The iconic Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam will host a unique culinary experience this October, as Het Rondreizende Smaakmuseum (The Travelling Taste Museum) brings its interactive food exhibition to the city.
A culinary exhibition at Groot Handelsgebouw
On Saturday, 14 October, the roof of Groot Handelsgebouw will be transformed into a venue for Het Smaakmuseum, an initiative by artist and Creative Chef Jasper Udink ten Cate. From 12:00 to 15:00, guests can partake in a special lunch that goes beyond the ordinary dining experience.
An artistic lunch experience
The event will feature not just a curated menu, but also an exhibition at the table, complete with a food performance by Jasper Udink ten Cate. The Rooftop, a restaurant located atop Groot Handelsgebouw, one of Rotterdam's most iconic buildings, serves as the backdrop for this unique event.
Promoting biodiversity through food
This Rotterdam edition aims to promote biodiversity by offering a menu that includes rare edible plants from the Netherlands. The event is part of Het Smaakmuseum's ongoing collaboration with prestigious venues, having previously been hosted at locations like Paleis Soestdijk.
A journey through flavours and time
The interactive experience will combine old plant varieties, cooking techniques, and preparation methods to offer a unique blend of flavours. The event aims to raise awareness about authentic food, taste, food cultures, and biodiversity.
Directions and location
How to Get There
The Groot Handelsgebouw is easily accessible by public transport and is located near Rotterdam Central Station. The area is known for its architectural landmarks and vibrant atmosphere.