Public Art. Amsterdam


Ontmoetingsplaats 21ste eeuw

Figuren en Vuur





Mensen op strand met parasol

Monument voor de Vrede



Blauwe Boog

Jongen met Haan

Papieren vliegtuigpijl


Senza Parole


Zonder moeite niets (Het Sieraad)

Herdenkingsmonument voor slachtoffers Tweede Wereldoorlog

De Wending 666/999



Het Molecularium


Zonder Titel (hekwerk poort)

Home is where the heart is: de potkachel


Strike a Pose – Wafae Ahalouch

Amsterdam, the magic center, art and counterculture 1967-1970

Schip van Slebos

De Appel

Het Bankje

Het Raam

De Oude Kerk

Het Stoepje


De Brug

De Brug


Het Zandkasteel en de Amsterdamse Poort

How to Kill a Tree, Edward Clydesdale Thomson

City Cells

Nelson Mandela

Monument tegen Apartheid en Racisme


Spanje Monument

De Muur

Gedenkteken Steven van Dorpel

De Grote Glijbaan

Yellow Wings

Dolle Mina

Man en Schaap

Hortus Botanicus

Portrait of Jan Pieterszoon Coen, J.L. Vreugde

Anton de Kom

Now, Speak!

Tayouken Piss

Monument Bijlmerramp

Sequin Monument

Mama Aisa

Zonder titel (Twee Schuine Naalden)

Nationaal Monument Slavernijverleden

Monument for Martin Luther King


Voor de Bijen

Industrieel Monument

The Black Archives


Corned Beef


Brace for Impact, Node #6

Untitled (You Don’t Have To Be Here)



Groot Landschap

De 7 poorten


De Kies

Black Waves

Tectona Grandis

Stapeling omlaag

Animaris Rhinoseros Transport

Tuinen van West

De Poort van Constant

Fietstunnel station Amsterdam CS




IJ boulevard

ADM monument

De Ceuvel



De Ceuvel

Gedenkteken Ataturk

Twee Beelden

Sunday Seminar Pay Attention Please! curating the city

Official Opening Pay Attention Please!

De Kost en de Baat

Van Eesteren Museum and Aldo van Eyck’s climbing frames

Constructie met I-balken, André Volten

Mirage, Tamás Kaszás

Rembo, Bastienne Kramer

Untitled, Margot Zanstra

Horse Chestnut, Amok Island

2 U’s naar buiten / 2 U’s naar binnen, Carel Visser

Opstandingskerk, Marius Duintjer


WOW Amsterdam

Leonard van Munster, Under Heaven 02

Lex Horn, Concrete relief Hendrik de Keyser

Het Wiel, Jeroen Henneman

Herbert Nouwens, Brettensuite

White Noise

De Wachter

Feestelijke Beelden (festive sculptures)

Your Life is Calling


Primum movens ultimum moriens

11 Rue Simon Crubellier

Lady Solid

Opgelichte Stoeptegels

Ode to Mungus, Menhir Tower and Spire

Untitled (Hildo)

The First Turk Immigrant or The Nameless Heroes of The Revolution – Framer Framed

Amsterdam, the Magic Center Art and counterculture 1967-1970, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Monument for the White Cube – P/////AKT

Monuments to the Unsung – Framer Framed

wild care, tame neglect – Frankendael Foundation

GET LOST – art route, several artists

Ode to the Bijlmer – CBK Zuidoost

Untitled (You Don’t Have To Be Here) – De Appel

We should have a conversation (2018) – De Appel

Fiep van Bodegom

Roos van Rijswijk

Alma Mathijsen

Massih Hutak

Chris Keulemans

Rashid Novaire


This route takes you through the streets of Amsterdam-Zuid, past a range of artworks in public space. Amsterdam-Zuid as a distric is rather diverse, which is why the route will concentrate mainly on the area of and around the Zuidas and a small bit of Oud-Zuid. This will juxtapose two entiriely different neighbourhoods. On the one hand there is the Zuidas: Amsterdam’s business district and the country’s financial centre. International allure and ambition reign here. The Zuidas is always under construction, everywhere you look new offices or infrastructural facilities are being built. Right next to those offices lies the residential neighbourhood of Oud-Zuid, with its broad avenues and organised blocks of houses, all neatly planned out in the architect Berlage’s famous Plan Zuid, dating from 1917. While there is a sharp contrast in look and character between the two neighbourhoods, both are examples of thoroughly planned urban expansion, which makes for an interesting comparison.

In the public space of this part of Amsterdam what role is assigned to art? The construction of the Zuidas has been taking up many years. For a long time, art at the Zuidas was in the hands of the Virtual Museum Zuidas (active from 2003 – 2012), which regarded the whole area as museum space and which generated many temporary initiatives. Permanent, high quality artworks were also meant planned, but financial reality and complex regulatory processes too often turned out to clash with the ideals of art. Extraordinary designs for the Zuidas’s squares, like the ones by Mark Manders and Jennifer Tee, were never realised because they met with such resistance from the property developers involved or were simply discarded once the 2008 crisis struck. A city is always subject to transformation, and is never finished. In 2018 the district of Zuid is planning extra investments in the maintenance and restoration of existing works of art and the development of new ones in its public space. In Oud-Zuid the lawns and lanes from the Berlage plan serve quite well for the installation of artworks.

Art in public space has a different context than art in the museum. The location out in the open always influences a work and its meaning. Public space is regarded as freely accessible, egalitarian and neutral. But art is never neutral and although an audience in public space is always around it can never be precisely designated. Therefore, artworks in this space are often subject to heated discussion. But the artworks as well as the discussions can help us gain insight into what a public space is and how we function in it. On this route, we will check out what’s going on in Amsterdam-Zuid these days and what artworks there are to see in its public space. We will look at old as well as recent works, at permanent as well as temporary initiatives. Some works have been relocated; others have been removed from their original location. We wish you a pleasant stroll and hope you will go home feeling satisfied and with a handful of insights into the function of art in public space.

On this route the works made for GET LOST – art route 2018 have also been included. GET LOST – art route generates art in public space by partnering organizations at the Amsterdam Zuidas with young, promising artists.  For the GET LOST – art route 2018 edition we have invited young and talented artists to reflect on the curatorial framework: Code of Conduct. Their work acts as a mirror in which we observe ourselves and explore how things are constantly changing and moving around us. Just like in previous editions, in the dialogue between Zuidas companies and the international artists both brought their own expertise and means. The companies made the artworks financially possible and gave their input on their selection. The artists tackled their commissions per venue and gave free reign to their imagination. This led to unique, autonomous, relevant and poetic temporary works of art in public space.