Right in the historical heart of Amsterdam, is where The Smallest House is situated. With its 2.02 meters (6 feet 7 inches) wide and 5 meters (16 feet 4 inches) deep, this little building is actually the smallest self-contained house that can be found in the capital. The house, which dates from about 1738, is located in the Oude Hoogstraat 22, right next to the East India House and the gate to the Walloons Church.

The Smallest House now houses a wonderful tea and ceramics store. Come and indulge yourself in the extensive collection of fresh teas of high quality. From classics like Earl Grey, Darjeeling and Assam to exotic blends like Green Ginko, Marrakesh Mint and Fruit Festival. Or Rooibos and Verveine to Nettle and Hibiscus.

The Smallest House offers you all and where possible organically grown.

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The history of The Smallest House, which dates from 1738, now spans almost three centuries. This history is closely linked with that of the Oude Hoogstraat, the Walloon Church and the East India House. Want to know more? Please click on the button.

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On June 15th 2014 The Smallest House, a tea ceramics boutique with specialities from Dutch soil, opened its doors.

The Smallest House offers you on a surface of only 9m2 (≈ 96 ft2) a variety of fresh loose teas, pre-packaged tea, tea accessories and tea sets. We also have a wonderful assortment of delicacies as chocolate, honey, nougat, fudge and liqueur. Naturally, our items are also available soon through our web store.

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Opening times

The Smallest House in Amsterdam is open on the following days:

Monday: 13:00 to 18:00 hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 to 18:00 hours

Sunday: Closed

+31 (0) 20 - 752 75 85


Soon, all our products are also available in our online store!


The Smallest House is located in the center of Amsterdam, namely the Oude Hoogstraat, number 22, right next to the gate of the Walloon Church and the East India House.

The Smallest House is also easily accessible by public transportation via subway lines 51, 53 and 54 stop Nieuwe Hoogstraat. Then walk towards the Dam.