Graffiti and street art at NSDM Amsterdam
NSDM – From an old shipyard to a cultural metropolitan square
From the 1920s to the 1980s, the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam was one of the largest shipyards in the world, regularly launching huge tankers from its wharves. Once this activity ceased, the spacious location and impressive scenery it creates, became a "home port" for music, art and other cultural events. The area hosts multidisciplinary festivals, performances, exhibitions, dance parties and a wide range of events in a unique post-industrial environment.
The shipyard is located on the banks of the IJ River in northern Amsterdam (Amsterdam Noord), an NDSM platform that has flourished in recent years and is becoming a cultural hub with a vibrant community of artists and an expanding selection of bars and restaurants. The open nature of the area makes the platform attractive for creative social experiments, innovative aspirations and entrepreneurship. NSDM is an urban playground that evokes the imagination and encourages the creation of things that were not possible anywhere else.
For example: The largest street art museum in the world is located in the STRAAT museum complex. How to get to the NDSM platformFerry: Right behind the impressive structure of Amsterdam Central Station, there is a large wharf on the IJ River, from where you can board the F4 purple ferry line (the most left ferry to the "NDSM") for free. During peak hours the ferry departs every quarter of an hour, the rest of the day every half hour. This ferry runs daily until 00:00.
In the video I Took for you, you can see a glimpse of the NSDM complex and the unique STRAAT museum.
Graffiti and street art are a changing and dynamic – the appearance of an art work on the map, does not prove that the work still exists, and has not been disrupted/removed/deleted.
The maps contain about 50% of the art works in those neighborhoods – so you always have more to discover by yourself…
SIX graffiti & street art locations in Amsterdam
Amsterdam city center
Walk through the streets, between canals, shops, cafes and local architecture
“Artistic Quotes” from the street into the museum building
Street and pop artists exhibition – Amsterdam Museum Square
Graffiti and street art in the East of Amsterdam
The artwork of street artist Eduardo Kobra from San Paulo rises above the entrance to the STRAAT Museum of Street Art in Amsterdam. If you do not recognize the girl in the piece, this is Anne Frank of course.
The STRAAT Museum is housed in a unique building that served as a former 8,000 sqm warehouse on the NDSM platform, the building is both a national monument and the largest outdoor playground for graffiti and street art in Amsterdam. The STRAAT Museum offers an overall museum experience as well as educational opportunities and guided tours. Your street art questions A visit to STRAAT will make you look at your city with a fresh pair of eyes A tour of the museum (which does not feel at all like a routine museum) floods your eyes with color, aesthetics, design, painting, art, urbanity, technique and lots of personal and social messages.
This post is part of a dedicated series on street art and graffiti in Amsterdam
List of street artists participating in the series of 6 posts: Graffiti and street art in Amsterdam: Pez, OX Alien, The London Police, Case Maclaim, ATOMIK, ICY & SOT, Keith Haring, DFace, Cranio, Studio Giftig, Julieta XLF, Sjem Bakkus, Ives One, Dan Kitchener, KASH and Chuck, Leon Keer, Smug One, Dopie, Zed1, ASA, Highraff, Niels Westergard, Eduardo Kobra, Dalata, Speto, Ramon Martins, Rimon Guimarães, DANK (Dan Kitchener), Ovni, Onio, Case Maclaim, Sjem Bakkus & IVES.one, HERA (Herakut), Rafael Sliks, Zësar Bahamonte, Snik, Dvate, Royyal Dog, Dourone, Said Dokins, DERM, Skount, Nase, MonkeyBird, Bims, L'Outsider, Daan Rietbergen/ Mr. June, Caratoes, WESR, Bruno Smoky, Nicky Nahafahik, Xoooox, Jenny Sharaf, Nasca Uno, Oscar,Sidney Waerts, Welin, Balstrøm, David Walker, JanIsDeMan, Eoin, Sokar Uno, Kevin Ledo, Fin DAC, Guido de Boer, Mike 171, SJK 171, Dotsy, Jim Vision, Joren Joshua, TWOONE, Daze, Inkie, Nomad Clan, Alex Senna, Vesod, George Rose, Guido van Helten, INO, The Lost Object, Helen Proctor, Ever, Morcky, Dagoe, SWOK, Ox Alien, Phibs, Bounce, Davor Smoljan, Klaas Lageweg, Welin, Bartkore, Millo, Beyond, Dan Kitchener, Cripta Djan, Treze, Adele Renault ,Nuno Viegas, Base 23,Icy & Sot, Jeffrey Cheung, Osch, Erin Yoshi, Bier en Brood, SellFable, United Painting, Alaniz, Bonzai, Thomas Powell, Guitar y Banjo, Nafir, Crânio, Dale Grimshaw , Li-Hill, Seyb, Clandestinos,Chor Boogie, Vegan Flava, Jelmer Noordeman ,Mando Marie, Elmar Karla, Eddie Colla, Pso Man, Kram, A squid called Sebastian, Vyal One, Alex Face, Wayne Horse, Malakkai, Taquen, Nils Westergard, FAKE, Tankpetrol ,Bijdevleet ,David Shillinglaw, Karski, Alice Pasquini, Paola Delfin, Lean Frizzera, Tymon de Laat, Buff Monster ,Ben Slow, Pez, Mark Gmehling, Chris Dyer, Sipros, Apitatán, Oz Montania, Brigada Ramona Parra, Entes, Mateus Bailon, Farid Rueda, Uno Nueve, Gleo, Cix, Steve Locatelli, Astro, Ekundayo, Kool Koor, Binho Ribeiro, Shaun Burner, Milu Correch, Michel Alders, Hugo Kaagman, Carl KENZ, Joram Roukes, DOES, Czee13, Saïd Kinos, Dodici, Street Art Frankey, Dilk, Wasted Rita, Zurik, Zenk One, Tellas, Cornbread, DavidL, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, KAWS, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama, Tracey Emin, Mark Rothko, Andy Warhol, THE KID, Guillermo Lorca