I hardly know where to begin when it comes to selecting a reasonable amount of images to portray my time in Amsterdam (believe me, there were A LOT to choose from). These few days flew by so quickly and, if it weren’t for my desire to see more of the Netherlands on this trip, I could have easily stayed here a whole week to explore.
Below you will find a selection of images that I believe showcase what Amsterdam is all about (through my eyes/lens). Beyond the canals I have tried to capture the minor details which are often overlooked, the way of life in the Netherlands and of course, all of the food!
Each image comes with a brief caption – often a description but sometimes a thought from that moment. I hope you enjoy!
Amsterdam via canal boat.
A walk through Jordaan.
The change of the seasons.
(if you dare).
Near to the Anne Frank House.
My favourite wonky corner in all of Amsterdam.
We’ll call it “Spring Snow”.
Although difficult to see, there are large hooks on the top of every canal house in Amsterdam. This is used to pull furniture up to the higher floors.
Found in the 9 shopping streets.
“The Tourist” canal boat.
Good morning you.
Happiness comes cheap.
Neighbourhood strolls (cont…)
Do what you love – love what you do.
A walk through the more colourful part of town (ahem…!)
Cheese is to the Dutch what gelato is to the Italians.
In the evening time the bridges light up in streams of solid globes – don’t miss it!
Whilst photographing the flower pots on this particular bridge, the lady who planted them came over to give an inspiring talk about “her garden” (which was 3 pots total). She was the kind of person that would let you pat their dog. Sadly, no dog in sight.
Checking in: The lovely Pulitzer Hotel
< lamp shade >
Favourite shots (Part I)
Favourite shots (part II)
Bikes, in whatever shape or form, reign supreme.
Do you even meringue?
Little red car
On board “The Tourist” and feeling more Angelina Jolie than ever.
“Its a blogger favourite” said my host. Y’all can see why. Pulitzer Hotel.
Nutella filled donut balls. HEAVEN IS REAL.
Patatje Oorlog (potato fries topped with peanut satay sauce, mayo, onions). Nom.
Happy – in a world of colour
Ze coffeeshops (not my thing, but maybe yours)
I can sniff out pastry shops from miles away. This one was especially pretty.
Thanks for dropping by! Interested in the camera gear I use?
I took all of the above images on my Olympus OMD EM5 Mark II. Most images are using my new 25mm PRO lens. Some of the landscape shots were taken with my 12-40mm PRO lens.
I edit my photos with lightroom.
You can find more of my photography tips and tricks here.
Please leave any questions or lovely comments below – I would love to answer any Q’s!
NOTE: All images are mine except for the ones containing me. They were taken by the lovely Omar.