Big Amsterdam guide | Top recommendations for design lovers
I visited the Netherlands when I was a teenager, in the cities - of Oostovrn, Brill, and Rotterdam. But then I never visited Amsterdam and now I expected the same from the capital of Holland that I saw in those smaller cities. As a result, Amsterdam exceeded all expectations.

To be honest, it is extremely rare for me that my expectations, which are based on photos from the Internet, coincide with the real impression of the city. When I googled Amsterdam, I constantly saw the main street with beautiful picturesque canals, old dark brown houses, and a bunch of bicycles. It turned out to be true but multiplied a hundred times. So I would not say that there is any part of Amsterdam more beautiful than another. The whole city is very beautiful, thought out to the smallest detail in terms of urbanism, infrastructure, architecture, and landscape. I appreciate such cities that can become an example for the whole world to wait for.

I sincerely fell in love with the city, with its non-farting charm and the utopian state into which it plunges. Below I have given a list of the most stylish places that are worth a visit for anyone who appreciates modern design and beauty in detail.
Hotels
Amsterdam guide for design lovers.
Hotel Arena


On the edge of Amsterdam's city center and in the Oosterpark you will find Hotel Arena. A four-star boutique hotel with a big Amsterdam heart! We are the place where you talk and listen, discover and admire, come home, go out and broaden your horizons.



Photography from Hotel Arena Instagram.
Hotel The Exchange

Hotel The Exchange is an independent fashion hotel in the center of Amsterdam, that playfully weaves together fashion and architecture in unique rooms.


Photography from Hotel the Exchange website.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism
Hotel V


Swedish designer Richard Lindvall has created monochromatic interiors for a refurbished Stockholm factory that now houses a restaurant and conference space.

Photography by Hotel V.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism

Cafes & Restaurants
Amsterdam guide for design lovers.
At Venu

Venu is a curated hybrid place that unites work, meeting, and event spaces, a specialty coffee lobby, and a concept store. Designed with a difference.


Photography from At Venu website.
Uncommon

Uncommon cafe. A place of vibrance and friendliness in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the exciting city of Amsterdam.

Photography by Keng Pereira.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism
Public Space
  
All-day social space, serving breakfast, coffee, pastries, lunch, dinner and drinks. expect a unique experience, good music and a vibe.

Photography from Public Space website.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism

Museums
Amsterdam guide for design lovers.
EYE Museum

As the only museum for film heritage and film culture in the Netherlands, Eye manages the country's cinematographic heritage with an internationally renowned collection of more than 55,000 films, ranging from the very first moving images to the very latest films.


Photography from Arch Daily.

Studios
Amsterdam guide for design lovers.
Atelier Oost

Daylight photo studio that feels like home. Fully furnished. Aesthetic and serene space for both photo and video shoots or other creative projects like workshops, coaching sessions or meetings.

Photography from Atelier Oost website.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism

Showrooms
Amsterdam guide for design lovers.
Carl Hansen + Søn

Invest in cutting-edge design at Carl Hansen + Søn, specialised in exclusive handcrafted wooden furniture since 1908. This Nordic design collective has just opened its first flagship store in the Netherlands where you’ll find famous mid-century designs, enduringly stylish pieces, and work by contemporary artists such as Ditte Blohm, who uses unusual ceramics with characteristic “porcelain thorns”.

Carl Hansen + Søn | Van Baerlstraat 10

Photography by Mikael Axelsson.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism
Studio HENK

Studio HENK makes stunning, minimalist furniture that will last a lifetime. These come into their own in the new flagship store in an 18th-century building on Rozengracht, which once served as the Bols jenever distillery. With 3 floors, this HENK store is also the largest, making it all the more difficult to choose from the huge range of beautiful designs, fabrics and colours on display.

Studio HENK | Rozengracht 204

Photography by Mikael Axelsson.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism

Shopping
Amsterdam guide for design lovers.
Casa Gitane

Casa Gitane's interior collection is created by carefully collecting treasures. Their collection consists of three main ingredients; unique vintage pieces.



Photography from On A Hazy Morning website.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism
Arket

ARKET is a modern-day market and lifestyle destination offering essential products for men, women, children, and the home.

Photography by Frame.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism
Sukha Shop

Atelier Sukha is a sustainable luxurious clothing and slow living shop in the heart of Amsterdam, · we curate and create natural, handmade products that are kind ...


Photography by Paulina Arcklin.
Salt Water

Photography by Haarkon.
The Gathershop

Handmade homeware, jewelry, accessories & natural skincare. We believe in the unique value of simple things.


Photography from https://www.gathershop.nl/

Souvenirs
Amsterdam guide for design lovers.
Dutch Brands

Marie-Stella-Maris
Ace & Tate
Maium

Photography from brands websites.

Nature & Beaches
Amsterdam guide for design lovers.
Republiek Bloemendaal

The Republic of Bloemendaal has created something really special on the beach of Bloemendaal. A high-end beach bar, a restaurant with a special interior.

Photography from www.overmooienlelijk.nl
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism

Architecture
Amsterdam guide for design lovers.
Funen Blok K - Verdana / NL Architects

Photography by Luuk Kramer.
Wabi sabi, kitchen interior design, iterior design, soft minimalism

Hope you enjoyed this Amsterdam guide!


See you next time,

Arina

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