Designer duo Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren were both born in 1969 in the Netherlands not far away from each other. They met during their studies at the Arnhem Academy of Art and Design and began working together upon graduation. In 1993, they won a talent contest and launched their namesake label VIKTOR & ROLF.
Today, they focus on their creative Haute Couture collections and their bestselling fragrances. Below you can enjoy their insider tips for their vibrant hometown Amsterdam.
Your favourite city?
Your favourite hotel?
No idea, we never stay in a hotel in Amsterdam, we live here! Having said that, the new WALDORF ASTORIA seems nice. Quiet, and with a lovely big garden.
Herengracht 542-556, 1017 CG Amsterdam, Phone: +31 20 718 4600
Your favourite restaurant?
We always end up at GEORGE on the Leidsegracht because it’s around the corner and convenient. DE GOUDFAZANT in Noord is also nice, we should go more often. Great atmosphere and food in a laid back setting.
Café George, Leidsegracht 84, 1016 CR Amsterdam, Phone: +31 20 626 0802
Restaurant Hotel de Goudfazant, Aambeeldstraat 10 H, 1021 KB Amsterdam (Noord), Phone: +31 20 – 63 65 170
Your favourite bar or nightclub?
PARADISO because it has such a varied programme, from café chantant via indie pop to hardcore gay technoclub.
Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG Amsterdam, Phone: +31 20 626 4521
Your favourite museum?
THE RIJKSMUSEUM. All the Dutch masters under one roof.
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam, Phone: +31 900 0745
HET STEDELIJK MUSEUM. Cutting edge contemporary art + an amazing collection of modern art
Museum Het Schip (Amsterdamse School architecture). Great example of this particularly Dutch style of architecture.
Museumplein 10, 1071 DJ Amsterdam, Phone:+31 20 573 2911
Your favourite sightseeing spot?
HET STADSARCHIEF BY DE BAZEL. An underrated monument.
Vijzelstraat 32,1017 HL Amsterdam, Phone: +31 20 723 0560
DE REGULIERSGRACHT. It doesn’t get more picturesque than this.
Reguliersgracht 78c, 1017 LV Amsterdam, Phone: +31 20 344 9247
Your favourite park?
VONDELPARK. Anything goes in there.
1071AA Amsterdam, Phone+31 20 678 1678
Your favourite beach?
ZANDVOORT, behind beachbar ELDORADO. Because clothing is optional.
Strandpaviljoen, Zuidstrand 6, 2042 AD Zandvoort, Phone: +31 23 571 8229
Your favourite shop?
All the FLOWER SHOPS and stalls in town! You gotta love ‘em.
Your must-have accessory?
The best soundtrack for this destination?
IBIZA SONICA RADIO. Happy vibes.
The best book to read while being on vacation there?
ALI SMITH «THERE BUT FOR THE». One of the best contemporary authors.
Thank you, Viktor & Rolf, for sharing your insider scoop on Amsterdam with us!
Photos: Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf, ©Kristina-D.C.-Hoeppner, © Barbara Walsh