One of the best features of Amsterdam is definitely its unique architecture. There aren’t many cities built like Amsterdam is. At least not outside of The Netherlands. Too bad that all the beautiful places in town are always crowded, right? Good luck trying to capture a shot of one of our mighty canals without any other tourists there. Luckily, there are quite a few places where all the glory of Amsterdam’s architecture can actually be enjoyed in peace and quiet.
To me, the best example of this would be the Westelijke Eilanden (the Western Islands). These are situated within walking distance from the Central Station, but are very peaceful and they might have the most beautiful old warehouses you’ll see around. You can go for a quick peek and a snapshot, but could also get lost in it’s small streets if you want. Whatever you like. There are plenty of benches around, so if the sun is shining, why not have a short break and enjoy the view (like my friend Markus did here).