Public Art. Amsterdam


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


The beltway: a highway encircling the city, as if buckled around the waist. A peculiar term, as it implies that the road could be tightened or loosened if needed, which actually would be quite convenient for a bloated city like Amsterdam. The A10 cannot be loosened, even though for a neighbourhood like Bos en Lommer that would be a relief: the beltway cuts the area in two. Typically, Amsterdam-West’s city office is built like an arch over the highway, traffic rushing underneath it, like an unbiased building that does not distinguish between the centre and the periphery.

By the end of the 1920s, the architect and urban planner Cornelis van Eesteren foresaw the enormous expansion of Amsterdam which resulted in his General Extension Plan, dating from 1935. Building work began in the 1930s but, interrupted by the war, Bos en Lommer wasn’t completed until the 1950s. By then, Amsterdam was a rapidly growing metropolis and in desperate need of a beltway. In 1962 the construction of what would later become the A10 was started.

This route will cross the belt several times. It will stop by artworks inside of, outside of and even under the beltway. Outside often means excluded. This is not at all the case on this route, which becomes evident for example at the very end when we arrive at Sloterplas, where the Van Eesteren Musem is, surrounded by light and space and the wild blue yonder.

As a guide I looked at these outside artworks from a personal perspective. Besides the permanent outside art on both sides of the beltway I concentrate on community projects which do more than enliven the neighbourhood. At every stop you will see: set one step aside and a new perspective unfolds. I highly suggest everyone to do exactly that.

Willem Sjoerd van Vliet