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Raw Materials on the Rozengracht

There's this store that we've passed by half a dozen times (must have been Sundays, because the store was always closed), that we've been dying to visit: Raw Materials on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam.

Raw Materials on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam, photo courtesy of Raw Materials


Last Saturday we were on a mission for all kinds of house-related things in Amsterdam. It was cold and slippery outside because of the snow, but off we went, on our bicycles to the Nine Little Streets, the Gamma behind Westerpark and more. As we were riding our bikes on the Rozengracht, we noticed that Raw Materials was open and went in for a look at last.

Raw Materials on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam, photo courtesy of Raw MaterialsThe first thing I noticed was how gorgeous all the materials are. Raw, unpolished, tactile, pure. I loved it! The second thing I noticed, was how enormous the store is. Much, much larger than I had ever expected, judging from the outside. Filled with furniture, leatherware, homeware, decorations and more.

Third thing of note: the prices. I know, it's a trendy store in the heart of Amsterdam, of course it is not going to be cheap, but some of the items were very pricey indeed. Or maybe it's just my fault, for wanting so many things that it became too much for my bank account to bear?

Levi and I walked out of the store with an old Belgian school chair in an lovely seagreeny-blue colour (sorry, best I could do colour-name wise).


Raw Materials on the Rozengracht in Amsterdam, photo courtesy of Raw MaterialsRaw Materials
Rozengracht 231
1016 NA Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Closed on Sundays


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  1. Looks brilliant.

    For a moment with the ice when you said cycling on the Rozengracht I thought you actually meant cycling on the Rozengracht.

  2. LOL! Not my style, I’m a wimp when it comes to iciness ;)

  3. Thanks for your positive blog post about out store! We are always interested in what our customers think of our style and ofcourse our prizes. Almost everything in our store is authentically old and handpicked in India or Indonesia and not ‘made old’, this leads to realistic prizes. We are curious what the other products were you liked :-) Hope to see you back anytime soon!

  4. I love love love the Cowboysbag… Am still dreaming about it, may have to get it :)

  5. This is a great store to browse in. Can’t quite bring myself to buy anything yet, as I’ve recognize quite a few things in this store from my honeymoon in India… and I still remember the original prices. Still, it’s lovely for soaking up lots of inspiration!

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