I venerate the urban art scene. The way it relates to the city and the life within while simultaneously adding to its splendor never ceases to spark my interest. You could easily declare that I am a “graffiti porn” addict. Aerosol art is the first thing that I look for whenever I visit a new town.
The vivid neighborhood “Dam” harbors one of our very own concrete graffiti jungles. Given the right weather conditions, you will come across a few daredevils at work under the bridge adjoining Park Spoor Noord or at the skate park.
Be amazed as they show off their skills but beware, the open air gallery deserves your full attention too. There are a few incredible pieces on display. My favorite ones are done by Dome and Empty Belly. The latter can be spotted in Lisbon as well (ask Nuno for directions).
After consciously dodging the occasional wizard on his skateboard, rollerblades or stunt bike I often choose to enjoy a refreshing beverage at Cargo. This large open-air bar is located in the heart of this green recreational area surrounding the graffiti hot-spot. Order a drink, buy a snack and scroll through all the photos you just took.
To get here, I for one tend to enjoy to walk from Grand Central Station, through our multi-cultural neighborhoods all the way towards the park. It helps to know that this spot is merely a stone’s throw away from the MAS and Felixpakhuis. Awaken the graffiti tiger in you!