Willem Velthoven

Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic Biotoop

Safe and intimate dinner at the water side of Oosterdok in Amsterdam!

At Mediamatic we're designing and testing new safe hospitality. Later this year we will serve our visitors amazing plant-based dinners in their own little greenhouse. We're hoping to open in June; reservations will be open from the last week of May. 

The photos were taken during test runs on Monday April 27, Tuesday May 5 and Tuesday May 12, 2020. Reproduction is allowed when crediting the photographer(s).

#corona #covid19 #6feet #quarantaine #greenhouses #horeca #hospitality #innovation

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

In restaurants and bars, a separate room is traditionally named in French: "chambre séparée". It suggests a sexy kind of intimacy: here things can happen that should remain hidden from plain sight and not be heard by all. We've decided to name our greenhouses in French too. Although what happens inside will be much more public...

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safe water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020 Anne Lakeman, Willem Velthoven

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Serving at Mediamatic ETEN Serres Séparées - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam during a pandemic We were testing the setup and the ways of serving whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. After these tests during lock-down, we went viral with the concept. So as soon as permitted, we started to offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We had a great run from june 1st on t ill the second wave stopped even our super safe restaurant again in October 2020.   Of course, these chambres séparées are… Willem Velthoven

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

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Mediamatic ETEN Serre Séparée - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 12th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona…

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6 feet service to Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Anne Lakeman for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Anne Lakeman

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Anne Lakeman for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Anne Lakeman

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

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Mediamatic ETEN Serres Séparées - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon here after, we went viral with this concept and added a few more greenhouses. We're offering really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. Of course, in times of pandemic, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 12th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Serving a drink at 6 feet distance Giulia Soldati serving a glass of Bastiá "Capo degli Honesti" pet nat to director Willem Velthoven and Annelies W. Doom. Soon thereafter, we went viral with the concept and started offer really nice plant-based dinners in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. In times of a pandemic, of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28 Anne Lakeman

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Mediamatic ETEN and Serre Séparée - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 12th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Tommaso Buresti, Giulia Soldati, Willem Velthoven

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven / Anne Lakeman for Mediamatic… Anne Lakeman

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Mediamatic ETEN and Serre Séparée - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona…

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Mediamatic ETEN and Serres Séparées - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 5th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

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Mediamatic ETEN and Serres Séparées - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 5th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

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Mediamatic ETEN and Serres Séparées - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 5th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

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Mediamatic ETEN and Serres Séparées - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 5th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona #covid19 #1,5meter #6feet  This is Anne Hofstra one of our colleagues together with her roommate. She is enjoying the cooking of our chefs Tommaso and Giulia. The dinner is served using a plank to create a safe environment for the waiters. Willem Velthoven

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Mediamatic ETEN and Serre Séparée - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 12th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona…

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Mediamatic ETEN and Serre Séparée - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 12th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona…

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Mediamatic ETEN Serre Séparée - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 12th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona…

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Mediamatic ETEN Serre Séparée - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 12th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona…

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Mediamatic ETEN Serre Séparée - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 12th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona…

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Mediamatic ETEN Serre Séparée - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on May 12th, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. Here you…

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Summer in the Serres Séparées - Photo by Abbie Moran for Mediamatic. Taken on 24.06.2020.  Abbie Moran