Sculpture De Violist, Amsterdam

#812 of 1,208 in Things to do in Amsterdam
Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Breaking through the marble floor on the entrance to Amsterdam's city hall and opera house, Sculpture De Violist is the work of a mysterious artist who's been installing his quirky sculptures all over the city since the 1980s. The bronze violinist is buried up to his chin in the marble tiles, and only his head, his left hand, and the violin with the fiddle remain visible. Apparently, the statue was originally placed in the sea and moved by city officials to its current location in 1991. Use our Amsterdam attractions planning website to add Sculpture De Violist and other attractions to your Amsterdam vacation plans.
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  • The violinist stands in the Stopera main hall, buried up to his chin in the marble floor. He once stood in the sea, with the water up to his chin, but was moved here. Beautiful piece of art to behold.  more »
  • This one is inside the building so you will needs to step in to locate this Nice piece of art - unique is the word that describes it best!  more »
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