The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a bustling international hub which sees travelers from all over the world. With a great combination of historic architecture and a modern classy vibe, Amsterdam is every photographer and vacationer’s dream.
Families, friends, couples, and solo travelers can all find interesting things to do in Amsterdam. The diversity and beauty of the city also makes it a great place to rent a photographer who can help make sure that the special moments of your trip and the unique charm of the city are caught on camera. If you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam, here are some of the city’s top sites you won’t want to miss.
Amsterdam is packed with amazing museums; you could probably spend your entire vacation simply visiting museums and still not cover all the things to see. Some of the best-known museums are the Vincent Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House. The Van Gogh Museum has the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh paintings housed in a classy modern building. At the Anne Frank House you can view the apartment Anne Frank and her family lived in as well as information and artifacts from the Holocaust. It’s a more somber place to visit, but one of historical significance for the city.
Canals and Neighborhoods
Like Venice, Amsterdam has an iconic network of canals instead of city streets in some places. It’s a pleasant afternoon adventure to rent a taxi boat to explore the canals and see the various houses and shops next to the water. Photographers in Amsterdam will particularly enjoy the neighborhood known as The Jordaan known for its picturesque streets, garden areas, and combination of charming residential areas and small commercial centers. Some of the most iconic photo locations of Amsterdam can be found in The Jordaan, as well as a number of museums and open-air markets during the warmer time of the year.
Parks and Outdoor Activities
One of the best ways to see the city of Amsterdam is to rent a bike and take advantage of the excellent bike routes and paths all across the city. If you’re hoping to get outside and enjoy nature, Amsterdam has a number of public parks and recreation areas. Vondelpark is the largest of the city’s parks, covering about 116 acres and full of excellent walking paths, children’s play areas, and even a large outdoor theater where events and concerts are hosted in the summer. Pack a picnic lunch or enjoy a meal at one of the park cafés and you can spend the day in the peace and tranquil setting of Vondelpark.
Of all the places you could decide to visit for your next vacation, Amsterdam is a particularly scenic and pleasant city. If you hire a local photographer from Localgrapher, you’ll have the advantage of having someone with you who is familiar with the city and can give insight as to the best ways to photograph your vacation. What makes Amsterdam special isn’t just the landmarks, but also the amazing energy of the city. Of course, you’ll always be able to remember this special atmosphere, and with a set of professional vacation photographs you’ll also be able to share with friends and family the wonderful things you experienced while traveling.