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5 mei 2015

The fifth of May is the liberation day of the Netherlands, the whole country is celebrating. On this occasion, the inhabitants and the institutions of the Dijksgracht invite you to their street dinner to lionize the freedom together.
The idea? Everyone put one's table outside and share a nice meal, a discussion or a story. Off course, everyone is free to join.

The freedom meal happens on the same day as the opening of Casting Doubts (Twijfel Zaaien), the new project of Jasmin Moeller and Masha Ru that asks you 30 questions over life, art and philosophy. This installation gets you an insight about your own artistry.


Vrijheidsmaaltijd Dijksgracht 2015 - Let's put the tables in the street and eat together Sophie Dml

Freedom meal

That event is the result of a collaboration of Mediamatic and its neighbors : Shaffy's Tuin - a new public garden created by citizens, Klimmuur - a climbing hall, and the inhabitants - mostly people living on boats in the Dijksgracht. Together we decided to celebrate the freedom day by organizing a dinner in the street where all friends and passersby are welcome. Several meals will be served: some for free, some for a ridiculous amount of money.

Come and taste various meals made by different people of the Dijksgracht.

- the delicious vegetarian meal made by Saskia an Silvia,
- the barbecue and sushis organised by the Shaffy's Tuin,
- the gigantic thaï curry and rice from the Klimmuur ,
- the snacks made by Clea and her family (special spot for children)
- the oysters served with a wild picked salad proposed by Mediamatic.

4&5 May

Every year on 4 May, the Netherlands commemorates the victims of war. On 5 May we celebrate all over the country the fact that we were liberated. Liberation Day is brought to a festive close in the capital city of Amsterdam with the Fifth of May Concert on the River Amstel. Each year, a different orchestra performs on stage against the lovely backdrop of the Amstel. This year, the Philharmonie Zuidnederland will give the Fifth of May Concert, which will also be attended by King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix.
You can also check the other dinners organized in the country here and visit the 4 en 5 mei comite page here.


5 MAY 2015 Poster Dijksgracht Freedom Dinner -

Casting Doubts Opening

Casting Doubts Do you feel free? Do you break taboos? On May 5th (Liberation Day), join us for the opening of Casting Doubts: help sow Amsterdam’s newest hot spot: Dijkspark. Thirty questions about life and art lead you along the green walkway. As the audience, you answer by sowing seeds. This way, in the summer your answers grow into a a lush infographic. With Casting Doubts, Jasmin Moeller, Masha Ru and Mediamatic present a new public space installation.


Augmented reality bloemenroute -

Freedom Meal Dijksgracht
Dinsdag 5 Mei 17:00 - 22:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Admission is free.