Film rolls

When you are visiting Amsterdam and you run out of film, here are a few shops where you can obtain a few extra rolls! I created a map with shops that I regularly use for buying film in Amsterdam.

Photo trip to Amsterdam

Amsterdam, with its vibrant photography scene and artistic atmosphere, is a wonderful place to explore and purchase film for your analog photography endeavors. As you wander through the city’s charming streets, you’ll discover various avenues to acquire the rolls of film that will fuel your creativity.

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One of the best places to start your search is the numerous specialized camera stores scattered throughout Amsterdam. These stores often stock a wide selection of film, catering to both beginners and seasoned film photographers. You’ll find a diverse range of films, including color, black and white.

The city also boasts several dedicated film photography shops that are a treasure trove for film enthusiasts. These stores not only offer a vast assortment of films. But theyalso foster a sense of community by organizing workshops, exhibitions, and events. You can immerse yourself in the world of film and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion.


Consider reaching out to local photography communities or forums in Amsterdam. These communities often have members who are willing to exchange or sell film. By connecting with fellow photographers, you not only gain access to a wider selection of films but also have the chance to share experiences and tips, further enriching your film photography journey.

As you embark on your quest to buy film in Amsterdam, remember to explore different stores, seek advice from professionals, and embrace the serendipity of discovering unique films. Whether you prefer traditional film stores, vintage shops, online retailers, or engaging with local communities, this charming city has something to offer every film photography enthusiast. So, immerse yourself in the captivating world of analog photography and let Amsterdam inspire your artistic vision.

The idea

I recently saw a post by Tokyocamerastyle (which is an Instagram account of John Sypal) where he shared a map of Tokyo with camera stores for second hand gear as well as good places to eat and visit otherwise.

This brought me to the idea of sharing a map of Amsterdam, my home town, of places where you can buy film off the shelf. Nothing more frustrating then running out of film when making a city trip.

The map for buying film

The map contains two sections:

  • A section with a number of stores that I personally use regularly for buying film in Amsterdam
  • Another section that contains a few galleries that regularly have photography exhibitions on display.

The locations of the stores are pretty well spread out across the central Amsterdam area. Alle of them are within the Amsterdam ring road, which is where you are likely to stay anyway.

Just to be totally clear: I have no affiliation with any of these companies. I do not benefit in any way from you visiting any of these locations.

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