Photo walk in Amsterdam – the Amstel canal.

For my second photo walk in Amsterdam I decided to go for a walk along the Amstel canal in the centre of Amsterdam. When I first moved to the city I used to work in this area and enjoyed the views of this very lively part of the city as often as I could.

The lampposts on the Blauwbrug crossing the Amstel canal in Amsterdam are works of art.
The lampposts on the Blauwbrug crossing the Amstel canal in Amsterdam are works of art.

It was a typical Amsterdam day when it comes to the weather and the photos really reflects that. In about one hour the weather changed constantly between sunny, cloudy, grey and even rainy.

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The Amstel Canal is always busy and it is many reasons to like this part of the city. One of my favourite places to get some good and diverse pictures in this area is from the Blauwbrug. The one of a kind bridges on and around the Amstel canal makes for many good photo opportunities, especially when combined with a boat or two passing by.

The sun was hiding behind a thin layer of clouds and created this dramatic light reflection on the Amstel canal.
The sun was hiding behind a thin layer of clouds and created this dramatic light reflection on the Amstel canal.

Old unique townhouses (some of them has been converted into luxury hotels) adorn each side of the canal along with many restaurants and cafes, and houseboats are docked to each side of the canal adding a colorful atmosphere.

View of the Magere Brug and the old townhouses along the Amstel Canal in Amsterdam.
View of the Magere Brug and the old townhouses along the Amstel Canal in Amsterdam.

If you want you can even try spending a night at the bed and breakfast houseboat in the Amstel canal, that is situated just across the Nationale Opera and Ballet performance art building.

A bed and breakfast on a houseboat in the Amstel canal is an alternative hotel option worth trying out.
A bed and breakfast on a houseboat in the Amstel canal is an alternative hotel option worth trying out.

 

 

 

34 thoughts on “Photo walk in Amsterdam – the Amstel canal.

  1. I love the photos, and a bed and breakfast houseboat sounds wonderful.

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    1. Thank you so much for your positive response! I’m glad you like my article πŸ˜ƒ

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  2. That shot looking at the sun is stunning! We’ll be visiting in April – never been there before. It will be a barge and bike tour to see the countryside, too.

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment Eilene! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ You have definitely chosen a very dutch activity for your holiday! All the dutchies bike everywhere. There are more bikes than people πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  3. In Amsterdam for the first time this past June. Loved it. Great photos, Marit. The changing light conditions really make these shots.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes Amsterdam is a great city. I was supposed to stay here for 3 months and 9 years later I’m still here ☺️☺️

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  4. Amsterdam is a magical place. Wonderful pictures.

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    1. Thank you so much! ☺️☺️

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  5. Probably the most photogenic city in the world. Very nice.

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    1. Thank you Ted! I’m glad you like the photos! πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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    1. You definitely should visit Amsterdam sometime! ☺️☺️

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  6. Beautiful. have been to Amsterdam long time ago and even gone along the canals. It was so enjoyable. Hope to visit this beautiful city again. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos with us. Love and Light from me πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your positive feedback on my photo walk! It is an awesome city 😊😊

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  7. Wow, this looks lovely!

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    1. Thank you! 😊😊

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  8. veraser (PrzemysΕ‚aw PaweΕ‚czyk) 26 January, 2018 — 10:36

    The first picture in three parts – buildings in background distorted by naked trees, massive and heavy lamppost, weird in that vicinity of something light with browns and beige tinge – guard-rail full of twisted parts contrasting with the straight road lines defined by road structure. That’s what attracted my attention. More, it focused my mind from the first view. Colors with shapes. In short – too much objects for one picture. Don’t you think so?
    (but smile, I’m in good mood, perhaps I overlooked something?)
    My best regards.

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    1. Thank you for your feedback.

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  9. The photo of the water, the buildings and the pale sun is so beautiful!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you like it! 😊😊

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  10. Great photos! You know how to do it! Keep working, it is already great!

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    1. Thank you very much for your positive feedback! I really appreciate it πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  11. Spectacular as always.

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    1. Thank you so much! πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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    1. Thank you very much! πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  12. Really beautiful photos, thank you for the tour. β€οΈπŸ‘ŒπŸ»

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    1. Thank you very much John! I am happy you like it! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much! I am glad you like it πŸ™‚

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