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Djemaa el Fna is an annual Moroccan food festival in Rotterdam. Experience the rhythmic drums, rich spices, well-seasoned food and atmosphere of the Djemaa el Fna square in Marrakesh without leaving the country.
If you've ever been to Morocco, you probably know what this festival is all about. The Djemaa el Fna festival is inspired by the square with the same name in Marrakesh. A lively marketplace that transforms into a gigantic outdoor restaurant in the evening. It is a square full of living heritage: the street artists, traders and chefs carry centuries of tradition with them.
The Djemaa el Fna festival at Museumpark aims to replicate that Marrakesh atmosphere right here in Rotterdam with the addition of Rotterdam's own wealth of cultures and traditions.
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Visitors to Djemaa el Fna be treated to an extensive cultural program that includes music, literature, theatre, comedy, spoken word, culinary talk shows and more. In between the performances you can enjoy delicious meals. Visit the classic white stalls to taste unique family recipes as well as street food prepared by over 40 chefs. The traditional sounds of Dakka Marrakchia and classic Amazigh tunes can be heard everywhere in the square.
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The kitchen as a stage
Culture is shared and exchanged through food and drink. Sometimes, even at the same time! Djemaa el Fna features a Keukenjam (Kitchen Jam). On this stage, chefs are joined by musicians or writers. Also on stage, are special guests such as TV-chef Mounir Toub
as well as Zina Abboud, writer of the cookbook Mijn Syrische Keuken
(My Syrian Cuisine).
Djemaa el Fna Rotterdam 2018
Date(s) & Time(s):
Friday, 21 September: 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday, 22 September: 13:00 - 23:00
Sunday, 23 September: 13:00 - 22:00
Children (2-11) & seniors (70+): €2,50
Want to know more about the programme? Visit the official Djemaa el Fna festival website. .
Location: Museumpark Rotterdam
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