Dutch clothing brands are unique and diverse, and they constantly evolve, with Amsterdam the beating heart of it all. Fashion and Style are two core elements that make up your stereotypical Dutch person.
However, they are also extremely subtle and ever-present elements. Because of this, one needs to delve beneath the surface to place a finger on the pulse of the trend-setting scene across Holland. Come explore some of our fave Dutch clothing brands here at Sarah’s Tours.
A lot of Dutch fashion and style sometimes seems rather unusual to the rest of the world. In Amsterdam especially, we draw our influences from a wide range of quirky sources. Amsterdam folk legends Scotch are one such source. They channel effortless and unique cool through their high-energy, eclectic and infectious folk sounds and general style. Further afield, we must also mention Swedish icon and millennial trail blazer Andreas Wijk. Wijk previously worked with Dutch giants G-Star Raw, and he constantly reinvents his cutting-edge style for the Dutch youth to marvel at and strive to emulate. As he approaches his 26th birthday next month, the singer/songwriter, model, influencer and all-round idol has a style that resonates with the Dutch youth of today.
We Dutch are fantastic travellers, and simply love welcoming new visitors to our lands. Therefore, it’s no surprise that themes of travel, adventure and earthly exploration dominate our sense of fashion and style. SUITSUIT is a pioneering, female-driven company dedicated to creating stylish yet practical travel accessories for globetrotting women. Founded in 2008 by entrepreneur Emile Vijlbrief, their goal is to blend design with functionality for female travellers to get the most from their journeys. The Dutch brand is now present in over 2,500 outlets across 29 countries.
Being present all around the world is no good if it’s not done with the characteristic Dutch cool! When people think of Holland (and Amsterdam in particular), they think of cool coffee shops, hangout spaces. Enter HutSpot, the coolest of Dutch start-ups that first began in Amsterdam as a pop-up shop back in 2012. In the beginning, it was all about comfy lounge spaces, smooth tunes and even barbershops thrown in the mix. At its core, HutSpot is a space for vibrant artists and fledgling designers to display their creations alongside more established brands. Today, it has multiple outlets across Holland, as well as global reach through its impressive online presence.