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North-South Line

Amsterdam art route with international allure

Art has been integrated into all metro stations of the North-South Line. Each artwork gives the station its own identity and serves as a reference point for travellers. The North-South Line has been in operation since 2018 and will be extended to Hoofddorp via Schiphol Airport in 2028. QKunst was asked by the City of Amsterdam to provide artistic supervision. For seven years we liaised between all parties involved, from the concept development to the delivery of the artworks.


Noord Station

‘Flyways’, Harmen Liemburg

More than 40,000 passengers use Noord (North) Station every day. They travel to or from the district office, the ROC, the cinema, the Boven ‘t Y shopping centre or homes and offices around the station. Or they commute via the new bus hub […]


Noorderpark Station

‘The 7 Gates’, Persijn Broersen and Margrit Lukács

Various features of the Noord (North) district come together around Noorderpark Station: the workers’ districts that surround the station are representative of the garden villages a bit […]


Central Station Concourse-hall

‘Tulip Palepai, navigating the river of the world’, Jennifer Tee

The Central Station metro station is located under the 1889 railway station building of Cuypers and Van Gendt. Cuypers designed the station building as an inviting city gate for the traveller, and it […]


Central Station Metro-hall

‘Weather engine’, David Claerbout

The Central Station metro-hall of the North/South line is located 15 meters below the water level and directly below the station square. The impressive metro-hall is sometimes called ‘the cathedral’ because of its great height, the striking ceiling […]


Rokin Station

‘The crocodile, the melodica, the pike fish, …’, Daniel Dewar and Grégory Gicquel

The archaeological research during the excavation of the construction sites on Damrak and Rokin has yielded 700,000 archaeological finds, dug out of the Amstel. An unprecedentedly large collection […]


Vijzelgracht Station

‘Ramses Shaffy, Lifelines’, Marjan Laaper

Every day about 40,000 passengers use the Vijzelgracht Station. The station offers tourists, art lovers, and local residents access to the extraordinary architecture and urban design of the canals, the Museumplein, the De Bazel  […]


De Pijp Station

‘Sipping colors’, Amalia Pica

The De Pijp Station is located under the Ceintuurbaan and is the narrowest station on the metro line: the tracks lie on top of each other and the entrances are indoors; they are located in housing blocks with dwellings above them. […]


Europaplein Station

‘I want a permanent wave’, Gerald van der Kaap

Europaplein Station provides access to the RAI, the ROC and the Amsterdam School architecture of the Rivierenbuurt. About 20,000 passengers use the station every day, including as a connection to […]


Zuid Station

Zuid (South) Station stands above ground and is the only station of the North/South line that already existed before the new metro line was created. Only platforms and entrances have been constructed. It is expected that 43,000 passengers a day will use Zuid Station—to gain access to […]