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Former Bushuis Armoury on Amsterdam Singel

Brief History The Bushuis is an old armoury or arsenal located at Singel 423 near Spui. It was built midway through the Eighty Years War in 1606 on the former a ...
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Herengracht Canal Houses

The first few canal houses of Herengracht, at the start of the western canal ring in Amsterdam where it joins up with Brouwersgracht. Just five minutes walk from Amsterdam Central ...
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Crumpled Beer Can Choir

Dutch artist Dennis Daniels created this brilliant display which I spotted just outside a small gallery on Prinsengracht. A choir made out of crumpled beer cans with Jack Daniels as ...
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Colourful Canal boat on Reguliersgracht

Canals of Amsterdam

The canals of Amsterdam are a defining feature of the city and the Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) is a UNESCO as a world-acclaimed monument.

Canal House with step gable on the corner of Prinsengracht and Brouwersgracht

Canal House Gables

Many of Amsterdam's older buildings have decorative gables at the top. The canal house gables come in a variety of styles and additionally, give an insight into the history of the building. A gable is the section of wall between the edges of a dual-pitched roof. They are visible on the tall elegant canal houses

Amsterdam Bridges Herengracht Reguliersgracht at Nighttime

Reguliersgracht – Seven Bridges Amsterdam

A picturesque and tranquil location for taking photos of canals and bridges.

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Tulip Fields Holland Image Gallery

Some more photos from the beautiful tulip fields of Hillegom in Holland.  The town is about 30 minutes by train from Amsterdam with the train station right next to the tulips fields. I set out after work in the evening with three cameras; my iPhone 7 plus, a Fuji x100t and my very first (budget) DSLR,

Top Photo Locations in Amsterdam – Central Station

You find yourself at Amsterdam central station an hour or two to spare. Go and explore the neighbourhood! There’s a lot to see and do near the station and it’s also one of the best photo locations in Amsterdam. There’s plenty of variety nearby so let’s take a look at what kind of photos you

Groenburgwal Canal and Zuiderkerk

The bridge connecting Staalstraat over Groenburgwal canal is a great location to view the Zuiderkerk tower. The church tower dates back to 1614 and was designed by architect Hendrick de Keyser. This tower has a carillon, a set of tuned brass bells which can be heard twice per week. Concerts are given on Tuesday's at 14:30 and Saturday's...


Hi! I'm Nigel! I've lived in Holland for 10 years and visit Amsterdam each week. This is where I share my experiences and offer honest practical advice for those planning a visit to Amsterdam.