It’s time to travel. You’ve been putting off that trip to Amsterdam for a long time. Your hands are tingling. Your heart is racing with excitement. Your mind can’t stop thinking about everything you’re about to experience. You are just as passionate about art. Although there are many museums like the Moco Museum that you can visit, this time we are going to see another kind of art. You know you are going to travel to one of the most artistic cities in the world. It is one of the reasons why you chose to visit this great city. But you are looking for something different. You go with the intention of enjoying the varied street art Amsterdam. An art out of the ordinary. Seen as a cry of rebellion in other cities, in the Netherlands it is an explosion of creativity expressed in colorful murals.
Art with a social and solidarity touch
Everyone is always looking for a way to express what they think. Some express it with words. Others with sounds. Others with images. And others with art. What happens when we want our art to be seen by everyone, but we don’t have the same opportunities? This is precisely what street art Amsterdam is all about. In many countries street art is considered an act of vandalism. In this city, where art is an important part of its culture, they have a different opinion. The city makes agreements with owners of buildings, residential complexes, or they set up walls owned by the city so that the most creative street artists can show their art. It’s like going to a museum, but in the open air. It is for this reason that almost every corner in Amsterdam is decorated with some kind of art.
Closeness to art and distance from bad decisions
Nobody wants to feel rejected. It is a very unpleasant feeling. We all want to be part of a society that makes us feel that we are not alone. Art has this quality. It gives people the opportunity to connect through creativity. It’s true that not everyone has the same opportunities to get to show their artwork in a museum or a gallery. It is complicated to do so. In Amsterdam they give everyone the opportunity. Even if it’s not a museum or a gallery as such, art is shown to the world. Street artists feel they can give their creativity to others. This motivates them to create better paintings. Art keeps them away from bad decisions. Everyone wins. A happy society connected by the creative bonds of artistic imagination.