find the most beautiful vintage furniture at Design Icons Amsterdam
Do you like vintage design? Items that are just a little bit different than all the other items. Or are you into the icons that never get out of style? I always love to walk around the places where they sell beautiful vintage items and the search for that one special item. Good news if you’re sharing the love for vintage design furniture. On February 11 and 12 the Kromhouthal will be transformed into the fair Design Icons Amsterdam again.
60 dealers from all over Europe will come together on February 11 and 12 to make us go wild over vintage designer pieces. Really wild, ’cause you’ll never find a retro cabinet like that again. And so you’ll live on water and bread for the next month. Does this sounds familiar to you? Then you definitely need to visit Design Icons Amsterdam at the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North on February 11 or 12. Make sure you’re there on Saturday between 12pm and 2pm, for € 25, you can go in and be the first one to look at all the unique items before all the others are coming. Perfect!
The vintage designer pieces from the dealers are from the 1930s till the 1980s. From well-known classics to anonymous designs, from Italian pieces to pieces from our own little country. In other words, you can find retro dressers and couches, but also the famous rocking chair from Eames (who’s still standing on our wishlist!). I think it’s clear, Design Icons is a real walhalla for all vintage lovers.
DESIGN ICONS 2017 AMSTERDAM
Date: February 11 and 12 2017
Location: The Kromhouthal, Gedempt Hamerkanaal 231, in Amsterdam North
Tijd en kosten: Saturday February 11 from 2pm till 6pm + €10,- (at the door) and Sunday February 12 from 10am till 6pm + €5,- (at the door). TIP: visit Design Icons on Saturday between 12pm and 2pm, for € 25,- you can go in before the doors are opening for the public. You’ll have the first choice.
More info: see the website of Design Icons and keep an eye at the Facebook event page for the last updates!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Photocredits: Design Icons