Or what about this bridge in Delft that plays with function and form at the same time? It could've been just a simple arc bridge, but would it still catch your eye?
Or these homes, right on the canal, that help make Delft feel like you are a character in a Richard Scarey storybook? I had read an interesting story about how exciting it is for a child to be raised in Amsterdam. It spoke about how as a child, you are constantly ridden around on bikes, always next to the canals and it's water, and how all of the houses look like they are out of a fairytale- short, narrow buildings with playful roof tops.
It's not just the details that always strike me, but the whole picture too, such as the view towards the Cathedral in Delft... There are only shapes I see when I look at this photo- triangles, rectangles and squares. When looking at images, or views, I am always wondering how I would start sketching what I see.
There is a bit of playfulness in this contrast between old and new in Utrecht. Again, two simple shapes, make this otherwise common scene, a bit more interesting.