On this page you can find an overview of what BNO is, the services we offer and a small introduction to the Dutch design landscape.

Welcome at BNO

BNO is an association founded by designers, for designers. Our history goes back more than a hundred years. More important is what we are today: the biggest community of designers and design agencies in the Netherlands. A professional team supports and promotes designers and their profession. We do this from our offices in Amsterdam. In addition, we are present at various locations in and outside the Netherlands with different activities, we do necessary lobbying and publish Dude, our quarterly Dutch Designers Magazine. 

Most of our services are in Dutch, however we try to translate as much important documents as possible. Specifically for students and designers from abroad working in the Netherlands we offer legal and business advice in English, as well as help you with international contracts and would like to welcome you at the more than 40 regional events throughout the country.

 ‘BNO unites and represents a unique diversity of professional designers and design agencies in the Netherlands. We promote the shared interests of the design community, work on the conditions to further develop the design discipline, and highlight the relevance of design for society.’
Join the Association of Dutch Designers

Becoming a member offers loads of advantages, both for design agencies and individual designers: personal legal and business advise, a large number of available documents and inspiring workshops and events.


The quarterly magazine Dude, or Dutch Designers Magazine, offers an insight into the world of designers, in how they think and work, and what inspires and drives them. 

Dude is a publication by BNO and free for our members. The magazine is also for sale in magazine stores in the Netherlands. The magazine is available in Dutch. A selected number of issues is available in English and as a free download.

You can find all English editions of Dude here:

Important links and information

In this overview we try to share the most important links in the Dutch design industries. If you are missing any information, feel free to reach out to us.

The Crossover Works  show both designers as other sectors what is possible through collaborations. In this publications you can find many examples of special collaborative projects between the creative industries and other key sectors.

The series itself is a collaboration between the (co-founded by BNO) Federatie Dutch Creative Industries with CLICKNL, Dutch Creative Council, the chamber of commerce (KVK) and the Creative Industries Fund.

Here you can download the publications in English:

The members of BNO

The members of BNO represent the complete diversity of the design industries. With over 2500 members we are the biggest design community in the Netherlands, consisting of design students, freelancers, design agencies and design-led businesses.

Association of Dutch Designers (BNO)

WG Plein 600

1054SK Amsterdam

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020 624 47 48

KvK V405 390 96

BTW NL 804 954 306 B01


IBAN NL20 INGB 0001 8155 00

Our office is open from Monday until Friday, 9 - 17h.
For personal advice, feel free to reach out!