“f8 and be there”
— Arthur Fellig
The capital city of the Netherlands
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
- 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
After the tour
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.
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.
If you are travelling from outside Amsterdam, and would like advice on public transport please contact us.
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
• Hire of equipment such as tripod
• Cost of transport to Amsterdam/within Amsterdam
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!
How do I book a tour?
If you would like to book a photo tour of Amsterdam, you can do so by:
Telephoning +31 (0)71 887 10 23
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!