Metropolitan Magazine Amsterdam Travel Map Illustration
Metropolitan Magazine The enchanting city of Amsterdam comes alive in a unique and vibrant map illustration commissioned by Cedar Communications design agency for Metropolitan magazine, Eurostar’s distinguished publication.
This Amsterdam map breaks free from the well-trodden tourist path, inviting you to explore the city’s cultural and culinary treasures, often hidden from the casual visitor’s eye. It’s a map that not only pleases the eye but also serves as a user-friendly guide, beckoning you to discover the soul of Amsterdam.
The creation of this masterpiece unfolded in a series of meticulously executed steps. First, the fine liner ink pen breathed life into captivating spot illustrations, meticulously capturing the essence of each location. The city’s intricate streets were carefully rendered, creating the intricate web that is Amsterdam.
With spot illustrations and streets in place, the composition of the map began to take shape. Each landmark found its rightful spot, carefully nestled within the city’s layout. The delicate touch of typography then weaved its magic into the artwork. Location names gracefully found their place under each spot illustration, and the word “Amsterdam” graced the canvas in an elegant script font, offering a touch of artistic sophistication.
As you explore this unique map, you’ll encounter a carefully curated selection of Amsterdam’s hidden gems:
- Viscafe Gouden Hoek: Nestled close to the lively Westermark’s Sculptures and skateboards, this fish restaurant is a local gem. With an exquisite Oyster menu and upscale fish and chips, it’s a culinary delight.
- Rijksmuseum: After a grand renovation, this treasure trove of golden-age art continues to mesmerize visitors. Rembrandt’s “The Night Watch” remains a star attraction, alongside an array of intricate masterpieces.
- Van Gogh Museum: Vincent van Gogh once paid homage to old masters at the Rijksmuseum, unaware that a museum in his honour would grace the plot next door, showcasing his iconic works.
- Museum Van Loon: Once home to the 17th-century painter Ferdinand Bol, this stately canal house offers a glimpse into Amsterdam’s aristocratic past, with gilded drawing rooms, family portraits, and a charming box-edged garden.
- Papeneiland: Located in the heart of the Jordan district, this waterside café is famed for its delectable apple pie and a cosy interior adorned with oil paintings and fairy lights.
- De Hallen: The Oud-West district comes to life with a covered food market, a multiplex cinema, and a parade of independent shops. This Victorian tram shed has been revitalized into a bustling hub of commerce and culture.
Amsterdam, with its rich tapestry of culture and history, unfolds before you in this artful map. It’s an invitation to delve deeper into the city’s soul, to explore its hidden treasures, and to savour the essence of this enchanting destination.