12 Reasons to visit Rotzooi Festival

Sunday Sept. 25, 11:00 - 20:00

For the love of kimchi, sauerkraut, sourdough, beer, cider, wine, yoghurt, cheese, pickles, natto, sausage, wine, coffee, vinegar and all that is fermented. Here's why you should come to Rotzooi Festival.

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29-11-2015 Workshop: How to make Kimchi June Park holding kimchi - There is so much we don't know about Kimchi. Did you know Koreans have a special Kimchi refrigerator in their house? June is currently doing an internship at Mediamatic and comes from Korea. She will give a workshop how to make her grandmothers traditional kimchi recipe. June all ready made 3 batches of Kimchi in advance so you will be able to taste 3 different kinds of kimchi. Afterwards you can go home with your own batch of Kimchi with Chinese Cabbage. And if you stay a little bit longer she…

1. You can taste and compare the best ferments in town

There will be over 20 market stands with products from local fermentation fanatics: Ciderwinkel, Goldstar Deli, Des Integres, Kees Kraakman, Meester-Affineurs, Boetech, Jorisbrood, Remeker, Abbot Kinney's, Meneer Wateetons, Kramer, Uit het Vuistje, Puur-e, Christian Weij, Lepelboom, Nattodan, Kefir Workshops, Natuurtalent, Mediamatic ETEN, Keukenboeren, Manenwolf's, Beebox, Willem & Drees, Thull's, Kookboekenhandel 63 Graden, Youth Food Movement and Myco Brewery.


Buns by Uit t Vuistje - Uit vuistje

2. Fermentation is super healthy !

When in doubts ask fermentation king Sandor Ellix Katz via munchies.

3. You'll be the first to try our new Myco Test Beer

Visit the Myco Brewery to taste limited edition beers that are actually doing good to the environment! The spent grains from this beer brewing process are used in the making of new biodegradable materials.


Myco Brewery Test Batch Beer - Now available to try at Mediamatic ETEN. Lisanne Groenewoud

4. We will teach you how to make your own cider

Improve your fermentation skills by attending one of the 8 workshops where you will learn how to make cider, pickles, vinegar, probiotic tomato bombs, sauerkraut, kimchi, sausages or dairy.


Rotzooi Festival Time-Table - Where to go and what to do at Rotzooi Fermentation Festival Ready for Take-off

5. Fermentation is Poetry

Honour the art of fermentation with a poem, rap or spoken word performance. Fungus Fellowship will help you on your way.

6. You can ask the masters

How to start a yoghurt culture in East Afrika? And what are the best bacteria for your healh? Ask dr. Bart Smit, Prof. Dr. Eddy Smid, Prof. Dr. Remko Kort, Meneer Wateetons and Christian Weij all their fermentation secrets.

7. Mediamatic ETEN has the best terras in town

Sit down at the waterside of our bar and restaurant and overlook the beautiful Amsterdam waters, Marine Terrein and Nemo. (there is a harbour, so you can also come by boat!)


Mediamatic Terras - Eating and drinking in the heart of Amsterdam Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Zeger Reyers

8. You'll be the judge

Watch fermentation experts Christian Weij (Verrot Lekker) and Meneer Wateetons (Over Rot) go head to head in a fermented cook battle.

9. We'll let you trade your mother for another

Swap your yoghurt starter for a fresh kombucha mother at the 'Starter-ruil-tent' (starter-swap-stand). Deposit between 11:00 - 13:00, collection between 16:00 - 19:00. Subscribe your starter with this form.


A large scoby - A symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast, created by the fermentation of kombucha. Image by Jason, via Flickr

10. Your Kids are safe with us (we might turn them into biologist though)

Draw, colour and discover the most beautiful micro-organisms in the Haeckel Room.

11. This is your chance to meet, greet and get signatures.

Bring your copy and get on stage with food authors Yvette van Boven (Home Made - Koken met van Boven), Christian Weij (Verrot Lekker), Meneer Wateetons (Over Rot) and Lucas Jeffries (Instock Cooking).

12. It's a great warm-up for the upcoming Zuursalon

At the monthly Zuursalon lectures, zuurcurator Meneer Wateetons and Mediamatic highlight one fermented product and its making. This time the evening is dedicated to Cider! Get your pre-sale tickets here.

Rotzooi Fermentation Festival
Sunday Sept.25, 11:00 - 20:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Entrance to the festival is free.
For the workshops and lectures a ticket is required.

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