Amsterdam is a small but impressive city. Its lovely canals, world famous museums and rich historical heritage have transformed it into one of the most romantic places in Europe. Full of colour, cheer and life, Amsterdam is the ideal city for enjoying with your family and in a group of friends. So, now you know. Rent a bike to get around this authentic Dutch city and discover the most iconic places there. Here are some of the city highlights and some ideas if you have never been to Amsterdam before.
RIJKMUSEUM – The museums are one of the major tourist attractions in Amsterdam and the National Museum of Amsterdam is considered one of the best art museums in the world. Amongst the 7,500 pieces making up its rich collection, the Dutch golden age paintings feature with famous works such as “Night Watch” by Rembrandt and “The Milkmaid” by Johannes Vermeer. They are currently carrying out remodelling works on the Rijkmuseum. It is expected to be finished in 2013 but visitors can currently go and see the top pieces in the museum. Where:Museumplein. Jan Luijkenstraat 1. When: Everyday from 9am to 6pm. Price: Adults 14 euro, under 18s free.
VAN GOGH MUSEUM – The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the world’s largest collection of Van Gogh’s works. Here you will be able to come up close to famous paintings such as “Sunflowers” and “The Room”, amongst many other oil paintings, watercolours, personal items and letters that he wrote to his brother Theo. Where: Museumplein (Paulus Potterstraat 7). When: Everyday from 10am to 6pm. Fridays up until 10pm. Price: Adults 14 euro, under 18s free.
RED LIGHT DISTRICT – Right in the heart of the historic district is the Amsterdam Red Light District, a pretty neighbourhood that is very popular amongst tourists. It is most famous for its red light window shops and the prostitutes that offer their legal and regulated services. However, it is also usually a very lively area with numerous sex shops, bars and restaurants. Where: Between Dam Square, Damrak Street and Nieuwmarkt. Square.
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serp2000 (45312) 2012-11-26 3:19
I was there in1999 and I miss this picturesque place. Good cropped photo, lovely composition. I see you had sunny day. The Amsterdam weather is very volatile. TFS!
Sonata11 (33971) 2012-11-26 4:29
I wish you the best. I like you choice, I like too. Very beautiful and will be nice to have it. Very beautiful and impressive architecture which eye catching too. Perfectly well done and perfect executed. Thanks for sharing. Awesome !!!
pajaran (64382) 2012-11-26 4:34
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o staroj kuci, i muzeju sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na fasadu stare kuce ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana fasada kuce.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good article on the old house, and the museum with a given data ...
A nice view of the facade of an old house ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice house facade shown.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best in the new week that started.
ikeharel (76107) 2012-11-26 4:51
Typical along Amsterdam street-canals view, while looking (and taking pictures) of the many beautiful building, unique facades and windows.
the houses "stitched" to each other's, useing every space available.
Fine clear shot, lovely flowers in red decorating.
dkmurphys (62831) 2012-11-26 4:53
Charming facade, a nice capture from that amazing city.
Enjoy the week.
Sergiom (85999) 2012-11-26 5:29
En effet elle doit valoir assez cher, surtout dans ce quartier. Certainement pas besoin de voiture tout étant très près . C'est là ou l'action se trouve. J'aime beaucoup ces belles fleurs aux fenêtres.
bayno (18344) 2012-11-26 6:26
I agree with you, beautiful home, I too would like to have one like that...maybe with windows overlooking a canal ;), I really like the black color of the facade in strong contrast with the red geraniums...
adramad (48400) 2012-11-26 7:49
A stunning composition in the foreground on the beautiful facade of this house, the windows with flowerpots, give great beauty to the composition.
An image with good brightness and sharpness, which makes your vision more effectively.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
mohammad_H (10058) 2012-11-26 8:03
Red flowers in the Trust House
Beautiful view, attractive colors
Resolution, contrast, and sharpness, excellent
Have a nice evening
ciakgiak (30433) 2012-11-26 8:20
ottimo lavoro come sempre, taglio perfetto e grande efficacia, accompagnata da una tecnica eccellente. Un caro abbraccio amica mia...
cornejo (45408) 2012-11-26 9:09
Hello Maria, very good and nice photo of this facade interesting feature of this beautiful city. Very well composed and performed with good POV, good sharpness, color and light. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy week.
Noel_Byrne (33054) 2012-11-26 9:36
Nice choice to highlight this house in the frame, and select it as a great representation of the beautiful architecture here. It does look quaint, almost fairytale like with the flowers and little heart in the window. Very nicely seen.
I have been lucky enough to visit this great city a few times in the past, its such a great place. Never have I made the trip wiht photography in mind though, this shot makes me want to!
All the best
ourania (49831) 2012-11-26 12:05
πολύ ωραία η σύνθεση και το καδράρισμα, σε απόλυτη αρμονία με την κομψότητα του φροντισμένου κτηρίου που παρουσιάζεις. Μου αρέσει επίσης πάρα πολύ το απαλό φως, τα χρώματα και οι αντανακλάσεις στα παράθυρα που εμπλουτίζουν την εικόνα και προσθέτουν ζωντάνια. Τα κόκκινα λουλούδια προσφέρουν ένα απολαυστικό επαναλαμβανόμενο μοτίβο. Συγχαρητήρια και ευχαριστώ!
Να είσαι καλά, καλό βράδυ και καλή βδομάδα,
danos (101784) 2012-11-27 4:57
Μαρία γεια σου,
πραγματικά το σπίτι αυτό είναι πολύ χαρακτηριστικό και όμορφο αλλά όπως ξέρεις όλες ή σχεδόν όλες οι οικδομές στην Ολλανδία στηρίζονται σε εκατοντάδες, χιλιάδες πασσάλους.
Αυτό όμως δεν εμποδίζει να πούμε ότι είναι όμορφο αλλά για να μείνω εκεί θα το σκεφτόμουν πολύ.
jmdias (67187) 2012-11-27 15:36
really a marvelous façade, beside the shapes of architecture the flowers and their contrast with the dark walls created a marvelous visual effect. excellent image showing this in the best way. TFS.
mirosu (16273) 2012-11-27 18:00
Well done Maria,
the overall toning of this image is great. You have also produced well mixed color palette with the brown facade, red flowers and blue sky. I like this up view and the composition with the nice red geraniums below the windows. Nice shot.!!
Cricri (123740) 2012-11-28 9:24
Une façade qui ne vous a pas laisser indifférente,sur quelle ne manque pas d'intérêt et de charme avec les jardinières aux fleurs rouges, de plus bien située au coeur de la ville
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-30 9:56
I heard so much about Amsterdam from my cousin who lives in the city, she like it very much. Nice capture of this lovely house and it does look like a dream house. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
mkamionka (39531) 2012-12-02 11:42
lovely house indeed and the red flowers add so much charm here. However if I could choose I would definitely pick Greece than Netherlands for a place to have a house :)
Very well seen and captured,
macjake (71053) 2013-01-24 14:26
I can say that I've never been to this country, but its for sure on my list :)
you show us some of the classic architecture here and perhaps some of the classic Dutch flowers too?
nice touch to have the heart on the top window.
the black or coal brick is great too.