The Netherlands is such a beautiful place, and there is so much to see and do. In this post on the 25 most instagrammable places in Amsterdam, I’m going to show you where you can get the best pictures in the capital city and the best time of day to go.
I’ve also uploaded my Netherlands photos to my Travel Photos page so check more out there!
If you love the nature background, then Amstel Park is the place to go. During the summer, the colours are vibrant, and during autumn, there is such a variety of colours.
In order to avoid the crowds, a weekday is the best time to go.
You’ll find canals everywhere! And they’re all beautiful as they have flowers lining the railings or incredible bikes covered in flowers.
Avoid rush hour if you plan on posing in front of the canals, and avoid busy streets in the centre.
The floating flower market is beautiful! And, obviously, full of colourful flowers.
Amsterdam really comes alive around lunch time so if you want to avoid the crowds then go around 10-11am.
This row of houses are called the Dancing Houses because they’re crooked and with the reflection in the water, it makes for the perfect photo.
I would say the best time to get a photo of this architecture is mid-morning when the run has risen and it isn’t too busy.
Similarly to Amstel Park, if you love nature then this is the perfect place to go. In the summer it can be absolutely crazy here, with cyclists, roller-skates, dogs and children, but it’s worth exploring. It’s also full of cafes and playgrounds so you can do more than take photos here.
I would say there isn’t a specific time of day that’s great to visit here, mainly because it’s always busy.
Just outside of Vondelpark is this beautiful church. Its neo-Gothic design makes it look something out of a fairy tale. You can also check out the inside which is just as cool as the outside.
Keukenhof Tulip Fields
Keukenhof is only open during the spring time, as that’s when the tulips are in bloom! It can get very crowded here so it’s best to go super early or super late, and even then there will still be a lot of people.
Zaanse Schans is a windmill farm! Open every day, you can go inside of the windmills and learn their history, as well as exploring all the shops and cafes.
This can get pretty busy during the holidays, so it’s best to visit during the off-seasons.
This bridge not only has an awesome design, but it’s also the place to go to put a love lock! You can see the huge collection at either side of the entrance to the bridge, which is what truly makes this one of the coolest and instagrammable places in Amsterdam.
Like with the canals, try and avoid peak travel times if you want to get a photo here.
The NDSM Wharf is an old shipyard that has been converted into a culture village. It has street art, monuments and a beach!
It can get pretty busy here when the weather is great, and it’s the holidays, so try and come on off-peak days.
Known as the ‘House of 7 Countries’, this unique set of 7 houses were designed to represent England, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Italy, Germany and France.
This is in a residential area so be respectful of those living there, but you can go anytime. It’s located near Vondelpark and Vondelkerk as well.
De Hortus is an outdoor botanical garden. It is open every day and you can actually hire it out for a professional photoshoot if you want to.
Jordaan is an area in the centre which is made up of cobblestone streets, the infamous ‘9 little streets’ and canals. It’s a perfect place to go for a walk with a camera on a nice day.
For panoramic views of the city, the A’Dam lookout tower is the perfect place to go. And not only for the photos, but you can also swing on the highest swing in Europe!
Based in Amsterdam Noord (North), Wondr is an playground for adults. With ball pits, huge swings, karaoke booths and so much more. It’s the perfect place to get photos for the gram!
Upside Down Amsterdam
Molen Van Sloten
Still a functioning windmill, you can go inside the Molen van Sloten and learn all about it. In terms of photos, it’s right next to a canal so you can get the gorgeous reflection in the water.
Moeders is a cafe dedicated to mothers! The walls and bar is covered in pictures people have brought in of their mums, which I think is incredible.
The Oude Kerk is near the Red Light District and the beautiful outside combined with the incredible pillars inside is perfect for a photo.
The Moco Museum is a contemporary art museum which everyone loves. The queues are long every time I walk past it (which is like 3 times a day!) so if you want photos of the outside then go early morning or in the evening. Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do to avoid the crowds on the inside.
This building has such beautiful vines on the outside! The inside is just a sunglasses store, so this place is mainly the focus on the beautiful colours on the outside.
W Hotel Rooftop
The W lounge is a cocktail bar on the roof of a hotel which great views of the city. So not only can you get pictures of the view, but also the cocktails!
MaMa Kelly is a restaurant that’s allll pink! This is a place where people come to have a nice meal out, so be respectful and (obviously) you’ll have to eat here as well.
I Amsterdam sign at Schipol Airport
Originally located on the museumplein in the centre, this sign attracted too many crowds so it was relocated to Schipol Airport.
It’s a very popular tourist attraction so try and get there early in the day, but there’s no guarantees.
Rijksmuseum & Library
Since I live very close to the Rijksmuseum, I get to see it in all its seasons and I think autumn is my favourite. The water feature in front makes for a perfect photo, but there’s also a cycle path running through the centre of the museum which is awesome.
Inside of the museum is the library which is absolutely gorgeous and I highly recommend checking it out!
This forest is based south of the city in an area called Amstelveen. The forest is just such a beautiful place for photos, and you can experience all of the seasons here.
You should also check out the Pure Markt which sometimes is set up here for some delicious food.
Located an hour by public transport from Amsterdam centre, this beautiful castle is a perfect place to spend a couple of hours. The best time to go is during the week, and mid-morning.
And that’s a wrap of all the instagrammable places in Amsterdam!
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