Finding beautiful places to photograph is one of the amazing things about travelling. A little while ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Amsterdam for a conference. While most of my time was spent indoors, I did take advantage of the days on either side of the talks to explore a bit. And boy did I find some beautiful spots. Keep reading to see what my top 5 photo spots in Amsterdam are.
I read somewhere that in Jordaan you can almost close your eyes and shoot, and still get a gorgeous photo, and they are not wrong! If you have seen beautiful photos of canals, complete with bikes and flowers, it was almost certainly taken around here.
This museum is gorgeous, both inside and out. Whether you are interested in photographing famous art pieces, architecture, or anything in between, you should check out Rijksmuseum. One of my favourite spots inside is the library.
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Just as you step out of Amsterdam Centraal, you are greeted by one of the most famous sights of Amsterdam: the gingerbread houses. The conveniently located benches here also make this a great place to sit for a minute, eat fries with mayo (a Dutch favourite!) and people watch.
This is another famous sight of Amsterdam, with the houses leaning away from each other. This is only a short walk from Centraal, and you can always find a nice cafe to cozy up with a hot drink nearby.
Canals at night
Amsterdam is famous for its canals and rightly so. They offer beautiful views whether you are on a boat or looking across from a bridge. But they really come alive at night, when they beautifully light up the water. There are plenty of places in town where you can get a gorgeous view, so I recommend walking around and finding somewhere that is a bit quieter.
And there you have my top photo spots in Amsterdam! If you enjoyed this post, you might enjoy my other photography posts here.
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