From his charming shop in the leafy surroundings of Bloemendaal village, 30 minutes from Amsterdam, goldsmith and jeweller Arnold van Dodewaard has been serving clients with his unique craftsmanship for more than 20 years. Walk down the stairs from the jeweller’s showroom on the ground floor, and you enter a different world, a goldsmith’s workshop as it could have existed tens, even hundreds of years ago. In the room, three goldsmiths are working at their benches. “The art of goldsmithing has not changed much over the centuries,” says owner Arnold van Dodewaard.