Movies shot in Amsterdam

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Sure, Scarlett Johansson is pretty on screen. And Catherine Zeta-Jones, she's okay, too. But film directors know all too well that when shooting scenes at Dam Square, in the Red Light District or on its hundreds of canals, Amsterdam is the real star. The city has been the site of many Hollywood blockbusters as well as European art house productions. Below is a list of pretty movie locations across town. Feel free to visit them and honour the real movie star: Amsterdam.

Amsterdamned (1988)
The canals of Amsterdam are pretty, idyllic and great for slow rides in the sun - and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to boot - but not everyone believes that the waters are safe, or so we are led to believe in the Dutch movie Amsterdamned, by notorious horror director Dick Maas of De Lift fame which was later remade into the film Down about a murdering elevator. The canals are the scene of multiple murders by an unknown man in the shadows. Next time, think twice before venturing on the Amstel river, the Ij or the canals along the Keizersgracht and the Reguliersgracht.

Diamonds are Forever (1971)
Gorgeously made of white painted wood, the Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) in the city centre was made before World War II and, like its bigger brother the Blauwe Brug, joins the two banks of the River Amstel. Decorated with festive LED lights today, the bridge served as a location for the James Bond classic Diamonds are Forever back in 1971. But our suave British hero, played by the only real Bond, Sean Connery, galavanted around other places in the Dutch capital, too. Take a walk along the Reguliersgracht (where Bond Girl Tiffany Case lived) or visit the Brouwersgracht in the Jordaan, another famous location. It might feel like a Sex and the City tour, but at least you can pretend to be a spy.


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Over a year ago
Klochi Margeret

Great Movies montioned above, i have seen all of them at Vodlocker
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