It’s the first weekend in January 2018 and I realized I have not yet shared any photos from Amsterdam.
Amsterdam has been my home base and favourite city for the last 8 years, and what better idea than to share my favourite places to get great photos of the unique sceneries that Amsterdam is known for through a series of photo walk articles throughout the year.
Today I decided to take a walk in Marina Westerdok and take some photos of the houseboats. The mixture of all the old and new buildings in Amsterdam makes it challenging to find the right composition. There are so many things going on in the image, so the goal was to stop and think a bit about the best compositions and focal points, then take photos in slightly different angles to be able to select the best one to edit.
The canal is home to some of the most characteristic houseboats in the city and two oldschool drawbridges connects the marina to the rest of the maze of canals.
The houseboats here are top notch, featuring a variety of colours and one of a kind setups, complete with the obligatory old bikes parked outside. This made a great opportunity for some water reflection photos to showcase the houseboats and the narrow townhouses in this area of Amsterdam.
Since it was biting cold and quite windy there was not many tourists that had ventured out to Marina Westerdok, so at the end of my walk I almost had the place to myself for a few minutes. That is a luxury in this everchanging city with more than 180 different nationalities.