A sweet little store across the street from the Anne Frank House museum
Wooden shoes, tulips, windmills, cheese.....these are the things that most people associate with Holland, though of course there's so much more! After my recent trip to The Netherlands, where I stayed in Amsterdam for ten wonderful days, I've put together a little collection of photos to show you the joyful aspects of everyday Dutch design that I noticed.
A traditional design painted on wooden shoes.
A modern style house boat in bright colors.
A pink bicycle.
A Dutch door painted in a lovely color combination, the entrance to a historic windmill.
Love the enamel ware, mostly made in Poland (the quality pieces) or China, for sale at a great store just off the outdoor market.
Trademark Dutch blue and white Delftware patterns, love the bird cage found on tiles on a fireplace surround.
Fun bike bags everywhere.
Mugs with patterns by Pip Studios, a really fun Dutch company that sells great housewares and wall paper, with a distinctive modern Dutch cottage style.
Love the old signs.
Even the graffiti (I'm assuming that's what this is.....) was artful and very rare! And this artwork beautifully expresses how I feel about the Dutch aesthetic, love it!