Archives for category: Amsterdam graffiti

While I only had six days for my Amsterdam holiday, I was able to get a taste of the street art scene of the Dutch capital. Though there were quite a few images scattered about the city, the most spectacular street art I found was on the Spuistraat, in the old city centre, which on its own is one of Amsterdam’s most charming areas. The majority of the photos in this album come from the Spuistraat, but there are also quite a few from various spots throughout the city. Finding great street art in Amsterdam is as easy as looking up and down all the tiny side streets (as in BCN), just be careful as the trams, cars and of course ever-present bicycles will be less than sympathetic if your image hunt happens to block their way. There are also many spots where the canals have no protective railing, so be careful when backing up for a wide-angle shot!

Familiar artist in a faraway city, part 2

Monday, my first day in Amsterdam, I was pleasantly surprised to find this image from another one of my favourite artists, c215. As with the previous entry, I think this one also might be a self-portrait. And because it’s in Amsterdam, this portrait was of course framed by a bicycle.

Familiar artist in a faraway city, part 1

Yesterday was my first day in Amsterdam, and within three blocks of leaving my hotel I had already found some spectacular murals and stickers slapped onto almost every surface imaginable. A multi-picture entry dedicated to Amsterdam is in the works. This is one of (so far) two images that deserves an entry of its own, and it’s from one of my favourite artists, Alice Pasquini. The woman in this image seems to be signing Alice’s name. A self-portrait maybe?