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ARTZUID Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial

ARTZUID Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial

May 17, 2019Sep 15, 2019
Various outdoor locations
Amsterdam
Free

ARTZUID Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial

The sixth edition of ARTZUID Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial will take place in Amsterdam’s picturesque Oud-Zuid neighbourhood and is expected to garner more than 500.000 visitors during this captivating four-month-long urban sculpture showcase.

The by-now renowned sculpture route in the south part of Amsterdam hosts 60 unique sculptures by internationally renowned artists from 24 different countries.

Art meets architecture in South Amsterdam

"Artists’ ideas are of great value for maintaining an open society."

The avenues Apollolaan, Minervalaan and Churchilllaan will become outdoor art displays where visitors can walk the route of sculptures for free! Meanwhile, more in-depth guided tours will be taking place on Sundays and Fridays, which charge a fee, (details below) owing to the level of expertise and inside knowledge offered by the specialist guides.

Cintha van Heeswijck, director of Art Zuid Foundation: "The Stichting Art Zuid foundation wants to use outdoor art to create a new meeting place and make art accessible to everyone. Artists’ ideas are of great value for maintaining an open society.”

The sculpture route is five minutes away (on foot) from Museumplein, while maps will be available at the ARTZUID Pavilion on Minervalaan. A walk along the route to view all the works takes approximately 2,5 hours.

ARTZUID programme

Besides the street sculptures, which can be viewed completely for free, ARTZUID Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial offers an outstanding programme, from tours to art classes: 

Opening ceremony

  • What: Official opening ceremony with keynote speeches and the unveiling of the first sculptures.
  • When: May 17 at 10am
  • Where: at the ARTZUID Information Pavilion, Minervalaan 1, Amsterdam

Art Camp for children

  • What: Children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old get to work as real artists during the school holiday weeks.
  • When: July 15-19, July 22-29 and July 29-August 2 from 9am-5pm
  • Where: ARTZUID Children's Studio Beatrixpark, Prinses Irenestraat 19-2

Sunday Drop-in tours

  • What: Accessible "drop-in" guided tours are ideal for the average visitor looking for an impromptu urban art tour.
  • When: Every Sunday at 11am and 1pm
  • Where: Starting from the ARTZUID Information Pavilion, Minervalaan 1, Amsterdam
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: 10 euros

Friday Art Deco tours

  • What: Guided group tours by the Vrije Academie along Berlage’s striking art deco district in Amsterdam Zuid. These tours are longer and more in-depth than the Sunday tours.
  • When: Every Friday at 11am and 2pm
  • Where: Starting from the ARTZUID Information Pavilion, Minervalaan 1, Amsterdam
  • Duration: two hours
  • Price: 27,50

Plan your sculpture tour of South Amsterdam

A walk along the route to view all the works takes approximately 2,5 hours. Stop by the ARTZUID Information Pavilion between 10am and 6pm daily on Minervalaan 1 to get information, snacks, merchandise and maps.

Tickets to the special group tours taking place on Fridays cost 27,50 euros, whilst the tours on Sundays are more accessible and cost 10 euros. Browse the ARTZUID Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial website for more detials.