Founded in 1993, Droog was the first to make a statement on design. With its no-nonsense, down to earth design mentality, Droog quickly became one of the most, if not the most, influential players in the field of defining and positioning Dutch design internationally.
Strand West is a modern Dutch design and home solutions store housed in a 4-story monumental stadskasteel (city castle). The historical building is called the Drakenburg castle and is a national heritage site. The Drakenburg castle may be the oldest house in Utrecht, as it was built in the 11th century. In the early 14th century, it was owned by the Knights of Drakenburg.
- Contemporary Dutch design & furniture.
- Housed in the historic Drakenburg castle.
- Built in the 11th century.
A location with a history
Brimming with history, the Drakenburg castle continues to live on to the future. It is now home to the very charming Strand West, a store which showcases contemporary furniture and accessories by both established and upcoming (mostly Dutch) designers.
Trends in Dutch design
Strand West provides a unique view of the current trends in Dutch design. In the store, one can find floors upon floors of the most fascinating furniture, trendy lighting solutions and cozy living accessories. This quaint and historic building is overflowing with contemporary and modern design.
In addition, Strand West offers expert advice by experienced interior designers on styling and choosing between different material, fabric and colors. The store also has a collaboration with architecture and interior design firm Strand NL. “Het Projectburo” (The Project Bureau) provides expert advice for individuals and businesses.
Indulge in fantastic contemporary design and take a piece of Holland home with you from Strand West.