A dozen shelves lined the walls of Mediamatic Fabriek, filled with your unwanted things and future belongings. Just gone through a messy break-up and wanted to exchange your 100 best vegetarian meals for How to prepare the perfect steak? You could find it in the Cookbook department. When you checked in your belongings at the door, you received a voucher you could exchange for a product in the same category. You could make an immediate swap, or come back later for a cookbook that really made your stomach rumble.
The Beambtenbar (lower civil servants bar) turns ordering a beer into an administrative happening. After you've bought a bag of colored tokens, you'll need to exchange your tokens with others to get the right combination that will allow you to order the drink you're craving. A beer requires four blue and two red tokens, a glass of wine three blue and three green ones.
Those who were tickled by whiffs of frustration could make a deal with the exchange-masseur and receive a nice relaxing massage.
Ruilen was an exhibition and series of events from October 20 to January 6. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 14.00 to 19.00. Entrance: €5,- for a month membership. Kids half price. Entrance in exchange for a chore was also a possibility.