Starbucks Coffee Shop in Amsterdam is a concept store that promotes the idea of local community gathering spaces. It’s call “The Bank” because it’s located in a 4,500 sq. ft. subterranean space in the vault of a historic bank on the popular Rembrandtplein. The design also treats the coffee shop as a coffee theater.
Dutch born designer Liz Muller was responsible for some of the unique interior design touches, which include antique Delft blue tiles, walls clad in bicycle inner tubes, wooden gingerbread biscuit moulds, a ‘tattooed’ mural celebrating the history of Dutch coffee traders, and a ceiling sculpture created from 1,876 hand-cut wooden blocks.