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Amsterdam: A Centre for Street Art

Amsterdam: A Centre for Street Art

Centre for Street Art: Amsterdam is a city full of rich history, vibrant culture, and popular tourist destinations. Amongst the abundance of sights, the city has also built a reputation as a center of street art, containing an abundance of outdoor works that rival any classical art piece.

The rise of Street ArtCentre for Street Art

Street art has become a worldwide phenomenon over recent years, and the appeal of such unique and varied work is reflected in numerous pieces around Amsterdam City Centre. These days it’s almost impossible to wander around the city without spotting some form of street art on the surrounding walls, and what had been previously labeled as graffiti has become an avenue for artists to highlight their talents to the public. Many young artists aspire towards becoming a successful street artist, and the possibility to build a career is now greater than ever. Numerous Amsterdam galleries showcase popular street art, with a couple of museums dedicated solely to the street art movement. The rise of street art has revolutionized the art world and the significance of it around popular cities such as Amsterdam has propelled it into the mainstream.

How to find the art.

There are numerous companies offering tours of Amsterdam’s Street Art scene and this can be one of the best ways to fully appreciate the beauty of the city. Outside the paid tours, there are plenty websites providing the location of all the street art hotspots, so you never need to worry about finding them yourself. There’s also a handy map that provides all the great locations and galleries. Even without planning it’s guaranteed you’ll come across some of the many art pieces simply by walking around the popular streets.

As an affordable and comfortable stay in the center of the city, Amsterdam Hostel Uptown is the ideal accommodation for anyone wanting to explore this beautiful city.


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