Amsterdam wall art
Add a pop of colour and dash of Dutch culture to your home with this wall piece by CRE8, an Amsterdam-based environmentally and socially conscious design store. This vibrant artwork in plexiglass and birch wood shows 11 laser-cut traditional Amsterdam canal houses in a rainbow of bright colours sure liven up any room.
Amsterdam wall art | €19.50
Silver-plated Jordaan studs
These earrings by Riverstone capture the understated elegance of Amsterdam’s canal houses in silver-plated brass. Both playful and stylish, these studs are the perfect way to wear a bit of Amsterdam iconography without overdoing it.
Canal-house tea-light holders
Bathe in the warm glow of an Amsterdam twilight with these golden tea-light holders designed by Pols Potten. This set comes with three different canal houses, each with its own distinct gable and façade, all in a beautiful burnished metal. The tiny windows of each house are cut out and fitted with yellow filters, which will cast your room in shades of gold as the flames of the tea lights flicker.
Canal-house tea-light holders | € 24.95
The Nightwatch Playmobil toy set
If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the sheer scale of Rembrandt’s seminal work The Night Watch, this miniature set, created in collaboration between the Rijksmuseum, Playmobil and designer Frederik Roijé, will make it easier to grasp — literally. The tiny versions of Frans Banninck Cocq and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch, two military men who feature prominently in the painting, are spot on from the hats and beards to the jaunty sashes. Art history has never felt so accessible (and adorable!).
The Nightwatch Playmobil toy set | €5.95
Delft blue canal-houses place mat
Are you dreaming of dining along an Amsterdam canal and gazing across the water at a picture-perfect row of houses? This placemat by Heinen Delfts Blauw will bring that scene to life at your dinner table in Dutch blue and white. People often think of Delft blue as being exclusively for pottery and ceramics, but there is a rich tradition of using this decor in textiles as well. Enjoy a taste of that history with every meal.
Delft blue canal-houses place mat | € 6.50
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