June Open Door Dates – Dutch Dates

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Get ready, get set, mark your calendars – some of my favorite Dutch antique dealers are opening their doors for special fetes this June and you’re invited to shop your heart out diva-style all around Amsterdam!

June 4 – 6 June and 11-13 June from 12-8pm

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Owner Johan de Feijter founded Chambre d’Amis by accident. “I used to fill my house with things I’d find at flea and Belgium,” he says. “A few years ago there was an art fair in my neighborhood, and someone asked if she could show her paintings in my house. As they walked through, people kept asking to buy my things, and I thought, Maybe I should go into business.” These days, in his front room, kitchen, and courtyard garden, you’ll find all the flea-market treasures you’ve been too impatient to hunt for — vintage mercury-glass bowls ($190) and candlesticks ($125), creamy ceramic French, Belgian, and Dutch tableware from the 1800’s, turn-of-the-century photographs. Since the exquisitely edited store is a sideline for de Feijter (he’s a sexologist), he keeps eccentric hours — usually Thursday through Saturday, noon to six.

Chambre d’Amis
58 Bloemgracht
Amsterdam
By appt +31-20 623 6204.
June 4-6, 2010 from 11am – 6pm

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Brederode Kunst Antiek
Lijnbaansgracht 56D
Amsterdam
By appt + 31 20 6236 236

June 12-13, 19-20 from 11am-19:00

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Robert Schreduer Antiquair
Ceintuurbaan 368
Amsterdam
By Appt + 31 6 2428 9550

Happy Shopping!

The Antiques Diva