If you’re coming from the center of Rotterdam, the quickest way to POW! WOW! Rotterdam is taking metro line D or E to Rijnhaven station. If you step out one stop earlier at Wilhelminaplein though, you’ll come up right at the corner of the first painting of the festival, made by Belgium’s own SMOK!
Photos by Martine Kiers
And it’s a special treat too, ’cause this artist isn’t painting a mural, but the entire side of a boat! The Sterre Marlijn is coming alive with his portrait of a marlin, and SMOK himself is developing some serious sea legs. Catch him at work by walking towards the water, and see this vessel change into a floating work of art before your eyes.
Afterwards, you can either head back into the subway system, or take a walk along the water straight to Rijnhaven. But don’t forget to tell SMOK we said ‘Hi!’