Anyone that is hoping to learn about where you can buy cameras and take photos in Amsterdam has come to the right place. Those topics are just the beginning as we have plenty of other related things to get into as the post moves forward.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to begin than with the best local photographers for those who need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or who just want to capture memories at any special event. Then you can read about photo printing shops where you should be able to develop and print passport photos, brochures, marketing materials or anything and we will discuss photography studios in your area too.
Some reading this might be interested in taking photography classes or maybe you just want to know about places to buy cameras and some repair shops which should sell all the new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, or other equipment and accessories you might desire.
Places to take beautiful selfies near you will get a shout out before other loosely related subjects like camera phones and security cameras. We will do our best put the right shops in the right lists but since many of these topics are quite correlated some crossover between the lists should be expected.
Be sure to check out the map at the end which can help you figure out where all the Amsterdam camera and photo places we list are located. To read more posts on cities around Europe check out that link.
You can find a local photographer for a wedding, graduation, or other special event by contacting:
- Rudenko Photography
- Neverending Magic Photography
- Unmask Photography
- Libia Arteaga Photography
- Luciana Blair Photography
- Elina Nova Photography
- Sjoerd Booij Photography
With over 10 years of professional experience Rudenko Photography has been specializing in cinematic portraiture and natural photos that candidly convey emotional stories for solo, groups, reportage, weddings, couples, families, and films.
Neverending Magic’s works have been featured in various blogs and wedding magazines for almost 10 years and they were even named as one of the best photographers in Noord Holland by Zankyou.
Unmask Photography is known for its unique and refreshing approach to capturing authentic visual portraits, events, commercials, and weddings. Couple, wedding, maternity, newborn, and family photography near you have been Libia Arteaga’s specialties for almost 10 years.
Luciana Blair Photography has been a full time lifestyle and newborn maternity photographer since 2010. Wedding and portrait photography are some of the specialties offered by Elina Nova.
Sjoerd Booij Photography has been shooting weddings and other life adventures since 2011 and focuses on strong compositions to create aesthetically pleasing images.
To print the selfies off your phone or get any kind of a photo printed, developed, or processed visit:
- Key Color Photo Lab at Elandsgracht 96
- CameraNU Photoprint at Jozef Israëlskade 95
- The Photo Factory at C van Eesterenlaan 15
- Gallery Color at Rombout Hogerbeetsstraat 136-HS
Each of the above is a good choice for photo printing in your area. They should be able to provide color or black and white pictures and they can probably put them on just about anything you want.
Whether you need developing and printing for passport photos, brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, digital prints, real estate advertisements, other marketing materials, or just about anything they can probably handle it. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you have any specific photo printing needs we suggest you look through those links and find a place that offers exactly what you want.
Studios For Better Pictures
If you really want to take the perfect picture consider having the shoot at a photography studio near you:
- Umsjatka Studios at Brouwersgracht 130-134
- Fotostudio Studi-O at Ceintuurbaan 193A
- Xyz Studios at Zamenhofstraat 150 – 10
- The Portrait Studio at Talmastraat 11-3
- Westerpark Studio at Zeebergweg 2
- Allard Studio’s 2 at Nieuwe Hemweg 6M
- GreenScreenStudio at Keienbergweg 97
Umsjatka Studios is fully equipped with some of the latest rental equipment, lighting, and set building facilities. Local photo shoots, online video productions, clips, interviews, presentations, masterclasses, castings, and other events are offered at Fotostudio.
Xyz Studios provides photo and video shoots, commercials, castings, events and fittings as well as equipment rental, catering, crew sourcing, and other services.
The Portrait Studios provides all inclusive private, casual, and professional services including make up and photo retouching near you. Large productions, smaller shoots, and non profit projects as well as lighting, camera and equipment rental, production, crew, sets, and transportation are all available at Westerpark Studio.
You will have immediate access to separate rooms for production office, canteen, and make up at Allard Studio’s 2. GreenScreenStudio is a rental audiovisual production space for photography and video productions that also offers equipment rentals and a make up room.
