After the great success of Krakow, Barcelona, Budapest, Sicily, Marrakech, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Prague, Athens, Santorini, Seville, Paris, Valencia and Gran Canaria, Let me Italian you is proudly ready to launch the first and exclusive edition of DISCOVER AMSTERDAM. It will be a unique and exclusively edition for the all 2023!
Known as the Venice of the North, Amsterdam is a wonderful place, it’s a beautiful city with an amazing history and tons of culture. Canals permeate the city creating an amazingly calm and relaxed atmosphere wherever you are in Amsterdam.Amsterdam is also famous for housing more bicycles than citizens, more canals than Venice, more bridges than Paris, and more crooked houses than any other place. Amsterdam is a populare destination all year round!
DISCOVER AMSTERDAM is an innovative project whose purpose is to make the participants live a professional experience for those who love photography and video making.
The main goal of the project is to valorise and promote the magic city of Amsterdam, in Netherlands, trough photos, reportage, videos made by photographers (amateurs and not) from different places of the world. DISCOVER AMSTERDAM wants to enrich the professional and academic path of the photographer, moreover it wants to enrich his portfolio.
The two tours of the cities is organized in collaboration with Easy Rider Amsterdam, a professional local guide,who knows all the sights of Amsterdam and will take you on a guided tour . Exactly:
1° Tour "Old Town and Canals": Visit of Dam Square + Grachtengordel (known in English as the Canal District) + Jordaan District. Highlights of this tour: Royal Palace; Palace Dam; National Monument; Madame Tussauds; Nieuwe Kerk; Begijnhof; Nine Little Streets; Anna Frank House; Westerkerk; Homonument
2° Tour Museumplein & Jewish Quarter : Rembrandtplein - Blue bridge - Jewish cultural quarter - New Market square - Central station
Further, we will visit one of the most beautiful gem in Netherlands! Beautiful, unique and full of windmills: Zaanse Schans. If you wish to get an accurate impression of life in Holland in the 17th and 18th centuries, visit the Zaanse Schans. In this region, you will see authentic houses, windmills, a tinware factory, a cheese and dairy factory and other crafts! That's why we're goin there!
Last but not least, we will visit one of the most important museum in all Amsterdam: Moco Museum.
In order to improve participants’ professional and academic skills, there will be several workshops :
- Workshop "Street Photography" lead by the photographer Nanda Hagennars
- Workshop “Portrait Photography" lead by the photographer Lucia Heister
- Outdoor Photo Shooting with local models in Amstel Park
How is DISCOVER AMSTERDAM organized and what is its output?
The role of participant is to take photos of Amsterdam’s beauties during each guided tours. You will work alone or in pair (your fellow could be one your friend). The project lasts 4 days.
Here you are the agenda:
Thursday 2 March
09:15 – 09:30 Opening & Welcoming to Discover Amsterdam
10:00– 12:00 Workshop “Street Photography” with Nanda Hagennars
14:00 – 17:00 First Tour of Amsterdam with Easy Rider Amsterdam(see above the details)
Friday 3 March
10:15 – 12:15 Workshop “Portrait Photography” with Lucia Heister at NDSM
14:15 - 17:15 Second Tour of Amsterdam with Easy Rider Amsterdam (see above the details)
Saturday 4 March
10:00 – 12:00 Outdoor Shooting with local models at Amstel Park
14:30 – 17:30 Visit of the windmills in Zaanse Schans with Easy Rider Amsterdam
Sunday 5 March
10:15 – 12:15 Visit of Moco Museum
12:15 – 12:30 Issue of Attendance certificates and Good bye
At the end of the project, it will be released to each participant the Attendance certificates signed by Let me Italian you and all its partners.
Plus, in order to bring more visibility to the work done during the project, each participant will submit 20 photos with their credits to Let me Italian you and the photos will be published by our official Flickr & Instagram (@letmeitalianyou) accounts.