+31 (0)20 612 32 92
Friday Next’s inviting storefront never fails to draw you in. It’s an interior design store plus: with (sustainable) furniture, textiles and ceramics. But it also sells loads of accessories, stationery, books and has a large cafe with coffee, smoothies and sandwiches to boot.
De Jordaan ➀
+31 (0)20 528 77 60
A showroom full of Marcel Wanders’s exciting and visually overwhelming design. Besides Wanders’s own work, the work of national and international contemporary designers is for sale in this 850-square metre warehouse. Bring several credit cards if you want to shop here, or just feast your eyes.
+31 (0)20 523 50 59
The Amsterdam-based design studio Droog created its own world in Staalstraat. The shop is part of a complex with a hotel, gallery, library, spa and a coffee and tearoom overlooking an inner garden that’s open to shop visitors. Droog is known for giving unusual, fun twists to everyday objects.
STORE WITHOUT A HOME
This started out in 2010 as a pop-up store, subsequently drifted around the city, but ultimately found a permanent home in Haarlemmerdijk. They sell affordable and quirky design items, like paper mounted animal heads, or crumpled ceramics, by – mostly unknown - Dutch and international brands, independent labels and talented designers.
THE FROZEN FOUNTAIN
Canal Belt South ➂
+31 (0)20 622 93 75
This store combines famous design classics by Eames, Piet Hein Eek, Hella Jongerius and Marcel Wanders with smaller and more affordable items. It’s also a platform for young designers where they can showcase their work, making the two adjoining buildings on the Prinsengracht a fun place to browse through.