Festival des Métiers – Hermès Comes to Amsterdam

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Festival des Métiers at the Amsterdam Manege. It’s a display of the craftsmanship that goes into Hermès products, by the artisans themselves. You’ll see how a saddle is stitched, the fine porcelain painting, see what goes into printing a scarf, and the minute hand-stitching used create the famous rolled edges. At each station there is an interpreter translating the explanations in French for Dutch audiences. Even if you don’t speak either of these languages you can still watch and be amazed at the skill, and I’m sure if you had a real question in English the interpreter could help.

I’ll never be able to afford one of their products, but I still felt privileged to see inside the factory as it were, I was in awe of the skill.

It’s open until Monday, and you can see more info online, or on facebook.





2 thoughts on “Festival des Métiers – Hermès Comes to Amsterdam

    • Thanks Crystal, glad you like it, let me know if you have any questions – I’ll try to answer them!

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