Friday Tour: Japanese Knotweed Edition

28 Apr 2023

Get a glimpse behind the scenes, peek inside our sensorial labs, and learn more about the bio-art installations around the Biotoop during our weekly tour on Friday! In this edition we pay extra attention to the project that are part of our ongoing Japanese Knotweed Festival.

Ticket + drink


Dorataspis / Acanthophracta. – Wunderstrahlinge – fig. 3 - From Kunstformen der Natur Lithograph by Ernst Haeckel and Adolf Giltsch This is a figure of plate 41 , one of the 100 pop science biology illustrations that were published from 1899 – 1904 in Leipzig by Ernst Haeckel through Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, Giltsch Lithografische Anstalt Jena . We've scanned the original lithography, you can download it by clicking on the picture. Ernst Haeckel, Adolf Giltsch

During the tour, you'll get the chance peek inside our labs, in which we explore the possibilities of bio-materials for design, science and art. We will take you to the Clean lab, where we are currently focusing on the use of waste materials, as a source for new material. You get an introduction in the Aroma lab, our open perfume workshop and scent library where scent is explored as an artistic medium. And you will get to see the Aquaponics, where we grow herbs and edible flowers for our restaurant in a sustainable way. 

During the walk, we will also talk more about the current exhibitions and growing art installations that you find both on the outside and inside of our building. At the end of the tour, we'd like to invite you to stay for a glass of Japanese Knotweed Lemonade!


Friday Tour at 16:00
Tickets €4,50 (including drink)
Please note that, unless everyone speaks Dutch, this workshop will be held in English.
For questions, please send an email to

Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Click here for the route