Lights, camera… Amsterdam. We take a photographic tour of the Netherlands’ capital.
Prinseneiland’s historic houses and converted warehouses are striking subjects for urban photographers. Off the tourist trail, there’s no danger of crowds ruining the perfect shot in this spot away from the city center.
Stroll south to ‘the nine streets’. This is classic Amsterdam, with whizzing bikes, buzzing cafes and quaint boutiques. Look out for Frietsteeg, serving fantastic fries.
It’s a short walk to the charming Begijnhof, a 14th-century courtyard. The peaceful green is framed by an enchanting assembly of iconic Dutch houses.
LEIDSEGRACHT AND KEIZERSGRACHT
Impossibly pretty beneath dusky skies, this photogenic canal junction features all of Amsterdam in one sweeping shot: bridges, bikes, boats and bell towers. Make sure to swing by again at night to see the scene gloriously lit up.
The waterfront runs just north of this grand, recently renovated transport hub, taking in the modern silhouettes of the EYE Film Institute and the A’DAM tower.
Wind through the Red Light District, stopping off at this canal-side cafe. Practice night-time photography against the backdrop of rippling water and glowing buildings.
Take in the scenes along the banks of the Keizersgracht canal before snapping a shot of the city’s famed Magere Brug (`the skinny bridge’), crossing the Amstel river.