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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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