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Architecture in The Netherlands

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Dutch Architecture. We aim to include interesting, good quality buildings across Holland. We cover completed buildings in The Netherlands though design proposals are considered. The focus is on contemporary buildings in Holland but information on traditional Dutch architecture is also welcome.

We have 6 pages of Dutch Architecture selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages.

Dutch Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Dutch Architecture Designs : A

Dutch Architecture Developments : B-G

Dutch Building Designs : H-P

Dutch Buildings : R-Z

Dutch Building Developments : Architecture outwith major cities

Key Dutch Buildings are listed by city alphabetically:
Almere, Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Apeldoorn, Arnhem, Boxtel, Breda, Delft, Doetinchem, Dordrecht, Eindhoven, Enschede, Groningen, The Hague, Hilversum, Lelystad, Maastricht, Nijmegen, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Wageningen, Other.

Dutch Architecture – Latest Designs

Architecture Designs in Holland – latest additions to this page, chronological:

Pathé Maastricht, Sphinxkwartier Cinema, Maastricht
Design: Powerhouse Company, architects
Pathé Maastricht Sphinxkwartier Cinema
photo : Ronald Tilleman

Pathé Maastricht Building – 6 Oct 2016
Just to the north of the city centre of Maastricht, in a renewed district named Sphinxkwartier, the new 1000-seat cinema is designed as a cultural hub for film, streamed opera, lectures and events. The 130m-long foyer and the eight screens are stretched across the entire length of the movie theater and is situated between the screen rooms and the Boschstraat.

House IV, Eindhoven
Design: De Bever Architecten
Contemporary House in The Netherlands
photo : Norbert van Onna

Contemporary House in The Netherlands – 26 Sep 2013
The house is situated on a corner lot in the typical 30’s district ‘de Elzent’ against the natural landscape of the river Dommel valley, in the center of Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The existing main house is relatively small in structure, however the lot size is sufficient enough to resist an carefully threaded extension. An extension where extra comfort is added to the existing house.

NS Stations Headquarters, Utrecht, The Netherlands – 2 Jul 2013
Design: NL Architects
NS Stations Headquarters Utrecht
photo from architect

The current floor plan consists of typical cellular offices along the facade and an oversized hallway in the center. The basic idea is to introduce a series of perpendicular walls that will organize the space. By ‘inflating’ these partitioning walls they can become storage spaces. The shelves can absorb most of the clutter that normally spreads trough the office, such as wardrobes, bookshelves, flip boards, archive, bulletin boards. And sometimes even the stairs. The Thick Walls™ will clean up the space.

Landscape Villas, Ruurlo, The Netherlands – 2 Jul 2013
Design: Uri Cohen Architects
Landscape Villas Holland
photo from architect

Due to the delicate location of the 2200 sq. meter yard in the entrance to the new neighborhood in Ruurlo and the historical monumental farm behind the location, the municipality has announced an architectural competition. This scheme is based on the ambiguity of the location; on one hand it is a sequence of large objects on the edge of the neighborhood and on the other hand it is a part of the neighborhood of one family house.

Villa 4.0, Naarden, Gooi, north part of The Netherlands – 26 Jun 2013
Design: Dick van Gameren
Naarden Residence
photo : Pedro Kok

The principle guiding the architects for this new intervention was to create a house that is sustainable and to reinstate the lost relationship between the house and the landscape. The first step was to preserve as much as possible of the existing house, limiting both the amount of waste and of new materials.

International Criminal Court, The Hague – building news
Design: schmidt hammer lassen architects
ICC Building Holland
image from architects

International Criminal Court Holland – 17 Apr 2013
The ICC is the first permanent, treaty-based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. It was founded in 2002 and has grown to the present-day size of 122 member countries.

Netherlands Institute of Ecology, Wageningen
Design: Claus En Kaan Architecten
Netherlands Institute of Ecology Building
photo : Rick Roxburgh

Netherlands Institute of Ecology – 17 Apr 2013
This building is situated on the campus of Wageningen University, but falls under the aegis of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences The principal’s ambition was to implement the most sustainable research institute in the world based on the cradle-to-cradle philosophy.

Netherlands Architecture – Recent Designs

Villa L, near Utrecht
Design: Powerhouse Company with RAU
Villa L Holland
photograph from architects

Villa L – 27 Mar 2013
Powerhouse Company, in close collaboration with RAU, recently completed Villa L. Designed to fulfil the desires and needs of a young family, Villa L is set in the woods of central Netherlands, fully oriented towards the sun and the views on the garden.
Villa L is a spatially diverse residence where every floor has its own strong identity, creating a broad spatial spectrum within a unified whole.

