Amsterdam is an inspiring city for many artists and designers. It has been for centuries because most of the ‘old masters’ lived in Amsterdam. And today you can still find a lot of art and design in Amsterdam. Why not explore the art and design shops in Amsterdam after seeing the museums?
- Browse art and antique shops in the Spiegelkwartier.
- For works made by young designers, visit the galleries at the Rozengracht.
- Shop for design furniture and accessories at The Frozen Fountain.
The Spiegelkwartier district lies just behind the Rijksmuseum. Countless art and antiques shops jostle for space in a few narrow streets. From classical to exotic to contemporary art, you will find it all here.
This district in the Jordaan harbours several galleries that mainly sell works by young Dutch artists and designers. Fons Welters Gallery and Ellen de Bruijne Projects are definitely worth a visit.
There are many galleries with special exhibitions along Amsterdam’s canals. Check out GO Gallery for modern art and street art, or visit FOAM on Keizersgracht if you love photography.
Below you will find a selection of the many interior and design shops in Amsterdam. Looking for a different memory of your trip, these are the places to go!
BeBoB Design Interior
This shop is heaven for those who love Design Classics. Here you will find an enormous collection of furniture and accessories from both international and Dutch designers, both new and used. Famous originals from classic designers include works by Gerrit Rietveld himself, Droog co-founder Gijs Bakker, as well as Philippe Starck, Martin Visser and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (of "Barcelona Chair" fame). Herenstraat 8, Amsterdam
A place in Amsterdam where the full range of the well known Dutch design group Droog Design’s products can be admired and purchased. Droog functions both as outlet and exhibition space. The savvy staff can also guide you to design events and happenings around the city - just ask.
Staalstraat 7b, Amsterdam
The Frozen Fountain
Located in a beautiful canal house, The Frozen Fountain is primarily a shop that sells contemporary furniture and home- accessories. Talented Dutch designers mostly design the shop’s collection, but they also carry furniture from international labels, thus creating a fascinating reflection between the classics and the work of present-day designers. Prinsengracht 645, Amsterdam
In this shop you can find everything for your home: pots and pans, kitchen accessories, bathroom accessories, furniture, lamps, textiles and decorations.
Jacob Obrechtstraat 19A, Amsterdam
In a wonderful gallery/shop, Frans Leidelmeijer shows art deco furniture and accessories from 1880 to 1950. You will find a lot of Dutch design amongst his collection. Frans Leidelmeijer has written books on Dutch design for this time period and is considered a real connoisseur in the field. Lijnbaansgracht 369-H, Amsterdam
Pilat & Pilat
Gjalt Pilat is an interior designer who creates furniture that fits its surroundings and its users. In order to achieve this, he uses natural materials and combines them in a refined way, resulting in simple and well-balanced designs. All of the furniture is constructed in the designer’s own workshop.
KNSM-laan 19, Amsterdam
Wonder Wood is both a gallery and a shop. They show, as they call it, the “wonder world of wood” in design, furniture, art, decoration and so much more. Their specialty is plywood chairs and tables from the 20th century, but there is lots more.
Rusland 3, Amsterdam
The gallery is the flagship store of the iconic dutch design shop. A ccording to Marcel Wanders and Casper Vissers, co-founders of Moooi, the extra 'o', means 'extra beautiful' in Dutch. The Moooi store displays its furniture, lighting, accessories and textiles in an gallery-like space.
Westerstraat 187, Amsterdam