Dutch Impressionist Painter George Hendrik Breitner Took His Camera Onto The Streets Of Amsterdam In The 1890s

In the 1890s Dutch impressionist painter George Hendrik Breitner (12 September 1857 – 5 June 1923) took his camera onto the streets of Amsterdam. Could the camera record changes in light and motion, capturing the essence of any subject and not only the details? And could an avant-garde Dutchman on a cloudy Dutch day translate a quintessential French movement into photographs? Continue reading »

New Light Sculpture By Design Bridge And Gali May Lucas Highlights Our Obsession With Staring At Screen

Design Bridge has launched a topical new light sculpture in the heart of Amsterdam to highlight our obsession with technology and staring at screens. Absorbed by Light was created in collaboration with British artist Gali May Lucas and made especially for this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival. Continue reading »

Beautiful Life Of Amsterdam In The 1950s Taken By Kees Scherer

Amsterdam, beautiful city built on pilings. An inexhaustible source of subject matter for innumerable photographers. Not that it’s such a megalomaniac capital – it’s more of a village with urban traditions. But it’s that smallness which often provides photography with the impact and attention it deserves. Continue reading »

The Urban Herons Of Amsterdam

Over the years a large population of grey herons have made an unlikely home in urban Amsterdam. Julie Hrudova documents how the birds integrate into city life.


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Grey herons have taken up residency in Amsterdam in recent decades, and are often seen at markets hoping to catch some fish or chicken. Continue reading »

Is this New Hotel in Amsterdam the “Hotel of the Future”?

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There’s a recently opened hotel in Amsterdam called CityHub, which is aimed at Generation Y (currently 25-35 years old) travellers that are all about a digital lifestyle. Continue reading »

Mini Cooper Boxes in Amsterdam

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Mini Amsterdam has launched a promotion campaign for their brand new creation Mini Cooper. The idea is that Mini Cooper is so small that it could fit in a box. Thus, as part of the promotion campaign, huge cardboard boxes were left in various popular placed of Amsterdam, making it look as if someone has bought a Mini Cooper and thrown out the cardboard box it came in. Of course it is simply a commercial; however, it clearly illustrates just how small the Mini Cooper really is. This is a perfect vehicle to handle narrow streets and lack of parking space. Truly, this vehicle could be parked just about anywhere! (Photo by JWT) Continue reading »

FEZ Amsterdam Launches Its First Collection

On Tuesday July 30th FEZ will present their first collection of leather bags in Amsterdam. Witzenhausen gallery is the place where FEZ will launch its first one hundred leather bags.

FEZ, a new brand in which art and craftsmanship come together, is named after the place where the leather comes from. FEZ combines the authenticity of Morocco with art from Amsterdam. This unique concept is reinforced by its exclusivity; each bag has a serial number. FEZ has brought two worlds together: traditional leather processing from Morocco and the creative influences of Amsterdam. Every year, a different artist from Amsterdam will make the lining. The inside of the FEZ f1 collection is decorated with drawings from illustrator Nathalie Otter. Especially for FEZ she made a series of ten male figures with animal heads. Continue reading »

1.26 Amsterdam

U.S. artist Janet Echelman’s artwork “1.26 Amsterdam” spans the Amstel River during the opening of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The artwork refers to the earthquake in Chili of February 2010 that reduced the day by 1.26 microseconds. (Peter Dejong/Associated Press)