Republiek Bloemendaal is a popular drinking and eating place at the coast in the Netherlands. The concept originated as a temporary summer bar, which was built and dismantled every year. The summer bar was known for its interior in the style of wabi-sabi and a large Buddha which looked out over the beachgoers.
The organisation was given permission three years ago to build a permanent structure and in early 2020 the permanent version of Republiek Bloemendaal opened its doors. Architect Heiko Hulsker designed the building and Anne Claus Interiors, a Dutch interior design studio, took care of the interior. The construction is characterised by its warm, natural look in combination with the impressive steel structure.
The construction is characterised by its warm, natural look.
Anne Claus Interiors provides various types of seating in Republiek Bloemendaal, such as a lounge with a fireplace, a large table with comfortable seats, small round tables and seats on the terrace. Much of the furniture which is used has been designed by the interior design studio itself. There are three different bars in the room, all in natural brown and beige tones. The walls on the inside are covered with a mixture of sand-coloured plaster and epoxy resin. It gives Republiek Bloemendaal an artisan atmosphere that relaxes its customers. A striking element are the high windows that can be fully opened. Because of its location on the beach, it was natural for the architect to include the view of the sea as much as possible in the design. The open windows ensure that you can also hear the beating of the waves inside and smell the salty scent of the sea. In short, a beach experience without the inconveniences of sand in your shoes or intrusive seagulls. Something we’re already dreaming of now that it’s getting colder again.
Images courtesy of Anne Claus Interiors