Five main canals fan out from the central station to form the city of Amsterdam. In contrast to the nostalgic streetscape along the canals, newly redeveloped areas include modern Dutch architecture with a touch of humor. Because these buildings stand in the same city the lighting environment is rich in variety.
The signage at Schiphol Airport is easy to read and designed so anybody can understand with very effective use of color and light.
For the residence of Amsterdam the waterfront is their backyard. Just watching the way they live, water is a part of their normal lives. Even the ordinary streets seem wistful as the canals wind through the city.
I was completely surprised by the shear amount and variety of flowers and bulbs at this flower shop. A floodlight was mounted to the ceiling and illuminated the entire lot of flowers.