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:
Oh, before we forget – these photos may not be used without the written permission of Renzo Gerritsen. So no stealing people!
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.
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!
Nemo! Check out our report of this awesome science museum right here!
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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!
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Editor’s Note: This photo report was originally published on 08-09-2016 but updated for your reading pleasure on 11-10-19.