10 Most Instagrammable Places In Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Amsterdam is on the bucket list of travel destinations for many people looking to visit Europe, and it truly isn’t hard to see why. It’s not just about the amazing accommodations like capsule hotels or Airbnb vacation rentals, either. The city has plenty of history to soak in, from the Anne Frank House to several art museums featuring some of history’s best-known artists, including Van Gogh and Rembrandt, and plenty of cultures to soak in as well. Naturally, you’ll want to take plenty of pictures to remember your trip with, including some that you’ll want to share with your Instagram followers. To learn about the most Instagrammable places in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, to land your best Instagram pictures, be sure to read on.

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To really enjoy Amsterdam, ride a boat along the canal and see the lush greenery and quaint buildings around. You can also enjoy refreshing drinks and snacks and interact with other tourists during your ride.

1. Floating Flower Market Bloemenmarkt

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With it being the only floating flower market in the world, how could you miss Bloemenmarkt while in Amsterdam? (The answer - you can’t!) The market was established back in 1862 and it is located between Muntplein and Koningsplein in the southern canal area of the city. Stalls are located on houseboats and no matter the season, the flowers give off a wonderful, inviting scent. So, come snap your best pictures among the blooming geraniums and tulips, which are also one of the things Amsterdam is famous for. Better yet, buy a bouquet to take with you.

Floating Flower Market Bloemenmarkt

Address: Singel, 1012 DH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm; Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

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2. Herengracht Canal

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Often considered to be the most important canal in Amsterdam, Herengracht Canal also makes for a great photo op. Trees line the banks of the canal in an aesthetic manner, while boats are docked along the sidewalks, adding further character to your pictures. Be sure to take a canal sightseeing tour of Herengracht to capture even more pictures.

Herengracht canal

Address: 3rd inner canal around Amsterdam

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3. A'DAM Lookout

A-DAM Lookout Tower and eye filmmuseum
Source: Photo by Flickr user Bootuitjes used under CC BY 2.0

Experience a full 360°, unobstructed view of Amsterdam when you visit the A'DAM Lookout deck, which stands 20 stories in the air. All of the city is viewable from the deck, from the historic downtown district to the canals that snake their way through the city. For those brave of heart, be sure to swing on Over the Edge, which is Europe’s highest swing; get someone to snap a picture of you swinging for the best Instagram shot of all.

A'DAM Lookout

Address: Overhoeksplein 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: A'DAM Lookout

Opening hours: Daily: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Price: 15.26 USD

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4. The Oude Church

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Zairon used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Put a bit of history in your Instagram feed by stopping by the Oude Church while in Amsterdam. This church is both the oldest church and building in the city, having been founded in 1213. You’ll find Oude is wonderfully photographable from many angles, and it features large windows that catch the viewer’s eye, so get creative with your shots!

The Oude Church

Address: Oudekerksplein 23, 1012 GX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: The Oude Church

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Price: 13.53 USD

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Locally Louke

Locally Louke

Hi, my name is Louke and I live and work in the historical city of Amsterdam. My style of guiding is custom. That feeling you get from meeting up with a friend that shows you around their city. Obviously, I will take you to see the things on your bucket list and I will help you get the lay of the land and share tips and tricks of how to get the most out of your stay in my city.

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5. Narrow houses of Damrak

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In a city full of photographic opportunities, the narrowly designed homes found throughout the city make for great shots. Some of the best narrow houses can be found in the Damrak neighborhood, which is located in the center of Amsterdam. The canal that sits in the foreground only serves to add a bit more character to your snapshots.

Narrow houses of Damrak

Address: Damrak Neighorhood, city center

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6. Amsterdam Windmill at Brewery ‘t Ij

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In a land well known for having an abundance of Instagram-worthy windmills, you’ll definitely want to add this one to your list of places to visit. Being attached to a brewery is a definite perk for a variety of reasons, and in this case, one of those reasons is the aesthetic that the brewery adds; the two together make for a very becoming photo. Take some great pictures and then head inside to sample some of the best brews around.

Amsterdam Windmill at Brewery ‘t Ij

Address: Funenkade 7, 1018 AL Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: Amsterdam Windmill at Brewery ‘t Ij

Opening hours: Daily: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Price: 7.33 USD

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7. Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Palms and Crown Jewels
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ryan Somma used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Botanical gardens are an easy place to get some great shots to throw on Instagram, and Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam is no exception. There are three greenhouses to explore, one of which is the Butterfly Greenhouse, where hundreds of tropical butterflies reside. Venture outside and you’ll find the gardens area, which includes a pond and small hedge maze. Talk about plenty of great opportunities!

Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Address: Plantage Middenlaan 2a, 1018 DD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam

Opening hours: Daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Price: 11.03 USD

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8. Magere Brug

Magere Brug in Amsterdam
Source: Photo by Flickr user Relax Photos used under CC BY 2.0

Built in 1934, the Magere Brug crosses the Amstel River just outside the heart of Amsterdam between Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht. The center section of the bridge is painted white and is covered in lights, making it a prime candidate for some memorable photographs. Be sure to wait around a bit, as the bridge opens multiple times a day to allow the river traffic to pass through; you may get some great pictures like this as well.

Magere Brug

Address: Magere Brug, 1018 EG Amsterdam, Netherland

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9. The WALL Gallery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Posted by The WALL Gallery Amsterdam on Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The WALL Gallery is located, unsurprisingly, in Amsterdam’s trendy art district and the gallery itself typically features up and coming artists. Just outside the front door, though, is where you’ll want to get your phone’s camera ready. Here, you’ll find WALL’s well-known mural, which reads “Wake me when I’m famous”, and it even has a bench perched in front of it for the perfect photo op.

The WALL Gallery

Address: Prinsengracht 737, 1017JX Amsterdam 737, 1017 JX Amsterdam, Netherlands

Website: The WALL Gallery

Opening hours: Thursday - Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm; Monday - Wednesday: Closed

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10. Keukenhof

Source: Photo by Flickr user IMBiblio used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Keukenhof is one of the largest flower gardens in the world, spanning approximately 79 acres (32 hectares) and featuring around 7 million bulbs. With such large numbers, you know there has to be great photo opportunities lurking here! Be sure to check out the windmill and some of the sculptures and lakes for even more Instagrammable spots at Keukenhof.


Address: Stationsweg 166A, 2161 AM Lisse, Netherlands

Website: Keukenhof

Opening hours: mid-March - mid-May: 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

Price: 19.24 USD

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Instagram your way through Amsterdam

Amsterdam offers plenty of tourist attractions, famous buildings, and activities for art lovers. And with there being so many places within Amsterdam that photograph beautifully, it may be hard to choose only a few to visit for the best shots. Make it easy on yourself and check out some of these picturesque hot spots, all of which are guaranteed to wow your Instagram followers!

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