Amsterdam Photo Diary

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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 Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Amsterdam via canal boat.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

A walk through Jordaan.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

The change of the seasons.

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(if you dare).

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Near to the Anne Frank House.

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My favourite wonky corner in all of Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

We’ll call it “Spring Snow”.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Apartment dreaming.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

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. 

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Found in the 9 shopping streets.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Dreamy reflections.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

“The Tourist” canal boat.

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Good morning you.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Canal houses.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Happiness comes cheap.

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Neighbourhood strolls (cont…)

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Do what you love – love what you do.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

A walk through the more colourful part of town (ahem…!)

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Cheese is to the Dutch what gelato is to the Italians.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

In the evening time the bridges light up in streams of solid globes – don’t miss it!

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

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.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Sausage dog

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Checking in: The lovely Pulitzer Hotel

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< lamp shade >

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Favourite shots (Part I)

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Favourite shots (part II)

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Bikes, in whatever shape or form, reign supreme.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Do you even meringue?

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Little red car

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On board “The Tourist” and feeling more Angelina Jolie than ever.

Politzer Amsterdam

De Nederlands

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“Its a blogger favourite” said my host. Y’all can see why. Pulitzer Hotel.

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Nutella filled donut balls. HEAVEN IS REAL.

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Patatje Oorlog (potato fries topped with peanut satay sauce, mayo, onions). Nom.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

The local

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Souveniers

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Happy – in a world of colour

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Ze coffeeshops (not my thing, but maybe yours)

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I can sniff out pastry shops from miles away. This one was especially pretty.

Amsterdam Photo Diary | World of Wanderlust

Vaarwell, Amsterdam!

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.

Brooke Saward

Brooke founded World of Wanderlust as a place to share inspiration from her travels and to inspire others to see our world. She now divides her time between adventures abroad and adventures in the kitchen!