Instagrammable Amsterdam Off The Beaten Path

Amsterdam Instagram map, Instagrammable places off the beaten path

Have you already been to the most popular spots and are you looking for instagrammable places in  Amsterdam off the beaten path? Have you visited Van Gogh Museum, the Rijksmuseum and the Jordan, admired the UNESCO Amsterdam canals and strolled around the Red Light District (and I don’t mean behind the windows…)?

If YES, you are ready to live an alternative Amsterdam like a local!

Bookmark this map for an ultimate Amsterdam off the beaten path: your Instagram account will explode with new feeds of cool design, fun experiences, and tasty breaks.


1. Eye Film Museum

Amsterdam Eye Film Museum Instagram map

Amsterdam Instagram Eye museum photo shoot

Eye museum is a perfect set for photo shooting (portraits and architecture). Grab the free ferryboat from the back side of the Central Station, you can either relax in the cafeteria or with a movie: the museum is actually a cinema as well!

 IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam

follow@eye_film on Instagram and tag #eyefilm for a feature

2. Paradiso

Be sure to grab a ticket for a concert/event and spend one evening at (in) Paradiso. Your ears and camera reflex will thank you: the former church is a super instagrammable place in Amsterdam with a stunning acoustic!

 Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG Amsterdam

Visit the website

follow @paradisoadam on Instagram

3. De Pijp for an Amsterdam off the beaten path

Forget the Red Light District or Leidesplein. Ideal for nightlife, the fabulous De Pijp offers also street art and cool concept shops for a daytime exploration.

Frans Halsstraat 60, 1072 BT Amsterdam

4. IJ-Hallen flea market

Ij Hallen: instagrammable place in Amsterdam off the beaten path

The combination of industrial architecture with the biggest flea market in Europe is for sure an infinite Instagram source.

As a vintage paradise, you can find literally everything, from clothes to modern antiques and furniture.

How to get there? It is easy and free: take the ferryboat from the back side of the Central Station to NDSM, it is 15 minutes ride plus a few minutes walking – just follow the crowd. The flea market has a small entry ticket, but it is well worthy.

T.T. Neveritaweg 15, 1033 WB Amsterdam

Visit the website and the program online.

Follow @ijhallen  on Instagram

5. A’DAM Lookout 

Amsterdam Adam Lookout: sensational swing with panoramic view

Want to swing with a panoramic view of Amsterdam? This is the place 🙂

A’DAM lookout offers also a rooftop bar and a panorama restaurant, but before planning any activity wait for a sunny day!

Since the opening in 2017, it is becoming more popular and less Amsterdam off the beaten path, but it is still a cool instagrammable experience for both pics and videos! Unfortunately, on the swing you are not really allowed to hold anything with the hand, even if tied to the wrist. Unless you are fine to purchase the video afterward, be prepared with a chest mount for the GoPro or ask a friend to shoot some pics. Have fun!

 Overhoeksplein, 5, 1031 KS Amsterdam

Visit the website

Every day from 10am – 10pm

 @adamlookout Tag #ADAMLOOKOUT for a feature

6. Panoramic view at Blue Amsterdam

Instagrammable places in Amsterdam off the beaten path - Blue amsterdam with panorama view

If the swing is too much adrenaline for your taste, then enjoy a breathless panorama from the Blue Amsterdam. Hidden on the top of the most popular shopping mall on Kalverstraat – the popular shopping street of Amsterdam – this bar/restaurant is actually a glass tower with a 360 open view. Excellent news: entrance and eyeglass are for free!

Looking for other great instagrammable places and cafes in Amsterdam? Have a look at my Top 10 list!

Winkelcentrum Kalverpassage, Singel 457, 1012 WP Amsterdam

 Visit the website

Follow @blueamsterdam on Instagram

7. Tuschinski Theater

Instagram Amsterdam - exterior Tushinski Theather Pathe

Instagrammable-Amsterdam tuschinski cinema pathe

This former Art Deco theater reconverted in cinema is a time machine for a jump in the ’20s.

Since all the movies are in the original language – mostly in English – with Dutch subtitles, I really recommend you to grab a ticket and, if possible, for the Grote Zaal (The Big Hall): you will experience for few Euros a grand gala atmosphere, a truly Grand Budapest evening!

Nothing cool in the agenda? Then admire the remarkable facade and enter in the foyer for a quick photo!

Reguliersbreestraat 26-34, 1017 CN Amsterdam

8. OBA library of Amsterdam

OBA stands for OpenBar Amsterdam, aka the Public Library of Amsterdam! Be amazed by the interior and reach the top floor for a drink in the panoramic terrace. The library offers free consults of books, newspapers, magazines, CDs, DVDs, games plus a piano where you can show off your talent.

IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT Amsterdam

Everyday 10am – 10pm  (with exceptions of a few public holidays)

 @oba_amsterdamlibrary, tag #obamsterdam for a feature

9. Het Scheepvaartmuseum – the maritime museum

Despite the small size of the country, the Netherlands managed to colonized half of the world! The National Maritime Museum is a celebration of the national pride and, without a doubt the most beautiful museum of Amsterdam. Interactive and with a great foyer, it offers an interesting map collection and a real sailing boat to visit!

Kattenburgerplein 1, 1018 KK Amsterdam

Everyday 9am – 5pm


10. Ravel Residence

Amsterdam instagram map Ravel Residence off the beaten path

Yep: my profile picture! Located in Amsterdam Zuid, this University campus has a unique facade with round windows and a nice bar to rest after shooting.

Antonio Vivaldistraat 5-7-9, 1083 HP Amsterdam

11. Polka Dot Square

Definitely for an Amsterdam off the beaten path. You will probably need a bike to reach this destination in the west part of the city but I can guarantee that the square will pay out your effort: it is the funniest location ever, perfect for portraits and artistic compositions!

Oostoever, 1064 CL Amsterdam


Instagrammable places in Amsterdam

Here you are my instamap with the instagrammable places in Amsterdam to not get lost between the canals (I talk by experience…).

Instagrammable Amsterdam map legend

Amsterdam Experiences

Instagram portraits

Museums off the beaten path


Both sightseeing and photography can take a lot of energy, so I have added in the map my favorite places.  Take a break with great coffee, food or night cocktail and let me know about your instagrammable Amsterdam off the beaten path!

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