Friday, June 11, 2010

Den Haan en Wagenmakers - Amsterdam

Today I was fortunate enough to visit the beautiful patchwork shop Den Haan en Wagenmakers in Amsterdam. Den Haan en Wagenmakers are a Dutch Reproduction fabric company known in English as Dutch Quilts. They make an amazing range of absolutely beautiful reproduction fabrics – check out their website at

The shop is located in a traditional Amsterdam building and as you step inside you find a room swathed from floor to ceiling in seemingly every style of Dutch fabric available. There are many quilts on display, both antique quilts as well as quilts made from the reproduction fabrics.  I was again met by extremely friendly and helpful staff who were happy for me to take photos.

I bought a gorgeous little book called “Amsterdam Made By Hand” which showcases the artisans of Amsterdam with beautiful photography.

Of course I was not able to resist their fabrics. I fell in love with the antique Tree of Life quilt and decided I needed to make a quilt with a tree of life panel. Below is a picture of my purchases.

Amsterdam was wonderful - it is a beautiful city and the day was rounded off beautifully with my visit to Den Haan en Wagenmakers.


  1. You are so lucky!! Man that looks like an amazing patchwork store - and those fabrics are so unique. Looks like you've made some great purchases.

    Happy holidaying.


  2. How wonderful to visit Patchwork shops in other countries...gorgeous photo's, I love your purchase xo

  3. What a fantastich fabrics!

  4. What an amazing trip you're having!!!

  5. I'm green with envy, the shops and places you're visiting look wonderful. I have the same tree of life panel.

  6. Lucky you!! I love their fabrics. I'm surprised you didn't but more. Amsterdam is a beautiful city with such character and friendly people. Enjoy every moment!!

  7. gorgeous shop! love the outside of the shop too!

  8. This is great! I was just there last week while on vacation in Amsterdam. I bought way too many fat quarters and can't wait to get started on it. A friend of mine bought a kit to make the quilt that was hanging on the front door. And, I thought the people who worked there were so nice and incredibly patient with tourists who were high five-ing each other because we found the place! Have a fabulous trip!

  9. Hi Karen, Hope you are enjoying your holiday.
    The Tree of Life panel that you have purchased is one that Corliss had sometime ago and lucky customers have purchased it for a centre of a quilt that Di Ford is working on at present and a pattern will be available soon. Lesley

  10. Hi Karen ~ I love this shop! Luckily my daughter lives in Amsterdam, so I get to visit it once in a while.
    Some lovely purchases!
    I'm glad you enjoyed Amsterdam.


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