I Captured the Beauty of the Netherlands in 20 Photos

Hello Amsterdam!

Over the years I’ve done a lot of travelling, but I always came back to my home country, the Netherlands. Being completely flat, having no mountains, no rocks, no skyscrapers, no good weather (usually), no super dark skies at night because of light pollution, I always feel a bit down when I come back from “spectacular” countries.

But that always goes away quickly. There’s a lot to appreciate in the Netherlands. Things that may be normal for us locals have incredible beauty for outsiders. This is the case in each and every country. This is my home in 20 photos, all taken within 1 year.

Here’s our capital city, Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Twilight

We have a lot of old architecture.

Koppelpoort Amersfoort

But we are also known for modern architecture!



We have endless beaches.



We have lakes.

Biggie Smalls

We have enchanting forests.

Zig Zag


Yes we have flowers, as far as the eye can see!

Rainbow Shed


We are known for our windmills.

Dreamy Dutch Sunrise

Typical Dutch!

And we are famous for our bridges all over the world.


Our countryside is super flat, making you see for miles. Perfect for seeing storms!



We even have some hills! Can you believe that?

Tree of Dreams

We have tons of light pollution, but even so, still some dark skies!


Alone in the Universe

Landscape photography can be done everywhere. In this series I tried to capture what my country is famous for, but there are also photos you will not see on every postcard. Do not get discouraged if everything in your homecountry seems normal and boring. Try to see the beauty of it and capture it!

About the author: Albert Dros is a photographer based in Amsterdam. You can find more of his work on his website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Flickr.