Dutch Design

Innovating and experimenting for a better world

From Rietveld’s Red and Blue Chair to Viktor & Rolf’s high-heeled clogs, Dutch Design is famous around the world for its tongue-in-cheek approach. But did you know that Dutch Design is about much more than that? The constant drive to experiment and innovate is not just a defining characteristic of Dutch Design, it’s strongly woven into the very fabric of Dutch culture. Our designers are world-renowned for their clever solutions to all manner of problems.

Want to know more about this curious phenomenon of Dutch Design? We can tell you everything you need to know and all the best places to go for the best Dutch Design experiences during your visit to the Netherlands.

Design in Dutch culture

Olivier van der Mark with his Melting Ceramics Project
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Dutch Design reflects our culture

How Dutch Design reflects the culture of the Netherlands and its innovative strength and problem-solving mentality.

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Immerse yourself in Dutch Design

Rietveld Schröderhuis Utrecht

Rietveld Schröder House

Visit the Rietveld Schröder House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and iconic landmark in Utrecht.

Geert Lap ceramic forms, Design Museum Den Bosch collection
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Design Museum Den Bosch

Immerse yourself in the special exhibitions at the Design Museum in Den Bosch. It’s a feast for the eyes for anyone who loves design, ceramics, and jewelry.

Kunsthal Rotterdam sideview
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Kunsthal Rotterdam

Fashion, photography, special cultures, and design - the Kunsthal Rotterdam has it all. Its diverse program means that every room holds something special.

Designs for a better world

Dutch Design Week 2021 Klokgebouw Labyrint
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Dutch Design Week

Oct. 19, 2024 through Oct. 27, 2024 Eindhoven
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Much more than just a pretty face

Chubby Chairs by Studio Kooij
Portrait Job Smeets © Studio Job
Social label shop with socially sustainable design collection initiative by Petra Janssen/studio Boot & Simone Kramer-Janssen/C-mone
HEMbrugterrein Museum of Humanities hanging portraits
Elten Kiene with booklet looking at graffiti
Colour One for MINI by Scholten & Baijings
Portraitphoto Jalila Essaidi with 4 glass vases in the lab
MuseumW StudioJob blue-room
Cultural spot Werkwarenhuis with Funpark on the Bossche Tramkade initiative by studio Boot and C-mone

This is real Dutch Design

HEMbrugterrein Museum of Humanities Zaandam
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Five top Dutch Design destinations

Dutch Design can be found across the Netherlands, but where are the most remarkable examples of it?

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  • HEMbrugterrein Museum of Humanities
  • HEMbrugterrein Museum of Humanities
  • HEMbrugterrein outside building

New Dutch Design

Discover Dutch Design in the Netherlands

The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path

Discover the twinkling cycle path inspired by Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

Red blue chair Gerrit Rietveld
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Centraal Museum

Gerrit Rietveld will forever be associated with Utrecht. Discover this Dutch designer’s most special objects at the Centraal Museum in this beautiful city.

Room Recording It's Our F***ing Backyard. Designing Material Futures. Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
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Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has a huge art collection with a major focus on Dutch Design.