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Amsterdam Netherlands Architecture and Design
Browse Dwell stories about modern homes, design, and architecture in and around Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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.
An Aluminum-Clad Villa Puts a Contemporary Spin on the Dutch Farmstead
A sculptural take on the traditional Dutch “hoeve,” this creative home and culinary school hides a passageway beneath a grassy hill.
A Dutch Family’s Resourceful Addition Makes Room for Three Generations
The new space allows three generations to enjoy a coastal property north of Amsterdam.
An Architect’s Dramatic, Half-Buried Home in Belgium Wants $1.6M
Belgian architect Juul Van Leysen’s brutalist-style residence gracefully emerges from the hillside.
This Charming Wooden Barn in the Netherlands Utilizes Every Part of the Tree
Century-old oak trees are fused with modern-day materials to create a barn rooted in the past that serves the present.
A 182-Square-Foot Tiny Home in the Netherlands Is Shaped Like a Leaf
Nature dictates the shape and materials of this Dutch cabin in the woods.
A Clever Renovation Turns a Dark Dutch House Into a Light-Filled Family Home
In a 1932 home with a dramatic sloped roof, a contemporary concrete extension makes the garden a part of the living space.
A Black Timber Tiny Home Brings Attitude to Amsterdam
Clad in wax-covered pine, this 645-square-foot dwelling is striking on the outside and endlessly charming on the inside.
Commune With Nature in This Enchanting Timber Cabin in Holland
Nestled near a forest in northern Holland, a tiny prefab cabin offers city dwellers respite in nature.
A Social, Colorful Lobby Invites Students and Hotel Guests to Mingle in Amsterdam
Hotel Casa, which debuted in the 1950s, emerges as an all-day fashionable hangout in Amsterdam East.
A Dutch Gymnasium Is Now a Spacious Home For a Family That Loves to Dance
Once part of a school complex, this converted gym in Rotterdam even features a flexible stage.
This Glamorous New Hotel in Antwerp Used to Be an Augustinian Convent
On the site of a former military hospital, August is a quiet—but impactful—sanctuary with neoclassical roots.
These Nautically Inspired Apartments in Amsterdam Peek Out From Under a Wavy Facade
On the island of Zeeburgereiland, this duplex references Dutch maritime history and biophilic design.
This Half-Glass Home in the Netherlands Sets the Stage For Garden Living
In the Dutch village of Werkhoven, RVArchitecture builds a gabled-roof dwelling with a glass rear.
A Dutch Sculptor’s Prefab Cabin Has Curved Pinewood Walls
Built as a live/work space for a sculptor, Indigo by Dutch practice Woonpioniers is an eco-friendly, prefabricated cabin with bent wooden walls.
Journey by Design: Our Editor’s Guide to Amsterdam
With its centuries’ old architecture, world-class museums, and contagious energy, Amsterdam is a magnet for adventurers across the globe.
A Dutch Tiny Home Is a Serene Lakeside Retreat
Dark timber cladding gives way to airy interiors at this compact holiday home near the Lakes of Vinkeveen in the Netherlands.
A Crumbling Home Is Revived Around a Massive Tree Trunk
Transformed on a tight budget, a decrepit brick structure in Ghent breathes new life as a treehouse-like abode.
A Sculptural Brass House Glows Like a Jewel in Amsterdam
Boasting a bold brass facade, this striking family home embraces contemporary design with a sustainable approach.
This Chic Cabin Makes Glamping in The Netherlands a Breeze
Simple, spacious, and Scandinavian-inspired, De Grote Beer is one of a cluster of chic, modern cabins awaiting your arrival.
A Major Restoration Updated This Midcentury Landmark in Belgium
A Belgian couple abide by strict preservation rules to breathe new life into an International Style villa by architect Lucien Engels.
An Old Belgian Fortress Breathes New Life as a Charming B&B
With barracks dating back to 1785, this former fort has been carefully renovated and extended to now house a family, as well as their small business.
These Rotterdam Apartments Put the Average Student Dorm to Shame
Inspired by the tiny house movement, Standard Studio turns 194-square-foot offices into freshman housing at Erasmus University in the Netherlands.
This Glass Pied-à-Terre Is Hidden in a Belgian Garden
Concealed by historic buildings in the center of Ghent, this light-filled hideaway sits in the backyard of an existing house.
This Villa in Belgium Has a Crazy Prefab Ceiling That Looks Like a Wave
A concave ceiling is craned onto a rear extension in Belgium.
An Architect Creates a Two-Level Houseboat For His Family on a Tight Budget
An Amsterdam architect looks to Japanese culture when designing a floating home for his family.
A Belgian Architect’s Courtyard House Offers Work/Life Balance
This square, wood-clad residence on the outskirts of Genk is arranged around a serene courtyard that bathes the interiors with light.
A 19th-Century Dutch Workshop Is Now a Stunning, Spacious Loft
A former workshop in the Dutch city of Den Bosch is converted into a hip, Manhattan-inspired loft.