sept: dinner.talks @ smaakexplosies

hush ………… if you are very gently and listen very carefully, you might hear what your dinner is telling you.

usually we are talking away while we are eating, we improve the world, we discuss the highlights of the day, we share intimacies, and if dinner tastes really nice we even swap recipes and cooking tips. but…. often we are so noisy while we are eating that the stories of your dinner most of the time are lost… so now it’s  time for some dinner.talks.

as you can see in the picture, de culinaire werkplaats got again a very, very nice space at this year’s smaakexplosies (cultural and culinary festival taste explosions). here you will find the stories that your dinner tells. at certain moments there will be some temporary dinner.talks with guests.

and you can participate as well, as you can contribute with your yesterday’s dinner to the installation, which marjolein will built together with the visitors during the festival. the installation will be reflecting the dinner.talks of the festival visitors.

you can visit dinner.talks a co-production by de culinaire werkplaats and sanna rosendahl during the festival smaakexplosies on: fri sept 14 from 16 – 19 hrs plus sat sept 15 and sun sept 16: 11 – 18 rs.

by the way, our restaurantsection in amsterdam is open on sept 14 & 15, though with adjusted opening hours. friday sept 14 and saturday sept 15 we have reservations from 19 – 22 hrs.

practical details of the festival smaakexplosies

the programme


  • hembrugterrein (a former munitions factory site), hembrug 18 in zaandam

opening hours

  • fri 14/9    :  16.00 – 20.00
  • sat 15/9    :  11.00 – 20.00
  • sun 16/9   :  11.00 – 20.00


  • adults (aged 18 and older) pay between 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. € 5, -.
  • children from 4 years to pay between 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. € 2.50.
  • children aged 0-4 can enter for free, or various facilities for them regularly.
  • after 17:00 and on Friday 14/9, entrance is free for everyone.

the entrance is paid for various acts, art, music, entertainment. food and drinks are not included in the admission price. the organization will work out with the participants that eating and drinking is affordable for everyone.

how to get there


Thank you for visiting us!

Unfortunately De Culinaire Werkplaats is closed permanently.

eric meursing is still available as culinary advisor/food conceptualist/plant-based chef