What will we be eating fifty years from now? What does ‘sustainable food’ actually mean? How can urban farming help and what’s The Hague doing in this respect? Who can identify the most flavours in a blind tasting and who knows which wild plants and mushrooms are fit to eat?
From Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 October – the week leading up to World Food Day – everything at Het Nutshuis will revolve around food. We have joined forces with Juni Café, Duurzaam Den Haag and TransitieCinema to organise an extensive programme of film shows, talk shows, presentations, a sustainability market, children’s activities, a ‘wild gathering’ ramble and a bike ride to UrbanFarmers. And of course, there’ll be loads to taste!
Wed. 11 Oct. (20.00) – Film Our Daily Bread, with at 18.00, a dinner inspired by the film in Juni Café: mechanical service, true and honest products! For more info and bookings.
Thurs. 12 Oct. (20.00) – Talk show ‘Food for Thought’. What will we be eating fifty years from now? Featuring presenter Wilbert van de Kamp, food designer Chloé Rutzerveld, food historian Charlotte Kleyn and unusual tasty morsels from the future. For more info and bookings.
Fri. 13 Oct. (19.30) – TransitieCinema will show the Sustainable Food Film (including meal and evaluation). For more info and bookings.
Sat. 14 Oct. (11.00 – 17.00) – A full festival day programme for all the family, including a sustainability market, blind tasting sessions, a ‘wild gathering’ ramble, bike ride to UrbanFarmers, presentations, film shows and lots of activities for children. For more info and bookings.
Book now for a unique ‘dining experience’ at Juni Café
It’s All About Food: Festival for all the family
From 11.00 until 17.00, Het Nutshuis is the place to be for anyone who’s interested in sustainable food and all the latest developments in this area! The interactive festival day, which Het Nutshuis has organised in association with Juni Café and Duurzaam Den Haag, has plenty to do for all the family.
PROGRAMMES THAT YOU CAN (OR MUST) BOOK IN ADVANCE:
10.30 – 13.00: Bike ride to UrbanFarmers for a guided tour
Jump on your bike and ‘Captain Nature’ Edwin Cornelissen will take you along an edible route to the UrbanFarmers for a guided tour of the greenhouses on the roof of this innovative farm. He can only take fifteen people, so get in early! Cost: €8 (book here).
13.00: Film Het regent gehaktballen (It’s raining meatballs)
A showing of the funny animation film Het regent gehaktballen, full of cheeseburger showers, spaghetti tornadoes and meatball storms. All ages. Cost: €4 per child (free for adults, and a free special ‘meatball’ for the kids, book here).
14.00 – 16.00: ‘Wild gathering’ ramble with our very own ‘Captain Nature’ Edwin Cornelissen
If anyone knows his way around edible nature (even in the middle of town) it’s ‘Captain Nature’ Edwin Cornelissen! Discover and taste the edible natural treasures growing in the gardens and parks around Het Nutshuis. From walnuts and edible weeds to the apples on the Japanese ornamental quince. Edwin can only take fifteen people so get in early! Cost: €8 (book here).
11.00 – 17.00: Sustainability market (ongoing)
Discover the products grown by these diverse sustainable producers, and find out what drives them. UrbanFarmers, Illimani Koffie, Quench Drinks, WereldWinkel and ThijsTea are among those present. Free admission.
11.00 – 17.00: Blind tasting sessions (ongoing)
Can you identify the taste, colour and structure of three organic products while wearing a blindfold? Come and find out at one of the blind tasting sessions hosted by Juni Café! cost: €5 (pay on the day).
11.00 – 17.00: Kids’ quiz and smoothie bike (ongoing)
Do the treasure hunt quiz and win a special prize: the chance to make your own smoothie on a smoothie bike! If you haven’t learned to read yet, do the treasure hunt with someone who can read. All ages, free admission.
11.00 – 17.00: Children’s reading corner provided by The Hague Public Library (ongoing)
Children of 3 and over can (under supervision) immerse themselves in a mountain of children’s books provided by The Hague Public Library. The books are about food, vegetable patches and going to the market. From Hennie de Heks to Neushoorns eten geen pannenkoeken. Free admission.
12.00 & 15.00: Lecture by fisherman Johan Baaij
Johan Baaij, manager of the Fisheries Innovation Centre South-West and co-owner of a marine fishing company, will give a short lecture (twice) about innovative fishing techniques and sustainable options for solving the problem of bycatch. Free admission.
12.30, 14.30 & 16.00: Actress Lisa Kriener tells the story of Koken voor de keizer
Dressed in a colourful herb and vegetable dress, which everyone is welcome to nibble, actress Lisa Kriener reads an adapted version of the Dutch children’s book Koken voor de keizer by Marloes Morshuis. From 3 years, free admission.