Vakvrouwen is a collective of four independently enterprising women specialized in designing and making custom furniture. With a rich history of 40 years, it is one of the oldest small-scale workshops in Amsterdam’s Spaarndammerbuurt.
We stand for creativity, professionalism and personalisation while using sustainable materials and practices, all in the heart of Amsterdam West.
During GLUE, these four women from various woodworking backgrounds will share their designs and experience of being female professionals in a traditionally male “vak”.


Please join us during one of our 30-minute exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of our workshop. We welcome you into our space, where we will first give a historical overview of design and craft in the Spaarndammerbuurt. Following this introduction, we take you “downstairs” for a lively Q&A about what it takes to translate a client’s idea into a pleasing piece of quality furniture. Finally, we invite you to stay for refreshments in our small backyard patio.

Guided Tours Everyday!
Thursday – 11am & 2pm
Friday – 11am & 2pm
Saturday – 11am & 2pm

Spaarndammerplantsoen 42
1013 XT Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Opening times
Thursday: 11:00–17:00
Friday: 11:00–17:00
Saturday: 11:00–17:00