Here Come the Elephants!

There’s a new outdoor exhibition around Amsterdam, a series of painted elephants.

The elephants are part of a fund-raising effort. They’ll be auctioned off at the Westergasfabriek on 12 November and the money will go to supporting Elephants in Asia.



I’ve spotted elephants throughout the city – from the Central Station to Cornelius Schuystraat.You can find the route of all the elephants online, and find your own favourites on a walk through the city.

Australian Elephant

Australian Elephant

There were lots of people photographing and climbing on the elephants all around Museumplein and Spui where these photos were taken.

I’ve posted a few of my favourites – you can also buy some examples of the elephants either at shops on Museumplein or in Kalvertoren, or online.

This blue and white one is my favourite so far; don’t think I’ll be bidding on him though; too expensive and doesn’t really go with the decor.

Even Elephants get the blues

Even Elephants get the blues


2 thoughts on “Here Come the Elephants!

    • I found a new one on Friday – there’s one painted to look like a woolly mammoth outside Christies in Oud Zuid, have you found that one?

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