• Blauwbrug Amsterdam
  • Herengracht Amsterdam

“f8 and be there”
— Arthur Fellig

The capital city of the Netherlands

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.

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.

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

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.

Meeting place

All tours start and end at the National Monument, Dam Square .

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

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.

Leiden

Tourist Information Amsterdam

You may telephone us daytime or evenings (Central European Time), weekdays or weekends.