The 5 best places to spot street art in Antwerp
Until 2012 this was a dingy alley off the Kammenstraat. Then the Antwerp graffiti artist Steve Locatelli invited 14 international friends to come with their spray cans and liven up the walls. You find some striking street art here, but the alley is still a bit dingy.
2) Park Spoor Noord
During the 2009 graffiti festival Can It, several graffiti artists sprayed street art in the dark underpass below the motorway in Park Spoor Noord. You can admire striking art here by the Aerosol Kings collective.
3) Vincent van Goghplein
Copies of famous Van Gogh works were painted by local students on a blank wall in the Stuivenberg district. They commemorate Van Gogh’s stay in Antwerp in 1885-86, when he studied at the Royal Academy. He told his brother Theo that Antwerp was ‘very curious and beautiful for an artist’ and the women were ‘really exceptionally beautiful’.
4) Electricity Boxes
The Belgian graphic artist Frederik Van den Stock has decorated electricity boxes in the Eilandje district with cartoons of Antwerp street life. You can track down his affectionate images in Amsterdamstraat, Bataviastraat, Napelsstraat and Entrepotkaai.
5) Berchem Station
A long wall running along platform 7 at Berchem station is covered with graffiti art on the theme of mobility. The project was organised in 2012 by Big Uncle Graffiti Team to encourage creative graffiti art.
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