My Favorite Dutch Shops & Design Labels

August 20, 2008

Hello decor8 readers! This is Danielle from The Style Files visiting you today while Holly is away. First of all I’d like to wish Holly good luck and lots of fun with her move to Germany. Moving to a different country, especially if it is to a different continent, is very exciting! Of course Holly will still be based in the U.S. but having a part-time vacation home in Europe will be very nice for her I think. For those who do not know me a short introduction: on my blog The Style Files I ‘talk’ about about design and (life) style. As I live in The Netherlands, I focus on Dutch and European design. Today I’d like to take the opportunity to share with you some of my favorite Dutch shops and design labels.

My Favorite Dutch Shops & Design Labels

The Frozen Fountain (image above), located in a beautiful canal house, sells contemporary furniture and home accessories. Work of talented Dutch designers can be found in their collection, but they also carry furniture for international labels.

My Favorite Dutch Shops & Design Labels

Droog Design (image above) is a must for design lovers! At Droog you can admire and purchase the designs of this well known Dutch design group. Their building functions both as an outlet and an exhibition space.

My Favorite Dutch Shops & Design Labels

Linteloo is my favorite label for furniture! While a lot of Dutch designers concentrate on innovation and fun only (resulting in over-the-top design), the Linteloo designers also focus on quality. Their beautiful, contemporary style furniture are very comfortable and made from the highest quality materials. I have their Aulia coffee table (image above) in my home and their gorgeous Mauro sofa is on my things-for-our-new-home wish list. Linteloo is a Dutch brand with dealers in several European countries. And good news for US readers! Linteloo is now also available through several retailers in the US. Click here for a complete overview of retailers.

My Favorite Dutch Shops & Design Labels

The beautiful cupboards in the photo of The Frozen Fountain are from Piet Hein Eek. This Dutch designer graduated in 1990 from the famous Design Academy in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. With his graduation project, a cupboard of reclaimed scrap wood, he got international recognition. Since then he has made name for himself for his excellent craftsmanship and for being ecologically responsible. Eek about his designs, “Everyone is trying to make perfect furniture so I did the opposite, I make furniture that is imperfect… I like using materials that are worthless and acting as though they are precious.” On Piet Hein Eek?s website you can see more of his beautiful work.
My Favorite Dutch Shops & Design Labels

Sissy-Boy Homeland (image above) is a new favorite of mine. Their collection is an unique combination of old and new furniture, home accessories, wallpaper, candles, quilts and a lot more. Sissy-Boy Homeland has several stores in The Netherlands. Their store in Amsterdam at the KNSM laan is also a great place to have lunch. Excellent sandwiches and coffees are served here! On Sissy-Boy’s website you can find the locations of their shops (click on ‘winkels’).

My Favorite Dutch Shops & Design LabelsMy Favorite Dutch Shops & Design Labels

And if you need a place to sleep in Amsterdam, NL Hotel (images above and below) is a great place to stay. This boutique, design hotel conveniently located in the city centre of Amsterdam. The beautiful interior of the hotel is designed by Edward van Vliet.

Thank you decor8 readers for taking the time to read this post. I hope you have enjoyed this mini tour with me through The Netherlands! Holly, thanks for giving me the opportunity to ‘talk’ to your lovely audience. I hope you are settling in well and that you are having a great time in Germany.

I will meet up with Holly again for our annual visit but this time we’ve invited other bloggers and blog readers to join us in Amsterdam on Friday, September 5th. If you’d like to hang out with us and meet new friends for a small informal eats and drinks social, you can contact Holly and she’ll give you the details. Mark your calendars and please make it if you can!

(images linked to sources above, all text provided by danielle de lange from the style files.)

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  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente August 20, 2008 at 9:41 am

    Oh, these are all fantastic…Thank you for sharing these wonderful resources!
    Have fun at the meet up! Your blog is wonderful, by the way!

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  • Reply Laurelsl August 20, 2008 at 10:13 am

    I love visit your site and the decor8. Both are great!

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  • Reply Ann August 20, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I’ve been reading your blog (The Style Files) for a short time now and I have to say, you have a great eye! I really love what you find, images from your home in the Netherlands and your recommendations.

    I absolutely love the Aulia Coffee Table.

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  • Reply Jo August 20, 2008 at 11:15 am

    My family recently made our first trip to the Netherlands and literally fell in love with the country and its people! I can’t wait to go back! We stayed in Hellevoitsluis with some friends of ours and got to go to Kinderdijk and Efteling as well as well as many other places I can’t recall the names! I so wish I could join you and Holly in Amsterdam. I will be adding your blog to my reader as well!

    Jos last blog post: Curtains and unique clips in a craft room

  • Reply Ashley August 20, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Gotta love Dutch design. I probably featured Dutch and Scandinavian interiors more than any other style. It’s so clean, intelligent, and timeless. Most importantly, they’re furniture and interiors are very livable, and the fact that the spaces are nice to look at doesn’t hurt!

    Thanks for these resources! I’ll be sure to refer to them!

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  • Reply Ashley August 20, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    grammar edit, “their furniture and interiors” not “they’re furniture and interiors”

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  • Reply decor8 August 20, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Thank you Ashley for the edit, Danielle is Dutch and English is not her native language so of course she is allowed some mistakes. But thank you for the correction — I’ll certainly make the edit now. :)


  • Reply decor8 August 20, 2008 at 2:31 pm


    Hi it’s me again… I’m not finding the sentence that you are referring to in Daneille’s post. Perhaps is this in another post? Please let me know.


  • Reply kattyface August 21, 2008 at 8:37 am

    Goodness, I want those Piet Hein Eek cabinets! :(

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  • Reply Ann August 22, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    I think Ashley was just editing her own comment. That sentence appears in the comment #5 by ashley.

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