Amsterdam 2019: Typography and Signs

Amsterdam begins with the classic European navigation system in the airport:

amsterdam design trip

Yellow signs lead to way out:

amsterdam design trip

There is a nice touch with the black icons on a white background. Check how circle transforms into a tall rounded rectangle:

amsterdam design trip

In the city, there are tons of beautiful signs and typography. Numbers on houses:

amsterdam design trip

amsterdam design trip

amsterdam design trip

amsterdam design trip

Signs on walls:

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Construction sights:

amsterdam design trip

Signs on bridges:

amsterdam design trip

amsterdam design trip

Road signs:

amsterdam design trip

amsterdam design trip

Road signs usually mounted to walls and not placed on poles. The city is saving up space on narrow streets:

amsterdam design trip

Another heaven for signs and typography is metro:

amsterdam design trip

amsterdam design trip

Metro entrance:

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The digital timetable on a platform:

amsterdam design trip

Small but neat map inside metro cars. Blueline M52 goes to the other side of the canal. That’s why it’s made longer. Tho, there is no channel on the map:

amsterdam design trip

Another map:

amsterdam design trip

Railway like metro has blue navigation signs:

amsterdam design trip

On the inside, the Central Station signs changes to black and yellow. Also, the amazing clock:

amsterdam design trip

Moving to public transport. Amsterdam has one of the most advanced tram stops in Europe. First is a digital timetable:

amsterdam design trip

Cute and helpful ticket machines:

amsterdam design trip

When a tram arrives at the stop-animation informs passengers about the incoming vehicle:

amsterdam design trip

On simple stops there is a LED timetable:

amsterdam design trip

Visit Amsterdam for some design fun! Read Design Travel Guide about Amsterdam with food, museums and to do suggestions.