Amsterdam is the most important cultural and artistic centre to the north from Paris and between London and Cologne. Art galleries play a major role on the rich cultural scene of Amsterdam. There are also several exceptional design stores in Amsterdam and the majority carry Dutch Design. Most of them go far beyond your typical 'store', as each could be considered a design 'museum' in its own right. Amongst many, names in Dutch Design include Gerrit Rietveld, Hester van Eeghen, Marcel Wolterinck, Maarten Baas, Piet Boon, Gijs Bakke, Hella Jongerius and Marcel Wanders. We have listed a few of our favourites.

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Droog Design

Co-founded and directed by curator and author Renny Ramakers, design company Droog creates cutting edge products, projects and events around the world in collaboration with designers, clients and partners. Droog has been pioneering new directions for design since the early nineties, redefining international notions of luxury in design. Droog is situated in the heart of Amsterdam—at its own revolutionary hospitality concept Hôtel Droog – and has a branch in Hong Kong. Hôtel Droog is a place where you can come for a drink, a bite to eat, exclusive shopping, exhibitions, beauty advice, a stroll in the garden, a lecture series, or even a bed for the night. Featuring the Droog Store, Gallery, Dining Room, Fairy Tale Garden, Spa, Fashion, Products at Weltevree, and the one and only Bedroom, Hôtel Droog is conspicuously housed in 700 square metres in a 17th century building, a cultural home in the heart of Amsterdam.

Open Monday- Sunday 09:00 – 17:00
Staalstraat 7B
Tel: 0031 20 523 5059
www.droog.com

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Frozen Fountain

With two grand buildings on Amsterdam’s Prinsengracht, The Frozen Fountain has plenty of space to display design furniture, trendy accessories and contemporary knick-knacks from the big names to emerging new talent. They sell recycled wood tables by Piet Hein Eek, felt textiles by Claudy Jongstra as well as salad servers from horn, white ceramic ‘plastic’ beakers and many other designer items: all perfect gifts!


Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 – 18:00, Sunday 12:00 – 17:00, Monday 13:00 – 18:00
Prinsengracht 645 Tel: 0031 20 622 9375
www.frozenfountain.nl

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Moooi

Opened in 2008 and with its 700m2 Moooi Showroom Amsterdam stands out as a glorious space in the colorful district 'De Jordaan', known for its tiny picturesque boutiques, stores, restaurants and art galleries. Opening the door of Moooi Amsterdam is like stepping into a world containing extraordinary, playful realities in different scales and compositions. The perfect location to house not only a great part of the collection, but also Moooi's feeling, history, creativity, style and vision of the future. A meeting point full of ideas and inspiration for press, architects, designers, design lovers and Moooi's friends & fans.

Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Westerstraat 187 Tel: 0031 20 528 7760
www.moooi.com

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Hutspot

Hutspot is a curator for an urbanized lifestyle. An initiative that brings all the good stuff together. Founded to provide a platform for creativity that enables ideas, products and people to become easily accessible for a mass audience. Hutspot searches for new and interesting brands, designers, artists and entrepreneurs, offering them the chance to expose their products in their own space within the shops. From a supermarket of design, fashion, beauty, foodies and workshops in the Hutspot store, drinks and get-togethers in the Hutspot Bar, all the way to a flexible office space.

Open: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 19:00, Sunday 12:00 - 18:00
Van Woustraat 4 T: 0031 20 2231331
Rozengracht 204-210 T: 0031 20 3708708
www.hutspot.com

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Wonderwood

WonderWood is a mixture between shop and gallery and shows 'the wonderworld of wood' in design, furniture, art, decoration and gadgets. WonderWood is specialised in vintage plywood chairs and tables from the 1940's, 1950's, and 1960's. Moreover, WonderWood has a limited offer in art like clotures, paintings on wooden panels and wooden sculptures. The store is the spot in Amsterdam to visit for everyone interested in plywood, art, design and fun.

Open: Wednesday - Saturday 12:00 - 18:00
Rusland 3 Tel: 0031 20 6253738
www.wonderwood.nl

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X Bank

X Bank is a 700m2 hybrid store in the centre of Amsterdam presenting the most comprehensive collection of Dutch design, fashion and art.

X Bank presents collections, events and programs from fashion, design and artistic talent. By providing a local and international platform for artists, designers and creators, they represent the new Dutch DNA – one that is both global and local. A clear reflection of the creative industry today. Their main objective is to supply the public with access to unique products and pragramming year round.

Open: Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 21:00
Spuistraat 172 Tel: 0031208113320
www.xbank.amsterdam