Exhibition

OLD AMSTERDAM FOOD TOUR
Overview
It may be really hard to imagine Amsterdam without a single supermarket; however, Amsterdam supplied itself without them, and in the OLD AMSTERDAM FOOD TOUR we travel back in time to see how it managed to

Type of activity
Exhibition
Date of the activity
June 2012

Location of the activity
Central Market Hall, Amsterdam Food Center
Background
The OLD AMSTERDAM FOOD TOUR is a tour around a circular hand made map of Amsterdam with a diameter of 10 mt. The visitor can engage in a walking experience through 10 selected buildings, which used to host food related activities in the past. The Amsterdam famous Red Light District’s Warmoestraat is now a tourist area, but in the past, coffee and tea from the colonies were stored there. In the center, before the Amstel was covered with asphalt to allow motorized transportations, there was a tower in which herrings were smoked. Bread was made near the flower market, and the famous Sugar Factory and Melkweg (two of the most famous concert halls of the city) used to be sugar processing buildings.

It may be really hard to imagine Amsterdam without a single supermarket; however, Amsterdam supplied itself without them, and in the OLD AMSTERDAM FOOD TOUR we travel back in time to see how it managed to do so! We can learn from our past to find cheaper ways to bring food closer to the citizens of Amsterdam, while causing less pollution. What is holding us back? The OLD AMSTERDAM FOOD TOUR is a travel through the past to help us change the future!

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