Amsterdam is an extremely picturesque place, so unsurprisingly, many movies were filmed in the Dutch capital. Shared below are only five of the best-known movies shot here, with locations you might wish to visit the next time you tour Amsterdam.
The characters of Oceans Eleven’s sequel, George Clooney’s ‘Danny Ocean’, Matt Damon’s ‘Linus Cladwell’, and Brad Pitt’s ‘Rusty Ryan’ visit Amsterdam city to steal a certificate. The film has several beautiful Amsterdam scenes that were shot in places situated close to one another. Therefore, you will be easily able to follow the course of the movie’s characters you prefer.
Perhaps the most stunning of the lot is the scene filmed in Herengracht’s Gouden Bocht (Golden Bend).
Diamonds Are Forever
James Bond is one of those fictional characters that like to globe-trot as part of his job. That explains why one Bond movie scene shows him in a European location, and another places him elsewhere in Europe. Despite being an individual who travels extensively, 007 has made just a single trip to the Dutch capital. It was Sean Connery who had the chance to visit the place for this film. He navigates the famous ‘Canal Ring’ area quite a lot, but it has a more important scene near the so-called ‘Skinny Bridge’.
The Fault In Our Stars
A romance movie needs a romantic backdrop, and Amsterdam turned out to be just that setting for ‘The Fault in Our Stars’. The 2014 movie has several interior scenes shot in places like the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. However, a more popular scene is the one by the stunning ‘Leidsegracht’ canal where Shailene Woodley’s ‘Hazel’ and Ansel Elgort’s ‘Augustus’ declare the love they feel for one another.
Amsterdam also serves as the setting for this film, which is thought to have influenced the choice of its lead actor Daniel Craig as the next James Bond star. Layer Cake may be mainly shot in London, but the city of the canals appear in it briefly. North-Holland is the other Dutch location where it was filmed.
The Hitman’s Bodyguard
In this film, actor Ryan Reynolds is ‘Michael Bryce’, a bodyguard appointed to protect Samuel Leroy Jackson’s infamous hitman character named ‘Darius Kincaid’. When the two are visiting The Hague city, there are Mission Impossible-like chase sequences near the picturesque Amsterdam waterways.