Amsterdam Canals Book



Discover the famous Amsterdam canals through the eyes of Ecuadorian photographer Cris Toala Olivares. He highlighted the characteristic places of this city from different angles. The beautiful, historical houses, everyday life and the many tourists are captured through the lens of this top photographer from the air, the ground and the water. The result is this luxurious photography book.

What is it like to live in a seventeenth century canal building? How it is to work on a street which is easier to reach by boat than by car? How does it feel to hear the sound of laughter across the calm water on a balmy summer evening, or to kiss your sweetheart under a wooden bascule bridge? Many volumes have been written about this life on the Amsterdam canals, but still the whole story was yet to be told. This book has managed to do so. Perhaps the tale is best told with pictures rather than words, which makes photographer Cris Toala Olivares from Ecuador a born storyteller.





Release date

November 2014





Made by MENDO

Size Guide


252x349x33 mm


2500 grams

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