Amsterdam – the book

A Must Have for Everyone Who Loves the City


Who knew storm, rain and mist could look so pretty? Photographer Ewout Huibers explored his beloved Amsterdam in every type of weather imaginable. From sparkling spring sunshine, summer clouds at bursting point, and frosty winter skies to misty autumnal colours; the weather is omnipresent! You can almost feel the rain, storm, heatwave and frost when looking at the pictures.

The photographer not only explored the centre of Amsterdam, but also the suburbs, ‘polders’, harbour, business parks and historic villages within the city. It is safe to say that even those who know Amsterdam inside out, will find some unchartered territory to explore. Beautifully-designed maps point curious readers in the right direction, and for those who want to know exactly where to go, a handy picture index gives the exact location for each individual picture.

The photographs in the book are accompanied by texts in both English and Dutch, covering topics such as the surprising cleanliness of the water in the famous canals, green ‘corridors’, clever power outlets for cruise ships and herons who brave the lion enclosure in Artis Zoo for their evening meal.

The photographer got out of bed at 4 in the morning or spent half the night roaming around the city. He cycled, walked or braved the elements in his kayak; all in pursuit of the perfect picture!

Ewout Huibers has been a self-employed photographer for almost 20 years. He specialises in interior and architectural photographs and works throughout the Netherlands and abroad for a variety of clients. Amsterdam is his third book. Unlike his first two books, Amsterdam a Metropolitan Village (2012) and Below Sea Level (2015), which were published by Terra and produced by Mendo, he published Amsterdam himself.

Ewout Huibers, who never leaves home without a camera (and waterproof trousers), lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two daughters.

Size 23 x 31cm
288 pages
over 130 full-colour photographs, fold-out panorama of Sail Amsterdam
Price € 50


How to buy

Main book stores around Amsterdam and online:

2019 Spring

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