The 5 best shops for Dutch design Amsterdam


Overtoom 31
+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.


Westerstraat 187
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.


Staalstraat 7-B
+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.


Haarlemmerdijk 26
Haarlemmer Quarter

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.


Prinsengracht 645
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.

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