1. DANCING HOUSES
Perhaps the first place you will meet if you get off at Amsterdam Central Station. Damrak, is the main street where people arriving at the station enter the center of the city and it’s also where the famous Dancing Houses are located. Their name is due to their shape and position on the water of course. Chances are if you have ever seen photos of Amsterdam on Instagram you have seen this location.
Impossible to miss when you visit Amsterdam is the Museum Square, home to the three major museums of the city plus where the iconic IAMSTERDAM letters are. Especially during the months of November, December and January a stunning ice-skating rink completes the Christmas sparkle, with the Rijksmuseum as a phenomenal backdrop.
3. NINE STREETS
Known as ‘’Negen straatjes’’ in Dutch, it’s an area in the heart of the city at the beautiful Jordan neighbourhood. What I call the most photogenic neighbourhood in the whole city! Full of trendy shops, cozy cafes and vintage stores this place has unlimited photo opportunities in every corner. You won’t get disappointed!
One of Amsterdam’s famous canals built in the 16th century and designated (among others) as UNESCO World heritage Sites. What makes this canal more special around this period is the amazing lights decoration. At night you can even see the reflections on the water and the scenery is just magic.
For sure one of the most well-known canals in the city. It’s absolutely picturesque all along, however there is an extraordinary part of it, where Prinsegracht crosses with Brouwersgracht, dotted with scenic bridges. The building on this corner is of the oldest cafes in town and definitely one of the prettiest.