My week in Amsterdam seemed a lot shorter than a week… So many things to see and such a short time! The second part of my week in the city started on Saturday. My brother is a triathlete and, as such, he has to train every day. So while he was cycling and running, I spent the mornings wandering around one of the main parks of the city, Vondelpark, where I could put in practice some photography techniques that I hadn’t tried before, like panning (Amsterdam is great for panning photography with all people cycling around you all the time!!!) or macro photography at the rosarium. After my brother’s training, brunch at cozy cafes and strolls around the city until night were the norm, when he would explain to me all about the different neighborhoods, the buildings, the canals, or where to buy the best sweets in Amsterdam… The weather was still warm and nice, and we could enjoy a lot of beautiful sunsets in the city or at Het Amsterdamer Bos, the forest of Amsterdam, another beautiful park in the outskirts of Amsterdam where my brother usually goes to train.

So, here is the second part of my Amsterdam series. I hope these photos reflect the good time I had in this city. For me, all of these photos are the reminders of beautiful moments during that week. I had such a nice time there that now I’m already planning a second visit!! I hope you like them! 🙂

Canals. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 55mm f/11 1/125sec. ISO100
Music in Vondelpark. Canon EOS 1200d 250mm f/5.6 1/250sec. ISO100
City of bikes. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 70mm f/11 1/25sec. ISO100
Sunset in Amsterdam. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/22 1/40sec. ISO100
Sunset in Amsterdam. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 61mm f/11 1/200sec. ISO100
Blue hour in the Canals. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/22 30sec. ISO100
Rijksmuseum. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 35mm f/13 30sec. ISO100
Early autumn in Amsterdam. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/11 1/80sec. ISO100
Dutch houses. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/11 1/60sec. ISO100
City center. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 70mm f/11 1/125sec. ISO100
Het Amsterdamse Bos. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 70mm f/11 1/6400sec. ISO100
Sunset in Het Amsteradmse Bos. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/11 1/15sec. ISO100
Cute shop. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/11 1/100sec. ISO250
Rowing in the Canals. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/8 1/8000sec. ISO1000
Amsterdam arquitecture. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/8 1/3200sec. ISO1000
Maritime Museum. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/11 1/160sec. ISO100
Sunset in Vondelpark. Canon EOS 5d Mark IV 24mm f/22 0.8sec. ISO320



  1. Me encantan!!!

  2. Once again, beautiful photography. Amsterdam is so quaint and beautiful. Thanks for taking me there. Good panning. I’ve never tried it.

    • mercedescatalan

      Thanks a mil, Anne!! So happy you like my little impressions from Amsterdam! It’s a really pretty city!! And now that I know it (more or less), I’m already planning a second visit, this time with my husband too. And this time I’ll try to take photos a bit more technical, not just shooting everything I like in the city, hahaha. I hope I can go again soon and make more long exposures and things like that!
      Ummm the panning… it was also the first time I tried it! Actually, I wanted to take some photos of my brother training… but after a few dozens of shots, the only one I liked was the one I posted with the random woman cycling in the park, hehehe. I think it is still because I don’t feel very confident taking photos of people. But it was fun, so I’ll try it again soon! 🙂

  3. Francisco Javier Mr Catalan De La Iglesia

    Son geniales Mer! vuelvan cuando quieran!!

    • mercedescatalan

      Mil gracias, Mr. Cantalan De La Iglesia…. hahaha. Se te ha pegado el acento mejicano??? 😛

  4. Again, such beauty in your shots! It looks like a vibrant place. I’ve been to Amsterdam, for a week or so, but it was so long ago it feels like another lifetime I barely remember…

    • mercedescatalan

      Thanks a lot!! I have to say that this city really surprised me!! I found it even more beautiful than I though… And it reminded me a lot to the cities in the North! I don’t know why, but it brought me so many memories from Stockholm, hehehe. And at the same time, Amsterdam has a lot of personality! I had an amazing time there… now I’m planning the second visit (if my little brother lets me stay again with him, hahaha)

  5. Great captures of Amsterdam!

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