8 x Best photo locations in Amsterdam

8 x Best photo locations in Amsterdam

Map and Guides Amsterdam tips 07 February, 2019

Amsterdam is one of the most photogenic cities in Europe. Just think about the canals, crooked canal houses, bicycles, and boats. And with Instagram being all the rage, you might need a very handy guide into making the best shots that’ll make your feed explode! And guess what? You just found the right address for some inside information. Read on and discover the 8 best photo locations in Amsterdam!

Photo spot 1. Armbrug

The Armbrug literally means ‘’armbridge’’ in Dutch. However, the bridge itself is not very photo worthy.  To make a great photo we advise you to stand on the bridge in front of Café ‘Aen’t Water.’ From here, you’ll enjoy a great view of the narrow canal houses, it kind of looks like the houses are floating above the water. Definitely photo material!

Photo spot 1 Armbrug in Amsterdam


Photo spot 2. Damrak 

Damrak is the beating heart of the city centre. The street is home to a lot of popular stores, like Primark. And it’s also a perfect spot for a photo session. The iconic canal shot photo which you see on all Instagram feeds about Amsterdam is taken here!

Photo spot 2 canal houseshot at the Damrak in Amsterdam


Photo spot 3. Museum Square 

Museum Square is a hotspot in the city centre of Amsterdam. Every season there are a lot of events hosted at this place. And no wonder for good reason, the square is the perfect decor for beautiful shots with the Rijksmuseum in the background. Unfortunately, they removed the ‘I Amsterdam’ sign in 2018, but the square still looks fantastic! And besides taking some shots, you can also visit the Rijksmuseum.

Museum Square with in the background Rijksmuseum


Photo spot 4. Dam Square

Imposing buildings, a lot of pigeons and new faces. Dam Square is the perfect decor for some cool shots. At Dam Square, you also find the Madame Tussauds museum with highly-detailed wax replicas of famous people.

Dam Square with in the background Madame Tussauds


Photo spot 5. Begijnhof 

Begijnhof has a lot of history! The place is established in the Middle Ages, so you can find a lot of character here. Begijnhof is a true hidden gem in busy Amsterdam.

Photo spot 5 Begijnhof with the statue in Amsterdam


Photo spot 6. Amsterdam Central

Most of you will start your adventure in Amsterdam at Central Station. It’s the most central place and also an eyecatcher. The building is from 1881 and has a lot of details. Grab your camera and let the magic happen!

Photo spot 6 Amsterdam Central with in fron the subway


Photo spot 7. Bloemenmarkt

The so-called Bloemenmarkt is one of the most colorful attractions in Amsterdam. The cute flower stores are floating on the water. If you stand behind the Bloemenmarkt you can get some cool shots from it. Definitely worth a try!

Photo spot 7 Bloemenmarkt view from behind


Photo spot 8. Red Light District

The Red Light District is the area where you can find prostitutes but it’s way more than that! The canals, narrow streets and welcoming cafes make it a place you don’t want to miss during your visit. In the evening the lights of the district give it a mysterious atmosphere, which makes it the perfect area for some landscape shots. Please be aware that you’re not allowed to take pictures of the prostitutes.

Photo spot 8 Red Light District by night with colorful lights
(credits @marisasarto)


These are by far our 8 favorite photo spots to light up your Instagram.
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