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Pro.Photo.Trip Ltd ( 11549153 ), 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ

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AMSTERDAM

WORKSHOP

Learn - Shoot - Share

6 Days

At this amazing city we will learn how to deal with available lights and how to find the right compassion. we will test several compassion to reach to your prefect photo, with one of our best photographers you will be guided across Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is one of the greatest small cities in the world. From it’s canals, to world famous museums and historical sights, Amsterdam can be counted as one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in Europe. Amsterdam is also a city of tolerance and diversity. It has all the advantages of a big city-culture, nightlife, international restaurants, good transport-but it is quiet, and thanks to it’s extensive canals, has little road traffic.

 

What makes Amsterdam so attractive is the 17th century historical atmosphere combined with the mentality of a modern metropolis, creating a friendly and relaxed environment. Rotterdam is a dynamic international city on the waterfront, always offering something to see or do.

 

The city is famous all across the globe as one of the world’s biggest ports. The city center includes with many shops, local businesses, museums and parks. Delft is a city of great character and quaint beauty. It is known for it’s historic town centre with canals, the painter Vermeer and Delft Blue pottery. No trip to the Netherlands would be complete without a visit to the flower area where photographs of the unforgettable tulip fields are a must! 

Day 1 | Amsterdam

We begin in the morning at our hotel where we will discuss PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles of Photography” as well as our “THE ART OF SEEING” photographic technique. After lunch we set out for a city walk along the canals, the many historic buildings and photograph some of the atmosphere of this special city. In the evening we have the perfect introduction to Amsterdam, our “Welcome Dinner” on board one of Amsterdam’s famous canal cruises. (D)

Day 2 | Amsterdam - Rijksmuseum - De Pijp - Albert Cuyp

After breakfast we will visit the newly renovated Rijksmuseum. The renovation started in 2004 and the ‘new’ museum opened its doors again in 2012. Although way over the original budget, it has received enthusiastic praise from all over the world. Just the building itself is worth a visit, and it’s art collection is just as exceptional. Many paintings of the Dutch masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer and van Gogh can be seen. During our visit we will definitely check out their use of light specifically. 

After lunch we explore more of Amsterdam, it’s canals and many historic buildings. One of the liveliest areas is “De Pijp”, filled with (ethnic) shops, cafes, restaurants and cozy bars, and close by is the largest and most popular market in the Netherlands. There's no place like the Albert Cuyp street market to discover Amsterdam’s typical sense of humor and laid back atmosphere. 

At the end of the afternoon we will settle down in one of the many bars for a relaxing drink and from there we will find ourselves a place for a wonderful dinner. (B)

Day 3 | Amsterdam - Keukenhof - Tulip Fields - Rossebuurt

On Tuesday morning we set out to experience the FloraHolland Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the largest flower auction in the world. Here we’ll witness the hustle and bustle of the auction floor, watch traders bidding against the clock and be amazed at the quantity of beautiful flowers traded daily. Flowers from all over the world (Europe, Ecuador, Colombia, Ethiopia, Kenya, etc.) are traded on a daily basis, around 20 million flowers daily.

(Spring Schedule: We will leave the city of Amsterdam and travel a short distance to the flower area of the Netherlands to view and photograph the world famous Dutch tulips. Here you will see the endless flower fields along the streets and fields. And no trip to the Netherlands would be complete without a visit to the world famous “Keukenhof”.) 

Afterward we are free to explore the famous Red Light District. From brothels to sex shops to museums, the Red Light District leaves nothing to the imagination. Cameras are permitted (except never in the direction of the female entertainers! Strictly banned!). This is proof enough that the RLD deserves a visit, if not a look see. The Red Light District simply oozes charm and one cannot help but admire the old buildings that lean at odd angles, and the tree-enshrouded canals. (B)

Day 4 | Rotterdam - Delft

The Netherlands is more than just Amsterdam, so on Wednesday we set out early to explore this small country. Our minibus drives us south to Rotterdam. Rotterdam is a dynamic international city on the waterfront, always offering something to see or do. The city is famous all across the globe as one of the world’s biggest ports. The city center includes with many shops, local businesses, museums and parks. Weena, for example, is a street lined with international businesses and multinationals. Its modern high-rise buildings and striking architecture define the face of the city centre. We will walk through different parts of the city center. Places like Weena, Oude haven, Erasmusbrug, Willemsbrug and Noorder eiland are all just places that celebrates 'old' and 'new' Rotterdam. 

By mid-afternoon we are ready to head over the Delft, just a short distance away. Delft is the City of Delft Blue, the House of Orange and Johannes Vermeer. This charming city received it’s city franchise in 1246. The city has a really nice and welcoming atmosphere and the center is small enough to visit all the places on foot. We will visit the house of Vermeer and see, explained in nice displays, how ‘the master of light’ created his paintings (e.g. the Girl With the Pearl Earring). We go into some of the royal sites like the Nieuwe Kerk, all members of the royal family are buried here, and the Prinsenhof, the place where Willem of Orange was shot to his death. After a blue-hour shoot of the main square we head back to Amsterdam. (B) 

Day 5 | Haarlem - Amsterdam - Noord

After breakfast we’ll depart Amsterdam for Haarlem, a city just west of Amsterdam. Once a major North Sea trading port surrounded by a defensive wall, it retains its medieval character of cobblestone streets and gabled houses. It's the center of a major flower-bulb-growing district, and famous for its outlying tulip fields, art museums and hofjes (almshouses built around leafy courtyards). For New Yorkers, bustling Haarlem gave America's Harlem its name back when New York was "New Amsterdam," a Dutch colony. We’ll enjoy wandering around Grote Markt (Market Square), where 10 streets converge. This is the town's delightful centerpiece and has been for 700 years. 

After lunch we’ll return back to Amsterdam and explore more of the canals, take a little rest before taking a ferry across to the new trendy neighborhood called Noord. Noord is an industrial area consisting on converted factories that once built ships, made ships’ engines, tooling and more. The area has been converted into a colorful and cool playground for young Amsterdammers. For our 6-day guests, we’ll enjoy our “Farewell Dinner” as the sun sets over Amsterdam. (B) (D)

Day 6 | Amsterdam

At breakfast we have our final discussion, review our best photos from the week, trade contact information, and bid you farewell. Guest who are continuing on to our Dutch Countryside extension, we will depart for Kinderdijk after checkout. (B) 

Day 6 | Amsterdam

At breakfast we have our final discussion, review our best photos from the week, trade contact information, and bid you farewell. Guest who are continuing on to our Dutch Countryside extension, we will depart for Kinderdijk after checkout. (B) 

We suggest you to extend your adventure with us to explore and photograph the Dutch countryside on our Holland Extension.

 

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