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When in...Amsterdam Part Two

When in...Amsterdam Part Two

Just when Amsterdam's outrageous shenanigans seem to have hit ceiling, she reinvents her foundation as a liberal-cool destination with a new crop of designers, neighborhoods and eats.

The Bed
Lloyd Hotel
Oostelijke Handelskade 34; +31-0-20-561-3604
Situated in the stylish Eastern Docklands, this former prison offers two- to five-star rooms, so, depending on the size of your wallet, you can rent a raised cot and shared bath or a lavish studio featuring a concert piano or a 12-foot bed. All guests have access to the readings, screenings, and anything-goes performances.

The Ambassade Hotel
Herengracht 341; +31-0-20-555-0222
This maze of 10 golden-age canal houses offers ethereal views down a leafy stretch of the Herengracht canal, impeccable old-world service, and a literary pedigree (Salman Rushdie hid out here).

The Bite
The College Hotel Restaurant
Roelof Hartstraat 1; +31-0-20-571-1511
This theatrical dining room, originally the gym of a 19th-century school, makes the best case for New Dutch cuisine. The kitchen?s Alkmaar barley risotto alone gives the lowlands? signature dishes a fresh lift.

Morning After
Foam Photography Museum
Keizersgracht 609; +31-0-20-551-6500
Artistic masterworks are on view everywhere from the Van Gogh Museum to the Rijksmuseum, but don?t miss Foam's powerhouse exhibits of major contemporary photographers -- like a recent Ryan McGinley show.

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