Art walking

Rotterdam is the city in the Netherlands with the most art in public space. Walking past the art you can explore the city and enjoy the outdoors.

What options are there?

Interactive roadmaps

Op you will find six interactive online walking routes, each of which, within its own theme, visit a selection of the Rotterdam sculpture collection. The routes are now accessible for your mobile phone without having to download an app. Go to, select the route you want to walk and see where you are on the map. This makes it very easy to follow the route. You can also choose where to start your art route: from the beginning, in the middle or at the end? Everything is possible! Stroll through the city and discover everything about Rotterdam's rich sculpture collection.

Online map

Op you will find hundreds of images on the map. You can map out a walk in your area, or in a completely different part of Rotterdam. The information about the images can be found on the map.

Art route Hoogvliet

This route map shows a selection of sixteen works of art in Hoogvliet for a beautiful walking or cycling route, which leads through the abundance of greenery and along a rich city and art history. More than thirty works of art can be found in this area, recalling periods that were important for the development of this part of the city in a time when the percentage scheme existed, whereby about one percent of the building sum was earmarked for art. They refer to the reconstruction of the XNUMXs, the urban beautification of the XNUMXs, the functional thinking of the XNUMXs and beyond. It is striking that there are quite a few creations by famous artists, sculptures of which only one can be found in the world: in Hoogvliet.
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Kunstroute Rotterdam, from Zuidplein to Rotterdam Central Station

On Wednesday, October 26, 2022, the Art route Rotterdam, from Zuidplein to Central Station launched. The latest map in the series of art routes passes 38 well-known and lesser-known works of art and takes you from Zuidplein via Dordtselaan, Maashaven and Rijnhaven, over the Erasmus Bridge and Coolsingel to Central Station. In collaboration with Stichting Oren en Ogen Tekort, the images have been made accessible to people with a visual impairment. The route map is available at Tourist Information Rotterdam.
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Art route Rotterdam, from Westersingel to Wilhelminapier

During this walk from the Westersingel to the Wilhelminapier you will become acquainted with thirty statues. Pointed descriptions in Dutch and English offer a wealth of information. That is handy, because nowhere else can you see so many beautiful works of art on the street as in Rotterdam. The quality of the works is exceptional and the condition they are in is also impressive.
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Light route

In Rotterdam, a number of artworks and buildings are highlighted in a special way, and poetry pops up in the dark. The municipality of Rotterdam and CBK Rotterdam have made a route map together, which takes you past these nightly highlights in the city.
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Feijenoord Monumental

With this map in hand, it is possible to take a walk past works of art in the Feijenoord district, which are grouped on this map around the themes of labour, port and migration. Feijenoord has even more monuments and sculptures, but these are not included in the city tour.
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De Romantic Single Family van Rotterdam was developed in the mid-19th century and intensively restored from 2000 onwards. It took fifteen years to implement Het Singelplan, including the accompanying art commissions. This map leads along the canals of three districts in Rotterdam North: Blijdorp, Oude Noorden and Crooswijk. There are works of art from various periods to discover. It is an invitation to relax and go back in time.
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Rotterdam Routes

The handy app Rotterdam Routes offers, among other things, a number of art walks that have been established in collaboration with CBK Rotterdam. Like the route Gallery, Art and Urban Beauty with Ernest van der Kwast who takes you along some great galleries and special works of art in public space. Or the route Street Art with Peter van der Helm who is committed to the acceptance of street art.

ArtIndex Tours

Do-It-Yourself Art Walk, Women in Rotterdam
This Art Walk pays tribute to artist Madeleine Berkhemer (1973-2019). The walk starts in the Garden of North near her artwork Parabola Blues (2021) and ends at The lost pearl (2015) in The Park. With 10.000 steps you follow a surprising selection of public art by female makers. Art Index The route can be walked in both directions. Download the free PDF here.

De COOL Art Walk is a varied walk on the renovated Coolsingel. Follow the art and experience the history and future, architecture, greenery and urban development of this city boulevard that now offers space for cyclists and walkers. You come to surprising places, look around you with different eyes and on Wednesdays at 12 o'clock sharp you can see the performance artwork of Elmgreen and Dragset see in progress. Performance artist Wim Konings then delivers the magical message, 'It is never too late to say sorry!'.

Gavin Turk Art Walk
In the spirit of 'young British artists', the unveiling of the 3.5 meter high bronze door at the head of Wilhelmina pier Gavin Turk Art Walk developed. A surprising contemporary walk from Wilhelminapier to Oud Charlois, which is about places, looking and seeing connections. Landen op Zuid, a port in development, peering over the river, narrative art and feel free to take the water taxi for a while.

Publication date: 24 / 06 / 2021