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Dutch Design Tour

In the past 15 years, the Netherlands has emerged as one of the world’s most prominent design centers.
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: Full day

Overview:  Holland is a hyperdesigned country of 16.2 million. Train stations are perfectly laid out, stamps and phone books win awards, and even... more »

Tips:  Amsterdam’s Museumboat (www.lovers.nl) visits most museums and popular tourist destinations with an all day pass costing around $20.

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Points of Interest

1. Atelier En-Fer

Stefan Lehner’s home and workshop is located on one of the prettiest canals in Utrecht. Lehner doesn’t sell his pieces in stores. He works on private commissions. Take a look at the wall-mounted sconces from discarded umbrellas and lacy light fixtures made from plastic bottles that he melted, extruded, and sandblasted.

Address:
30 Oudegracht
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2. De Bakkerswinkel, Amsterdam Centrum

The bakery is filled with scrap-wood furniture of Piet Hein Eek. Come in for freshly baked breads, homemade cakes, and jars of jam.

Address:
69 Warmoesstraat
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Phone:
31-20-489-8000

3. Droog Design

Stop by Droog at Home to see the headquarters of grassroots firm Droog Designs. Its "bound" chest of recycled drawers and other innovations arguably started the current craze for Dutch design.

Address:
7A/7B Staalstraat
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Phone:
31-20-523-5059

Design aficionados know it wouldn’t be a visit to Amsterdam without taking a lap around the multiple rooms in this ingenious, engaging showroom-gallery-shop for the best in Dutch design, always displayed with unexpected flair or plain old cheek. Owners Dick Dankers and Coq de Rooy stock all the same great stuff Murray Moss does at his revered... More

5. Galerie Animaux

A mix of art and design, including work from Piet Hein Eek and Jurgen Bey.

Address:
15 Van Vollenhovenstraat
Rotterdam
Netherlands

Phone:
31-10-243-0043

6. Strand West

A great collection of contemporary design, including ceramics, objects, bicycles, and designer Ineke Hans’s recycled plastic outdoor furniture that looks like wood.

Address:
114 Oudegracht
Utrecht
Netherlands

Phone:
31-20-622-9375

7. Studio Hergebruik

With a name meaning "Studio Re-Use," it makes sense that the space holds a wacky collection of cradle-to-cradle objects, clothing, and accessories. Created by Jan de Haas, the space is meant to showcase every kind of reuse experiment that comes along.

Address:
53 Coolsingel
Rotterdam
Netherlands

Phone:
31-10-413-3660

8. Galerie Vivid

Well-edited contemporary Dutch design.

Address:
17A William Boothlaan
Rotterdam
Netherlands

Phone:
31-10-413-6321

9. WonderWood

Gallery-cum-shop specializing in vintage furniture and home accessories from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

Address:
3 Rusland
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Phone:
31-20-625-3738