Amsterdam Netherlands Architecture and Design

Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Amsterdam, Netherlands.

A Ship-Like Belgian Home With Bespoke Blacksmithing Hits the Market at €569K
A Ship-Like Belgian Home With Bespoke Blacksmithing Hits the Market at €569K
A custom-forged fireplace anchors the ’60s residence, and weatherworn wood and porthole windows give the whole place a nautical feel.
A Shadowy 17th-Century Canal House Shines After a Daring Renovation
The Dutch design firm i29 livens up a historic Amsterdam home with vivid color, secret passageways, and a streamlined layout.
This Tiny Cabin Is Biodegradable, Recyclable, and Relocatable
Polygoon Architecture creates a compact home that blends into the woods of northern Belgium.
An Old Dutch Row House Is Reimagined as a Light-Filled Haven
An Old Dutch Row House Is Reimagined as a Light-Filled Haven
Architecture and landscape studio LMNL gives a dilapidated 19th-century brick home bright interior finishes, a smart layout, and lush gardens.
In Amsterdam, Where Homes Stand Cheek by Jowel, an Architect’s Renovation Finds the Light
Jeroen Spee of Studio Prototype takes inspiration from a Roman domus to turn a two-unit building into one glowing residence for his own family.
A Penthouse in Amsterdam With 2 Fireplaces and a Marble Jacuzzi Tub Asks $3M
Herringbone wood flooring and abundant, floor-to-ceiling windows make this apartment styled by Kabaz Architectural Design an urban sanctuary.
An Asymmetrical, Sustainable Home Rises in Belgium After a Devastating Fire
A nearly decade-long collaboration between Atelier Tom Vanhee and the owner results in a playful renovation that prioritizes passive design principles and multifunctional living...
A Multigenerational Home in Amsterdam Can Be Reconfigured for Changing Demands
BETA Office for Architecture and the City create a five-story residence designed to accommodate and adapt to the needs of a couple with young children, as well as their elderly...
A Striking Home in the Flemish Countryside Cuts an Otherworldly Silhouette
In Brakel, Belgium, local firm Graux & Baeyens Architecten proves that vernacular and contemporary architecture can harmoniously coexist.
The Dwell 24: Studio Biskt
Brussels-based Studio Biskt combines ceramics and industrial design to explore innovative clay creations.
The Dwell 24: Laurids Gallée
The Dwell 24: Laurids Gallée
Informed by his studies in anthropology, the Austrian designer is making a new for himself in the design world.
Near Amsterdam, a Couple Turn the Top of a Former Chapel Into Their Home and Studio
Textile designer Milla Novo and her husband move into a converted monastery, uncovering religious frescoes in the renovation process.
This Island Retreat in the Netherlands Flexes the Power of Prefab
Designed by Orange Architects, the compact, energy-efficient home features open and airy interiors that can instantly be adjusted for privacy.
A Converted 1940s Gym in the Netherlands Becomes an Airy Home With “Tactile Contrast”
MASA Architects design a serene urban hideout with open-plan spaces that juxtapose gritty, exposed brick and concrete with silky stone and glass finishes.
Before & After: An Architect Couple in Amsterdam Turn a Garage Into a Gauzy, Light-Filled Home
Bringing in skylights, custom glass doors, and tactile finishes, Bart van Seggelen and Valérie Boerma render the car park unrecognizable.
A Dutch Couple Are the First Tenants of This Boulder-Shaped 3D-Printed Home
The Flintstones-style home in Eindhoven is the first legally habitable house in Europe with 3D-printed load-bearing walls.
A ’60s Time Capsule by Belgian Brutalist Juliaan Lampens Lists for €545K
Wood ceilings, circular skylights, and swaths of glass give this concrete home a sense of openness and warmth.
A Mom of Three Masters Chic Child-Friendly Design at Her Family’s Home in Rotterdam
Parent and interior design newcomer Eva Goedegebuur’s Scandinavian-inspired home proves that good design is for kids and adults alike.
An Off-Grid Floating Home Brings the All-Black Aesthetic to the Canals of Amsterdam
Built as part of an energy-independent community of floating homes, the design by i29 architects is a striking departure from its neighbors.
A Cor-Ten Steel Home Rocks Heavy Metal Vibes in the Netherlands
A multidisciplinary team turns an early 1900s garage in Utrecht into an artful home made of wood, brick, and Cor-Ten steel.
For €795K, You Can Buy This Boxy Belgian Home With a Surprisingly Colorful Interior
Inside, it’s divided into “living zones” differentiated by bold hues. Electric yellow, anyone?
A Belgian Photographer’s Country Home Is a Playground for Kids and Adults Alike
Shaped like an upside-down seat, The Chairhouse is an experimental base for art-making and adventure.
This Tall and Slender Micro Home Takes Up Less Land Than Two Cars
Ana Rocha Architecture’s Micro House Slim Fit is a 538-square-foot home that can slot right into forgotten city lots.
At This Quirky Campsite in Rotterdam, You’ll Sleep in Upcycled Grain Silos and Calf Igloos
Dutch artists and architects have banded together to create Culture Campsite, where waste materials are reused to create one-0f-a-kind sleeping pods.
A Whimsical, Charred-Wood Teahouse Stands on Stilts in Germany
Japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori’s latest teahouse creation floats among pine trees at the Museum Insel Hombroich.
Like-Minded Neighbors Build an Energy-Independent Floating Community in Amsterdam
The innovative Schoonschip neighborhood features 30 architecturally designed homes that all produce their own energy and use sustainable materials.
An Architect Couple Handcraft a Rustic Haven at the Edge of a Belgian Forest
Apart from the structural work and technical fittings, nearly everything was built by hand.
A Flemish Theater Turned Home in the Heart of Historic Antwerp Seeks $1.9M
Originally built as a hotel circa 1860, the building features a stately staircase leading up to a loft-style attic apartment with soaring timber trusses.
A 200-Year-Old German Farmhouse Gets a Quirky, Glass-Fronted Addition
Three whitewashed volumes deliver daylight and improved functionality to a creative family’s historic home in Essen.
Arcs of Concrete Swoop Down Like Curtains in This Crisp Belgian Home
Adding a surprisingly soft appeal, the concrete separates and provides passageways into spaces.