a graffiti museum in Amsterdam, we want to go!
OMG! Good news for all the street art addicts on this cold Friday afternoon. In the summer of 2018 the biggest graffiti museum in the world will open their doors in our little Amsterdam. You can’t make us any happier than that we are now!
The graffiti museum will be dedicated to street art and will be located in the Lasloods at NDSM-werf, a location you’re probably already familiar with. ‘Cause on the frontside of the building you can already see a huge portrait of Anne Frank. Everything makes sense, they’re giving us a little taste of the biggest graffiti museum in the world!
Update December 31 2019: This new graffiti hub will be in Amsterdam North and has NOTHING to do with SAMA. The Street Art Museum Amsterdam that is located in Amsterdam New West and who threatened me with a claim if I wouldn’t change the text of this article. They claim to be the only street art museum in Amsterdam and registered the name. So if you want to see the Anne Frank mural don’t go to New West. It’s in Amsterdam North and of course I’m happy to clear things up so you guys don’t mistake the two different projects. The graffiti museum at NDSM Wharf is a project of Street Art Today. Unfortunately the official opening date is not confirmed.
The graffiti museum will be huge, just like the portrait of Anne Frank. The surface of the Lasloods is in fact 7,000m². Twice as big as the Turbinehal at Tate Modern in London. That’s not all. All the works that will be displayed are also big. And by big we mean big! The smalles artwork right now is even bigger than the Nachtwacht (Night Watch). It’s 5 meters wide and 12 meters high.
famous street art artists in the biggest graffiti museum
They’ve already been working on the biggest graffiti museum in the world since 2015. That makes us wonder how you can keep this a secret… Anyway, all the works that will be showed are made especially for the museum by famous street art artists. Artists like Hoxxox from the United States, David Walker from England and Cranio from Brazil. The portrait of Anne Frank is made my Eduard Kobra.
It still takes a while, but us street art lovers are excited! We’ll keep you updated about the opening date. NICE!
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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