Anne Hofstra


Frequently asked questions at Mediamatic


Carmaris. / Trachomedusae. Kolbenquallen - figure 1 - Plate 26 from Kunstformen der Natur. Lithograph by Ernst Haeckel and Adolf Giltsch   This is a figure on plate 26 , 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.    Adolf Giltsch, Ernst Haeckel


What is your corona policy?

Health is important to us. That is why we always follow the advice of the RIVM.

We also recommend this:

  • Wash your hands well before and after touching door handles and toilets.
  • Do not lick the toilet seat. Sitting on it does not pose any additional danger.
  • Do not open the door handle with your mouth, but with your hands. And wash those hands.
  • Cough in your elbow and stay at home with symptoms.

But it’s not only important to be cautious and safe, it is also important to reflect on these times. We will have to talk, discuss, try and experiment. At Mediamatic, we are doing that together. And we invite you to think along. At an appropriate distance.

Therefore, participate in one of our activities. We offer various workshops that take place at an appropriate distance. You can participate in our aroma lab on Thursdays, where you can experiment with scent. At the bar you can get a seed card for 5 euros for our interactive installation Twijfel Zaaien. You are free to walk around our building and see the different exhibitions and on Friday we invite you to join our free tour of the exhibitions and installations.

Also good to know: to keep traffic in and around Mediamatic running smoothly, we keep the entrance on the center side closed during corona times. If you come from the central station / climbing wall / Hanneke's boom, you have to walk around the building and enter at the other side.

How can I reach you?

Do you have questions about our program, the exhibitions or our workshops? You can email us at

For restaurant related questions, you can reach us on +31 6 3190 3218 or via For more information, see Contact.

You can find the directions here. Note: because the Oosterdoksdraaibrug is closed, the route has changed a bit.

Where can I sign up for the newsletter?

On our homepage. There you click on the button 'subscribe to our mailing list'.

Can I just drop by?

Certainly! During our opening hours you are welcome to view the exhibitions, visit our installations and have a drink in our restaurant.

Monday - Wednesday 9:00 - 22:00

Thursday - Friday 9:00 - 00:00

Saturday 11:00 - 00:00

Sunday 11:00- 22:00

How can I join the free tour?

It is best to make a reservation via the event page in our agenda.

Can I come and have a look in one of your LABS?

Every Thursday you can discover the aroma lab under the guidance of scent artist Frank Bloem. Register via our event page. You can also participate in the free guided tour on Fridays: we will show you around all our labs and also all installations and exhibitions. Would you like to view our other laboratories? Ask for it at the bar when you are here, or send an email to

When can I view the exhibitions and installations?

During our opening hours, our exhibitions and installations can be visited free of charge.

Monday - Wednesday 9:00 - 22:00

Thursday - Friday 9:00 - 00:00

Saturday 11:00 - 00:00

Sunday 11:00- 22:00

Some works of art and installations require more explanation. You can get it during our free tour on Friday afternoon, or read about it at our website.

I have an idea to work together, who should I send it to?

How nice! We are curious about your idea. Mail your project proposal to, maybe we can do something together.

I am in a wheelchair: what is possible?

Unfortunately we are only partially wheelchair accessible. Although our restaurant is easy to visit with a wheelchair, our toilets not yet. We are looking for a solution.

Can I follow you on social media?

You can! We are active on instagram and facebook.

Workshops & Events

How can I buy a ticket?

Our calendar gives you an overview of our workshops and events. On the event page there is a link to the ticketshop. There you can buy a ticket online for all our events.

Which workshops do you offer?

Our workshops change along with our program and are therefore dependent on the artists associated with us. You can find our workshops here.

Can I book a private workshop for my group of friends?

You can! Mail for the possibilities to, or call us on +3120 638 99 01

I can't come at the last minute! What do I do with my ticket?

Read about cancellations here.  

I want to give a workshop / event as a gift: is that possible?

Certainly! We offer the Mediamatic Voucher in our webshop. You can give this voucher as a gift and it applies to all our events and workshops.

Are there also workshops for children?

Our workshops are intended for adults, but not inaccessible to children. Ask for the possibilities via

Will I be photographed during an event, workshop or dinner?

We regularly take photos during events for documentation or promotion. If you do not like to be photographed or filmed, no problem. Please let us know. 


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