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Oosterdok Footbridge Amsterdam

Sunset in Oosterdok. This bridge is named “Mr. J.J. Van der Veldebrug” (bridge no. 1939). It is a cycle and footbridge over the Oosterdok in Amsterdam. The bridge connects the ...
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Surprising Amsterdam – 17 Reasons to Visit NDSM

You might be wondering whether Amsterdam has anything else other than museums, canals, bikes & coffeeshops. Spend a few hours at NDSM and surprises await you… 1 Free ferry trip ...
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Amsterdam Singel Canal – 8 Fun Facts

1. Singel is a Dutch word which means “Belt” or “Loop” 2. The canal was created as a moat around the city centre between 1428 and 1450 3. The length ...
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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.