DesignThese Dutch godfathers of pragmatic, funny design use their Amsterdam flagship to showcase their greates and latest inventions. Having achieved world renown for works like Tejo Remy’s loosely bundled set of found drawers or his chair made out of rags, Droog delivers dry commentary on the too-often all-surface/no-substance world of design by using discarded or unlikely materials to style familiar objects.
HaarBarbaar is located on one of the main streets in Amsterdam, the Wolvenstraat. The shop is stunning and run by two barbers – and brothers -who carry the craft to its highest form. Cut-throat shaves, splendid old-fashioned haircuts - all performed in traditional barbershop chairs - prove HaarBarbaar the best Barbershop in the West. Don’t miss the hot towel shave+face massage accompanied by Jack Daniels on the rocks. Only walk-ins, first come first serve.
Tucked behind a historical façade along the canals of the city’s charming center, the Dylan Amsterdam provides an exclusive gateway to discovering the treasures of Amsterdam. Comprised of various houses around a classical courtyard, the Dylan is recognized for its modern-meets-classic design and dedicated service. It’s main restaurant, Vinkeles, was awarded a Michelin star in November 2009 for its delicate French cuisine. Executive Chef Kuipers uses only the freshest ingredients for his seasonal menu.