Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Street Art Tour | ±6km

Street Art? In Dordrecht? Yes indeed! In recent years, the public space of Dordrecht is constantly enriched with beautiful murals. Since its inception at the end of 2016, Iconoclash has been supporting the city through impressive works of art. Curator Simian Switch selects renowned artists in which the final artworks are in harmony with the immediate surroundings and respond to the historical character of the city. The route also includes murals by other artists.

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Street art - mural - Joram Roukes

Joram Roukes

Spuiboulevard 99

The best place to start your route is at the VVV Dordrecht tourist office at Spuiboulevard 99. Easily accessible and a short distance away, you will find two beautiful works here. On the blind wall of the garage on the Achterom is the gigantic artwork by Joran Roukes. He produced this work for the celebration of the "Ode to the Synod" in 2019.

From here, walk left and go through the underpass next to Bots Mode.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Danny Rumbl

New Hilstraat 21

On this object of Stedin you will find the stylized work of Danny Rumbl, the Pheasant.
The work is part of a series of 3 works through the center, the pheasant and other accessories to the artworks are a reflection on the accessories found in the old artworks found in for example the Dordrechts Museum.

After this, walk along the water, turn left across the bridge. On the right you will see the next painting.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Beer and Bread

Spuiboulevard 292

Iconoclash's very first mural. Created for the 2016 Iconoclash Word Storm Festival. Contemporary translation of Iconoclash suggests a comparison between the giving way of image for word with the now taking place fusion of our reality with the digital world. The work is titled (Sub)Merge.

Continue to follow the Spuiweg.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht


Spuiweg 45

Illustrator and Muralist Hedof created this mural in 2016 due to the celebration of the landmark, Iconoclasm Word Storm. The mural is a free interpretation there are several references to the iconoclasm where the image itself uses the Biesbosch as inspiration.

Continue walking down Spuiweg and turn right at the traffic circle. Diagonally across the street you will see the next location.


Wall collage

Kilwijkhof 6

Not a painting but a wall collage. A public work by many people from Dordrecht and it celebrates and commemorates freedom. Inspiration for the artwork is a by-flute poem. During the celebration of the birth of the Netherlands, visitors to the National Museum of Education wrote a through-listening poem on the theme of freedom. The words from this poem inspired this wall collage.
Follow Kilwijkstraat, turn right onto Aert de Gelderstraat and at the end turn left onto Singel. Further on, turn left into the Koninginnestraat.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Danny Rumbl

Queen Street 45

Halfway down Queen Street you will find another Stedin object. Danny Rumbl's style is very recognizable. This work is the first in his series of murals on the Stedin objects.
At the end of Koninginnestraat, turn right into Havenstraat. At the t-junction, turn left to look at the graffity left and right under the bridge.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Meeting of Styles

Weeskinderendijk 11

In the summer of 2020, Dordrecht hosted the international graffiti festival Meeting of Styles. 5 pillars of the Zwijndrecht bridge were tackled. A bit off the route but well worth the "detour"! Walk back and go straight ahead at the junction to the Wilgenbos. Turn right onto Twintighuizen, further on turn left into Sluisweg and then right down the stairs to Geldelozepad. Right in the parking lot the next painting.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Telmo Miel

Geldelozepad 156

The creative duo Telmo Miel crafted this surreal artwork for the Beeldenstroom Woordenstorm festival. For the artwork, they looted images from the Dordrecht archives to create this beautiful work titled, "Not as creepy as I seem.
Follow the Geldelozepad to Houtkopersplaats, turn left here and keep left, turn right at the entrance to the parking garage.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Johan Moorman

Spuiboulevard 304

The work "Power to the People" by Eindhoven-based artist Johan Moorman was designed in response to the 2016 Beeldenstroom Woordenstorm Festival. It refers to the iconoclasm and present day. The image shows the shaky foundation an average system.

Cross the water via the pedestrian bridge, turn left onto the Boogjes, then turn right onto Dolhuisstraat.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Simian Switch

Dolhuisstraat 53

On the blind wall of the iconic Dolhuis (Hoek Dolhuisstraat/Schoolstraat) you will find "a" work of art by local artist Simian Switch. Since 2016, a pact with the Dolhuis has provided a personal canvas for this artist who is also the curator of all murals in downtown Dordrecht.

