In this video i turn to Amsterdam from a slightly unusual point of view. That of my atelier at the Papenbroeksteeg in the city centre, where i climb the 16 staircases that leads to the highest part of the building. Other buildings demand their space, even at this level. But if you stand on the seventh step and turn around your efforts are rewarded with a look that could be hosted by characters from a J.M. Barrie book. The sounds from the streets are muffled, only the bells of trams reach this high up and mingle with that of the carillons. These two buildings (Royal Palace and the Magna Plaza) blend together to become the city of dreams.