Art in the Vinex
Start/End: District office/police station Leidschenveen-Ypenburg, Brigantijnlaan 303
Time: 45 min bike route Leidschenveen + 1 hour bike route Ypenburg
How do you breathe life into a brand-new neighborhood? That was the important question raised when in 2002 construction began on a large Vinex district on the east side of The Hague: Leidschenveen-Ypenburg. The municipality and the construction companies were convinced that art could make an important contribution to this. That is why the district houses so many special works of art. Foreign visitors even visit the neighborhood especially for the public art on display!
Unique to the Netherlands is the Art at Home project in Ypenburg. Residents of this neighborhood were able to choose a free work of art to put on their homes in 2005. For this project, eight artists produced a work of art in (varying) editions. The first works of art swarmed from the Vogelbuurt over Ypenburg. A second swarm moved even further into the neighborhood in 2008. Over 200 houses now accommodate art. All works are visible from the street and are not allowed to move.
With Art in the Vinex you cycle past exciting both smaller and monumental works of art while getting an impression of the enormous diversity of houses, neighborhoods and atmospheres in Leidschenveen and Ypenburg. Hop on your bike and be surprised by Vinex and art!
How does it work?
The entire route is marked on the map, the start and finish are highlighted, as are the artworks. You can start at any location and at any time. A short explanation is provided for each artwork. Would you like to know more about a specific work of art? Then click on the link. Interested in more art on the streets of The Hague? Check bkdh.nl.