Architect Arjen lives with his family in a picturesque little corner of Amsterdam, in an imposing 18th
century building originally designed as military barracks. Their kitchen is typical Dutch style, with two walls
of parallel kitchen units, divided by a narrow passage,
which opens out into a wider dining and social area. This
kitchen is a cosy, yet open space that combines the old and
the new, the wild and the domesticated.
As soon as I walk
in I'm struck by the antique stuffed dear head mounted on the wall just above the KitchenAid, a piece of kitchen
equipment that Arjen admits these days he wouldn't be
without! This wonderful Dutch kitchen is full of curiosities
and otherworldly finds, each one representing a personal
story, memorable meal or exotic location.