Views of Amsterdam

Interestingly, Turner was English and visiting Amsterdam as an amateur photographer. Over two weeks he used an enormous camera to take 16 ‘Views of Amsterdam’ with this exhibition centering around Turner’s photograph of Westermarkt, which was purchased by the City Archives in 1992.

The exhibition sheds light on early urban photography and includes drawings, prints and photographs detailing this small part of the city across four centuries. Also included in the exhibition is a video piece by British artist Chris Meigh-Andrews that links Turner’s photographs to the 21st century.