Free ferry ride from Amsterdam Centraal to NDSM wharf to find the best graffiti and urban streetart
At the back of the central station we took the free ferry across the IJ. After about 10 minutes the boat moors at the trendy NDSM wharf. The NDSM wharf (in Dutch “NDSM Werf”) is a creative hotspot in the north of Amsterdam that has become increasingly popular in recent years. Not only because DGTL hosts its festival here every year, but also because beautiful graffiti and urban street art can be found everywhere. You will find here in addition to the works made with a spray can also a lot of sticker and stencil art.
The NSDM yard is a raw area. It looks a bit like Berlin. No structure and very dynamic. Many large ship halls and therefore many walls. The industrial area is a perfect coloring page for the artists. And because the gray of the industry is so dominant, street art and graffiti bring a special color to the yard. At the end of the article we mention every other hotspot in Amsterdam so it’s easy to find al the hotspots in amstedam!
In short the top 9 streetart / graffiti hotspots in Amsterdam:
- NDSM Wharf Amsterdam / Biggest streetart museum in the world
- Hemonylaan: Hugo Kaagman
- London Police Wall
- “Het slangenpad” or Snake Path
- Spuistreet Amsterdam
- Amsterdams bridge/ Flevopark
- Head of Java Island
If you are interested there is more information about the graffiti hotspots and the interactive Google Maps below.
Did you know that the Lasloods at the NDSM-Wharf will host the largest Street Art Museum in the world in 2020?
The former Lasloods, which started as a national monument, is twice the size of the famous Tate Modern Turbine Hall in London, with an area of over 7,000 m². The Street Art Museum in the NDSM warehouse in Amsterdam will be the largest Street Art exhibition in the world. Entrepreneurship and manufacturing culture are inextricably linked to the history of the shipyard at the NDSM shipyard. It is under construction, with the first works of art already on display. Including one by Anne Frank, who is already famous. All works are specially made for the museum. This happens at a secret location, where the enormous size of the art can’t be discovered.