Amsterdam Photos, Taken Over One Lovely Weekend

Amsterdam Photos, Taken Over One Lovely Weekend – Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Ahhhh, Amsterdam. Certainly one of the prettiest cities in all of The Netherlands, maybe even Europe! Although Prague certainly gives the Dutch capital a run for its money.

Walking along the cobblestoned streets, you can’t help but marvel at the unique architecture both old and new, gaze dreamily at the canals filled with quaint houseboats and wonder what it would be like to actually live there. I certainly had such thoughts when I visited for the first time. Perhaps, if Berlin did not work out, then Amsterdam would.

Returning for a second time, I had fun exploring the city again, taking tons of Amsterdam photos. Newsletter

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Amsterdam Photos, Taken Over One Lovely Weekend

The first time I visited years back, I sought out unusual places like a cat sanctuary on a boat, a museum filled with cat art and the Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy – which happens to be the only hotel in the world with rooms ranging from 1-5 stars.

This time round I didn’t have a set itinerary and just walked, took plenty of photos and re-experienced my love for Amsterdam.

Recommended reading: This article about the best photo spots in Amsterdam and this one about how to spend two days in Amsterdam.  

I walked so much that I even developed a really painful blister. As such, I had to find alternative ways to get around. I ended up taking a very touristy boat tour and lived out a bucket-list dream by cycling through Amsterdam for the very first time!

All in all, I saw a whole lot of Amsterdam during my short stay.

After having done boat tours in Budapest and Berlin, I also did an Amsterdam boat tour for the first time, and wow, what a spectacular way to see the city.

What do you think of my Amsterdam photos? Do you like what you see? If you have any other city tips, drop us a note in the comments.

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  1. Amsterdam is one of my favourite places in Europe for the sole reason that it is such a photogenic city. My theory just proved itself in your pics.

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  3. Hey Olive –

    Thanks so much for following and your kind words. That’s so cool!

    If you have any questions, just send me an email. I’ll be happy to answer as best as I can.


  4. I love Amsterdam and even though it sure looks like it was grey and cold when you were there, the beauty shines through in your images! The town gets a bad rap for the Red Light District and things like that but as you showed a few steps down a side street in the Jordaan area and you are alone with a great view of a church or a peaceful bridge.

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