Typography in the Netherlands

My husband and I visited the Netherlands this summer, and I couldn’t help but record some of the beautiful, funny, and well-crafted typography I saw. Hope you enjoy this multi-century, multi-city survey of type from the low countries. Click images to get a closer view or view this as a slideshow.

A few technical notes in closing: All of these photos were taken on my iPhone 5 (we like to travel light). Back at home, I light & color balanced the images in Apple’s Photos program to see what it could do vs. Photoshop CC. I was quite impressed with its abilities once I got down into all the detailed light and color adjustment options. It was easy to keep the colors in their correct and natural range, while adjusting each photo to feel as rich and lively as the scene looked in person.

“Ideally, travel broadens our perspectives personally, culturally, and politically. Suddenly, the palette with which we paint the story of our lives has more colors.”
—Rick Steves

Lastly, a big thanks to Dana & Hans, dear friends of ours who knew the must-see sites and brought us to many of them!

Would love to hear any comments and questions—or tell about your own favorite examples of typography in the Netherlands. I’d love even more excuses to go back. 🙂

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