7 Best Photo Spots in Amsterdam in the Snow
If you’re lucky enough to be in Amsterdam when it’s snowing, then make sure to head to some of the city’s most Instagrammable places. When the Dutch capital is under a white blanket of snow, the city has never looked so fairy-tale like. Here is a round-up of our favourite places to take photos in Amsterdam when it’s snowing. Just remember to wrap up warm!
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Houses of Damrak
One of the most popular photo spots in the city are the Houses of Damrak. Located close to Centraal Station, these ginger-bread style houses are a fantastic example of Dutch architecture - and the buildings are even more beautiful in the snow. Top tip: Capture the reflection of the Houses of Damrak dance against the water for a beautiful photo. Unless the canal has frozen over of course…
Jordaan: 9 Streets
The 9 Streets in Jordaan (De Negen Straatjes) is one of the prettiest neighbourhoods in Amsterdam that transforms into a magical winter wonderland when snowfall hits the city. With snow-covered bikes, tree-lined canals and a festive atmosphere, the 9 Streets is picture perfect every winter. Being the canal district of the city, there are plenty of Insta opportunities around the different streets.
One of Amsterdam’s prettiest views is over the Groenburgwal canal. From the bridge you can get a brilliant photo of the frozen water with the beautiful Protestant church, Zuiderkerk, in the background. This canal connects the Raamgracht with the Amstel.
Another good vantage point is of the Papiermolensluis Bridge. We can see why it’s one of the most photographed bridges in Amsterdam since it’s so conveniently located in front of some charming Dutch buildings. The view is even more spectacular when a thin sheet of snow settles on the ground.
Also known as the Emperor's Canal, this is one of Amsterdam’s three main canals. At night, the arches of the bridge lights up making for an even more beautiful shot. When it snows, make sure to walk around the canal to find the best photo spot.
The ice rink at Museumplein is open every year and what better time to go for skate than when it’s snowing? Ice Amsterdam lies in between the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum and it’s open until 2nd February 2020. It’s simply beautiful so remember to take photos!
Red Light District
We had to include the Red Light District in our list! The glowing lights that wrap around the trees around this area during the festive season are simply stunning. When it snows, the contrast between the warm red lights of Red Light District and the white snow makes for a fantastic pic!