Discovering the street art spots in Amsterdam north.
NDSM: The industrial area with an artistic behavior
The typical holiday in Amsterdam it’s generally spent in the city center, walking between the canals, doing some shopping or chilling in a coffeeshop. However, if you want to see something alternative, just few minutes from Central Station, you can hop on the free ferry to NDSM Werf.
Walking trough this suburb you can see many factories and development buildings, moreover there isn’t only a spot for street-art, if you’re looking around you’ll see that here is plenty of murals and tags.
The location is perfect for movies and videos, offering many wide spaces, difficult to find in the city.
The most photographed mural it’s the Anna Frank work “Let me be myself” by Eduardo Kobra, the artist used for this 240m2 portrait, 487 spray cans/43 liters of glossy paint.
These unprecedented murals ask for careful preparation. Starting with a methodical grid followed by a highly skilled combination of different techniques such as brushes, spraycans and airbrush.
These spaces are very interesting, apart them, the north it’s very cool overall, here you can find skateparks, basketball camp and cheaper restaurants. So, there isn’t just street art, The north is perfect for a walk or for practicing sport.
If you are hungry or thirsty, you can go at Pllek or Noorderlicht, they have different kind of food from burgers to asian specialities. With an amazing view at night these pubs are perfect for a drink with friends.
Here is the location on Google maps.
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