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The Spui Square in Amsterdam hosts a weekly outdoor art market on Sundays, where a group of about 25 contemporary Dutch and foreign artists from SAIA’s (Stichting Amsterdam International Artists) pool of 60 display their works.
The Spui Square in Amsterdam hosts a weekly outdoor art market on Sundays, where a group of about 25 contemporary Dutch and foreign artists from SAIA’s (Stichting Amsterdam International Artists) pool of 60 display their works. Paintings abound, but you can also pick up ceramics, jewelry and sculptures. You can get good deals here as the artists do not have to pay gallery charges.
Spui, 1012 XA Amsterdam, Netherlands
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