In just few days I am moving out of the Netherlands where I have lived for the last three years. During these years I met many wonderful people, made countless memories and, obviously, taken hundreds of photos. I had a look at my archive and selected 15 of my favourite pictures.
These three years in the Netherlands were a really intense time in terms of photography. After all most of the photos for the Project 52 in 2018 were taken here. Sometimes photography was taking all of my free time: every spring I was spending dozens of hours taking photos of tulips. I learnt to like the Dutch coast and use frequent weather changes to my advantage; I found out that Dutch towns and villages are a perfect playground for the cityscape photography.
Below I present, in no particular order, a collection of my favourite photos. I will surely come back to them each time I will miss the Netherlands.
May 2017. Zaanse Schans is one of the most popular photography spots in the Netherlands. To take a unique photo one needs to be lucky and get amazing weather conditions.
October 2016. One of the first photos I have taken in Amsterdam. It was taken only few meters from the place where I lived for the first month.
July 2019. While walking in Amsterdam I met one of my favourite landscape photographers - Albert Dros. I recommend to visit his website, some of the photos are mindblowing.
August 2018. Fifteen minutes break between one rain and another, and absolutely gorgeous sunset on Bloemendaal beach.
August 2018. Cloudy evening by Spaarne river in Haarlem.
April 2017. Spring is the busiest time in the Netherlands. Thousands of tourists (including landscape photographers) visit the tulip fields.
March 2018. Windmill De Adriaan in Haarlem.
February 2018. Basilica of Saint Nicholas in Amsterdam. One of the first views tourists get upon the arrival to Amsterdam by a train.
May 2017. Beautiful sunset in Zaanse Schans.
August 2017. Hills covered in a blooming heather.
September 2017. Lighthouse in Marken, an important navigational point for sailors on Markermeer.
July 2018. 90 minutes of the stars movement. It is hard to take nightscapes in one of the most densely populated countries in the world. To take this photo I spent a night at the beach on Texel island.
October 2018. Amsterdam canals are beautiful during the night and are a must-see and must-photograph point of every weekend trip.
April 2017. Tulip fields near Schagen.
October 2017. Rainbow houses in Houten, near Utrecht.