Street Art in Antwerp

Welcome to street art in Antwerp. Enjoy!

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Pablo Piatti
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astrograff
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Marc Sleen & Exmar

Now, people in Belgium do not just read Tin Tin.

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Les Aventures De Neron et C / LES NEROTIQUES

Map of Stripmuren 2019
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Nello and Patrasche in frotn of Antwerp Cathedral

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.

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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.

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Just some back yard
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Street Art in Antwerp – a Lane Way

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The thing with alleys is, that you usually cannot take a decent photo there …

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grafitti house in down town Antwerp
Patrick Paste Up Sponge Bob public art Belgium Antwerp
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It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love
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Love locks in Antwerpen Belgium
The obligatory love locks
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Old art deco add from Antwerp Belgium

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.)

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Objet trouvé
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Resmone
grafitti Wall mural
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Walk with pride

I really hope you liked the street art from Antwerp! More pictures from our trip to Belgium coming soon …

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25 thoughts on “Street Art in Antwerp

  1. 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.

    1. 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!!!)

    1. 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 …

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