Best places for vintage home decor in Amsterdam
Do you want to fill your home with retro treasures? Lucky for you, Amsterdam is the place to find once in a lifetime pieces to make your home a little more special. Keep reading to explore some of the best places for vintage home decor shopping in Amsterdam.
IJHallen flea market
A short (and free!) ferry ride away, the biggest flea market in Europe, IJ-Hallen, is full to the brim with furnishings and clothing looking for a new home.
Amsterdam’s largest daily flea market on Waterlooplein is the place to pick up a bargain among pre-loved and vintage clothing, bikes, antiques and general knick-knacks.
A flea market and farmers’ market in one, Noordermarkt's Saturday stalls are a haven for antiques, books and vintage fashion. To avoid the weekend crowds, head there on Monday morning for a second flea market.
FURNITURE AND HOMEWARE
In the heart of Oud-West and near to De Hallen, you’ll find Het Halletje, a vintage and vinyl store filled with an eclectic collection of mid-century furniture and regularly refreshed records.
If you’re dreaming of a Mad Men-style interior, don’t miss a visit to the Das Gaaf warehouse. Located in Rijsenhout, near to Schiphol airport, this store has a serious collection of vintage furniture and home accessories from the 50s, 60s and 70s, from teak sideboards to drinks trollies and everything in between.
For those with a little more room in their budget and an eye for designer classics, The Modern has one of the most stylish vintage collections in Amsterdam. Expect Eames chairs, pre-loved Pierre Paulin and Grete Jalk, mixed with contemporary art, rugs and homeware to build an effortlessly stylish space.
For wallet-friendly vintage, a visit to De Lokatie thrift store will satisfy retro-loving bargain hunters. De Lokatie is a social company, dedicated to reusing, recycling and upcycling as well as giving its employees work where they have not easily found employment.
Van Dijk & Ko / Neef Louis Design
This colossal warehouse in Amsterdam Noord, within walking distance of NDSM, boasts a massive range of vintage and industrial furniture and homeware from across Europe. Expect a rapidly changing collection featuring Danish design, Belgian office furniture, Hungarian cupboards or Romanian pottery - and some unexpected objects in between. If that’s too big to pack for home, it’s still worth a trip for its range of linen, glassware, books, ceramics and lampshades. Fellow vintage seller Neef Louis Design is next door.
Part vintage store, part workshop, Brilman Design specialises in selling and restoring vintage lamps. The shop in Zeeburg is filled with them! And there’s more to make your trip worthwhile, including kitchen utensils, antiques, curiosities and mid-century homeware.