A canal house built in 1675 is now the epitome of contemporary design in the Netherlands. The neglected building was transformed into a residential oasis by the interior architecture firm i29, which reimagined it as a bright home with unexpected views and a minimalist yet quirky design.
His ever-expanding repertoire is his strongest asset for these projects, where he can let his intuitive use of unlikely combinations create surreal scenes.
Designed by Dutch collective Studio Modijefsky, the charming corner café brings a jolt of jungle to the city’s capital.
When the circus comes to town, the dream world comes to life, and Dutch design mastermind Marcel Wanders is right at home in this whimsical realm.
The Conservatorium Hotel, a melding of ancient and ultra-modern, falls not far short of perfect.
While the horns no longer sound and the tracks no longer rattle under the weight of approaching streetcars, the tram depot in Amsterdam’s emerging Oud-West neighbourhood remains as busy today as it was a century ago.
One of the main charms of central Amsterdam is its Renaissance architecture. Just northwest of Rembrandt Square—named after Dutch master painter Rembrandt van Rijn—sits a prime example, the Pathé Tuschinski theatre.
The Russian Imperial court was a place of enormous opulence during the 18th and 19th centuries, especially at formal banquets. Tables groaned with crystal, silver, and gold, and as many as 300 different dishes. A taste of this is available at the Hermitage Amsterdam.
Though the birthplace of jeans may be some distance from Amsterdam, the Dutch city is left wanting for nothing thanks in large part to a small group of passionate connoisseurs.