Street Art In Amsterdam

I've always noticed the graffiti and street art adorning the walls of Amsterdam but haven't photographed very much of it in the past. Here are some photos from a recent visit, where we also checked out the latest Art In Redlight exhibition, in case you haven't yet seen those photos.

amsterdam mural

amsterdam street art

These guys were filming a music video in front of this piece.

The above piece is by ALIAS.

It's common to see political expression painted on buildings in Amsterdam.


  1. Antoinette 14 April, 2013 at 20:50 Reply

    Always enjoy a healthy dose of street art posts :) I spotted a few of them in Amsterdam but unfortunately, I was more concerned not hitting people with my bicycle! haha

    • inspiringtravellers 15 April, 2013 at 09:35

      Haha – completely understand – I am always trying not to get hit by the bikes when I am there!

    • inspiringtravellers 24 November, 2012 at 12:57

      I don’t think it’s a city that’s especially known for it…but over my visits there I’ve noticed the ALIAS art around a lot and that piqued my curiosity to discover more…

    • inspiringtravellers 22 November, 2012 at 17:28

      I never noticed so much of it as the last time we were there, actually – but glad I took some snaps =)

  2. Addison S. 22 November, 2012 at 01:19 Reply

    Fantastic photos – especially like the faces in the windows. I wasn’t aware that Amsterdam was so famed for its street art – in a little way reminiscent to Berlin.

    • inspiringtravellers 22 November, 2012 at 17:28

      I don’t think it’s famed for it at all – most of this art is on specific streets that seem to have a lot more street art than others. I just thought the pieces were interesting =) There is a lot of ALIAS work around though

  3. Shivya 21 November, 2012 at 22:09 Reply

    Love it! I saw some of my favorite street art in Amsterdam on my last trip there but never ended up taking pictures. Thanks for bringing the memories back :)

  4. Alex Morris 20 November, 2012 at 17:05 Reply

    An excellent selection! I bought my sister a book on Brazilian street art a few years ago and that had some really amazing examples. The Amsterdam ones are great, though. I will always remember the little sign on the window of the Flying Pig hotel in Amsterdam warning cyclists; “Warning!! Any bikes left here will be taken away and destroyed!” A quirky, fun place.

  5. Susan 20 November, 2012 at 12:17 Reply

    wow, so beautiful and artistic street arts. Last week I visited India and here I got to see Street arts(Not exactly street arts but promotional slogans etc.) of Political parties.

  6. Beth Davidson 19 November, 2012 at 15:05 Reply

    These are great, thanks for sharing. I always think street art is a great insight into a city. I don’t recall seeing much street art in Amsterdam but I will definitely be looking out for it next time :)

    • inspiringtravellers 20 November, 2012 at 14:20

      I agree – there isn’t as much of it in the centre of the city and I haven’t explored much outside the centre, but I like what I’ve seen

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