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.
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.
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.
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.
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.