Metz & Co

Coordinates: 52°21′58″N 4°53′12″E / 52.36611°N 4.88667°E / 52.36611; 4.88667
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Logo and slogan of Metz & Co

Metz & Co was a department store in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, whose roots went back to 1740. It closed down in 2013.[1]

The store was founded by Mozes Samuels in the Jodenbreestraat, he sold his company to his three sons in 1794. Metz & Co. had the right to display the Dutch royal coat of arms with the legend 'By Royal Warrant Purveyor to the Royal Household' since 1815. To celebrate its 150th anniversary in 1890 the store moved to the New York Life Insurance Company building of 1885 on the corner of Keizersgracht and Leidsestraat.[2] The distinctive cupola on the store's roof was added in the 1930s and designed by Dutch artist Gerrit T. Rietveld. A branch in The Hague was opened in 1913 and continued in operation until 1981.[1]

One of the first designers was Paul Bromberg (1893-1949), who became famous as an author and promoter of Decorative Arts and Interior Design. Metz & Co celebrated its 250th anniversary in 1990 by launching its own fragrance.

The store moved to smaller premises in 2012 for only one year, and was subsequently closed in March 2013.

Former building of Metz & Co on the Keizersgracht (building on the left)


  1. ^ a b "Metz & Co. - Vitra Design Museum: Collection". Retrieved 2024-01-24.
  2. ^ Lampe, Bregje (7 April 2012). "Metz & Co vertrekt uit gezichtsbepalend pand (Metz & Co moves out of landmark building)". Het Parool. Retrieved 2024-01-24.

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52°21′58″N 4°53′12″E / 52.36611°N 4.88667°E / 52.36611; 4.88667