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Art on the streets

Art on the streets

Pablo Picasso, Joep van Lieshout, Henry Moore, Paul McCartney, Elmgreen & Dragset: top works of art from the most famous artists in the world can be found on the streets of Rotterdam.

They belong to the international sculpture collection of Sculpture International Rotterdam and are there to be admired for free, every day. At Rotterdam Info Coolsingel you will find a route available that takes you past the sculptures and provides an explanation, or choose the Art and Poetry route. The Urban Guides bicycle tour Art and Architecture passes a selection of the sculptures that were placed in the new design of the city, during the reconstruction of Rotterdam.

Street Art

Fan of street art? Enjoy the areas around the Luchtsingel and the Hofbogen, where local artists are responsible for the most impressive wall paintings, arising in huge sizes at a rapid pace. Or follow the Rotterdam Street Art Route, a seven-kilometre route past 28 wall paintings through the centre of Rotterdam. You can also walk along with the backpacker hostel Ani & Haakien’s Graffiti and Bar Tour on a Friday evening.

Art projects

Furthermore, there are numerous other art projects not to be missed scattered around the city. Like the Dobberend Bos or Bobbing Forrest which opened in March 2016. This art project consists of 20 elm trees planted in used buoys that float in the Rijnhaven. And don’t forget to go the Markthal where the largest work of art in the Netherlands, the ‘Horn of Plenty’, adorns the interior of the Markthal, covering 11,000 m2.

If you would like to read more about the Public Art in Rotterdam, see this article from the Lonely Planet.

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