Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
Martin Scorsese was well aware of the influence cinema has on people’s life: be it the way they dress, what they eat . One such aspect movies impact internationally is tourism. With more and more movies exploring untouched picturesque regions, they surely elevate tourist’s curiosity. Take the case of Amsterdam, city best described by John Green as being a city of freedom, that most people find sin. The various nooks and corners of this vibrant and liberal city have been shown in a number of movies.
Let’s have a look at some of these movies that explored the famous places of this city.
Anne Frank: The whole story
Out of the numerous reasons that make Amsterdam a tourist place, the most significant one has to be the Anne Frank House. Anne Frank: The whole story, a two part mini-series shows how the now famous, Secret Annex came into being.It works it way to show how Anne Frank with her diary, became the world’s most talked-about Holocaust victim and hence the renowned Anne Frank House. A 28 minutes taxi ride from the Amsterdam airport every part of this house bears the damage done by Nazi invasion.
The Fault in Our Stars:
The mere mention of this movie, takes its admirers to the bench scene or the protagonist’s banter at Oranjee. This romantic movie based on the novel of the same name by John Green shows the architectural beauty of Amsterdam. The canal system that defines Amsterdam is shown beautifully in the movie especially in the scene where we see Augustus revealing details about his cancer relapse to Hazel,. The bench on which they sat facing the cross canal system, Leidsegracht, has since become prominent spot amongst the movie lovers. They are also seen visiting the renowned Anne Frank House. The Dutch national museum dedicated to art and history can also be seen in parts.
If one wishes to treat his eyes to the engaging vibes of Amsterdam, they must check-out this movie. This 1973 flick is on of the most watched Dutch films. Based on the novel Turk Fruits by Jon Walkers, this movies takes its audience to the most prominent places of Amsterdam. A love story about an artist and a young woman this movie has shown Tweede Nassaustraat as the protagonist’s art studio. It also features the famous oil canvas painting Dam and Damrak. This movies also shows the major street and canal, Rokin and the largest park of the city, Vondelpark.
Movies certainly take us to places and change our perception by opening our mind and soul to new things. And when you decide to move on from your virtual trip to an actual trip of this city, know that one of the major taxi transfer services operate here 24 by 7.