• Blauwbrug Amsterdam
  • Herengracht Amsterdam

“f8 and be there”
— Arthur Fellig

guided photography tour of amsterdam

The capital city of the Netherlands

guided photography tour of amsterdam

About Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital and largest city in the Netherlands. Unlike most other countries, the national government is not located in Amsterdam, but in The Hague, some sixty kilometers to the South-West.

The city lacks the monumental architecture found in other capitals. Instead its intimate character is best reflected in the narrow, bustling streets of the old town where the reminders of the glorious past abound — gabled houses, noble brick facades clad with sandstone, richly decorated cornices, towers and churches, and the music of carillons and barrel organs.

guided photography tour of amsterdam

Amsterdam’s main attractions include its historic canals where the tall narrow houses huddle along their banks, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House, the Amsterdam Museum, its red-light district and its many cannabis coffee shops.

Amsterdam is also well known for its nightlife and festival activity; several of its nightclubs are among the world’s most famous.

The city of Amsterdam is the world’s most multi-cultural city. It has people living there from 175 different countries! This diversity is reflected in the huge variety of restaurants and shops.

guided photography tour of amsterdam

Places visited on The Amsterdam tour

  • Oude Kerk (Old Church)
  • Nieuwe Kerk (New Church)
  • Zuiderkerk (South Church)
  • Leidseplein (Leiden Square)
  • Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square)
  • De Dam (Dam Square)
  • The crooked house
  • Amstel
  • Passage Amsterdam

We will also take you to fascinating lesser-known locations off the tourist trail.

Note: The evening itinerary will vary according to the time of year

guided photography tour of amsterdam

After the tour

If you would like to continue discussions after the end of the tour, time permitting your guide will be more than happy to do so.

guided photography tour of amsterdam

The photography experience

Amsterdam is photographically quite demanding. Tall 17th-century town houses crowd many of the canals, creating extremes of light and shade. Wind can funnel through the narrow streets rippling the water on the canals.

Tourists abound, sp you need to sieze your opportunities quickly. (Do NOT take pictures in the red light district!)

Your challenge is to capture the vibrant multi-cultural spirit of the city, as well as its intimacy, architectural grandure and history. With our help and guidance you will be able to achieve this.

guided photography tour of Leiden

Starting time

The morning photo tour starts at 11:00.

The afternoon photo tour starts at 14:30.

The start time of the evening photo tour will depend on the date, because there is a huge difference in sunset time between 21 December (16:30) and 21 June (22:00).

The duration of the tour is approximately 3 hours.

Meeting place

We meet at the National Monument, Dam Square. Please try to be there by 15 minutes before the start time.

Public Transport

There are direct rail services to Amsterdam from Leiden, Rotterdam and The Hague.

If you are travelling from outside Amsterdam, and would like advice on public transport please contact us.


The price of the Amsterdam daytime photo tour is €29.95 per person.

The price of the Amsterdam evening photo tour is €39.95 per person.

What is included

• Experienced tutor and guide
• Refreshment break
• Access to our tuition web pages
• Photo enhancement service
• Advice on travel to Amsterdam
• Advice on what to do and where to eat and drink in Amsterdam

What is not included

• Refreshments
• Hire of equipment such as tripod
• Cost of transport to Amsterdam/within Amsterdam

guided photography tour of amsterdam

Bad weather

The weather in the Netherlands can be unpredictable, especially in Autumn and Winter.

But it seldom rains the for whole day. If the rain is torrential the workshop will be cancelled, but if it is not heavy the tour will go on regardless.

Photographers are hardy folks, and stormy skies and wet pavements present some of the most exciting photo opportunities!

Cancellation policy

But whatever the weather, you may cancel up to 1 day before for a full refund.

And if you are not satisfied with the tour for any reason we will also refund your money in full.

guided photography tour of amsterdam

How do I book a tour?

If you would like to book a photo tour of Amsterdam, you can do so by:

Booking online

Telephoning +31 (0)71 887 10 23

Emailing info@dutchphototrek.com

Professional photoshoot

If you are visiting Amsterdam, maybe for a special occasion, and would like to capture the moments then you can hire a professional photographer to take a mix of spontaneous and posed shots at he best locations and according to your wishes.

This session is not only limited to couples naturally, but also suitable for families or group of friends, for a special occasion or just for fun!

Please click here for further details.

guided photography tour of amsterdam

Tourist Information Amsterdam

If you would like to learn more about Dutch Photo Trek, you may telephone us daytime or evenings (Central European Time), weekdays or weekends.