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26 Amsterdam Instagrams You Need to Follow Right Now

Published On 05/28/2015 Published On 05/28/2015

While living in Amsterdam, it can be easy to forget that not everywhere has gorgeous canals, incredible food, and strangely fascinating weirdos on every other corner... but that does explain all the great Instagram accounts. So, after combing through approximately 1.2 million pictures of the Iamsterdam sign, here are the 26 local Instagrammers dishing out the sweetest eye candy to those with sugary cornea cravings.

Instagram/sethcarnill

@sethcarnill

With the city as his main muse, Seth Carnill manages to make that cropped-square Instagram format look expansive and sweeping.

Instagram/humansofamsterdam

@humansofamsterdam

Have you heard of @humansofny? This account (by Debra Barraud -- @debrabarraud) is the same thing, different city, and has equally charming insights into the patchwork of (often eccentric) locals who make up the Amsterdam scene.

Instagram/awesomeamsterdam

@awesomeamsterdam

If you're looking for photographic evidence that this is the most beautiful city in the world, this canal-filled Instagram feed is the one for you.

Instagram/pdy

@pdy

The city is the backdrop for a series of action shots in this Instafeed.

Instagram/croyable

@croyable

When you need an escape from Amsterdam, Eelco Roos' Dutch landscapes and glimpses into the country's other cities are your perfect respite. There's a reason he's the most-followed Instagrammer in the country.

Instagram/renee_kemps

@renee_kemps

It wouldn't be Instagram without some saliva-inducing food porn... and Amsterdammers, Renée Kemps has you covered with her (actually quite wholesome) colorful culinary compositions.

Instagram/bartsboekje

@bartsboekje

"Bart's little book" is actually the work of two globe-trotting young women named Emily and Maartje, who interweave sun-drenched photos of Amsterdam hotspots with hipster-friendly travel pics from around the world. (Look for their work in Dutch ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan, too.)

Instagram/panyrek

@panyrek

Kitty de Jong mixes misty Amsterdam images with shots of greener places outside the city and beyond.

Instagram/billieroseblog

@billieroseblog

If you're a fan of attractive blonde women rocking feminized menswear, this fashion feed will totally be your jam.

Instagram/instock_nl

@instock_nl

Restaurant Instock sure knows how to make its food look purdy. And since it picks up all the ingredients at the Albert Heijn, you can glean some actual inspiration for your next dinner at home.

Instagram/mylittleamsterdam

@mylittleamsterdam

Amsterdam is made over in black and white and orange in this carefully curated collection from a newbie account (since Feb 2015).

Instagram/ruu_da

@ruud_da

Ruud's architectural Instagrams offer visions of city symmetry in hypnotically structured lines and shapes with watery mirror images.

Instagram/mariafranciska

@mariafranciska

Marion has a knack for pointing her lens at Amsterdam's (and other cities') forgotten little corners... and making them look charming. Then she mixes in sweeping canal views and lush countryside greenery.

Instagram/sfennema

@sfennema

Sometimes the best Instagrammers come in pairs: meet Marion's beau Sander, an industrial design student with a talent for creating very upright photos of Amsterdam's characteristic canal houses.

Instagram/yourlbb

@yourlbb

Anne de Buck from Your Little Black Book features shots of food from the best new restaurants in town, as well as some fashion pics from her home base of Amsterdam and her jealousy-inducing travel pics.

Instagram/polabur

@polabur

Pic after pic, Amsterdam just looks damn pretty in these bright, flower-framed shots.

Instagram/sanneb10

@sanneb10

Though the city shots are relatively few (and usually not Amsterdam), these 'grams make the Dutch countryside look epic. Plus more travel pics, too.

Hello Frankie

@hellofrankieblog

The whimsical, minimalistic pictures coming through this quirky gift shop's feed are a mix of charming illustrations and pastel geometric design, with glimpses of Amsterdam thrown in.

Instagram/regalphis

@regalphis

Freek Geurts views the city (and the rest of the world) from the back of a bicycle.

Instagram/maevdkrogt

@maevdkrogt

Margot van der Krogt started The Makers Amsterdam to bring more attention to Amsterdam's creative entrepreneurs. Her Instagram feed casts their activities, and the city, in a cheery pastel light.

Instagram/onahazymorning

@onahazymorning

The plant-focused images produced by On a Hazy Morning are just as pleasantly surreal as the name would imply.

Instagram/macenzo

@macenzo

Okay, now forget the greenery, because it's the graphic patterns of Amsterdam's architecture that fill the feed on Dirk Bakker's Instagram page.

Instagram/marlenemartien

@marlenemartien

Marlene's Amsterdam and travel images often look more like paintings than photos.

Instagram/story154

@story154

Michelle van der Vliet's blog STORY154 is popular with people who like early insights into new restaurants. (We're followers!) And her Instagram feed is, of course, popular with people who like to look at pictures of food. (Yeah, we're followers there, too.)

Instagram/mariustorenga

@mariustorenga

Marius is a man who knows how to lay out a good photo, making even unsavory spots like back allies look so alluring, you will stare slack-jawed down them in a way that would probably make the police a little nervous IRL.

Instagram/amsterdamlightfestival

@amsterdamlightfestival

When winter comes, the flowery Instagrams evaporate... and this account becomes active. Thanks to lots of contributors and some seriously stunning subjects, these light installation photos should be enough to warm your cold Instagram feed until the sun returns.

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