Dutch people love to spend as much time in the sun as possible, so expats in the Netherlands will have no trouble finding stores that sell patio and garden furniture (tuinmeubelen).
Despite the Netherlands being one of the world’s most densely populated countries, nearly all Dutch homes (houses and apartments) have an outdoor space. This might be a front garden, back yard, rooftop deck, terrace or balcony. It may seem disingenuous for Holland which has more than its fair share of dark, gloomy days. But the Dutch are optimistic people with a strong appreciation for the sun. Architects obviously took this into consideration when designing residential living spaces in the Netherlands.
This provides expats in Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and elsewhere in Holland with two benefits. First they should have no problem finding a place to live that includes at least some exterior space. Second, they have lots of places to shop for garden furniture to maximize the use of that space.
GARDEN & PATIO FURNITURE IN NETHERLANDS
Here is just a sampling of garden furniture and patio accessories on offer from Dutch retailers. Make the most of your outdoor living space regardless of its size.
1/ ‘Malaga’ 4-piece wicker lounge set (Reg. €799 Sale €599 LeenBakker), 2/ Central Park ‘Anacona’ foldable wooden deck chair with removable foot rest (Reg. €199 Praxis), 3/ Nesling ‘Coolfit’ outdoor roller blind to block sun, wind, 2.4x.98m (€115 Balkonstore), 4/ ‘Honolulu’ hanging lounger with canopy (€249 Warentuin), 5/ ‘BP Collection’ windmill garden poster, 200x150cm (€89 Warentuin), 6/ Own ‘Caya’ wicker loveseat with individually reclining backs (Reg. €779, Sale €599 Warentuin), 7/ Central Park ‘Nicola’ aluminum double-seat chair with center tray (Reg. €159 Praxis), 8/ Oosterik Home ‘Azar’ patio fireplace (€89.49 Warentuin), 9/ Madison ‘Murano’ cantilever umbrella, 180x180cm (€119.89 Warentuin),
10/ Allibert ‘Messina Lyon’ 5-piece wicker patio furniture set (€368.99, Sale €299 Leen Bakker) , 11/ Reversible print indoor/outdoor area rugs (€17.95-€27.95 Balkonstore), 12/ Garden Impressions ‘Bloom’ sculpted garden chair (€98.99 Warentuin), 13/ Own ‘Diana’ wicker love seat with center table (€198.99 Warentuin), 14/ Oosterik Home ‘Finneid’ outdoor fountain (€99 Warentuin), 15/ Cherry wood 3-piece balcony furniture set (€199 Kooprijk), 16/ Central Park ‘Mossa’ 3-person swing with canopy (€169 Praxis), 17/ ‘Finn’ decorative floor pot, 39.5x45cm (€42.99 Leen Bakker), 18/ Allibert ‘Miami’ 3-piece wicker garden bistro set (Reg. €139 Praxis)