Art spaces

Art lovers can indulge themselves in the old historic city center of Schiedam, only about 10 minutes away from Rotterdam-Centre, Marconiplein and the Van Nelle factory.

Art Route Schiedam leads through the old city center with its monumental museum quarter, canals, windmills and the old city park. A varied and high-quality art program can be seen at the locations and performances and activities take place regularly.

Discover Art Route Schiedam

Get to know the art scene in Schiedam by walking a route of approximately 5 km along the cultural highlights of Schiedam. TIP! Combine the Art Route Schiedam with a visit to other sights such as museum windmill De Walvis, the Jenever museum or a cruise in the canals of Schiedam with the whisper boat.

What are the transport options?

From the Van Nelle factory: From the Beukelsbrug, take bus 38 in the direction of Schiedam Centrum. The first location is a 10-minute walk from Schiedam Centrum station, or take the tram 51, 54 or 126 and get off at Delflandseweg. The tram stops Broersvest and Koemarkt are also suitable starting points.

It is also possible to get off the water taxi at Schiedam-West (stop 93), then it is a 5-minute walk to the Ketelfactory.

  1. Paul de Graaff // Doeleplein 1
  2. Galerie Jacques Tange // Schie 50
  3. Stichting KunstWerkt // Boterstraat 81
  4. Galerie Voûte // Grote Markt 39A
  5. Galerie 158 // Hoogstraat 158
  6. Galerie Emmy Miltenburg // Lange Haven 106
  7. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam // Hoogstraat 112
  8. OpenArtExchange // Hoogstraat 85
  9. Jenevermuseum // Lange Haven 74-76
  10. Galerie Chimaera // Lange Haven 77
  11. De Ketelfactory // Hoofdstraat 44
  12. De Fotowerkplaats // Gerrit Verboonstraat 14



Hoogstraat 85 // OpenArtExchange is an independent international art gallery, founded in 2018, which aims to connect modern visual artists from non-western countries (namely Africa, South America and Asia) with western art- and cultural world.

De Ketelfactory

Hoofdstraat 44 // Since its start in 2009, De Ketelfactory in Schiedam has acquired a remarkable status. It is a place where art receives attention in an unusual way. The spotlights are less focused on individual works than on artistry, less on a static exhibition than on movement, encounters and, above all, deepening.

Stichting KunstWerkt

Boterstraat 81 // Since the 1990s, Stichting KunstWerkt has united a large group of artists from Schiedam and the surrounding area. In Ruimte in Beweging, the foundation organizes ten exhibitions and related activities each year.

Galerie 158

Hoogstraat 185 //Galerie 158 is an initiative of Margi Geerlinks. A test lab for exhibitions with ever-changing subjects, in which the relationship between people and society is central. With young and older artists from various disciplines.

Galerie Jacques Tange

Schie 50 // Tange's work is inspired by life itself and its most important element: love. He pays tribute to the woman and believes that her strength can save the world.

De Fotowerkplaats

Gerrit Verboonstraat 14 // The Fotowerkplaats Schiedam presents photo exhibitions throughout the year with a focus on (jazz) music. De Fotowerkplaats is a collaboration of six photography professionals who have earned their spurs and deliver, print and present top photography.

Florentijn Hofman, Stadscocon, 2021, Sint Janskerk Schiedam. Fotografie_ Aad Hoogendoorn

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Hoogstraat 112 // Please note, the museum is temporarily closed! The Stedelijk Museum Schiedam has a pop-up exhibition at three locations in the city. The Stadscocoon by artist Florentijn Hofman is located in the Sint Janskerk, a kind of green oasis that you can enter. The Schiedam Viewing Depot is located in the Havenkerk. There we examine our historical collection, together with visitors. Curious about the work of Schiedam artists? Then walk to the KunstWerkt space for the exhibition Toch maar Mooi gemaakt..


Lange Haven 74-76 // When you visit the Jenever Museum, you literally step into the world of the jenever industry. We tell you the history of jenever based on personal stories. You will also be introduced to a number of distillers with a rich family tradition. You can also see how jenever exerted an influence on the graphics sector. Special advertising materials and posters provide a good picture of the past decades!

Galerie Emmy Miltenburg

Long Harbor 106 // E.M. is a project space in Schiedam, under the creative care of Emmy Miltenburg. E.M. offers space for enterprising designers and artists to show their work and ideas to the public.

Galerie Voûte

Grote Markt 39A // Art Gallery Voûte opened its doors in 1994 in Rotterdam. Since 2001, the gallery has been located in the historic center of Schiedam, close to the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam and other museums. The gallery is run by Edwin and Annemarie Voûte.

St Joris Doele

Doeleplein 1 // In the beautiful monumental St Joris Doele building you will find an exhibition by photographer Paul de Graaff. In addition to photography for print media, Paul has also specialized in moving images for online applications. He is also active as a visual artist.

Galerie Chimaera

Lange Haven 77 // Studio of Frans Huisman. Huisman's work varies from drawings, paintings, image projections to sculptures.

Questions or new ideas? Send an email to info@openartexchange.com