From stepped gables to storm surge barriers, opera houses, hospitals, residential zones, villas and apartments. Since long ago until the present day, Dutch architecture demonstrates a wide variety of projects and styles, both domestically and internationally.
Well-known Dutch architects include Rem Koolhaas (Guggenheim Hermitage Museum, Las Vegas), Gerrit Rietveld (Rietveld Schröderhuis, Utrecht), Herman Hertzberger (Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment, The Hague), Wim Quist (Museon, The Hague) en H.P. Berlage (Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag).
Current online articles on Dutch Architecture
Dutch architecture is widely covered by international print and online magazines. Dezeen e.g. offers selection of articles upon country.
Dutch architecture magazines
Download the list of links to periodicals issued in the Netherlands, either in Dutch or English.
Highlights from the Lowlands (by Bouwend Nederland)
Bouwend Nederland (Building Holland) has released a video to introduce the Dutch building sector internationally. The video, in English, introduces highlights from the building industry. It shows the strong tradition in infrastructure and building in the densely populated country. Learn more about the dangers of water and wind, and how the Dutch developed protection against it. And finally, see Dutch cultural heritage, and the perspectives leading to the future.
Eager to learn more about Dutch architecture and its history?
The Netherlands Architecture Institute (Nederlands Architectuurinstituut, NAi) is a museum of architecture as well as a cultural institute, open to the public. It uses a variety of means to communicate about the shaping of human space.