Coloring cities based on streetnames

Recently I saw this tweet from @puntofisso where he coloured the roads of urban areas mainly in England, based on their names.

He got his inspiration from this article from @Erdavis and @cedscherer.

I used and adapted his code that uses Osmnx for Python to create maps of Dutch cities, colored by their streetnames.

Here’s Amsterdam:


The Canals are clearly visible, and besides that streets dominate Amsterdam. If you zoom in in the canal area, you also notice quite some alleys.

The Hague has a couple of neighbourhoods that are filled with lanes:

There are also a lot of streets, and quite some neighbourhoods that are filled with other types of names.

One of the most extraordinary cities is Bilthoven, the city with no street at all (thanks to @Straatnamen for this tip).


Almere loves paden:


Eindhoven is a very ‘Lany’ city:



Delft has a large number of ‘paths’:

Rotterdam has a lot of streets, but also a lot of ‘Kades’

Lelystad has almost no ‘normal’ names:

And Haarlem has a great coverage!


Utrecht has a neighborhood full of ‘Dreef”s:

And Utrecht also has the municipality and the province of Utrecht!


The province of Friesland:


Some other cities:







Curious about other cities? Leave a comment and I can add it!

14 thoughts on “Coloring cities based on streetnames

    1. Heb ik toegevoegd! Aantal wijken met heel veel ‘coverage’, en een heel gebied met ‘waarden’ en een setje ‘weides’. (en een heel stuk gemeente met helemaal niet zo veel straten erin..)

    1. Toegevoegd! Grappige horizontale vorm heeft Bennekom. En ik vind die stegen in het westen fascinerend. Das een heel ander soort straat dan ik in mijn hoofd heb als ik aan een steeg denk!

  1. Heemskerk graag. Mooi om Nederland gekleurd te zien worden. En overig domineert dan als je uitzooomd naar de regio’s.

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