Wildernis - Amsterdam

I'd read so much about this beautiful place, but it never occurred to me that I could actually hop on my bike and go there. This changed when Sophie and I met up in Amsterdam last Friday. It wasn't a very beautiful day - rain drizzled onto our hair and cameras whilst walking towards the Bilderdijkstraat - accompanied by my much-needed Google Maps, of course. After having walked for a while we thought we'd written down the wrong address - where is that store? - but after a short while we realized that Wildernis had been next to the cute secondhand clothing shop we'd been at all along. We spotted the amazing shop window, and fell in love.


I am a plant-person: even though I can't always keep them alive (whoops), I love decorating my desk and window-sill with cacti and other living green thingies. This was the perfect store for me, for a number of reasons.

1. The whole store was covered in beautiful illustrations by (amongst others) Lieke van der Vorst and Sanny van Loon.

2. You can also sit down for a nice cup of coffee, tea, a little piece of pie..

3. They sold tableware from the brand 'Bloomingville', which I've been extremely excited about ever since I first spotted it at Sissy Boy.

4. I don't remember which song was on when we entered the shop, but I do remember that it was by Agnes Obel - one of my favorite singers.







It didn't matter what angle or side you pointed your phone/camera at: every photograph turned out pretty. After Sophie and I enthusiastically (maybe a bit too enthusiastically) took photographs and drank our tea (me) and cappuccino (Sophie), we left the store feeling happy. And you know what? The drizzle couldn't even bother us anymore.

Wildernis
Bilderdijkstraat 165F
1053KP Amsterdam

have a beautiful day

have you ever been to Wildernis? would you go there? 

31 comments

  1. I absolutely love how you write, it's so inviting. I visited Amsterdam with university last year and there are so many lovely shops there! Sadly we missed this one but I'd love to go again. xx

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  2. How gorgeous is Wildernis! I don't get to see much of pretty potted greens where I live and to find the nearest green house with plants immaculate is perhaps a feat deemed impossible. I'm in love with the illustrations, too.

    What a lovely post about a lovely place!

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  3. Gosh I love this post and already in love with this place tho I have never been there!!! Im glad your day turned out so well!!

    Rachel x
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  4. Ah wat heerlijk, plantjes zijn zo fijn en gelukkig makend.

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  5. All of your posts are so inviting and amazing! You make me want to visit Amsterdam so much! :)

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  6. Wow what a picturesque place to visit! The plants there are lovely, it seems like it would be a wonderful place to sit down and drink a cup of tea and chat. I love places with the perfect atmosphere.

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  7. Wow everything here looks so amazing! I would love to go here one day!
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    xx

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  8. Ooeh, het ziet er zo mooi uit! En winkels waar ze je favoriete muziek draaien krijgen sowieso een pluspuntje (en Agnes Obel is ook gewoon geweldig) :)

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  9. Gosh, what a stunning little store!!

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

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  10. Ik ben hier laatst geloof ik ook langs gelopen!! Het ziet er ZO leuk uit. Toch maar eens een keertje naar binnen, haha!

    - Saskia

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  11. This looks amazing! The photos are beautiful!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  12. This looks amazing! The photos are beautiful!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

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  13. How beautiful this place looks! I like how green everything is, I'd really like to visit there.

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  14. What an incredible place! It looks like a fun place to visit. Xo, Ellese

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  15. This place looks so nice and calming! x

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  16. Ooh!! Maybe I'll stop by next weekend!! It is such a beautiful looking shop, I would love to see it. Not sure how my plans work out but I will put Wildernis on my A'dam list. Loved your little story description of getting to the shop.

    Much Love!!!
    -Stephanie Eva

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  17. Amazing pictures, what a beautiful location.

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  18. What a beautiful little cafe! Wonderful little potted plant in such a lovely place! The illustrations are incredible <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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  19. This place looks so cozy and inviting! I also find all those illustrations up on the wall beautiful. They add to the overall charm of the place. Great photos you've got too!

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  20. I'm the same, I absolutely love plants but can't keep them alive for the life of me. Oh well, I guess that's what fake plants are for?

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  21. Ik wil hier zo graag eens naar toe! Plantenparadijsje dit haha<3
    X Emma

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  22. It’s such a lovely post with so beautiful photos! You did a great job!
    I know how much time blog requires, but keep doing it!

    Diana Cloudlet
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  23. In Amsterdam geboren en studeer er nog steeds, maar er zijn nog zóveel plekjes te ontdekken! Ziet er leuk uit :)

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  24. These photos are so beautiful :)

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  25. This store is so sweet! Your photos are gorgeous, I want to hang out here all day. Nice post!

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  26. You're not the only one who loves plant but can't seems to keep them alive, I'm the same as you. What a gorgeous little store and it sounds/looks like a lovely place to take a break and chat with friends.

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  27. I adore your photographs! xx
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  28. Looks beautiful! Definitely a place I'd love to visit. I had no idea this was even in Amsterdam!

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  29. So pretty photos
    Love the place

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  30. Beautiful photos! It looks like such a lovely place :) xx

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