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Artplein Spui

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Address: Spui Square, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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+31 343 516 476
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Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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An open-air art exhibit held every Sunday.

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Artsy fartsy

We stumbled across this art show after having dinner at Luxembourg. It was a neat little show. We have a few birds at home, so these prints caught our eye. The artist was... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you are visiting attractions like Begijnhof and Amstedam Museum on a Sunday, you might want to check out the open art market held at Spuiplein, just to the south of Begignhof. From 10am to 6pm local artists setup stalls and display paintings, drawings, handmade jewellery and other artistic items for purchase. It seems stalls are manned by the artists... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this art show after having dinner at Luxembourg. It was a neat little show. We have a few birds at home, so these prints caught our eye. The artist was very friendly and wrapped our piece of art securely for its trip back to the USA.

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Thank Thedevelopingimage
Lambertville, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I much preferred this town square to the much more well-known Dam Square. Full of shops, bookstores, bars and restaurants and also a fun art show on Sundays, this is a great place to grab a glass of wine (or to eat in nearby Kantjil en de Tiger) and relax. Very historic and some great architecture.

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Thank Heidi D
Everywhere
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

A very VERY short street but what a lovely place to check out local artist IMO. It was a lovely sunny morning when i came across this place on my walk from my hotel NH City Center towards the Dam Square. The stall holders whom many are the artist themselves is happy to chat about thier wares.

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Thank SharonBugs
Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 13 May 2016

This square is very nice also without the art market. The building all around are some of the oldest in Amsterdam, including a gothic church. The art market is very diversified, there is everything what you can immagine. My only questions - who buys this art and craft?

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Thank 545medva
Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 507 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Located within the grounds spui square, is this quirky art market, where artist and craftsmen are selling there wonderful creations, nice to just cruise around the stalls on a sunday.

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Thank JnVSydney
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 12 December 2015

The square itself in a fun place, and the art market adds to it. Even without it its worth a visit, there a number of small gems around here to look at. the Gothic church across the canal, and the Bigijnhof, the cafes etc. The artist at this square displaying are an eclectic bunch, but the stuff is good. I... More 

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Thank IndiraIra
Manchester England
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

We were staying close to Spui so decided to walk to the square and have a look at the art and crafts. Vendors were still unpacking their wares despite the fact we'd had a leisurely, late breakfast. What was there was interesting but just not enough artists displaying pieces. As others have said, don't make this your main destination, it... More 

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Thank Mike Arran
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 7 September 2015

Didn't plan to come to this place but when I saw there was something on the square, I decided to take a look. I was glad to stop at this open air art market. It's small square full of artwork such as : painting, hand-made jewelry, ceramics, hand painted scarf, postcards, small statues made from paper etc. It's recomended for... More 

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Reviewed 8 May 2015

the weekend we went there, there were only a handful of vendors, but i must admit that most of them were selling amazing hand crafts, like paintings, pottery, and the like. we certainly purchased a few great items! well worth a stop by.

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