Hipster guide to Amsterdam

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

Hipster Amsterdam

Boardriders jumper, Easy Wear shirt, Elvine raincoat

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

Rembrandt House dining room

Rembrandt House dining room

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

Coffee & Coconuts, Amsterdam

Coffee & Coconuts, Amsterdam

A coffeshop

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

The Dolphins coffeeshop, Amsterdam

The Dolphins coffeeshop, Amsterdam

A club

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

Trouw, Amsterdam

Trouw, Amsterdam

The hipster guide to Amsterdam and its main hotspots is shown in the map below. Follow this link for a hipster guide to Kreuzberg.

 

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