The world is filled with wondrously beautiful natural sites if you’re willing to go deep into forests, jungles and oceans. For those who are less stricken by the wanderlust required to see them however, there are a few cities in the world which can be equally striking with half the effort. Today we will take you on a tour of Amsterdam by Night, a city which has inspired many songs and artists throughout the years and which only grows prettier the darker it gets.

Enjoy the Amsterdam by Night ride:

So put on the below ode to Amsterdam by Dutch artists Acda and the Munnik, and enjoy these gorgeous pictures by Dutch photographer Renzo Gerritsen (check his wicked FB-page!)

 

Oh, before we forget – these photos may not be used without the written permission of Renzo Gerritsen. So no stealing people!

Amsterdam by Night

Amsterdam by Night

Amsterdam by Night

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Amsterdam by Night

Amsterdam by Night

 

Amsterdam by Night: Old and New

The combination of old and new is particularly striking in Amsterdam by night. Most of these houses were build during what the Dutch refer to as the “Golden Age”. They’re still some of the most sought after, and thus expensive, houses to live in in the Netherlands. In fact right wing populists have taken to referring to left wing politicians as “elites from the canal belt”. And who can really blame them? Looking at these photo’s we’re quite jealous too.

Amsterdam by Night Amsterdam by Night

That’s is the Eye Filmmuseum, next to the ADAM lookout tower and right across the river from Amsterdam’s Central station, a mere ferry away! Currently there’s an ongoing exhibit on Martin Scorsese, which by all accounts is worthy of a visit for any film enthusiast! We were there for a showing of Tarantino’s Hateful 8, as this was one of the few theatres in Europe which showed it in 65mm!

Amsterdam by Night

Amsterdam by Night

Nemo! Check out our report of this awesome science museum right here!

Amsterdam by Night

 

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Amsterdam by Night

Amsterdam by Night

Amsterdam by Night

Train and tram rails run through most of the city, and while this may ruin some of the old aesthetic, it is quite practical. And if you know anything about the Dutch you should know; we’re practical before anything else!

Amsterdam by Night

Amsterdam by Night

Amsterdam by Night

Amsterdam by Night

If you’re interested in seeing more of Renzo Gerritsen’s work, and if you’re not interested by now we don’t know what’s wrong with you, check out the links below! 

www.RG-FOTOGRAFIE.com  

https://www.facebook.com/RenzoGerritsenFotografie/

https://twitter.com/RG_Fotografie

https://www.instagram.com/renzogerritsen

 

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Amsterdam at night! #adamtower #ij #nightscene by @renzogerritsen from @nachtelijkamsterdam

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