Camp art

30 : 07 : 2015 UrbanCampsite : Atelier Van Lieshout : Art-spiltality

Amsterdam – Outdoor camping and art collide in the UrbanCampsite Amsterdam, an initiative that enables travellers to spend the night inside site-specific installations.

  • Bookings are taken through travel platform Airbnb
  • The programme runs until 31 August
UrbanCampsite, Amsterdam UrbanCampsite, Amsterdam
UrbanCampsite, Amsterdam UrbanCampsite, Amsterdam
UrbanCampsite, Amsterdam UrbanCampsite, Amsterdam
UrbanCampsite, Amsterdam UrbanCampsite, Amsterdam

Located along the shore of the IJmeer lake, the UrbanCampsite features a number of specially made miniature dwellings created by local artists. Atelier van Lieshout’s installation is made from toilets, showers and septic tanks, while Rob Sweere’s resembles a survival capsule that has crash-landed on earth.

Guests staying on-site can also participate in a number of workshops with the artists, designers and architects behind the installations. In one workshop, guests will be taught how to weld a stove out of scrap iron. A series of campfire conversations and performances will also take place on-site.

The Big Picture: Artists are pushing the boundaries of the boutique hotel, and are using hospitality as a medium for creative expression. Learn more by reading our Art-spitality microtrend. 

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