*While the museum is closed, we pop up in the city.

You can now visit the pop-up exhibition Glashard on the grounds of De Glasfabriek Schiedam.

Glass-hard. Post-graffiti art in the Schiedam glass factory.

Artists with roots in graffiti culture are given a unique platform on the grounds of the Glasfabriek, the former glass factory in Schiedam. Over 20 years ago, these artists would go out at night with a spray can, leaving their work behind on walls, doors and other places on the frayed edges of the city. Their practice developed as visual artists, as shown in this exhibition curated by design duo Opperclaes, commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Around 30 national and international makers exhibit in various warehouse spaces to produce their work on site. Read more about the exhibition here.

Plan your visit

The grounds of the Glasfabriek Schiedam are situated at Buitenhavenweg 146, against the historic heart of the city and a seven-minute walk from the temporarily closed Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. The Koemarkt tram stops a few minutes’ walk from the Glasfabriek and there is paid parking next to the site. The exhibition opening hours are Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 to 17:00. Online tickets are available here, you can also buy a ticket at the entrance.

Reopening of the museum

The museum reopens in spring 2022 after large-scale renovations of the monumental building by the City of Schiedam, which is taking longer than planned. The museum is still appearing all over town with Stadscocon in Sint Janskerk, Schiedam in Store in the Havenkerk, Buurtplaatjes (neighbourhood pictures) in east Schiedam, and the light projection in the Town Hall at the beginning of 2021. De Haij adds that ‘The Glasfabriek is a place that has been important to many Schiedam residents, and it’s a perfect fit for these artists.’

About the museum

Want to know more about the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam? Read it here.


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