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
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.
- 4 days 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
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.
- 3 months ago
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
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.
- 9 months ago
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.