Published: September 30, 2017
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Amsterdam City Center

A few pictures of the streets, canals, bridges, and buildings of the center of the Dutch capital.

Herengracht canal of Amsterdam

Herengracht canal of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands Bikes parked next to the Herengracht canal and a tram crossing the Koningssluis bridge.

Bloemenmarkt - Flower Market

Bloemenmarkt - Flower Market - Amsterdam, Netherlands Stalls of the Amsterdam Flower Market, an original and unique floating market.

Northwest corner of the Rijksmuseum building

Northwest corner of the Rijksmuseum building - Amsterdam, Netherlands Art museum inaugurated in 1885, which explores the art history of the Netherlands.

Frieze on the north façade of the Rijksmuseum

Frieze on the north façade of the Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Munttoren and the Royal Delft Experience

Munttoren and the Royal Delft Experience - Amsterdam, Netherlands The Mint Tower ("Munttoren") from the 17th century, known under that name since it was used for a time to mint coins. This was the location of the west tower of one Amsterdam’s access gates, which was added in 1480 to the medieval wall. The carillon was made by the brothers Pieter and François Hemony.

Madame Tussauds wax museum of Amsterdam

Madame Tussauds wax museum of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Bridge and boats in the Spiegelgracht canal of Amsterdam

Bridge and boats in the Spiegelgracht canal of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands

EYE Filmmuseum on the northern bank of the IJ

EYE Filmmuseum on the northern bank of the IJ - Amsterdam, Netherlands The EYE Film Institute in northern Amsterdam.

Neo-Gothic tunnel for bikes through the Rijksmuseum

Neo-Gothic tunnel for bikes through the Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, Netherlands An underpass bicycle path under and through the museum.

Royal Palace Amsterdam

Royal Palace Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands The palace viewed from Dam Square.

Detail of the tympanum and the tower of the Royal Palace Amsterdam

Detail of the tympanum and the tower of the Royal Palace Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Singel canal and the Bloemenmarkt

The Singel canal and the Bloemenmarkt - Amsterdam, Netherlands On the right, the "Bloemenmarkt" or floating flower market in the center of Amsterdam. The tower near the center of the picture is the "Munttoren" (Mint Tower).

Detail of the entrance to the bike tunnel through the Rijksmuseum

Detail of the entrance to the bike tunnel through the Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Walter Süskind drawbridge

The Walter Süskind drawbridge - Amsterdam, Netherlands Next to the Blauwbrug in the Amstel canal, you can find this bridge dedicated to the German hero who helped hundreds of Jewish children escape from the Nazi persecution during World War II.

Façade of Amsterdam Central Station

Façade of Amsterdam Central Station - Amsterdam, Netherlands An 1889 building designed by the architect Pierre Cuypers, who also designed the Rijksmuseum building, among others in the city. The tower in the picture is the eastern one, which is a conventional clock tower.

The western tower of Amsterdam Central Station

The western tower of Amsterdam Central Station - Amsterdam, Netherlands This tower indicates the wind direction, especially important for sailing and the maritime commerce during the 19th century.

Detail of the relief on the western tower

Detail of the relief on the western tower - Amsterdam, Netherlands This relief on the western tower of Amsterdam Central Station was made by Frantz Vermeylen and depicts, on the upper part, Apollo, Ceres and Vulcan. On the lower part, Electricity, Industry and Steam are personified.

Extreme bicycle parking over a canal in Amsterdam

Extreme bicycle parking over a canal in Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands A high-adrenaline activity for busy people.

Central north-west tower of the Rijksmuseum

Central north-west tower of the Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Blauwbrug over the Amstel

Blauwbrug over the Amstel - Amsterdam, Netherlands Stone bridge over the Amstel River known as Blauwbrug (blue bridge), since in olden times it used to be a wooden bridge painted in blue, until it was replaced by the current one in 1883.

Houses along the canals of Amsterdam

Houses along the canals of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands The pulleys on top of many houses are a frequently essential element to bring furniture and other large objects into the tall and narrow houses along the canals.

Tower of the Zuiderkerk as seen from the Amstel

Tower of the Zuiderkerk as seen from the Amstel - Amsterdam, Netherlands Bell and clock tower of the Church of the South ("Zuiderkerk"), in the Nieuwmarkbuurt neighborhood of the city center. The carillon of this church was made by Pieter and François Hemony.

Façades of houses along the canals of Amsterdam

Façades of houses along the canals of Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Peperbrug drawbridge

The Peperbrug drawbridge - Amsterdam, Netherlands Bridge over the Rapenburgwal canal.


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