Images and filming

Amsterdam Marketing offers images of the Amsterdam Area which can be used by journalists and students. On this page you can also find out more about filming in the city region and how to access video clips.

Images of Amsterdam

From its distinctive architecture to the iconic canal ring, Amsterdam is a beautiful city to photograph. The I amsterdam Mediabank is a database of images that can be used by journalists, students and other media.

The images in the I amsterdam Mediabank are provided to promote the Amsterdam Area to the world. They are royalty-free, however they are strictly for editorial use within articles of an informative nature. They are also exclusively for non-profit publications. The terms and conditions for using these images can be found in the information section of the I amsterdam Mediabank. 

Filming in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Area is an ideal location for both local and international film productions. Anyone looking for professional information and guidance on shooting a film, commercial, documentary or photographs can contact the Amsterdam Film Commission. The Commission provides an extensive, quick service that is tailored to facilitate film productions in the city.

In principle, shooting a film in Amsterdam does not require a permit. However, you should always notify the appropriate city district before making any recordings. This allows the City of Amsterdam to ensure that multiple events or activities at your chosen location are not taking place simultaneously. Also, for some activities, such as the closure of public roads or the placement of objects or props in public areas, permits, waivers or additional consent may be required.

This form will help to quickly and clearly establish whether registration is sufficient, or if further permits are required. More information can be found here.

I amsterdam Mediabank