Droog continues the Dutch Design legacy with their quirky, innovative and experimental creations. Located in a 17th-century building in the centre of Amsterdam is Hôtel Droog, a unique hospitality experience in which discerning guests can spend the night in the one and only bedroom. The Droog Store features both affordable and luxury items to take home, while the café serves breakfast, lunch and high tea. And don’t miss a stroll through the Fairy Tale garden: a haven for birds and butterflies that blends natural and artificial botanical elements.
Droog, Staalstraat 7B
Moooi Showroom and Brand Store
Amsterdam’s Mecca for design enthusiasts awaits in the artsy Jordaan in a showroom and brand store that nothing can prepare you for. Bold colour (or lack thereof), jungles of greenery and lighting installations make this inspirational showcase more of a modern art museum than a store. The brand’s collections are available to purchase, but you’ll spend at least your first visit wandering from room to room imagining you live there.
Moooi Showroom, Westerstraat 187
High-end original design at affordable prices is the seemingly simple ethos behind MADE, which makes you wonder why nobody thought of it sooner. The flagship store on Amsterdam’s Rokin invites you to feast your eyes on all the beautiful pieces you could take home (you’ve been warned). MADE favours a timeless aesthetic over ultra-trendy furniture, so your new treasures will remain favourites for years to come – think mid-century cabinets, velvet chaises and copper floor lamps. You can also invest in MADE’s Talent Lab online, a crowd-funding initiative that supports up-and-coming designers.
MADE, Rokin 75
If you’re after a sofa/artwork/decorative elephant that will be the envy of your dinner party guests, you’ve come to the right place. Home Stock began as a pop-up store in Haarlem and quickly expanded into an expansive store specialising in furniture and homewares. There’s a playful eclecticism to Home Stock’s stock, perfect for those who are drawn to patterns, texture, colour and quirky details.
Home Stock, Drossestraat 16 (Haarlem)
Blom & Blom
The lighting concept of your dreams becomes a reality once you step inside Amsterdam’s home of bespoke light installations, Blom & Blom. Crafted in Amsterdam by brothers Kamiel and Martijn Blom, the creations, which also include furniture, art and accessories, are sought after by Amsterdam’s top architects and interior designers.
Blom & Blom, Chrysantenstraat 20
Danish design from the ‘50s and ‘60s inspires the contemporary collections on offer at HAY. The brand has strong links to the Netherlands with elements of Dutch Design also featuring in the furniture and accessories. The two-level flagship store in Amsterdam showcases the complete range of designs and is one of the two largest Hay stores in the world, along with the one in Copenhagen.
Hay Amsterdam, Spuistraat 281
The Frozen Fountain
The Frozen Fountain champions new talents in Dutch Design, as the owners constantly seek out new graduates of design schools in the Netherlands and abroad to showcase their ideas. Stepping into the store on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht draws you into a world of experimental design and thought-provoking curiosities making it easy to lose track of time and what you came here for.
The Frozen Fountain, Prinsengracht 645
The exquisite wood, leather and upholstery products lining the shelves at Atelier 8 are designed and handcrafted right there in the store’s own workshop. It’s the perfect spot for hunting out gorgeous and one-of-a-kind gifts and furnishings that bring personality to your space. Along with the home collection, Atelier 8 also stocks premium kitchenware, lighting and soft furnishings with new stock arriving frequently.
Atelier 8, Gasthuisstraat 34 (Haarlem)
As the name suggests, Raw Materials is filled with all the rustic treasures you need to achieve the industrial look. On display, you’ll find an array of weathered wooden benches, repurposed leather chairs, light fixtures salvaged from old factories and one-of-a-kind market finds. You can also complete the look with stylish kitchenware, plant pots, candles and a great selection of prints and artwork.
Raw Materials, Rozengracht 231