Pops Shown above Where are the most Instagrammable places in Amsterdam? In this guide, I’m walking you through the best sights that are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression! As anyone who has ever set one clogged foot on to the soil of the Dutch capital will tell you, it’s one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Bloggers, Vloggers and Instagram’s finest are all looking for the most “instagrammable” canals, views, restaurants, café’s and street food in Amsterdam. Well lucky for you, you have hit the JACKPOT with this guide. 1. Polaberry The incredible Instagrammer @Polabur who takes some of the most stunning shots of Amsterdam, also runs the gorgeous Polaberry store and you won’t be surprised that their chocolate-dipped strawberries and miniature bars are literally made for a photoshoot. Grab yourself something sweet and pose.
Although I’m not a fan of touristy Damrak, it does offer some incredible Amsterdam views. Try a night-time shot or see if you can get a magical Amsterdam reflection in the canal. Just be patient, as many people go to take photos there you will have to wait patiently for a clearing.
Named the best fries in Holland. Dash with your cone of piping hot lovelies down to the canal before the sauce runs down your arm. We were ambitious and got the large size, and it was bigger than my head.
4. Bridges at Leidsegracht and Keizersgracht Intersections
Probably my favorite spot in Amsterdam to take photographs is the bridges where Leidsegracht and Keizersgracht meet. It makes for a great spot to capture light trails of boats going past, such as seen below and in the first photograph above. The bridges also have a ring of lights around them which looks great at night.
The Rijksmuseum is the Netherlands’ largest art museum and is home to work by masters such as Vincent Van Gogh, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, and Rembrandt van Rijn. This iconic museum is a classic spot and in the winter you’ll find a skating rink, perfect for capturing wintery images. If there’s no wind you may also get perfect reflections in the water feature.
Brighten up your day, cause who doesn’t love flowers. The flower market of Amsterdam is an amazingly colourful place in the city. The only floating flower market in the world, the flower stalls are set up on houseboats along the canal. 8. Wake Me Up When I’m Famous Sign One of the well known artsy spots to go for a fun photo is the ‘Wake me up when I’m Famous’ wall art on Frans Hallstraat 64. It’s time to nap on a bench while your friend snaps a picture of you. Rinse and repeat till you’re famous
A classic Amsterdam photo is one with canals in it. What’s a better way to photograph the iconic waters than from a canal cruise? There are many places to hop on a cruise, the most popular spot is at Damrak, close to the Central Station. I highly recommend Rederij P. Kooij at Rokin, where you can hop on a cruise from€12 per person.
A former shipyard located on the banks of the River IJ in Amsterdam Noord, NDSM is a place where art meets Amsterdam. Behind the port is NDSM, a huge wharf located in Amsterdam North. People let their creativity run wild in this place and that results in beautiful, artistic drawings, paintings, and artsy items. Perfect for street style looks or just to spice up your feed.
The central station is an ornate building designed by Pierre Cuypers. He is the same person who created the Rijksmuseum.
11. Het Brillenpalais
The is a stunning secret place hidden in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam. Throughout the year this building has had greens growing all over it which creates a stunning sight to see. This is one of the best photo spots in Amsterdam during the fall season because the leaves start to change color and they look even more magical. However, during any time of the year, this spot is perfect.
12. DAM SQUARE
Dam Square is located at the other end of Damrak and is a 10-minute walk away from Amsterdam Centraal. During Christmas, they erect a huge Christmas tree in the middle of the square. There is also a funfair held on the square several times a year, such as on King’s Day.
The square began as a market square in around the 12th century and during the 19th and 20th centuries became somewhat of a ‘national’ square, home to large protests and demonstrations as well as big celebrations such as National Memorial Day.
One of the most impressive buildings on Dam Square is shown in the photo below – it’s the Royal Palace! The Koninklijk Paleis is one of three palaces still used by the Dutch royal family and is open to the public when not in use.
Stroopwafel is one of the most famous dutch desserts. The texture is great and it is usually filled with caramel. It’s perfect with a cup of coffee or fresh milk in the morning. But here at Van Wonderen Stroopwafels, you won’t find just ordinary stroopwafels. In this famous shop which is always packed by tourists and locals, you can choose between an amazing range of stroopwafels filled with chocolate, or hazelnut, or smarties… heaven for a sweet tooth like me!
A short (and completely free!) ferry ride across from Centraal Station will transport you to one of the most exciting and artistic parts of Amsterdam: NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam Noord. Here you’ll find mural-covered warehouses, industrial crane-hotels, and hip waterside bars and restaurants. Just a few minutes’ walk from the NDSM Wharf ferry port is Pllek – a quirky, shipping container-turned-café bar with its own private beach area, overlooking the city skyline.