THE NETHERLANDS ANTIQUES TOURS
The Netherlands is home to more by-appointment-only antique shops than any other country in Europe. Knowing which doorbell to ring in Holland gains you access to the best private antique stores. We’ll take you into hidden courtyards, shopping for everything from antique mirrors to armoires, fine paintings and Delft to Art Deco diamonds. Meander into the Dutch countryside enjoying fairy-tale villages, antiques wholesale warehouses, a slew of small vendors, architectural salvage stores and oh so much more!
Full Day Tour 10am – 6pm
Our Netherlands antiques buying guide picks you up at your hotel and will lead you through the city on foot or tram– trust me this is not a city you want to drive in! We’ll visit an indoor antiques mall, a variety of by appointment only vendors and some antique shops both on the beaten path as well as well off it. Whether you’re looking for well-priced smalls or pieces of furniture from the past, Amsterdam has a lot to offer. On tour we’ll visit everything from high-end, high-sheen sensational antique shops in the famous Jordaan Quarter to beautiful, budget-conscious bric-a-brac shops. As always, our Guide translates and negotiates on your behalf, maximizing your time on tour. We also liaise you with a shipper to get your purchases home.
2. The Hague
Full Day Tour 10am to 6pm
While Amsterdam is charming, The Hague is downright cosmopolitan and feels oh so European. In The Antiques Diva® & Co’s opinion, it is the best shopping city in Holland – with the best stores and the best selection! Visit this international city where antiques, vintage & home décor shops and art galleries prove that the Dutch seafaring past has brought home a world of treasures! The day begins with our Guide picking you up at your hotel and then we’ll meander the town, antique shopping Den Haag style. On tour our local expert Dutch antiques shopping guide will translate and negotiate on your behalf as well as liaise you with a shipper to get your purchases home. When the season is right, we’ll visit a Dutch flea market.
3. Trade Only Dutch Antiques Tour
Available Tuesday to Saturday
1- 4 Days
Antique Dealers and mere shopping mortals with serious lists of treasures that they’re searching for should consider our Custom-Made Diva Tours whereby we create customized itineraries for one-day and multi-day antique shopping tours based upon your shopping list and budget. Searching for antique Delft, antique glassware, religious relics, a particular period of furniture, or certain style of pottery or linens? Then let us cull our resources and create an itinerary, taking you out of the cities into the countryside to our favorite antique warehouses, shops and secret sources. On tour we translate and negotiate on your behalf, maximizing your time and money. We also liaise you with a preferred shipper to get your purchases home.