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16.1.2023

When the visuals capture the story of destination and place. Explore some of photographer, Peter van Alphen’s, favourite spots in Amsterdam and add these to your vacation bucket list.

Peter's visual diary, documented on a recent trip home, explores a city unlike any other. Steeped in artistic heritage and impressive architecture, Amsterdam will intrigue and delight.

All images were photographed by Peter in November 2022. Peter has been capturing moments for State of Escape since 2020.

 

@peter_van_alphen

www.petervanalphen.com

Film museum Eye –

Film archive, museum, and cinema in one. Amazing building on the other side of the IJ river from Central Station. You can take the free ferry across. The 24/7 ferry service is free and leaves every few minutes, only take 3 minutes to cross.

Athenaeum Boekhandel –

One of the biggest bookstores in Amsterdam. But my favourite part is the Athenaeum Niewscentrum on the corner with the best international magazines you can find. And if you’re there on a Friday you must visit the Spui Book Market, with a great collection of second-hand books.

When the visuals capture the story of destination and place. Explore some of photographer, Peter van Alphen’s, favourite spots in Amsterdam and add these to your vacation bucket list.

Peter's visual diary, documented on a recent trip home, explores a city unlike any other. Steeped in artistic heritage and impressive architecture, Amsterdam will intrigue and delight.

Film museum Eye –

Film archive, museum, and cinema in one. Amazing building on the other side of the IJ river from Central Station. You can take the free ferry across. The 24/7 ferry service is free and leaves every few minutes, only take 3 minutes to cross.

Athenaeum Boekhandel –

One of Amsterdams's biggest bookstores. Athenaeum Niewscentrum, on the corner, has the best international magazines you can find.

And if you’re there on a Friday you must visit the Spui Book Market, with a great collection of second-hand books.

FoAm –

Another amazing photo museum with a great bookshop and magazines. Shows upcoming artists and well as known photographers.

FoAm –

Another amazing photo museum with a great bookshop and magazines. Shows upcoming artists and well as known photographers.

Bar Bukowski –

Great reason to visit the Eastern part of Amsterdam. And while you’re there, cross the street to walk through Oosterpark and visit the National Monument Slavery Past.

Bar Bukowski –

Great reason to visit the Eastern part of Amsterdam.

And while you’re there, cross the street to walk through Oosterpark and visit the National Monument Slavery Past.

Mendo –

Beautiful bookstore with a great collection of books about photography, travel, fashion architecture and graphic design. Especially good to visit if you’re looking for coffee table books.

Mendo –

Beautiful bookstore with a great collection of books about photography, travel, fashion architecture and graphic design. Especially good to visit if you’re looking for coffee table books.

Unrecorded –

Located in the 9 Streets (worth a visit alone), this clothing store has beautiful simple basics. Cotton is 100% organic, wool mulesing free and ethically manufactured.

Huis Marseille –

Museum for Photography, great exhibitions and amazing building.

Huis Marseille –

Museum for Photography, great exhibitions and amazing building. Situated in a 17th century canal house. Don’t forget to visit the garden house in the back.

Unrecorded –

Located in the 9 Streets (worth a visit alone), this clothing store has beautiful simple basics. Cotton is 100% organic, wool mulesing free and ethically manufactured (pictured above).

Situated in a 17th century canal house. Don’t forget to visit the garden house in the back.

Nix en Nix –

Alcohol free bottle shop.

Luuks Coffee Noordermarkt –

Small coffee shop in the middle of the Jordan, good for a little pit stop while exploring the Jordan.

Nix en Nix –

Alcohol free bottle shop.

Luuk's Coffee Noordermarkt –

Small coffee shop in the middle of the Jordan, good for a little pit stop while exploring the Jordan.

Utrecht –

Utrecht is only 25 min away by train and definitely worth a visit. Beautiful old city, looks like a small Amsterdam, without the tourists.

Stedelijk Museum –

Modern and contemporary art and design. The Architecture of the building and the bookshop are worth a visit alone.

Utrecht –

Utrecht is only 25 min away by train and definitely worth a visit. Beautiful old city, looks like a small Amsterdam, without the tourists.

Stedelijk Museum –

Modern and contemporary art and design. The Architecture of the building and the bookshop are worth a visit alone.

All images were photographed by Peter in November 2022. Peter has been capturing moments for State of Escape since 2020.

 

@peter_van_alphen

www.petervanalphen.com