House N, Noordwijk
Design: Maxwan a+u
Dutch Seaside Building
photo © Filip Dujardin

House N – 27 Mar 2013
Built in 1938, this Dutch seaside villa was originally the holiday home of a concrete factory owner. Battered and blustered by the salty sea weather over the decades, the house was in need of renovation. Besides roof replacement and basement repairs, the bedrooms, bathrooms and windows were outdated and some spaces had grown too small for the clients’ requirements. The additions by the architects bring new distinctive features to the house, while respecting its original character.

Buildings in The Netherlands – Latest Additions

Hilversum Town Hall
W M Dudok
Hilversum Raadhuis
photo © Adrian Welch

Hilversum Town Hall Building – new photographs – 21 Aug 2012

Sanatorium Zonnestraal, Hilversum
Jan Duiker with Bernard Bijvoet and Jan Gerko Wiebenga
Sanatorium Zonnestraal Hilversum
photo © Adrian Welch

Sanatorium Zonnestraal – new photographs – 21 Aug 2012
New photographs of this famous Modernist building that appears in most histories of 20th Century Architecture and the Modern Movement.
The former Zonnestraal Sanatorium is one of the most famous modern monuments in the Netherlands. A master plan was elaborated in 1997 to convert it into a health centre with a combination of (para)medical and recreational functions.

Key Dutch Architecture Designs

Architectural Designs in Holland, alphabetical:

Almere Masterplan
Rem Koolhaas
Almere Masterplan
image courtesy Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Almere Masterplan + Buildings
Almere Entertainment Centre
Alsop & Störmer
Almere Entertainment Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

Almere Entertainment Centre
Amphion Theatre
Amphion Theatre Building
photograph © Christian Richters

Amphion Theatre
Amsterdam Architecture Center : Arcam
René van Zuuk Architekten
Dutch Architecture Center
photograph © Luuk Kramer

Amsterdam Architecture Center
Anne Frank House Museum Building
Benthem Crouwel
Anne Frank House
photo © Adrian Welch

Amsterdam museum
Borneo Sporenburg : Houses
various architects incl. MVRDV
Borneo Amsterdam
picture © Adrian Welch

Dutch houses : Dockland architecture
Educatorium Utrecht University
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Utrecht building
picture : Alan Mason

Utrecht building
Matchbox, Amsterdam North
Allard Architecture
Amsterdam Matchbox building
image from Allard Architecture

Amsterdam Matchbox building
Metzo College Building
Erick van Egeraat
Metzo College
photograph © Christian Richters

Dutch college architecture
Minnaert Building
Neutelings & Riedijk Architects
Minnaert Building
picture : Alan Mason

Minnaert Building
The Music Building – Muziekgebouw
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Dutch Architecture – Muziekgebouw
Nemo, Amsterdam
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Nemo Amsterdam
photo © Adrian Welch

Nemo Amsterdam
Nieuwmarkt – redevelopment : housing
Van Eyck & Bosch
Van Eyck building
picture © Isabelle Lomholt

Amsterdam Architecture
The Oostvaarders building
Drost + van Veen architects
Almere Oostvaarders
photograph © Ben te Raa

The Oostvaarders
Silodam – housing, Oude Houthaven
Amsterdam housing
picture © Adrian Welch

Dutch housing
Stedelijk Museum Facade – The Bathtub
BenthemCrouwel Architects
Stedelijk Facade
image from architects

Amsterdam museum building
Theatre Agora, Lelystad, Flevoland
Theatre Agora Holland
Theater Lelystad, 2005 © Christian Richters

Dutch theatre
UNStudio Tower
UNStudio Tower
photo © Christian Richters

UNStudio Tower
Van Gogh Museum Building
Gerrit Rietveld
Van Gogh Museum Building
photo © AW

Amsterdam Architecture
Van Gogh Museum – Exhibition Wing
Kisho Kurokawa
Kisho Kurokawa building
picture © AW

Van Gogh Museum Building
The Whale Building
de Architekten Cie.
The Whale Amsterdam
photograph © Adrian Welch

Dutch housing
“WoZoCo” Housing for Elderly
WoZoCo Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Amsterdam housing

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Key Dutch Architecture Designers

Dutch architect studio – MVRDV

Dutch architecture studio – UN Studio

Dutch architect office – Mecanoo architecten

Dutch Office Buildings

Dutch Museum Buildings

Dutch Architect

Dutch Homes

Dutch Houses

Dutch Housing

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

Buildings / photos for the Dutch Architecture page welcome

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