy to get caught up in Amsterdam’s city centre. Lose yourself in a canal maze, duck into a smoky little coffeeshop or visit a world-class art museum. From the club scene to the street, the city is a source of inspiration for stylish individuals, artists, and hipsters. Here, some of Amsterdam’s hippest places to hang in:
A fashion area
De Negen Straatjes (the nine little streets) in Central Amsterdam is the area to blend with the hip and trendy crowd. Stores such as Acne Studios and Scotch and Soda can be found here
A historic place
The beautiful and monumental house where Rembrandt lived and worked for almost 20 years. The house has been redecorated with furniture, art and objects dating from the 17th century and nowadays is accessible to the public
A place for eating
Located in De Pijp, Coffee & Coconuts is a former cinema built in the 20’s for you to enjoy the energy of Amsterdam in a relaxing vibe
The Dolphins Coffeeshop is somewhat tacky designed in an oceanic theme, but that´s what makes it special. This is the place for anybody looking for a warm, friendly and lazy afternoon
To mingle with the alternative party elite head to Trouw, a converted newspaper HQ, where you might hear a Jamie XX or Caribou DJ set
The hipster guide to Amsterdam and its main hotspots is shown in the map below. Follow this link for a hipster guide to Kreuzberg.