Walk down Dolhuisstraat and turn right onto Voorstraat.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Simian Switch

Front Street 397

At the intersection between Voorstraat and Botgenstraat, you will find Simian Switch's three-headed elephant on the Botgensteiger. Where previously stood an artwork by Rutger Termohlen, the scaffolding needed an update after restoration of the walls.
In consultation with the neighborhood and property owner, the Elephant was installed on the blind wall.
Continue down Voorstraat and cross the bridge at City Hall. Turn right and after 50 meters turn left into the Vleeshouwerstraat. At the end turn right again into the Varkenmarkt and after about 100 meters at the third alley on the right you will find the next mural.


Danny Rumbl and Robbert Visser

Pig Market 110

With this beautiful collaboration leading to a transition from figurative work to abstract forms, the baton was passed to Robert Visser. This object is Robert's first and Danny's last from their series of works.
Not everything always goes smoothly. After persistent complaints about 1 of the sides of the artwork by Danny Rumbl and Robert Visser, it was decided to modify it.
Simian Switch, in consultation with local residents, placed an appropriate less prominent image in the form of a solid robin.
Enter the alley and past the building with the paintings into the courtyards. Keep right and walk into Tolbrugstraat Waterfront, cross Scheffersplein, turn right into Voorstraat.



Front Street 317

In a passage right with stairs to the Voorstraatshaven you will find the mural "The closer to Dordt, the more beautiful it becomes. In this Street Art route, of course, the Schapenkop cannot be missing. Dordents are called 'Schapenkoppen' after an old legend. Unfortunately, the artist of this work is unknown.
Enter Vriesestraat and walk all the way to Lenghenstraat, turn right.


Serge Kortenbroek

Bagijnhof 72

The horse on the corner of Lenghen Street is somewhat reminiscent of Dalí. The fading thin legs and checkerboard patterns mostly raise questions. Serge Kortenbroek did not give his work a title, so everyone can make up their own answers. The mural was installed in 2016 during a project by Iconoclash.
Go back and turn right onto Vriesestraat, over Vriesebrug keep left, turn left onto Kromhout. On the right at the corner Warmoerzierspad the next artwork.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Simian Switch and Robbert Visser

Kromhout 118R

Commissioned by the owners of the blind wall, this mural was created. Inspired by the painting and interior, Simian Switch and Robbert Visser created this abstract sample with references to Dordrecht. Title: Heraldic No: 1.

Continue to follow the Kromhout, turning left onto Sint Jorisweg.



St George's Bridge 12

Near the St. Joris Bridge you will find the old KPN object that artist Robert Visser transformed into an extraordinary abstract Artwork.
Go back and follow the St. Jorisweg, further on turn left on the Matena's path. Walk past the back of the theater into the parking lot.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Robbert Visser

Place des Arts 1553

Near Schouwburg Kunstmin you will find this abstract work by Robbert Visser. The metamorphosis of Kunstmin through the years and theater logic are translated into a stereometric composition.
Following the Matena's path, turn left to Marcellius Schamperstraat, cross the children's art square. Along the stairs to the Noordendijk you will see the next mural.


Elvira van Bochove

Noordendijk 89

The mural "Connection in Time" connects a meandering stream of water with branches like a root system connecting the image from the past with the future. At the top is part of a photograph from 1900, by Hendrik Johannes Tollens. This shows the beam holes on the Noordendijk, water basins where logs of wood were preserved. Silhouettes of a diversity of people standing hand in hand in the water show the desire and need to live in communion with the water.

Street art - Mural - Dordrecht

Ton Kraaijeveld

Noordendijk 148D

Go up the stairs and turn right to follow the Noordendijk towards the mill. Past the Energiehuis, you will see on the side wall the latest mural. City artist Ton Kraaijeveld created this mural on the Energiehuis. The theme is language renewal , the text relates to the here and now and present and past.

This is where your hike ends.

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