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Eco-Friendly Guide to Dutch Design

Stijn & Marie The Shipping and Transport College, on the New Meuse Canal.

Photo: Stijn & Marie

In the past 15 years, the Netherlands has given Italy a run for its money as one of the world’s most prominent design centers. This is also a country that knows a fair bit about recycling (a good portion of its land was reclaimed from the sea, after all).

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Destinations: Amsterdam · Rotterdam · Utrecht · Negen Straatjes

Themes: Eco-Travel · Shopping

Inspired by: Modern Netherlands — by Joe Dolce, Published Sep. 2008

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    Galerie Vivid

    Well-edited contemporary Dutch design.

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    Studio Hergebruik

    With a name meaning "Studio Re-Use," it makes sense that the space holds a wacky collection of cradle-to-cradle objects, clothing, and accessories.

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    Strand West

    A great collection of contemporary design, including ceramics, objects, bicycles, and designer Ineke Hans's recycled plastic outdoor furniture that

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    Galerie Animaux

    A mix of art and design, including work from Piet Hein Eek and Jurgen Bey.

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    De Bakkerswinkel, Amsterdam Centrum

    The bakery is filled with scrap-wood furniture of Piet Hein Eek. Come in for freshly baked breads, homemade cakes, and jars of jam.

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    Atelier En-Fer

    Stefan Lehner's home and workshop is located on one of the prettiest canals in Utrecht. Lehner doesn't sell his pieces in stores. He works on priva

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    WonderWood

    This shop/gallery hybrid on the ground floor of a three-story brick building near Amsterdam’s Dam Square stocks vintage plywood furniture from the

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    Frozen Fountain

    "Welcome" is posted in five different languages above the tall windows of this canal-side store, selling furniture and home accessories in a large,

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    Droog Design

    Droog sells functional, everyday household items with unusual designs—including accessories, lighting, furniture and studio work—all of which aim t

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