Here is a list of photography schools and people who give private lessons on how to take beautiful pictures in your area:
Han Schnek teaches basic photography techniques in Amsterdam like appropriate handling, smartphone and travel photography, taking wide angles, telephotos, and plenty more.
For almost 15 years Megan Alter has been providing a hands on 6 week course that teaches students better photography, simple shooting techniques, and much more.
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Amsterdam
A decade ago this list would have been a lot longer but you can still buy cameras in Amsterdam or possibly rent them and get them repaired at:
- Kamera Express at Parnassusweg 202-206
- Nivo Schweitzer at Haarlemmerdijk 114
- Leica Store at Van Baerlestraat 16-H
Kamera Express sells a large selection of cameras and accessories in your area from brands like Leica, Canon, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, and Olympus.
Nivo Schweitzer provides a wide range of services ranging from processing and scanning analogue film to high end digital printing as well as ID photos for all types of documents like passport and visa.
You can sell your local used cameras and buy new ones as well as high quality lenses and accessories at Leica Store.
Best Places For Selfies
Some of the best places to take selfies near you would be:
- Royal Palace
- Hortus Botanicus
- Leidseplein & Museumplein
- Keukenhof Tulip Garden
- Magere Bridge
- The Nine Streets
- Floating Flower Market Bloemenmarkt
- Ndsm Wharf
- Moco Museum
- Windmill De Adriaan
The Royal Palace is one of the largest and most prestigious buildings from the 17th century that is open for state visits, receptions, gala dinners, ceremonies, and many more royal events. It is definitely one of the most famous places to take local selfies in Amsterdam.
The Vondelpark is a 120 acre public urban park featuring an open air theatre, playground, and several food service facilities where approximately 10 million people come to visit every year. It was named after the 17th century playwright and poet Joost van den Vondel and is a great place to take outdoor pictures in your area.
You can find over 4,000 plant species from all over the world thriving at Hortus Botanicus’ garden and greenhouses.
The Museumplein is a popular square with tourists and locals where you can enjoy many festivals and nice terraces in the summer or skate and imagine a winter wonderland in the winter.
With over 7 million tulips planted and 800 varieties dispersed throughout Keukenhof Tulip Garden is one of the most popular tourist attractions and one of the best places to take photos.
Magere Bridge is a great place to take photos, particularly after dark.
At Windmill De Adriaan you can step out onto the expansive wraparound balcony to take in the incredible view of Haarlem and the river Spaarne.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
These days the cameras on the newest phones should have very high megapixels and if you want to buy a new one head to:
- Phone House Amsterdam at Hoofddorpweg 26
- T-Mobile at Kalverstraat 25
- Telecombinatie at Van Woustraat 86 H
- Prime Fone at Leidsestraat 42
- Mobile Blu at Nieuwe Hoogstraat 26H
- Telefoonstad at Ferdinand Bolstraat 111 H
- Cex at Kinkerstraat 155
Whether you are searching for the highest megapixel camera phones with bluetooth or just need budget quality pictures the above stores will have what you need.
You can either buy security cameras or have your home or business looked over by contacting:
- Eagle Eye Networks at Hogehilweg 19
- SpyShop at Postjesweg 41 + 47
- Honeywell Security at Stationsplein Zuid-West 961
- Camera Installation at Verfmolenstraat 4
- TKH Security at Paasheuvelweg 20
Some of those will be good stores to buy security cameras in your area while others will take the next step and monitor what is going on.
You can also read more of our posts on the:
- Best Photographers in Rotterdam
- Best Photographers in Antwerp
- Best Photographers in Brussels
- Best Photographers in Hamburg
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope that we did a decent job of covering the camera and photo scene near you. Whether you were hoping to learn about where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, developing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security you read about it all.
If you read all the way to the end you might just know a little something about this local scene yourself. If that is the case please use the comments to tell us if we got anything wrong or to share your own tips.
Either way we hope you enjoy buying cameras and taking photos in Amsterdam.