The city of Amsterdam is getting a new museum! The biggest street art museum in the world will open its doors at the NDSM docks (From Dutch: Netherlands Dock and Shipbuilding Company), situated on the north side of the river IJ in the summer of 2018. With its impressive size and art collection the museum will put NDSM on the map as an international cultural destination.
The former welding hangar (locally known as Lasloods) covers the surface of more than 7.000 m2 and is twice the size of the famous Turbine Hall of Tate Modern in London. Curator Peter Ernst Coolen from Street Art Today is currently working on setting up the future museum together with his team. “Street art has been an inseparable part of urban life for years now. Critics consider street art one of the most significant art movements of the moment. Being made on the street, however, it is also the most perishable. The museum’s collection will not only capture an era but will present the best street art works and artists in one place making it accessible to a wide audience.