Amsterdam Netherlands Architecture and Design

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

A Mom of Three Masters Chic Child-Friendly Design at Her Family’s Home in Rotterdam
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.
- a month ago
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
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?
- 3 months ago
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
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.
- 9 months ago
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.