Welcome to street art in Antwerp. Enjoy!
Now, people in Belgium do not just read Tin Tin.
Les Aventures De Neron et C / LES NEROTIQUES
They are the heros from the 19th-century novel A Dog of Flanders by Marie Louise de la Ramée, under the synonym of Ouida. It tells the story of an orphan boy who grows up with his grandpa and finds a dog nearly beaten to death.
(This is the super short version, spoiler alert.)
After the dog recovers, they become best friends. In the church of Antwerp he wants to see the art work of Rubens and both of them are found frozen the next day. Rumors go, this story is much more famous in Japan than in Belgium.
While it is really hard to find street art in some cities, in Andwerp all you need to do is look. Unfortunately, a lot of the city has been cleaned up a few years ago but you will still find older street art pieces all over the city.
Street Art in Antwerp – a Lane Way
The thing with alleys is, that you usually cannot take a decent photo there …
There is so much street art in Antwerp that you will find an entire Facebook page dedicated to it. Antwerp may be the hidden street art capital of Belgium (and we didn’t even make it to the hip places.)
I really hope you liked the street art from Antwerp! More pictures from our trip to Belgium coming soon …
Sunrise at the abandoned resort
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33 thoughts on “Street Art in Antwerp”
Toll! Macht richtig Lust auf Antwerpen!
Ja klasse! Und ich hab noch nicht mal die Jugendstil-Bauten gezeigt 😉
Loved all of them!
All are amazing and inspiring!
Thank you! I would love to go back and see more. A long weekend is never long enough …
I love the art here. Thanks!
Those are wonderful! Antwerp rocks like that, and it seems to me to have a similar street art vibe to that of Montmartre, Paris – hope you don’t mind me sharing a link of my visit there: https://thevintagetoyadvertiser.org/2017/09/27/street-art-in-montmartre/
Thanks for sharing these brilliant images, X, and kudos to all the artists and designers involved! And… Belgium beer: the best in the world!
I love street art. I look at Street Art & Graffiti magazine, by Laurent Jacquet. Love your photos.
Thank you! I will check Jacqet out, ta!
Very good. Thank you… 🙂
Thank you, Sir! A compliment from you always makes my day 😉
I’m honoured… Have a great week.
I’ve never actually visited Antwerp, it’s just a traffic jam hotspot on our drives to and from England. I had no idea it was such a hotbed of brilliant street art. I was a bit thrown by the scale of the ‘objet troevé’ phtoo. I first thought it was a tiny toy shopping trolley on some ancient cobblestones, but I suspect it’s a real one on the muddy riverbank. As for Cafe den Billenkletser, did you realise you’d picked a funny name there? ‘Billen’ are buttocks/bottom and ‘kletsen’ is usually chatting, so it either means someone talking out of their backside, but given it might be dialect, it might have something to do with slapping bottoms because ‘billenkoek’ means a spanking.
The trolley was from the river bank. We took the tunnel to the other side, since Antwerp has no bridges. I didn’t know about the name; thank you! It seemed there were a few oddly named or themed things. I would really love to go back in nicer weather and explore a bit more (and have more chocolate!!!)
Love it ❤️
I love street art and your share is an add to my heart!❤️
Thank you so much for your kind words! There are a few hot spots and a big alley we hoped to go see in summer. We’ll see how that goes …