welcome to Tijdmakers, the creative studio
of Dutch Design & Art Duo
Saskia Hoogendoorn & Lieuwe Martijn Wijnands

what we do

We create art & design projects to connect people with beautiful stories & inspiring experiences. We aim to spark people’s imagination, raise awareness and create new perspectives. Therefore we develop and realize our own ideas, as well as commissioned projects. Feel free to contact us: our creative minds work best when triggered by interesting questions.


who we are

Studio Tijdmakers is formed by Saskia Hoogendoorn (1973) en Lieuwe Wijnands (1970); a multidisciplinary art & design duo with a background in design, culture & psychology.  Since 2006 we work together on projects in social design, visual storytelling, light art, perfume making, nature & technology, innovation of the senses & exploring the future.



our work

With our art and design projects we add narrative layers to reality that connect people to beautiful stories and inspiring experiences.

Highlights: Our light art was exhibited in Light Festivals in Amsterdam, Brussels & Bangkok; The city council of Amsterdam acquired two of our light art works for permanent exhibition, CNN listed The Light Kite in world’s greatest light art gallery; 178 bottles, 1 message won the Nikon photo contest; Vogue selected Eau d’Amsterdam as one of the best scents with a destination; DutchNews featured Studio Tijdmakers in their Top 10 of most innovative Dutch ideas, for the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam we designed a permanent exhibition, FD Magazine selected our art installation DIAG/NOSE as #1 tip to visit at Dutch Design Week and we created the winning design for a new national icon at the finish of the Elfstedentocht, as part of Leeuwarden, Cultural Capital of Europe 2018

As Artists in Residence at VondelCS we created the Vondelpark perfume. We have won the Design Competition for a new Light Vision for Hilversum, Mediacity of the Netherlands. Enjoy our vision in this video and at exhibition ‘Hilversum Verlicht’ at Dudok Architecture Centrum. We now are developing our concept further.

We have visited Iceland as a first step in creating a new light art sculpture.

In 2021 we celebrate the 10th edition of our annual celebration of Springsnow with a new book: ‘Iepenstad’ (Elm city) shows photo’s of elm seeds in the streets of Amsterdam by Maartje Jaquet with poetry by Ronald. M. Offerman.


Our art & design projects have generated a lot of positive attention from the public & media worldwide. To get an idea: read about our ideas behind our art & design, how we created Eau d’Amsterdam and see how we installed The Light Kite.


say hello

Our Studio is based in creative hub “Lokaal-Lokaal”, located where the Amstel River meets Berlage Bridge in Amsterdam, NL.


+31 6 42633610

Studio Tijdmakers, Mr. Treublaan 3, 1097 DP Amsterdam, NL